Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 21:39:01 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for October 25, 2008

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.

10/17 to 10/30, Oliver Stone's film "W" about the guy who got us into the
Iraq war and other unfortunate adventures, Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave,

10/25, 10/26, 10/31 and 11/1 (rain date show 10/30), Barebones Productions
presents outdoor Halloween puppet extravaganza "Fleeced: You Reap What You
Sow," featuring a wild pack of dogs, stilted harpies, fire-breathing bulls,
and hard questions about murder, hunger and sacrifice, north gate entrance
to Hidden Falls Regional Park, 1309 Mississippi River Blvd S (.8 miles south
of Ford plant), St Paul.  612-824-2355 or (A fall-themed, earth-centered
show that Ed highly recommends, but not for very young children.)

Saturday, 10/25, 2 to 7 pm, free cultural celebration "Underneath the Oil of
Desert :Lands: Celebrating the Gulf States" (Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman,
Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates) with food, dance and music,
Cahoots Coffee Bar, 1562 Selby Ave, St Paul.  651-644-6778.

Sunday, 10/26, 6 pm, memorial for the Stolen Lives of more than a dozen
people who have died at the hands of law enforcement officers in Minnesota
in the last year, Walker Community Church, 3104 - 16th Ave S, Mpls.

Sunday, 10/26, 6 pm, dinner/pre-ween party/show to benefit the RNC 8, with
food from Food Not Bombs, a corny haunted house, zombie flicks and bands
(Terracide, Atraveho) at 7, Arise Books, 2441 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls.  $5 to 10
donation (no one turned away).

10/27 to 11/24, 7 pm, series of 5 Monday evenings titled "My Truth and Your
Truth: Absolutes and Openness in Our Religious Traditions" in 5 different
houses of worship, beginning with Dr Anant Rambachan (Hindu) at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave S, St Paul.  FFI see or mblakesley [at] or 651-789-3840 or
register at

Wednesday, 10/29, 7 pm, campaign to ban torture "Do No Harm: Can We
Reconcile Torture with American Values," with 2 generals, the director of
Center for the Victims of Torture and the president of the MN Evangelical
Association, Rochester Community and Technical College, Heintz Center, 1926
Colllegeview Rd SD, Rochester.

Friday, 10/31, 4 to 5 pm, Shaun Irlam gives free talk on "Rwanda after
Genocide: Into the Dark Chambers," Lind Hall, Room 207A, 207 Church St SE, U
of M, Mpls. or 612-626-1528.

Friday, 10/31, 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.

Friday, 10/31, meet at 5, leave at 5:30, critical mass bike ride, with or
without a costume, Loring Park, Mpls.

Saturday, 11/1, 9:30 refreshments, 10 am film and discussion, Middle East
Peace Now presents "Jerusalem: The East Side Story" about the Jerusalem
occupation since 1967, Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave S, Edina.

Saturday, 11/1, 10 to 11:30 am, meeting Homeless Veterans for Peace,
Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin, Mpls.  Bob Heberle 612-789-9020.

Monday, 11/3, 7 to 9 pm, 2nd of 5 Monday evenings in series "My Truth and
Your Truth: Absolutes and Openness in Our Religious Traditions" with Rev Lee
Piche (Christian) from the Archdioces of St Paul and Mpls plus Prof Adil
Ozdemir (Muslim) of St Thomas's Muslim Christian Dialogue Center, all at
Muslim American Society, Masjid Al-Aman, 4100 E 66th St, Inver Grove
Heights.  FFI see or mblakesley [at] or
651-789-3840 or register at

Wednesday, 11/5, 2 to 3:30 pm, Gallup Organization senior analyst Dalia
Mogahed speaks on "Who Speaks for Islam?  What a Billion Muslims Really
Think," 3M Auditorium, Carlson School. U of M West Bank, 321 - 19th Ave S,
Mpls.  mccoy019 [at] or 612-624-7346.

Wednesday, 11/5, 7 pm, Gallup Organization senior analyst Dalia Mogahed
speaks on "Who Speaks for Islam?  What a Billion Muslims Really Think,"
Owens Science Hall, U of St Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave, St Paul.
mcdc [at] or 651-962-5650.

Wednesday, 11/5, 7 pm, Darfur documentary "Sand and Sorrow" and panel
discussion, Bloomington Civic Center, Schneider Theater, 1800 W Old Shakopee
Rd, Bloomington.

Thursday, 11/6, 4 pm, Binghamton University philosophy prof Max Pensky gives
free talk on "Amnesty and Justice in International Law," Nolte Center for
Continuing Education, 315 Pillsbury Dr SE, East Bank of the U, Mpls.

Thursday, 11/6, 7 pm, Darfur documentary "The Devil Came on Horseback" and
panel discussion, St Peter HS Auditorium, 100 Lincoln Dr, St Peter.

Friday, 11/7, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Hamline poli sci prof Binnur
Ozkecedi-Tanner speaks on "Multiculturalism and Ethic Politics in the Middle
East and North Africa," Giddens Learning Center, room, 1S, 1537 Hewitt Ave,
St Paul.

Friday, 11/7, 6 to 11 pm, Partnership for the Education of Children in
Afghanistan sponsors fundraiser "Extra'vaghanistan" with Afghan dinner,
10-year-old Sarosha, the Ethnic Dance Theater, and recently returned
Santwana Dasgupta, $35, Garden Room, City Hall, 8080 Mitchell Rd, Eden
Prairie.  info [at]
11/7 (6 pm) to 11/9 (5 pm), basic level Alternatives to Violence Workshop,
Hennepin County Men's Workhouse, 1145 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth.
avperika [at] or

Saturday, 11/8, 9:30 am to 4 pm, free workshop "Muslims and Islam in
Minnesota Schools: Dialogue, Resources and Community," Islamic Center of MN,
1401 Gardena Ave NE, Fridley.  CEUs available for K-12 teachers.
Registration required at  (Lunch provided, also

Saturday, 11/8, 10 to noon, Women's International League for Peace and
Freedom hosts editor/publisher and author of "Take the Streets" Ed Felien,
talking about "Post-Election: Where Do We Go from Here?" Van Cleve Community
Center, 901 - 15th Ave SE, Mpls. or 612-922-79993.

Sunday, 11/9, 2 to 5 pm, annual meeting of the Minnesota Fellowship of
Reconciliation featuring program "Peace Teams at the RNC and Beyond,"
Macalester-Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Ave, St Paul.
rachelanddon [at]

Sunday, 11/9, 3 pm, peacemaker, author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rev
John Deere speaks on "Jesuits and Nonviolence," St Joan of Arc, Parish
Center, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Sunday, 11/9, 6 to 8:30 pm, monthly meeting of Veterans for Peace chapter
27, St Stephens school basement, 2123 Clinton Ave S, Mpls.  John Varone

Monday, 11/10, 9 am to 1 pm, seminar on Narrative Exposure Therapy to treat
PTSD in war and torture survivors, U of M St Paul Campus, 274 McNeal Hall,
1985 Buford Ave, St Paul.  lwieling [at]

Monday, 11/10, 6:30 pm, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer speaks on "US Foreign Policy
Change: An Urgent Matter for Churches," at bimonthly Every Church a Peace
Church potluck supper meeting, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St,
Mpls.  612-729-8358.

Monday, 11/10, 7 to 9 pm, 3rd of 5 Monday evenings in series "My Truth and
Your Truth: Absolutes and Openness in OUr Religious Traditions" with Hamline
religious prof Earl Schwartz (Jewish) and U of M med school prof Dr Fatma
Reda at Beth Jacob Congregation, 1179 Victoria Curve, Minedota Heights.  FFI
see or mblakesley [at] or 651-789-3840 or
register at

Tuesday, 11/11, 10:30 am, Armistice Day bell ringing service at the First
Shot Memorial just west of the Veterans Service Building on the MN State
Capitol Approach, St Paul.  Contact Wayne Wittman, 651-774-4008.

Tuesday, 11/11, 7 pm, film "New Year Baby" about girl born on Cambodian New
Year in Thai refugee camp, but parents hid the story of the Khmer Rouge
genocide, room 25, 1701 Classroom Building, East Bank Campus U of M, Mpls.

Tuesday, 11/11, 7 pm, Road to Reconciliation keynote address by Immaculee
Ilibasgizi, O'Shaughnessy Hall, St Thomas University, St Paul.  Mickey
Friesen, 651-291-4445.

11/11 to 11/12, conference "The Road to Reconciliation" in St Paul and
Oakdale, concerned with bridging misunderstandings and healing trauma when
conflicts turn violent,  Contact Deacon Mickey Friesen at
friesenm [at] or 651-291-4445.

Saturday, 11/15, 9:30 am to 4 pm, free workshop for teaching and learning
about genocide "Genocide and Gender-Based Violence: Darfur and the
Holocaust," with genocide scholar and Congressman Tim Walz, holocaust
scholar Dr Elizabeth Baer and Genocide Intervention Network director Mark
Hanis, at Gustavus Adolphus College and Treaty Site History Center, St Paul.
Register at (CEU and teacher
clock-hours available)

Sunday, 11/16, 4 pm, Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice honors Rhoda
Gilman, Betsy Raasch-Gilman and Arvid "Bud" Dixen for lives of peace
activism, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St, Mpls.

Monday, 11/17, 7 to 9 pm,  4th of 5 Monday evenings in series "My Truth and
Your Truth: Absolutes and Openness in OUr Religious Traditions" with Rabbi
Amy Eilberg (Jewish) of the Jay Phillips Center and Dr Wilbur Stone
(Christian) of Bethel Seminary, at Islamic Institute of Minnesota, Masjid
Al-Salaam, 1460 Skillman Ave E, Maplewood. FFI see
or mblakesley [at] or 651-789-3840 or register at


Every Sunday, 9:30 to 10:45 am, vigil to Close Guantanamo-End Torture, 40th
St pedestrian overpass over 35W, Mpls.  952-465-2866.  (Bannering suspended
as of 9/21.)

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.
(Bannering suspended as of 9/21.)

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

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.  (Bannering suspended as of 9/21.)

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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