Peace calendar
From: Charles Underwood (
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2007 21:06:34 -0700 (PDT)
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Peace Calendar for October 7, 2007
   Political event: Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer's Senate announcement on
   Movie: "In the Valley of Elah"
   Lecture: Ali Abunimah on Monday at the U
   Controversial talk: Rep. Keith Ellison in Southdale on Saturday
   Series: 5 weeks re religions and violence, starting Monday
BUS TRIP HEADS UP:  Every year, the Vets for Peace takes a bus trip to a
Georgia vigil to close the School of the Americas, a torture-training
facility operated by the US military.  It is the singingest and most
spiritual of protest actions I know.  The bus leaves the morning of 11/16,
returning the evening of 11/19, with a night at a motel there.  Cost is $200
for the bus, plus motel ($25 and up) and food.  They are down to the last
dozen seats.  Contact Jim Steinhagen at 612-722-1112, or just send a check
to Veterans for Peace c/o Jim at 3300 Edmond Blvd, Mpls 55406.

10/5 to 10/11, film "In the Valley of Elah" about soldier on 1st weekend
back after Iraq who goes missing and is reported AWOL (Gone from the Lagoon,
but check the paper for mainstream locations).  (Brief review: a tense and
nuanced film that contrasts the wrenching changes that war makes on warriors
and those around them.  Grizzly at times, but highly recommended.)

9/21 to 10/28, free exhibit of photos, paintings and drawing on war themes
"War Mediated/I Will Follow You into the Dark," Mpls Institute of Art, 2400
- 3rd Ave S, Mpls. or 612-8870-3131.  (The Strib
review says that "the actors in these denatured dramas seem always to be
gazing into a void, confronting not some mortal peril, but nothingness.")

10/5 to 10/7, 7 and 8:45 pm, film "War Made Easy" about 50-year pattern of
government deception that has dragged the US into one war after another, Oak
St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, 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, 10/7, 4 pm, organizing meeting to help counter military recruitment
in high schools, Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Ave, Mpls.

Sunday, 10/7, Interfaith Walk for Dialog on Mercy and Forgiveness, starting
4 pm at Rochester Islamic Center, by Sts Anargyoi Orthodox, then Calvary
Episcopal and B'nai Israel, Rochester.  FFI or Lois
at 507-288-0894.

Sunday, 10/7, 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

Sunday, 10/7, 7:30 pm, Pangea World Theater presents play "A Disease Called
Freedom," using the metaphor of the River and a psychological ailment that
made slaves want to escape, $12, Avalon Theater, 1500 E Lake St, Mpls.

Monday, 10/8, all day, Network of Spiritual Progressives calls for an
interfaith fast for peace.  Details at or

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.

10/8 to 10/17, help needed to leaflet outside metro schools concerning the
November 16th Walkout, 8 to 8:45 am and 2:30 to 3:30 pm in the Mpls schools,
1:30 to 2:30 pm in the St Paul schools.  Contact Tyrus at 651-210-5342 if
you can help.

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 snacks and conversation,, 7 pm chapter meeting,
monthly meeting for MN Network for Spiritual Progressives (MN Sen John Marty
speaks), 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]

Tuesday, 10/9, noon to 1 pm, social activist Dr Fouzia Saeed talks on "The
Women's Movement in Pakistan," Briggs & Morgan, Minnesota Room, 2200 IDS
Center, 30 S 8th St, Mpls.  Free but registration required by 10/5 with
cjones [at] or 612-977-8126.

Tuesday, 10/9, 5:30 (meeting), 5:45 pm (public commentary), Youth Against
War and Racism asks for public help in restricting military recruiters
access in schools, Mpls School Board meeting, Educational Services Center,
807 Broadway NE, Mpls.

Tuesday, 10/9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Tyrus Thompson of Youth Against War and
Racism speaks to Pax Salon about the Army's recruitment in our high schools,
Mad Hatters Tea House, 943 W 7th , St Paul.  pattypax [at]

Tuesday, 10/9, 7 and 8:45 pm, film "War Made Easy" about 50-year pattern of
government deception that has dragged the US into one war after another, Oak
St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Wednesday, 10/10, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY
for the U.S. Senate today.  Details TBA.  612-216-4665.

Wednesday, 10/10, 8 am, People of Faith Peacemakers host longtime social
justice activists Ruth and Loren Halvorson talking about "Journey Inward and
Journey Outward: Sustaining Social Transformation Through Prayer and
Meditation,"  St Martin's Table, 2001 Riverside, Mpls.

Wednesday, 10/10, 7 to 8:30, Red Wing Vets for Peace meeting at home of
Charles Nicolosi, Red Wing.  tuvecino [at]

Thursday, 10/11, noon, Westminster Town Hall Forum hosts human rights
advocate Kerry Kennedy, addresses "Speaking Truth to Power" discussing over
40 human rights delegations to over 30 countries, Westminster Presbyterian
Church, 1200 Marquette Ave, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/11, 4:30 pm, antiwar demonstration, corner 2nd and S Broadway;
7 pm video "War Made Easy" in Govt Center, room 1, Rochester.

Thursday, 10/11, 6:30 pm, initial meeting of Community of Purpose with
potluck and reflections for those combatting burnout, isolation and feelings
of powerlessness, Twin Cities Friends Meetinghouse, 1726 Grand Ave, St Paul.
MichaelLuickThrams [at] or 651-373-9673.

Thursday, 10/11, 7 pm Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet's 11th day prayer
for peace, 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul. or 651-690-7079.

Thursday, 10/11, 7 and 8:45 pm, film "War Made Easy" about 50-year pattern
of government deception that has dragged the US into one war after another,
Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/11, 7 pm, NW Neighbors for Peace hosts 3 St Olaf students
talking about their experience with Augsburg's Center for Global Education
in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, Holy Nativity Church, 3900 Winnetka
Ave N, New Hope.  nwn4p [at] or 612-298-0468.

Thursday, 10/11, 7:30 pm, the Genocide Intervention Network presents Dr. Sam
Totten speaking on "Darfur: Documentiing a Genocide," room 25, Law School,
229 - 19th Ave S, West Bank U of M Minneapolis.  Free.

Friday, 10/12, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, vigil to end the occupation of Palestine,
Snelling & Summit Aves, St Paul.  Karen, 651-283-3495.

Friday, 10/12, 7:30 pm, peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer speaks at
forum of US Senate candidates, DFL Expo (5 to 9 pm), Itasca Community
College, Davies Hall, 1851 E Highway 169, Grand Rapids.  rkblake13 [at]

Friday, 10/12, 8 pm, Dr Sam Totten speaking on Darfur: Documenting a
Genocide," Congregation Shir Tikvah, 500 Girard Ave S, Mpls.

10/12 (6 pm) to 10/14 (6 pm), basic level Alternatives to Violence Project,
Friends for a Non-Violent World, 1050 Selby Ave, St Paul.  $75 to $150
sliding scale. or avp [at] or 651-644-5851.

10/12 to 10/17, documentary "The Devil Came on Horseback" about Marine
Captain Brian Steidle who, over 18 months in Darfur, learns to change the
world through peaceful means while as military observer for the African
Union, Bell Auditorium 10 Church St SE, Mpls.

Saturday, 10/13, 9:30 refreshments, 10 to noon program, Rep Keith Ellison
talks to Middle East Peace Now about his recent trips to Israel, one with
Nancy Pelosi and one with AIPAC, Southdale Library, 2nd floor, 7001 York Ave
S, Edina.  651-696-1642. (Ed comment: This is a group advocating Palestinian
rights, being addressed by a Muslim congressman who just took a trip to
Israel with a very  powerful Zionist lobby group.  It should be interesting,
at very least.)

Saturday, 10/13, 9:30 am to 2 pm, teacher workshop "Darfur: Documenting
Genocide," Mondale Hall room 24, 229 -19th Ave S, U of M West Bank, Mpls. or ekennedy [at] or register (free)
donne100 [at]

Saturday, 10/13, 10 to noon, Dept of Peace MN cofounder Mary Jane LaVigne
speaks on "Recovering a Culture of Peace," Van Cleve Community Ctr, 901 -
15th Ave SE, Mpls. or 651-458-7090.

Saturday, 10/13, 10 am to 5 pm, Camp Darfur exhibit, MN State Capitol Mall,
75 Dr M L King Blvd, St Paul.

Saturday, 10/13, 7 pm, Nonviolent Peaceforce presents Celtic author &
peacemaker John O'Donohue talking about his books "Anam Cara [Soul Friend]:
A Book of Celtic Wisdom," Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave SE, Mpls.
(Suggested donation: $25.)

Sunday,10/14, 6 to 8:30 pm (and the 2nd Sunday of each month), Veterans for
Peace chapter 27 meeting, St Stephens School basement, 2130 Clinton Ave S,
Mpls.  John at 952-448-2664.

Monday, 10/15, 6:30 pm, free film "Legacy of Torture" including use against
Black Panthers and US penal institutions that led to later Abu Ghraib and
Guantanamo, St Joan of Arc, Hospitality Hall, 4537 - 3rd Ave S, Mpls.

Monday, 10/15 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office
of U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes Ave, Mpls.

Monday, 10/15, 7 to 9 pm, two Christian perspectives on Peace and Violence
in Our Religious Traditions, with Sr Sharon Howell and Dr Philip Stoltzfuz,
Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Ave, St Paul. or

Tuesday, 10/16, 7 pm, civil disobedience training, May Day Books, 301 Cedar
Ave, Mpls.

Tuesday, 10/16, 7:30 pm, free sneak preview of film "Rendition" wherein an
American wife investigates her Egyptian-born husband's disappearance and
unorthodox interrogation, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Wednesday, 10/17, 7 pm, dramatic reading of the play "The Case for War: Was
It Fraudulent?" based on Elizabeth de la Vega's book "The United Status vs.
George W Bush," First Unitarian Society's eat and meet program ($7/adult
buffet dinner at 5:45), 900 Mt Curve, Mpls.  RSVP dinner at
madeline-mpls [at] or 952-854-2976.

Thursday, 10/18, 7 pm, Ahmad Hijazi, former major of the "oasis of peace in
Israel" Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, will speak at Hamline University,
Giddens Learning Center, 1556 Hewitt Ave, room 100E, St. Paul.  FFI
matt [at] or 651-917-0383.

Thursday, 10/18, 7 pm, film "The Fire Next Time" about conflict resolution
in Montana's Flathead Valley between developers, environmentalists,
anti-government extremists, Hamline University Klas Center, 1537 Taylor Ave,
St Paul.  ccfilmseries [at] or

Thursday, 10/18, 7 to 9 pm, Third Thursday Global Issues Forum presents "To
Impeach, or Not to Impeach?" with Mikael Rudolph (for) and Tim Penny
(against), Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave, Mpls (at
Lyndale & Hennepin).

Thursday, 10/18, 7:30 pm, lecture and book signing with Dr Phyllis Trible,
author of "Sarah, Hagar and Their Children: Jewish, Muslim and Christian
Perspectives," $15, St Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St, Mpls.

Friday, 10/19, Both the organizations Iraq Moratorium and General Strike for
Peace are urging 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.  Details TBA.

Friday, 10/19, 7 to 9 pm, Friends for a Nonviolent World hosts former major
Ahmad Hijazi of the bi-religious community in Israel called Neve
Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland
Ave, Mpls.  matt [at] or 651-917-0383.  Donations accepted.

10/20 to 10/27, week of nationally-coordinated local and regional
demonstrations against Iraq occupation.

Sunday, 10/21, 12:30 to 2 pm, the Peace with Justice Committee of the ELCA
Mpls and St Paul Area Synods host Colombia Lutheran World Relief worker Mary
Duvall talking about "Colombia - Sal y Luz Peace Churches Project," Central
Lutheran Church, 3rd Ave & 12th St, next to the Convention Center, Mpls.  $7
lunch available; validated parking available.  dhilden [at] or

Sunday, 10/21, 3 to 5 pm, Amnesty International presents Iran-America
Society president Jay Shahidi, talking about recent Iranian peace feelers,
Center for Victims of Torture, 717 E River Rd SE (corner Oak St), Mpls.
gabeo [at]

Monday, 10/22 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office
of U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes Ave, Mpls.

Monday 10/22, 7 to 9 pm, two Jewish perspectives on Peace and Violence in
Our Religious Traditions with Rabbi Morris Allen and Rabbi Adam Stock
Spilker, Hamline United Methodist Church, 1514 Englewood Ave, St Paul. or 651-789-3840.

Tuesday, 10/23, 5:45 St Paul School Board meeting, 6:15 public commentary,
Youth Against War and Racism asks for support in urging the St Paul schools
to restrict military recruiters' access to high schools, 360 Colborne, St

Tuesday, 10/23, 7 pm, documentary "A Force More Powerful" about nonviolent
campaigns against police state dominance, Wm Mitchell College of Law,
Auditorium, 875 Summit Ave, St Paul.  ccfilmseries [at] or

Tuesday, 10/23, 7 pm, a panel of senior St Paul police officers and senior
peace activists discuss "The RNC, Community Policing and Moral Courage," U
of St Thomas, O'Shaughnessy Education Center auditorium, off Cleveland near
Summit, St Paul.

Wednesday, 10/24, 8 am, People of Faith Peacemakers host longtime social
justice activists Ruth and Loren Halvorson talking about "Journey Inward and
Journey Outward: Sustaining Social Transformation Through Prayer and
Meditation,"  St Martin's Table, 2001 Riverside, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/24, 9 am registration, 9:30 and 10:45 workshops (with Am
Refugee Committee Connie Kamara, Center for Holocaust Studies Ellen Kennedy
and Center for Victims of Torture Douglas Johnson), noon luncheon and
keynote speaker Brian Steidle (author of Devil Came on Horseback), UN Rally
- Darfur, Darfur! at the Mpls Convention Center, 1301 - 2nd Ave S, Mpls. or 612-377-0214.

Thursday, 10/25, religion writer and speaker, as well as education
coordinator for Every Church a Peeace Church, Michael Hardin gives
presentations on "Mimetic Theory and Peacemaking," noon at Hamline United
Methodist Church (1514 Englewood Ave, St Paul) and 7 pm at St Martins Table
(2001 Riverside Ave, Mpls).  Bill Berneking, 952-473-7839.

Thursday, 10/25, 7 pm, documentary "Confronting the Truth" about the truth
and reconciliation process after conflicts in Peru, South Africa, East Timor
and Morocco, Humphrey Institute, Cowles Auditorium, 301 - 19th Ave S, Mpls.
ccfilmseries [at] or

Thursday, 10/25, 7 pm, Walker Arts Center and Mizna present Cooper Union
prof Walid Raad in a performance/lecture of writing and visual art dealing
with trauma, including the Lebanese wars from 1975 to 1991, Walker Arts
Center, 1750 Hennepin, Mpls.

Thursday, 10/25, 7:30 pm author Ann Iverson reads from "Definite Space,"
exploring the tension around her son's deployment to Iraq, Magers & Quinn
Book, 3038 Hennepin, Mpls.

10/26 to 10/28, annual meeting of Citizens for Global Solutions with theme
"Steps on the Road to a Just and Enduring Peace," Humphrey Institute, West
Bank, Mpls.

10/26 to 11/1, film "Indoctrinate U" which explores the premise that
cultural diversity and sensitivity training at U.S. universities represent
thought control similar to fascism, Oak St Cinema, 309 Oak St SE, Mpls.

Friday, 10/26, 8 to 5, 1-day Nonviolent Atonement Seminar, exploring the
death of Jesus from a peace perspective, with speakers Greg Boyd, Michael
Hardin, J Denny Weaver and Tony Bartlett, Open Circle Church of the
Brethren, 2400 Highland Dr, Burnsville.  $40. or

Saturday, 10/27, noon, demonstration: Bring the Troops Home Now!, Hiawatha &
Lake St, Mpls. or 612-379-3899.  (Or visit
the Chicago regional action, info at

Sunday, 10/28, US Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer appears at
the Paul and Sheila Wellstone dinner and poetry contest, St Cloud. or

Monday, 10/29 (and every Monday), 5 to 7 pm, potluck, discussion at office
of U.S. Senate peace candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, 3027 Holmes Ave, Mpls.

Monday, 10/29, 7 to 9 pm, two Muslim perspectives on Peace and Violence in
Our Religious Traditions with Imam Hesham Hussein and Imam Makram Nu'Man
El-Amin, Temple of Aaron, 616 Mississippi Blvd, St Paul. or 651-789-3840.


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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