Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 21:12:50 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for September 15, 2008

Special note from the editor: I realize it has been three weeks since the
last peace calendar.  The RNC was quite intense, but I should be getting
back into a routine now.  Sorry for the lapse.
now to 11/11, last chance to see the TRACES exhibits about the Holocaust and
WW II, Landmark Center, 75 W 5th St, Suite 211, St Paul. or 651-292-8703.

9/2 to 10/2, Tue to Sat, 11 am to 7 pm, free exhibition "Voice to Vision"
capturing the experience of genocide survivors from different parts of the
world, Katherine E Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, 405 - 21st Ave S,
West Bank U of M, Mpls. or 612-624-6518.

9/2 to 9/21, play Wellstone! by Mark Rosenwinkel with music by Larry Long,
$20, Sabes JCC, 4330 S Cedar Lake Rd, St Louis Park.  tskillrud [at]

9/12 to 9/18, film Bab'aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul, about a
blind dervish wandering the desert in search of a rare reunion of dervishes,
shot in Tunisia and Iran, Uptown Theater, 2906 Hennepin Ave, Uptown Mpls.

Tuesday, 9/16, 7 to 9 pm, free film and panel event "Holocaust Survivors
Share Experience Through Art," In-Flux space adjacent to the Nash Gallery,
Regis Center for Art, 405 - 21st Ave S, West Bank, Mpls.  (Teacher continuing education credits available
through chgs [at]

9/16 to 11:18 (10 weeks), 6 to 7:30 pm, Arabic language for beginners (more
advanced classes also begin this week), $200, Mizna, 2205 California St NE
#109A, Mpls.

Wednesday, 9/17, 7 pm,  Cathy Sultan, on the board of the National Peace
Foundation, speaks on her recent book "Tragedy in South Lebanon: The
Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006," Unity Unitarian Church, 732 Holly Ave, St
Paul.  robyn [at] or 612-825-7099.

Thursday, 9/18, 7 to 9 pm, Prof Joe Schwartzberg speaks on "A World
Parliamentary Assembly" at the global Issues Forum, Hennepin Avenue United
Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave (Lyndale & Hennepin), Mpls.
schwa004 [at]
9/18 to 9/20, 7:30 pm, "Because We Still Live Here," a creative reflection
on RNC week, Bedlam Theater, 1501 S 6th St, West Bank (behind the LRT
station), Mpls.

Friday, 9/19, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Iraq Moratorium picket at Memorial Park on
Grand Ave in West Duluth.

Friday, 9/19, 4:15 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end US military/political support of
the Israeli occupation of Palestine, corner Summit and Snelling, St Paul.

9/19 and 9/20, Every Church a Peace Church hosts 2-day conference for those
working to make their churches into peace churches, with a Friday night
presentation of the play "Cirque de Guerre" and a Saturday keynote address
by Fuller Theological Seminary ethics prof Glen Stassen, O'Shaughnessy
Education Center auditorium, 2115 Summit Ave, U of St Thomas, St Paul.  Joan
Haan moderates; Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer Katherine Wojtan, Bill Berneking and
Gerald Schlabach are panelists.  rolsen6376 [at] or 651-228-7224.  $20
for the play; $35 for the conference; $50 for both.

9/19 to 9/25, film Battle in Seattle, about 5 days in 1999 at the WTO talks,
Uptown Theater, Hennepin & Lagoon, Uptown Mpls.

9/19 to 9/25, documentary film Trouble the Water about the 9th Ward during
Hurricane Katrina, Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Mpls.

Saturday, 9/20, noon, ceremony of healing with prayer and cleansing,
following the Republican National Convention, led by Carol Kniskern, Unity
Church pastor and shaman, probably at a park location to be determined.
Check the message at 651-487-5675.

Saturday, 9/20, 2 to 4:30 pm, free film and forum, about genocides "Romania
1941/Rwanda 1994,"  In-Flux space adjacent to the Nash Gallery, Regis Center
for Art, 405 - 21st Ave S, West Bank, Mpls.
(Teacher continuing education credits available through chgs [at]

Saturday, 9/20, 7:30 pm, storytelling, music and musings on Henry David
Thoreau "At Thoreau's Doorstep," $25, complimentary reception to follow,
White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple St, Mahtomedi.  Ticket
info at 651-426-2369.

Sunday, 9/21, 1 to 5 pm, International Peace Day in the Park, with
multicultural sharing from community groups, tai chi, etc, Lake Elmo Park
Reserve, 1515 Keats Ave N, Lake Elmo.  Theresa A May-Finch, 612-345-1537 or
theresa [at]

Sunday, 9/21, 12:15 to 2 pm, Twin Cities Peace with Justice Forum series (of
the ELCA demonimation) presents Jairo Suzrez, a Colombian Lutheran pastor
and human rights worker, speaking on "A Call to Peace: Colombia,
Peacebuilding and You," Central Lutheran Church, 3rd Ave and 12th St (next
to Mpls Convention Center), Mpls.  Info from dhilden [at] or
612-825-1481.  (Lunch available for $7.  Validated parking available in the
Central lot/ramp on the south side of the church.)

Sunday, 9/21, 12:30 to 7 pm, Sami Rasouli of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams and
musician/poet/peace activist Carol Pearce Bjorlie speak on Our Journey Home:
Finding Peace through Creativity, with workshops, performances graphic art
and poetry, The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washiington Ave S, Mpls.

Sunday, 9/21, 7 pm, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer speaks on "Peacemaking and Human
Rights," Wallenberg Auditorium, alfred Nobel Memorial Hall, Gustavus
Adolphus College, St Peter.  stpumc [at] or 507-341-1760.

Tuesday, 9/23, 7 to 9 pm, free film and forum on genocide "If Nothing Else
They'll Hear My Beating Heart,"  In-Flux space adjacent to the Nash Gallery,
Regis Center for Art, 405 - 21st Ave S, West Bank, Mpls.  (Teacher continuing education credits available
through chgs [at]

Tuesday, 9/23, 7:30, NE Suburban Greens host panel on police tactics during
the RNC, with Communities United Against Police Brutality president Michelle
Gross, Civilian Police Review Board member and also father on woman arrested
Dave Bicking and Charley Underwood (yes, that guy), Walker Church, 3104 -
16th Ave S, Mpls.  shove001 [at]  (EDITOR RECOMMENDS.)

Wednesday, 9/24, 5:30 pm, St Paul Councilmember Dave Thune hosts a community
conversation on the impacts of the RNC, Council Chambers, St Paul City Hall,
15 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul.  (EDITOR HIGHLY RECOMMENDS.0

Friday, 9/26, 6 pm, internationally known artist Suzanne Lacy keynotes
Public Art and Democracy conference with keynote address, Macy's Skyroom,
12th Floor, 700 Nicollett Mall, Mpls. or

Saturday, 9/27, 8:30 am to 4 pm, Pax Christi MN hosts assembly "What Do the
People Say?  Conscience and Faith; US Policies at Home and Abroad," College
of St Scholastica, Somers Hall Lounge, Duluth.  $30. or 651-645-1611.

Saturday, 9/27, 9 am to 5 pm, Public Art and Democracy conference, with 4
panels on topics of public space, civic discourse, and art, Institute for
Advanced Study, 125 Nolte Center, 315 Pillsbury Dr SE, Mpls. or 612-626-5054.

Saturday, 9/27, noon, celebrate the 25th anniversary of Grandmothers for
Peace with a potluck, music, art and a panel, Peace church, 1111 N 11th St,
Duluth.  g4peace1 [at] or 715-394-7929.

Saturday, 9/27, 2 to 4:30 pm, free film and forum on genocide "It Was Meant
to Be" about Germany, Tibet and Laos,  In-Flux space adjacent to the Nash
Gallery, Regis Center for Art, 405 - 21st Ave S, West Bank, Mpls.  (Teacher continuing education credits available
through chgs [at]

Saturday, 9/27, 5 to 8 pm (welcome and brief discussion at 6 pm), the Iraqi
and American Reconciliation Project sponsors "Voices in Art from Iraq,"
Center for Independent Artists, 4137 Bloomington Ave S, Mpls.  cia [at]
or 612-724-8392 or 612-728-5728.

9/27 to 10/4, art exhibit "Voices in Art from Iraq," Center for Independent
Artists, 4137 Bloomington Ave S, Mpls.  cia [at] or 612-724-8392 or

Saturday, 9/27, 8:30 pm, Public Art and Democracy conference concludes with
performance project "Daak: Call to Action," including Ananya Dance Company,
Room 100, Barbara Baker Center for Dance, 500 - 21st Ave S, Mpls. or 612-626-5054.

Sunday, 9/28, 10 am to 4 pm, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
presents a free public workshop "The Holocaust: Pain and Remembrance,"
including am sessions on teaching about the holocaust and afternoon
performance of the play "Old Wicked Songs," Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd St,
Mpls.  Register at and info at

Sunday, 9/28, 2 to 8 pm, "Voices in Art from Iraq" with music, food by
Hayat, and a lecture by Adnan Shati "The Culture and History of Iraq" at 6
pm, Center for Independent Artists, 4137 Bloomington Ave S, Mpls.
cia [at] or 612-724-8392 or 612-728-5728.
Sunday, 9/28, 4 pm, Sami Rasouli speaks on Muslim Peacemaking at Prospect
Hill Friends, meeting at St Paul Council of Churches, 1671 Summit Ave, St

Sunday, 9/28, 5 to 8 pm, WAMM's annual silent auction, St Joan of Arc
Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.  Suggested $10 to $30 (no one turned away).

Sunday, 9/28, 5 pm, presentation "With Respect to Iran and the West: An
Interface of Politics and Religion." Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College,
2211 Riverside Ave, Mpls.

Tuesday, 9/30 7 pm, Anti-War Committee potluck to share experiences of the
RNC and discuss next steps, location TBA.

Thursday, 10/2, 4 pm, Institute for Advanced Study presents Ragui Assaad
talking about youth issues in the Middle East, room 125, Nolte Center for
Continuing Education, 315 Pillsbury Dr SE, Mpls.
10/3 (6 pm) to 10/5 (5 pm), basic level Alternatives to Violence Workshop,
Hennepin County Men's Workhouse, 1145 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth.
avperika [at] or

Saturday, 10/4, 10 to 11:30 am, meeting Homeless Veterans for Peace,
Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin, Mpls.  Bob Heberle, 612-789-9020.


Every Sunday, 9:30 to 10:45 am, vigil to Close Guantanamo-End Torture, 40th
St pedestrian overpass over 35W, Mpls.  952-465-2866.

Every Sunday, noon to 1 pm, peace vigil at Summit and Snelling, St Paul.

Every Sunday, 1 to 2 pm, St Crook Valley Peacemakers sponsors peace vigil at
the Stillwater bridge, Stillwater. or

Every Sunday (weather permitting), 3:30 to 4:30 pm, peace vigil on the I-94
footbridge just west of Snelling, St Paul.  Mike Madden, 651-644-2288.

Every Monday, 4:15 to 5:15 pm, Vigil in downtown White Bear Lake at
intersection of Highway 61 and 4th Street.  FFI:

Every Tuesday, 4 to 5 pm, Peace walk, carrying signs in both directions from
the corner of Hwy 241 and Co Rd 19 (across from St. Michael's Church), St.
Michael.  FFI: regofam [at]

Every Tuesday, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Peace vigil at 98th St. and Lyndale,
Bloomington.  952-831-4276.

Every Tuesday, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, peace vigil outside John Kline's office at
intersection of Burnsville Parkway and Nicollet, Burnsville.
family4peace [at]

Every Tuesday, 5 to 6 pm (all year), east end of Franklin bridge over the
Mississippi River, Mpls. carolynbelle [at]

Every Tuesday, 5 to 6 pm (back to summer hours), Penn Ave just north of 394,
Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Mpls.  bnlberry [at]

Every Wednesday, 7 to 8 a.m., Vigil at Alliant Tech, 7430 Flying Cloud
Dr,Eden Prairie.  FFI:

Every Wednesday, noon to 1, peace vigil across from the post office,
Mankato.  richard.wintersteen [at]

Every Wednesday, 4:30 to 5:30 pm (winter hours), Grandmothers for Peace
vigil, 50th and Halifax, Edina (just west of France).

Every Wednesday, 5 to 6 pm (back to summer hours), Vigil to end the
occupation of Iraq, Lake/Marshall bridge over the Mississippi.

Every Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm, Peace vigil over footbridge at 85th Ave N and
Hwy 252, Brooklyn Park FFI 763-566-8255

Every Wednesday, 6 pm, peace vigil at signal light on Hwy 169, Belle Plaine.
JoAnne, 952-873-3315

Every Thursday, 7:30 to 9:30 am, peace banners on pedestrian bridge over
Cedar Ave just south of MOA, Bloomington.  (Take Old Shakopee Rd exit and
curl around.)  Roxanne at 952-891-1862.

Every Thursday, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Vigil in front of Lockheed Martin, NW
corner of Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road in Eagan.  FFI:
family4peace [at]

Every Thursday, 4:30 to 6, vigil at 42nd (County Rd 9) and Winnetka Ave N,
New Hope.  carydberg [at]

Every Thursday, 5 to 6 pm, Chisago City gathering for peace, Moberg Park on
Hwy 8, Chisago City.  AARONWOODJW [at]

Every Thursday, 5 to 6 pm, Peace vigil at intersection of Bridge and
Fountain Streets, Albert Lea.  sjmoore [at]

Every Friday, noon to 1 pm, Anti-Recruitment vigil ³Our Children Are Not
Cannon Fodder,² off Oak St and Washington Ave, East Bank of U, Minneapolis,

Every Friday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling and Summit, St. Paul.  steichenfm [at]

Every Friday, 4:30, Red Wing Alliance for Peace sponsors a vigil at John
Rick park, Red Wing, followed by potluck and discussion on alternate weeks.
tuvecino [at]

Every Friday, 5 to 6 pm, peace vigil at Lagoon and Hennepin, Uptown Mpls. 

Every Saturday, 9 am, Peace walk, Fern and Hwy. 95, Cambridge.  (8 block
walk) ytpsund [at]

Every Saturday, 11 am to noon, peace vigil at corner of Bridge and River St,
Chippewa Falls, WI.  FFI: lagoclam [at] or 715-726-0365.

Every Saturday, 11 to noon, Minnetonka weekly peace demonstration, at Hwy 7
and 101.  Park in Target Greatland lot; meet near entrance fountain.
carydberg [at]

Every Saturday, 10:15 to noon, peace bannering on 40th St footbridge over
35W, Mpls.  952-465-2866.

Every Saturday, noon to 12:15, Vigil at Bridge Square (Division and 4th),
Northfield.  billmcgrath52 [at]

Every Saturday, 2 to 3 pm, Mounds View peace vigil, SE corner of Hwy 10 and
University Ave NE in Blaine.  vanka485 [at] or 763-717-9168.

Every Saturday, 2 to 3 pm, Peace vigil at NE corner Co Hwy 10 & Univ Ave NE,
Blaine.  vanka485 [at]

(More vigils are listed at ) 

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