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A day of Peace

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Sunday, November 11
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Landmark Center
75 Fifth Street West     
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Cost: FREE

You are invited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice with storytelling, poetry and music that evokes the spirit of peace and goodwill globally, nationally, and locally.

Schedule:

10-11:30 am: Veterans for Peace Commemoration, Twin Cities Chapter 27, will offer a commemoration with a talk by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, poetry and song to reclaim the meaning of Armistice Day.

11 am: Armistice Bells ring at 11 :00 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th Month: the exact moment the bells rang out signaling the end of WWI.

12-2 pm: Peace Fair and Afternoon Program. The fair will include over 20 organizations that promote peaceful locally and globally (including Citizens for Global Solutions). A poignant program of storytelling, music and spoken word, as well as prayers for peace in four voices: Muslim, Christian, Native American and Jewish, will inspire a spirit of peace. Artists include musician, Larry Long; Tom LeBlanc (Tatanka Ohitika) & Jacqueline Ultan and storyteller, Larry Johnson.

2 pm: Armistice Bells

These events are a co-presentation of Veterans for Peace, World Storytelling Day, and Landmark Center.

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Minnesota United Nations History Project

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How have Minnesotans contributed to the United Nations in the past 75 years?

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The Minnesota Historical Society has awarded a Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage grant to the Citizens for Global Solutions - Minnesota for The Minnesota United Nations History Project. This project aims to create a digitized Minnesota United Nations (UN) History Resource File.

As part of this project, CGS will be collecting and, documenting the work, events, and activities of Minnesotans that have helped fulfill the goals of the UN in addressing contemporary problems.

Do you or someone you know have a story to share? If you know individuals that we should speak to about the history of the UN in Minnesota, please send us an email at cfgsmn@gmail.com.


featured resource

Peacemakers of Minnesota video series

The Peacemakers of Minnesota Video Series is a collection of interviews of key individuals who have been part of the peace and justice movement in Minnesota for decades.  The project was conceived and interviews were conducted by Ehtasham Anwar (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center.  Videos were recorded by Suhail Ahmed (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center. The project was supervised by Dick Bernard, president (2005-07) of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers and then-vice-president of Citizens for Global Solutions, Minnesota.  


FROM THE BLOG

 

October 2018

Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World
by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg

Distinguished International Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota and long-time CGS-MN Board Member

Book and accompanying Study Guide now available in SEVEN LANGUAGES! Ordering info here.