Events Planned for 10 Days Free from Violence

All events are free and for all audiences unless otherwise noted.

Twin Cities Nonviolent is coordinating 10 Days Free From Violence in September 2018. Join us September 21-30, 2018 to participate in nonviolent activities all around the Twin Cities.

If you are interested in holding an event coordinated with 10 Days Free From Violenceplease fill out our event registration form.

Ongoing September 1-30, 2018

Six Artists on Non-violence Art Exhibit – Dunn Brothers, 329 West 15th Street (back room), Mpls 55403 (across from Loring Park)

Ongoing September 21-30, 2018

terrestrial solidarity: an introspective – Lorna Rockey – Photographer          Copeland Gallery, Regional Arts Center, 1256 Penn Avenue North, Mpls 55411       Ms. Rockey has avidly combined her photography with her humanitarian work for over four decades.  By encouraging viewers to contemplate how all living things connect on this planet, it reinforces the point of why peace is SO necessary.   “terrestrial solidarity: an introspective” has been on a global tour for several years and will be on loan to “10 Days Free From Violence.”  http://bit.ly/1jxONVM

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018 8:30am – 4:00pm

The STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience in a Single Day – Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute info@mnpeace.org for pre-registration details; Capacity: 60.  Audience: Adultshttp://www.mnpeace.org/

 Friday, September 21, 2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Opening:  terrestrial solidarity: an introspective – Lorna Rockey – Photographer,  Copeland Gallery, Regional Arts Center, 1256 Penn Avenue North, Mpls 55411  Ms Rockey has avidly combined her photography with her humanitarian work for over four decades.  “terrestrial solidarity: an introspective” has been on a global tour for several years and will be on loan to “10 Days Free From Violence.”  http://bit.ly/11jxONVM

Friday, September 21, 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm

I Can See Peace: Even Though I’ve Had It Up to Here! Workshop – Julie Penshorn.  Penshorn will show how seeing peace is the most powerful tool we can use going forward into our complex future. Participants will learn how to find peace in their daily lives, and how to practice seeking it. By focusing our attention on seeing peace we are building the muscles for finding it again! Participants can share these skills with their children, since seeking peace is one way to ease the trauma of adverse experiences in early childhood. Adults, Teens.  https://www.smarttoolsforlife.com.

Friday, September 21, 2018 7:00pm –  9:00pm

Taize Peace Prayer Service – Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates, Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, 1880 Randolph Avenue, St Paul, MN 55105. This is an opening prayer event as part of the “10 Days Free From Violence.”  All are welcome.   https://www.csjstpaul.org

Friday, September 21, 2018 7:00pm –  9:00pm

Holly & Jimmy – A Peace Concert, 7950 First Avenue South, Bloomington, MN  55420.  A Peace Concert to Benefit World Citizen. An evening of uplifting, positive, celebratory, peace-affirming music!!!! Learn about World Citizen and its Five Peace Actions. Join us in supporting this wonderful non-profit that ‘Empowers Communities to Educate for a Just and Peaceful World!!  Holly and Jimmy have put together a night of music that will uplift your spirit and feed your soul. Cost: $10. www.hollyandjimmy.com

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00am

The Gathering of Nations for Peace and Unity Circle Dedication Bde Maka Ska  – Ojibway Healer/Elder Linda Lucero will coordinate with a Dakota Healer to conduct a Circle of Healing from Violence using the 7 Grandfather’s Teachings: Wisdom, Bravery, Integrity, Love, Humble, Courage and Honor.

 Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Turning Points Towards Peace and Justice Workshop – Loft Peace and Justice Writer’s Group, Location: tbd

Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony – Milwaukee Avenue Homeowners Association & Seward Neighborhood, Corner of 22n d St & Milwaukee Avenue, Mpls.  Installation and dedication of peace pole to peace and non-violence by Milwaukee Avenue Homeowners Association & Seward neighborhood

Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Active Bystandership/Peer Intervention Workshop – Lake Harriet Spiritual Community Center, 4401 Upton Avenue South,  Mpls. Active Bystandership/Peer Intervention is an attitude that allows us to intervene in conduct that is harmful to another. We are our brother’s and sister’s keepers. When we look at the harm of not intervening we can be motivated to be an active bystander when it is necessary. There is an old saying that our deepest regrets are not about what we have done, but what we failed to do. This interactive lecture is an introduction to the program designed by Mike Quinn that was a catalyst in changing the culture of the New Orleans Police Department. epic.nola.gov/epic/media/Assets/Aronie-Lopez,-Keeping-Each-Other-Safe.pdf.            Capacity: 250. Sponsor:  International Ethics and Leadership Training Bureau LLC – http://ieltb.com

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018 7-9pm (arrive at 6:30pm for extended prelude by guest artists

Nordic Contemplative Evening Prayer: Part of the Maker Dwells in All That’s Made – Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1935 St Clair Avenue, St Paul, Evening Prayer liturgy has been the usual prayer of people since the days of the early Christian church. This liturgy, contemplative weaving of poetry, prayer, scripture, music Hardanger fiddle, piano and other), song (canters and participant) and silence attunes us to the holiness of time. We participate in daily rhythms, praising God for the sun’s rising and a new day, thanking God for all the day has brought at day’s end. We gather to celebrate the sacred mysteries of our lives in the context of the mystery of God. Nordic Contemplative Evening Prayer at Pilgrim bends the liturgical components of Evening Prayer and the Nordic roots that run deep in the Twin Cities.  Contact:  Marsha Foss – 651-756-8633  http://Pilgrimstpaul.org

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018 9:00am – 2:00pm

Healing of Memories (HOM) – Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1935 St Clair Avenue, St Paul, Workshop – free; lunch will be provided; capacity: 15. Contact:  Margaret Fell – 612-518-6808  https://healingmemoriesna.org/minnesota/ ;    http://Pilgrimstpaul.org

Monday, September 24, 2018 time and location to be determined

Finding a Compassionate Rebel Response:  Hidden Wisdom Lies Within Your Life Story – Rebecca Janke.  Every now and then a dilemma stirs and rattles the soul. There is no sure way to act. Compassion seems inadequate to address the complexity, and the anger that has risen is too intense to be a trusted ally. What are we to do? In the Compassionate Rebel Response Workshop, Rebecca Janke, M.Ed., peace educator and co-author of The Compassionate Rebel: Energized by Anger and Motivated by Love, which was a finalist for the prestigious Nautilus Award, will guide you in a unique storytelling process that reveals your embodied wisdom for navigating these kind of spiritual struggles. Free-will offering to support “Kids Peace Literacy Project.”  Bring a bag lunch and paper & pen for storytelling activities.  http://compassionaterebel.com

Monday, September 24, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

“Volunteering with Syrian Refugees” panel – CISPOS (Committee in Solidarity with the People of Syria) – Location:  tbd.  Panel: Minnesotan activists will discuss their very meaningful experiences volunteering in April in Syrian refugee camps on the Lebanon/Syria border. Also a volunteer will discuss tutoring a Syrian refugee in Jordan via Skype.  Contact:  Malia Remackel – malia.remackel@gmail.com

Monday, September 24, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Applying Lessons Learned on Nonviolent Peacekeeping in Twin Cities Conflicts – Nonviolent Peaceforce, Plymouth Congregational Church, Franklin and Nicollet Avenues. (enter through LaSalle Avenue door)  2-hour interactive workshp: 1st Hour – overview of the methods used in war zones where civilians are protected by nonviolent methods; 2nd Hour – discussions of how to apply these methods in the local context. Mel Duncan leads the group and is assisted by those who have been protection officers in the field. Capacity – 150. http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:15pm-7:10pm

Meditation and Non-violence – Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1935 St Clair Avenue, St Paul.  Discussion of what meditation is and how it can be practiced to foster peace within the individual and in the world.  The use of centering prayer along with music and guided meditation will be experienced and explored.   Families:  Teen and adults only. Capacity 40.  Contact: Peter Laudert  612-559-0409  http://Pilgrimstpaul.org

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:30pm

KUMBAYA HIGHLAND – Friends of Highland Arts, Summit Brewery Taproom, 910 Montreal Circle, St Paul, MN 55102.  The Theatre of Public Policy (2T2P) Improv Group will lead an event around themes relevant to the community such as talking to each other about differences, keeping the peace, and living well together as the former Ford plant site is developed. Improv Theater.  Open to everyone who likes to laugh! On tap: beer, root beer, comedy and community fun. Outside: Food truck

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:00 – 9:00pm

Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series presented by Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute – Birchwood Café Community Room, 3311 East 25th Street, Mpls 55406, Free monthly inspiring thought-provoking films are open to the public on the 4th Tuesday of each month, January – March and May – October. http://www.mnpeace.org/

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

 Wednesday, September 26, 2018  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Chapel Service Celebrating Nonviolence – Plymouth Congregational Church Strobel Drop-In Center, 1929 LaSalle, Mpls (enter at LaSalle door).  Strobel Drop-in is a safe, fun, and inspiring place, two times a week, for low income adults, struggling with mental illness. We have always had a chapel service connected to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. All parts, special music, readings, and talks, provided by drop-in members. This year we are adding a similar service, connected to International Day of Peace.  https://www.plymouth.org/event/strobel-drop-in-center/

Wednesday, September 26, 2018  6:30pm – 9:00pm

Liberation Cabaret – Abolish War in Our Lifetime, National Writers Union Twin Cities, Boneshakers Books, 2002 23rd Avenue South, Mpls. Music, poetry, storytelling against war. Liberation Cabaret will provide thought-provoking entertainment to the progressive community in the Twin Cities. The series will expose the chains of race, gender and class through humor, story-telling, music and other performance art. “Progressives need to have fun,” said Robbie Orr, the Chair of the National Writers Union Twin Cities chapter. “While we work to break the chains of that hold us down we have to nourish our hopes and schemes. Emma Goldman was famous for saying, ‘If I can’t dance – I don’t want to be part of your revolution.”  Capacity: 25  http://www.nwu.org/chapters/twin-cities/

Wednesday, September 26, 2018  7:00pm

The Shame-Free Apology:  How to Reconnect When Someone’s Been Hurt – Pam Winthrop Lauer, By The Rivers, 690 Cleveland Avenue South, St Paul 55116.  The Shame-Free Apology – How to Reconnect When Someone’s Been Hurt. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a powerful model that can be life-changing in its approach to apologies and reconnecting with those with whom we’ve been in conflict. Our facilitator for this interactive and participatory workshop will be Pam Winthrop Lauer, spiritual director and teacher of NVC/Connecting Communication. Workshop cost: $20/person; capacity: 25.  Contact:  Pam Winthrop Lauer – 651-328-1166; wpdj@usfamily.net

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Paul K. Chappell Book Sale and Voter Registration

Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Waging Peace: Building the Blocks in the Foundation for Peace – First Universalist Church – Peace Circle, 3400 DuPont Avenue South, Mpls. Peace Forum introducing “Peace Literacy” presented by Paul K Chappell, international peace educator, Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and author of the seven-book Road to Peace series about ending war, waging peace, the art of living and our shared humanity.  Capacity:  600. Contact:   Robin Morris – 612-827-4270.  http://firstuniversalistchurch.org

Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Nonviolent Communication – Discussions That Encounter, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue South, Mpls 55403.  Nonviolent communication (NVC) is a dialogue process that focuses on three aspects of communication; self-connection (having an awareness of your own inner experience), empathy (the ability to understand the feelings and needs of another person) and honest self-expressions (Communication in a way that is most likely to inspire compassion in others) “Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence, but also the internal violence of the spirit. You not only refuse to shoot someone, but you refuse to hate them.” Dr Martin Luther King Jr.  Workshop:  free; Capacity:  50.  Contact: Bill Keatts – 612-209-6120   https://www.plymouth.org

Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The White Supremacist Roots of the Second Amendment – First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis; Northland Sustainable Solutions & Metro chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Mpls.  Lecturer: Dr Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, emerita professor and life-long human rights activist, author of An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States.  Contact:  Rebecca Cramer – rebacramer@gmail.com     http://firstunitarian.org

Thursday, September 27, 2018  7:00 – 10:00pm

Signifyin’ & Testifyin’ “And How Are The Children” Opening Ceremony & Storytelling Concerts,  Perpich Center for Arts Education, 6125 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN.  27th Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival Featuring: Mother Minter, Charlotte, NC; Oba William King, Chicago, IL, Mama Koku, Atlanta, GA, Toni Simmons, Dallas, TX, Beverly Cottman, Minneapolis, MN, LACA Bridges, Fort Worth, TX.  *This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018 7:00 – 9:30pm

Signifyin’ & Testifyin’ “And How Are The Children”  Liars Contest,  Ames Elk Lodge, 1614 Plymouth Avenue North, Mpls.  27th Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival Featuring: Mother Minter, Charlotte, NC; Oba William King, Chicago, IL, Mama Koku, Atlanta, GA, Toni Simmons, Dallas, TX, Beverly Cottman, Minneapolis, MN, LACA Bridges, Fort Worth, TX.  *This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Friday, September 28, 2018 8:00pm – 11:00pm

David Wilcox in Concert: The View from the Edge – Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue South, Mpls 55454.  Tickets:  $25 Advance/$28 Day of Show. https://www.thecedar.org/listing/2018/8/28/david-wilcox-with-special-guest

 Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:00am – 12:00pm

Bridging the Divide – policing and mental health event – Location Tbd.  Contact:

Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:00am – 12:00pm

An Introduction to Compassionate Communication – Minnesota Center for Compassionate Communication, Workshop on nonviolent communication.  Cost:  $20/person;  capacity:  50.  Contact:  Dave Casey 970-764-5522

Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00PM

“Let It Begin with Me” Premiere & Concert – Aane Fosse’s 4 Peace Band, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Avenue, Mpls 55403.  World premiere of a new commissioned jazz piece ”Let It Begin with Me” performed by Aane Fosse 4 Peace Band.  200 Parking spots available at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.  Additional 100 spots at St Mark Episcopal Church.  Capacity:  2000;   http://instagram.com/Aane_Fosses_4_Peace_Band

Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:00 – 10:00pm

Signifyin’ & Testifyin’ “And How Are The Children” Storytelling Concerts,   Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.  27th Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival Featuring: Mother Minter, Charlotte, NC; Oba William King, Chicago, IL, Mama Koku, Atlanta, GA, Toni Simmons, Dallas, TX, Beverly Cottman, Minneapolis, MN, LACA Bridges, Fort Worth, TX.  *This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018 5:00pm – 8:00pm

34th Annual Silent Auction – W.A.M.M. (Women Against Military Madness), St Joan of Arc Church, 4537 Third Avenue South, Mpls.  WAMM’s Annual “Not-So-Silent” Auction will include a dinner buffet, adult beverages and music! Bid on an exciting variety of items such as local restaurant gift certificates, gourmet dinners, health and wellness services, vacation getaways, books and more. Suggested entry donation: $10.00–30.00; Reserve a table for 4 to 8 people for $25 per person.  wamm@mtn.org

Sunday, September 30, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Paul K. Chappell Book Sales and Voter Registration, First Universalist Church, 3400 DuPont Avenue South, Mpls

Sunday, September 30, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Waging Peace: A New Foundation for Racial Justice – First Universalist Church, 3400 DuPont Avenue South, Mpls, Peace forum on “Peace Literacy” presented by Paul K Chappell, relating the concepts he has developed to Racial Justice through terminology like Civility, Respect, Listening, Empathy, Trust, Hope, Courage, Critical Thinking, Truth, Justice, Appreciation and Dignity.  Paul Chappell’s books will be available for purchase before and after the forum.  Book signing and voter registration.  Capacity:  600.   Contact:   Robin Morris – 612-827-4270   http://firstuniversalistchurch.org