August 17, 2007

Peace Events in Your Area

40 Peace & Justice Events Scheduled throughout the Midwest Peace & Justice Caucus Region through UFPJ

Many Weekly, Monthly and Other Large Events Planned in an Area Near You

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

RSVPRally Against the Surge
Noon~Weekly Event
We have a weekly street corner vigil every Saturday from Noon to 1 PM. Corner of First Ave and Collins Rd. NE Cedar Rapids Signs available or bring your own. A rally in solidarity with the national march in Washington, D.C.Bring the Troops Home Now! Signs available or bring your own.

Des Moines, Iowa
RSVPNot one more dollar
5:00 PM~Saturday, October 27th 2007
World Peace Day--we are planning to have a memorial service for those who have lost their lives from Iowa and carry coffins to the federal building and the capital, have a memorial service, and close with candlelight

RSVPend the war feed the poor
12:00 PM~Weekly Event
Every week on from the start date but it is not mandatory to come who ever who wants to support us is welcome to show up and it is free thank youthe people taking actions in what they know is wrong and lies to the people from this so called congress and government these struggling times these days so please show you're support to the cause

Waterloo, Iowa
RSVPMonthly Cost of War Demonstration
11:00 AM~Monthly Event
4th Saturday of every month from 11-noon 4th Saturday of every month from 11-noon at the intersection of Kimball and Ridgway. Join us and hold signs with the updated humane and financial cost of the Iraq War. This will continue until every troop is brought home from Iraq.


Carbondale, Illinois
Anti-War Vigil
Noon~Weekly Event
Every Saturday noonParticipants stand along Main St. in Carbondale holding anti-war signs.

Chicago, Illinois
RSVPMarch of the People
9:00 AM~Multi-Day Event
Every day, from June 21 until Sept. 21, 2007Mario Penalver, a graduate student at the University of Chicago, is walking seven hundred miles, beginning at Chicago’s Millennium Park (the Cloud Gate on the AT&T Plaza) on June 21 and arriving at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. on Sept. 21. He is demanding an immediate end to the Iraq War and the impeachment of the president.

DeKalb, Illinois
RSVPWeekly Peace Vigil
5 pmWeekly Event DeKalb Interfaith Network has conducted a peace vigil every Friday at 5 p.m. since December 7, 2001 on the corner of lst St. & Lincoln Highway in Memorial Park, DeKalb. Others willing to stand up for peace are invited to join us for the Vigil and brief Circle following. On June 25 we will be joined by the Walk for Justice participants. Supper follows.

RSVPCommemoration on 4th Anniversary of War
5:00 PM~Weekly Event
Every Friday eveningMusic, poetry, and words calling for an end to the war will be part of our weekly Peace Vigil Friday, Mar 16 in downtown DeKalb.

Evanston, Illinois
RSVPWomen in Black
5:30 PM~Weekly Event
Every WednesdayWomen stand in silent and prayerful vigil. Wear black if possible and bring non-violent signs. Men welcome as support and to distribute leaflets.

Moline, Illinois
RSVPMoline Peace Protest
11:00 AM~Weekly Event
Every Saturday from 11 am till noon.We will stand for peace and against the Iraq war from 11am till noon like we do every Saturday until all our troops are home. Bring a sign or we have some extras. We are a group of folks between the ages of 15 and 80 something. Come join us.

Oak Park, Illinois
RSVPOak Park Peace Vigil
7:00 PM~Weekly Event
We have vigiled for peace for 265 Fridays and we will continue till there is peace in Iraq and Afganistansing, stand, pray, speak for peace -- this is a faith based event

RSVPFirst United Church of Christ
7:00 PM~Weekly Event
Once a week -- every Friday -- 7PM to 8PM -- on the front steps ofour church till the war in IRAQ is over. Regardless of weather --heat, cold, rain, sleet or snow! WE have "vigiled" for PEACE for 265 Friday nites. silent prayer, singing, personal remarks , group prayers.... this is less a protest and more a yearningfor peace. It is faith based.

Peoria, Illinois
Protest for Peace. Protest against the War.
Noon~Weekly Event
Every Saturday from noon until 1 PM, until the war stops.Protest against the war in Iraq.


Evansville, Indiana

RSVPPeace Vigil
5:00 PM~Monthly Event
Every third Friday of the Month from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stand for ending the war and to bring the troops home.

Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Out of Iraq Now
Noon~Monthly Event
Every 1st Saturday of the Month.Help advertise for peace. Bring your own sign or use one of ours. Inspirational music will be provided.

Highland, Indiana
RSVPRally to End Iraq Occupation
1:oo PM~Weekly Event
Every Saturday from 1:00-2:00 PM in winter. When weather warms up time will be 1-3PM.Every Saturday rally from 1:00-2:00 PM Highway of the Flags Veterans MemorialRidge Rd & Indianapolis BlvdPlease join us. Bring your friends and signs or use ours. Rallies have been going on weekly since July 2005.

RSVPWeekly Protest at the Highway of the Flags
1:00 PM~Weekly Event
Every Saturday at 1 pmA weekly protest rally against the war and ongoing events and more are posted on this organizations's website.

Mishawaka, Indiana
RSVPSolidarity Vigil for March in Washington
1:00 PM~Weekly Event
Every SaturdayWe will gather on the cemetary corner of Grape and Cleveland in Mishawaka to demonstrate our opposition to the war in Iraq and especially to the latest "surge." Signs will be provided or you can bring your own.

RSVPMichiana Peace and Justice Coalition vigil
1:00 PM~Weekly Event
Every Sat l-2 p.m.Weekly vigil augmented to support DC March Bring your own signs or use ours. We also do a Monday vigil 5-6 p.m. in SO. Bend IN at corner of Jefferson and Main St., SB 46601.

South Bend, Indiana
RSVPOut of Iraq
5:00 PM~Weekly Event
Every MondayWe gather every Monday to remind those driving home from work that we need to stop the war and bring the troops home. Signs will be provided or you can bring your own.


Chelsea, Michigan
Noon~Weekly Event
Every SundayWeekly Sunday vigil will feature a banner with the names of more than 3000 soldiers who have been killed in this war.

Detroit, Michigan
Fire Your Boss - IWW Meeting
7:00PM~Monthly Event
Every third Wednesday of the monthMonthly meeting of the Detroit Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World.

Ferndale, Michigan
RSVPFerndale Peace Vigil
4:45~Weekly Event
Every MondayWeekly vigil for peace.

Grand Haven, Michigan
Noon~Weekly Event
Every Sunday NoonWelcome to the Lakeshore Peace Coalition!JOIN US! PRO PEACE DEMONSTRATIONEvery Sunday Noon - 1:00pmCorner of US31 and Jackson near Starbucks

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sunday Noon Vigil for Peace
Noon~Weekly Event
Every Sunday since September 1, 2002Weekly vigil for peace

Lansing, Michigan
RSVPFriday Noon-hour Peace Vigil Outside Michigan Capitol Building
12:00 PM~Weekly Event
Every Friday over the noon hour.Every Friday since September 2001, Lansing area people gather outside the Michigan Capitol Building over the noon hour in a vigil for peace and social justice. Dress for the weather. Follow nonviolent principles.

Marshall, Michigan
RSVPAnti-War/ Anti- Bush Demonstration
12 PM~Monthly Event
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the MonthWe will be demonstrating our stance of disagreement with the Bush Administration and the war in Iraq.

Paw Paw, Michigan
Monthly Event

Saginaw, Michigan
RSVPMonthly Vigil against the Iraq War
5 PM~Monthly Event
The first Friday of the monthMeet to protest the Iraq War and occupation and demand the troops be brought home now!

Wyandotte, Michigan
RSVPEnd the War in Iraq Rally
Noon~Weekly Event
Every Saturday Noon til One Oak/Fort Street Wyandotte Michigan 48192Every Saturday from 12noon to 1pm... Gather to protest war and support our troops...Have a presence on a busy local road!


Eagan, Minnesota
RSVPPeace Vigil
4:30 PM~Weekly Event
Every Thursday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.Weekly peace vigil on Thurdays from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at intersection of Yankee Doodle Road and Pilot Knob in Eagan. We have a variety of signs, "Peace," "Vote for Change," and others. We have four very popular ones that read "Honk for Peace." These last signs invite the drivers of passing cars to express their support and give drivers a way to participate and a way for us to gauge their support. During the first half of 2006 we have averaged about ten vigilers and have been witnessing an increase in horn honks.

RSVPPeace Vigil
4:30 PM~Weekly Event
4:30 to 5:30 pm every ThursdayWeekly vigil at intersection of Yankee Doodle and Pilot Knob Road in Eagan, Minnesota. Spring 2007 usually about 10-12 participants holding various Peace signs. Our "HONK FOR PEACE" signs invite drivers to participate by honking and as the months go on the honks have been increasing. After the vigil we go to a nearby Mexican restuarant, "EL Loro", to eat and chat.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
RSVPVigil for Peace
5:00 PM~Weekly Event
Every Wednesday.Vigil for Peace on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge.

Red Wing, Minnesota
RSVPPeace Vigil
4:30 PM~Weekly Event
Every Friday afternoonWeekly Peace Vigil 4:30-5:30 in John Rich Park between Red Wing Public Library and Post Office

St. Louis, Missouri
RSVPMarch Through the Arch
Sunday, August 19th 2007 ~10:30 AM
A march and rally to send a message to congress that funding the war is killing our troops. BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!

RSVPWeekly vigil for peace
7 PM~Weekly Event
Every SundayThis vigil is an ongoing place for opponents of the war on Iraq to make their opposition visible. There is a time of silence, an open mike for sharing perspectives and readings, music, and announcements of upcoming events. Some vigilers hold large colorful banners, others hold candles and signs, while others leaflet cars stopped in traffic as people drive to Fox, Black Rep, Powell, and Sheldon performances. People of all faiths and persuasions are welcome.


Appleton, Wisconsin

RSVPFox Valley Peace Coalition Monthly Rally
11 AM~Monthly
Event 1st Sat of the month, 11-12Fox Valley Peace Coalition & Fellowship of Reconciliation of Appleton, WI area are sponsoring a candlelight vigil on College Ave & Appleton St (Peace Corner - 1st Sat monthly rally from 11-12) same place

RSVPBush Veto Protest Rally
11 AM~Monthly Event
1st Sat monthly peace rally Appleton, WI. Fox Valley Peace Coalition. 11-12 Corner College & Appleton St.Participants will stand on the corner holding signs. Same place as 1st Sat rallies (peace corner/Houdini corner).

Dodgeville, Wisconsin
RSVPEyes Wide Open exhibit
10:00 AM~Monthly Event
Every 1st Friday of the month (except for Easter weekend)Dodgeville, Wisconsin - Display of 69 boots representing the fallen soldiers from Wisconsin and civilian shoes representing the Iraqi Civilians who have died in this war comprise this exhibit from the American Friends Service Committee. An interfaith service was held at noon.

Waupaca, Wisconsin
RSVPWaupaca Peace Action
10 AM~Monthly Event
Third Saturday of every month at 10 amGathering of likeminded people against the war, against the surge, and for bringing the troops home now. Site is the Waupaca City Square, directly across from the Chez Marche Cafe in Waupaca, WI. For more information call 715.256.2672.

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