Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 14:48:50 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for September 16, 2007

HEADS UP: The Antiwar Committee is organizing a bus trip to the Troops Out
Now demo in DC.  Buses leave Friday, 9/28 (morning) and return Sunday, 9/30
(evening).  $175 (partial scholarships available) include the bus itself,
with comfortable coach seating and wonderful company...but not food.  FFI
bus [at] or 612-379-3899.

8/31 to 9/20, film "No End in Sight" about the incompetence, recklessness
and venality that led to Iraq's descent into chaos, Edina Cinema, 3911 W
50th St, Edina.  (Quick review: an excellent
overview of the deadly mistakes of the occupation, with revealing interviews
of the insider critics, but the formerly pro-invasion director doesn't
really address the morality or wisdom of the war itself.)

9/4 to 10/1, WAMM and Iraq-MN Art Project sponsors "Watercolors and Oils:
Inside Iraq: Rhythms of Daily Life" by artists from Najaf and Karbala, Dunn
Bros Coffee Schop, 3348 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls.  952-545-9981.

Monday, 9/17, 4 pm, roundtable discussion of Afghan novelist Khaled
Hosseini's "The Kite Runner," depicting the last 30 years, 125 Nolte Center,
315 Pillsbury Dr SE (next to Bell Museum on the East Bank), Mpls.

Monday, 9/17, 4:30 pm, "Mideast Peace Summit: Difficult Dialogues" with
former VP Walter Mondale, Palestinian legislator Dr Hanan Ashrawi and
Knesset member Yossi Beilin, Macalester College, Kegin Commons, 1600 Grand
Ave, St Paul.  (Only overflow seating is available, tickets at Dayton Campus

Monday, 9/17 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office of
potential U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes
Ave, Mpls.  612-216-4665.

Monday, 9/17, 6:30 pm, free movie "WE," where Arundhati Roy talks about the
war on terror, corporate globalization, etc., Joan of Arc Upper Room Parish
Center, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 9/17, 7:30 pm,  free sneak preview of film "The Kingdom" about an
elite team of US agents sent to Saudi Arabia to investigate the bombing of a
US facility, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Tuesday, 9/18, 6:30 to 8 pm, Calvin Roetzel speaks on "Violence in
Religion," previewing the series A Sacred Season of Peace-Making, Fireplace
Room of St Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St, Mpls. or or 651-789-3840.

Tuesdays, beginning 9/18, 6 to 8 pm, Green Party 2002 Senate candidate Ray
Tricomo teaches free class "The Great Law of Peace: Past, Present and
Future," Old Main Building, room 03, Macalester College, Grand and Snelling,
St. Paul.

Tuesday, 9/18, 7 to 9 pm, sendoff party for bus riders for the Troops Out
Now demo in DC, May Day Books, 301 Cedar Ave, Mpls.

Wednesday, 9/19, 11 am, Free Speech Radio talks with Cam Gordon, Dave Thune,
Sr Jane McDonald, Peter Erlinder and (invited) police chiefs from both
cities about "RNC2008, Real or Imagined Cinsorship?" on KFAI 90.3 FM in Mpls
and 106.7 in St Paul or streamed at

Wednesday, 9/19, 7 pm, US diplomat Thomas Wise talks about his experience on
a reconstruction team in Iraq, Cowles Auditorium of Humphrey Institute, 301
- 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 9/20, noon to 1 pm, potential US Senate peace candidate Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer meets with St Thomas Democrats, U of St Thomas on the St
Paul Campus O'Shaughnessy Education Center, room 454, St Paul.  Jack then
attends the Senate District 35 BBQ Fundraiser at 15836 Ridgemont Ave S,
Lakefront Park, Prior Lake. Finally Jack atends the MacDems, College
Democrats at Macalester, 4th Floor Old Main, Macalester College, St Paul at
10 pm.

Thursday, 9/20, 6:30 pm reception and pies, 7:15 pm program, celebrate the
90th anniversary of the American Friends Service Committee with general
secretary Mary Ellen McNish, plus MN Eyes Wide Open Exhibit 5 to dusk
(weatheer permitting), Minneapolis Friends Meetinghouse, 4401 York Ave S,
Mpls. or 612-926-6159.

Thursday, 9/20, 6:30 pm, 80 minute documentary "Peace One Day" describing
one Englishman's quest to have a UN International Day of Peace, Basilica of
St Mary School, classroom LL 1, behind the Basilica, 17th and Hennepin,
Mpls.  dick_bernard [at] or 651-730-4849.

Thursday, 9/20, 7 and 9 pm, documentary "Lumo" about young Congolese woman
on uncertain path to recovery as rape survivor in war-torn Goma in eastern
Congo, $4, directors present for Q & A, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Thursday, 9/20 7 to 9 pm, Third Thursday Global Issues Forum hosts U of M
history prof Ted Farmer, talking about China in the Era of Globalization,
Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave (Lyndale &
Hennepin), Mpls. or schwa004 [at]

9/21 to 9/27, film "In the Valley of Elah" about soldier on 1st weekend back
after Iraq who goes missing and is reported AWOL, Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon
Ave, Uptown Mpls.  (No reviews yet.  Send one in
if you see it.)

9/21, noon, potential US Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
appears at the Noon Peace Rally in Duluth, followed by a listening session
in Duluth, location TBA.

Friday, 9/21, all day, the United Nations General Assembly invites all
nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities for the day and
celebrate a Day of Peace in an appropriate manner.

Friday, 9/21, 4:30 pm, the organizations Iraq Moratorium
( and General Strike for Peace
( urge people to "take a break" from their usual
activities (like work) on the 3rd Fridays of September, October and
November... and participate in antiwar activities.  For this one, there will
be a protest and bannering at 4:30 pm at the corner of 3rd St and Cedar Ave,
West Bank, Mpls.

Friday, 9/21, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

9/21 to 9/23, documentary "Strange Culture" about a college professor/artist
opening a show about genetically modified food whose wife dies suddenly and
he is plunged into a situation involving dozens of FBI agents, haz-mat suits
and still-lingering suspicion and post-911 paranoia, Bell Auditorium 10
Church St SE, Mpls.

9/22 to 9/29, encampment in front of Congress to shut off the war funds,
with grassroots congress on 9/28 and mass march on 9/29.  Troops Out Now
Coalition, and

Saturday, 9/22, 7 to 10 pm, featured writers read from the 10th issue of the
literary journal of Mizna, a forum promoting Arib culture that values
diversity in the Arabic community through literature and community events,
Loft Literary Center, Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave S, Mpls.

Saturday, 9/22, 10 am to 4 pm, potential US Senate peace candidate Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer appears at the South West MN DFL Summit in Windom, followed
by Senate District 29 fundraiser at the Reding Residence inMantorville from
3 to 5 pm.

Sunday, 9/23, potential US Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
addresses the Senate District 42 Fall Festival, Preserve Barn, 11221
Anderson Lakes Parkway in Eden Prairie at noon, followed by speaking to the
peace rally at the State Capitol at 2 pm (see below).  Finally, Jack will
attend the Renville County fundraiser at Bird Island at 6:30 pm.

Sunday, 9/23, 1 pm, "United in Our Opposition to the War" rally with local
AFSCME, MN AFL-CIO, MN chapter Iraq Vets Against the War, Progressive
Majority, Sierra Club, St Paul Trades and Labor, TakeAction MN, Wellstone
Action and Win Without War, on the south steps of the Capitol, 75 MLK Blvd,
St Paul.  larrymweiss [at]

Sunday, 9/23, 2 pm, free documentary "One Man's Story: Philip Agee, Cuba,
and the CIA" with director present, Davis Lecture Hall, Campus Center,
Macalester College, Grand & Snelling, St Paul.  mncuba [at] or

Monday, 9/24 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office of
potential U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes
Ave, Mpls.  612-216-4665.

Tuesday, 9/25, 6:30 pm, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
initiates a book club with discussion of "Confessions of an Economic Hit
Man."  FFF and location, CorinKagan [at]

Tuesday, 9/25, 7 to 9 pm free documentary film "Encounter Point" about
thousands of Palestinians and Israelis who risk their lives for nonviolent
grassroots solution, Mondale Hall, room 25, 229 - 19th Ave S, Mpls. or 612-624-2921.

Tuesday, 9/25, 7 to 8:30 pm, DFL Senate District 39 hosts potential U.S,
Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Wentworth Library, 299 E
Wentworth, West St. Paul.  Tom Norris at 612-817-7226.

Wednesday, 9/26, 8 am, People of Faith host United Seminary prof Chris Smith
and pastor Don Christenson speaking on "Immersion Cross Cultural Education:
Indulging the Privileged or Political Radicalization?' St Martin's Table,
2001 Riverside Ave, Mpls.  cmasters [at]

Wednesday, 9/26, 11:30 am, Jewish Community Relations Council sponsors
Clinton Special Middle East coordinator Dennis Ross to speak on "Restoring
America's Standing in the Middle East," $45 w/luncheon, Minneapolis Club,
729 - 2nd Ave S, Mpls.  Register at

Wednesday, 9/26, 2:30 pm picket and press conference, then 3 pm to the
council meeting, "We Demand the Right to Protest Iraq at the RNC!"  in order
to receive a march permit for the Republican National Convention next year,
St Paul City Hall, 15 Kellogg Blvd W, St Paul.  info [at] 

Wednesday, 9/26, 4 pm, Cambridge architecture prof Wendy Pullan speaks on
"Spatial manifestations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in
Jerusalem,"Nolte Center for continuing Eduation, room 125, 315 Pillsbury Dr
SE, East Bank U of M, Minneapolis. or 612-624-2921.

Wednesday, 9/26, 7 to 8:30 pm, Andrew Kohut, director of the most extensive
global surveys of public attitudes toward the U.S, reports on the
implications of worldwide loss of respect for the US in "They Don't Like Us:
Global Attitudes Toward the U.S." Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center, 301 -
19th Ave S, Mpls.

Thursday, 9/27, 6:30 pm, "Army of None" authors Aimee Allison and David
Solnit speak about countering military recruitment in our schools, May Day
Books, 301 Cedar Ave S, Mpls.  612-333-4719.

Thursday, 9/27, 4:30, Duke University Islamic Studies prof Bruce Lawrence
speaks on "Osama Bin Laden, The Man and the Myth," Hill Ballroom, Kagin
Commons, Macalester College, Grand just west of Snelling, St Paul.  (No
tickets required.)

Thursday, 9/27, 7 to 9:30 pm, first of four sessions in Macalester EXCO
(experimental college) class on "Nonviolence and Anarchism: An
Intergenerational Dialog," focusing on the uptoming protests of the
Republican National Convention and taught by Betsy Raasch-Gillman and Rob
Czernik.  Classes alternate between Jack Pine Center in Mpls and Friends for
a Nonviolent World in St Paul.  (space

Thursday, 9/27, 7 to 9 pm free documentary film "Encounter Point" about
thousands of Palestinians and Israelis who risk their lives for nonviolent
grassroots solution, Atwood Memorial Student Union, glacier Room, St Cloud

9/28 to 10/4, documentary "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song," about singer and
activist for peace, unions civil rights and ecology, banned from t.v. for 17
years, Edina Cinema, 3911W 50th St, Edina.

Friday, 9/28, to Sunday, 9/30, bus trip to DC to stop Iraq occupation with  Cost is $175 per person.  Bus leaves Friday
morning, back on Sunday evening, sleep in the bus.  More info at
bus [at] or

Friday, 9/28, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, poli sci prof Andrew Latham speaks on
"Globalization and War: Toward a Polemology' of World Order Transformation,"
Gliddens Learning Center, room 1S, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave, St

Friday, 9/28, 7:30 pm, Magers and Quinn hosts peace activists David Solnit
and Aimee Allison talking about their book "Army of None," a comprehensive
guide to counter-recruitment, $5, Lyndale United Church of Christ, 810 W
31st St (at Aldrich), Mpls.  david.unowsky [at]

9/29 and 9/30, statewide progressive conference "Progressive Promise 2008"
Augsburg College, Riverside and 22nd Ave, Mpls.  (A DFL-Progressive Caucus
general meeting is scheduled on Sunday and the Candidate Forum--with all 4
Senate candidates--is at 3 pm on Sunday.)  Details at http:// or bnanc [at]

Saturday, 9/29, 8:30 am to 4 pm, Pax Christi MN Assembly focuses on
understanding the Palestinian/Israeli conflict with panelists and speakers
who have spent significant time in Palestine, including Rev John Darlington,
Wendy Kaufyn, Lorin Peters, Florence Steichen and others, College of St
Benedict, Gorecki Conference Center, 37 S College Ave, St Joseph. MN info
from steichenfm [at] or or

Saturday, 9/29, 1 to 3 pm, Merriam Park and Crocus Hill/W7th Neighbors for
Peace host Aimee Allison and David Solnit giving a counter-recruitment
workshop and talking about their book "Army of None," Rondo Library, 461 N
Dale St (at University), St Paul.

Sunday, 9/30, 1 to 4:45 pm, Presbyterian Church of the Apostles hosts family
event "Called to Be Peacemakers" with St Thomas peace professor Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer speaking on "Choosing a Visionary Path to Peace" and Bharat
Parekh speaking on "United Nations Millennium Goals," plus children's
program, childcare for under 3, workshops and a Peace Fair (exhibits), 701 E
130 St, Burnsville.  952-890 7877.

Sunday, 9/30, 5 to 8 pm, WAMM silent auction (with complementary buffet), St
Joan of Arc Church, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Sunday, 9/30, 7 pm, fundraiser for St Anthony Park Neighbors for Peace,
featuring The Mamas in concert, St Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como
Ave. St Paul.

Sunday, 9/30, 7 to 9 pm, the DFL Education Foundation presents roundtable
discussion "Vietnam: The War and Asia and in the DFL and What It Means Now"
with McCarthy supporter and antiwar activist Vance Opperman and 1968 DFL
party chair Warren Spannaus, Ukranian Event Center, 301 Main St NE, Mpls.

Monday, 10/1 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office of
potential U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes
Ave, Mpls.  612-216-4665.

Tuesday, 10/2, 5:30 pm, the Citizens League sponsors program "Civic Minds:
New Thinking on Civic Life" concentrating on the Warrior to Citizen
campaign, which attempts to integrate returning vets into civic leadership,
Humphrey Center atrium, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Tuesday, 10/2, 7:30 pm, readings from book "Poems from Guantanamo: The
Detainees Speak," Magers and Quinn Books, 3038 Hennepin, Mpls.

Tuesday, 10/2, all day, the U.N. has declared this day as the International
Day of Non-Violence.

Wednesday, 10/3, 7 pm, Center for the Victims of  Torture presents film "The
Secret Life of Words" about a young torture survivor making her way after
unspeakable trauma, with discussion afterward led by Douglas Johnson, Dr
Rosa Garcia-Peltoniemi and Dr Steven Miles, 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of
Management, U of M West Bank, 321 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.

Saturday, 10/6, 10 to 11:30 am, meeting of Homeless Veterans for Peace,
Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin, Mpls.  Bob 612-789-9020.

Saturday, 10 to noon, discussion about how to "Walk Away from the King,"
the "king" being the endless growth paradigm that is destroying the
environment, Merriam Park Library, Fairview & Marshall, St Paul.
alteravista [at]

Saturday, 10/6,.2 to 5 p.m., town hall meeting to protest the 2008
Republican National Convention, Macalester College Chapel, just west of
Snelling on Grand, St Paul. or
kimdefranco [at]

Saturday, 10/6, 8 pm, Chris Finan discusses his new book "From the Palmer
Raids to the PATRIOT Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America
," Magers and Quinn Books, 3038 Hennepin, Mpls.

Sunday, 10/7, 3 pm, Willy Rodriguez, last person out of the World Trade
Center before the collapse, describes hearing explosions before the planes
hit, Welstone Center/Neighborhood House, 179 Roble, St E, West Side of St
Paul. or 651-633-4410.  (Event conducted in Spanish.)

Sunday, 10/2, 4 pm, Lowell and Carol Erdahl receive the Hawkinson Peace and
Justice Award for lifelong involvement in peace and social justice causes,
Univ Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 - 13th Ave SE, Mpls.  612-331-8125.

Sunday, 10/7, 7 pm, key-holding maintenance worker and last person out of
the World Trade Center before the collapse, talks of hearing unmistakable
explosions before the plances hit, First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont
Ave S, Mpls. or 651-633-4410.  (Event conducted in

Monday, 10/8 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office of
potential U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes
Ave, Mpls.  612-216-4665.

Monday, 10/8, 6:30 to 9 pm, free program introducing the interfaith dialogue
series "Peace and Violence in Our Religious Traditions" with Rabbi Amy
Ellberg and Iftar (breaking the fast of Ramadan dinner) as part of A Sacred
Season of Peace-Making, Masjid (mosque) An-Nur, 1729 Lyndale Ave N, Mpls. or 651-789-3840.  The entire series includes:
   10/8 - Ifter and intro to the series at a mosque
   10/15 - Christian perspectives at a synagogue
   10/22 - Jewish perspectives at a church
   10/29 - Muslim perspectives at a synagogue
   11/5 - Baha"i and Quaker perspectives at a mosque
   11/12 - Continuing the dialogue, Creating a culture of peace

Monday, 10/8, 6:30 pm affinity groups meet, 7:30 chapter meeting, monthly
meeting for MN Network for Spiritual Progressives, Plymouth Church, 1900
Nicollett Ave, Mpls.  brucelissem [at]

Monday, 10/8 (and every second Monday of the month), 7 pm, US Labor Against
War,, Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marchall Ave, St Paul.  Thomas Dooley at

Monday, 10/8, 7 pm, Palestinian-American and Electronic Intifada editor Ali
Abunimah speaks on his book "One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the
Israeli-Palestinian Impasse," Anderson Hall 210, 257 - 19th Ave SE, West
Bank U of M, Mpls.  eric-angell [at]


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

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

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, Penn Ave just north of 394, Bryn Mawr neighborhood
of Mpls.  bnlberry [at]

Every Wednesday, 7 to 8 a.m., Vigil at Alliant Tech, 5050 Lincoln, Edina. 

Every Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 4:45 to 5:45, Grandmothers for Peace vigil, 50th and
Halifax, Edina (just west of France).

Every Wednesday, 5 to 6 pm, 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, 4:30 to 5:30 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 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace sponsors vigil at
Winnetka & 42nd Ave N, New Hope.  nwn4p [at]

Every Thursday, 5 to 6 pm, Chisago City gathering for peace (chat, sing, run
around with the kids, share food), Moberg Park, Chisago City.

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, noon to 12:15, Vigil at Bridge Square (Division and 4th),
Northfield.  mcgrath1 [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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