Wednesday 16

Looking for a lunch-hour change of peace? Hand out signs and leaflets in this weekly vigil, Northwest corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square, noon-1 pm. Contact the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom at 224-5190.

The Margaret Mead Traveling Film & Video Festival continues its run at Portland State University's Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, 725-3081. 7 pm.

Thursday 17

Sit down for peace at the Buddhas Not Bombs Meditation Vigil, Peace Plaza in the South Park Blocks, weekly at noon.

Cream with that picket sign? The Belmont Protest meets weekly in front of Stumptown Coffee, Southeast 34th Avenue and Belmont Street, at 4 pm.

Performers of all types are invited to act out in Pacific Switchboard's weekly Peace Performance evenings. Contact Greta at for details. 4637 N Albina Ave., 7 pm. Admission is , donations are encouraged.

Friday 18

Women In Black for Peace make a weekly midday silent stand against war. This black-clad international activist group is committed to peace with justice and protests U.S. aid to Israel. Sorry, guys, vigils are for women only. Contact Yvonne at 288-8958, or Southwest 6th Avenue and Morrison Street. Noon.

Portland Peaceful Response ( will make its usual spirited pilgrimage for peace. Demand an end to the "War on Terror" and learn about civil liberties. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 5 pm. For info, call 471-1535.

Changing the world, one lane at a time. Critical Mass will ride weekly until the war stops. Northwest Park Avenue and Couch Street, 5:30 pm.

Civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart, recently indicted for her defense of terrorists, will speak about the Patriot Act's attack on civil liberties. PSU's Smith Center, Room 101, 1825 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. Call Dan at 661-1317 for details. Proceeds support Lynne's defense fund and Education WithOut Borders. $5-$10 donation.

Get schooled by Dr. Jamal Badawi from Canada's St. Mary's University as he explains the war's context in "Islam, Terrorism, and the West," hosted by the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Contact Michael at 274-7488 or email JP at for more information. The Governor Hotel, 611 SW 10th Ave. Noon. $15 members, $20 guests.

Saturday 19

Hear the harmonic sounds of peace in the Aurora Chorus concert "Earth Chant," featuring 120 singing women, a drum circle and Native American poet Gail Tremblay. Call 287-6721 for tickets. St. Mary's Academy auditorium, 1615 SW 5th Ave. 4 and 8 pm. $13 advance, $15 door.

Sunday 20

Patriots welcome at this weekly Support the Troops Rally. Pioneer Square, 1-3:30 pm. For info, contact Dimitri Guillen at 246-3701.

Suburban peace-lovers unite at this weekly Hillsdale Peace March. Gather in the parking lot across from Nature's on Southwest Capitol Highway. 3 pm.

Be a star in the weekly Hollywood Peace Vigil. Meet on Sandy Boulevard at Northeast 42nd Avenue, 4 pm. Email or call 287-9806 for more information.

Sing a song for peace at this weekly Peace Chorus rehearsal. University of Portland and BroadArts Theatre ( invite volunteers to sing along. Mago Hunt Recital Hall, 5 pm. No long-term commitment required. Email for info. Candlelight vigil and singing, 6:30-7 pm.

Monday 21

Each Monday, join the Peace Elves on the Bridges from 8 to 9 am. Share peace messages with morning commuters. For more info, email

Portland State University activists will give you a subtitled, international perspective in "Don Rumsfeld's 'Old Europe' Film Festival." Films focus on women's rights, antiwar activism and organized labor. For more info, email or call 725-7798. PSU, Smith Center, Room 225, 1725 SW Broadway. 6 pm. , open to the public.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, will unravel the dysfunctional nationalism gripping nations that are initiating war. This benefits KBOO and is co-sponsored by the Portland Alliance. For info, call 231-8032. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., 281-4215. 7 pm. $10 door, $12 advance at KBOO or Fastixx.

Thursday 24

Always wanted to talk about human rights? Here's your chance! International Human Rights Forum, open to all. Please call Mattee at 242-3828 or email him at for more information. $1 requested donation.

Friday 25

Homeland In-security, BroadArts Theatre's "dramady" centering on four generations of peacemakers and their bravery, despair and brilliance, returns for two encore performances. For information and tickets, call 288-5181. Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave. 8 pm. $16 advance, $18 door.

Saturday 26

Curious about the mess we're getting ourselves into? Come to the Impacts of War Forum, where speakers will address health and racial issues, environmental concerns, soldiers, civil liberties, immigrants and the economy. Call Betsy Toll at 788-7311 for more information. First Congregational Church, 1137 SW Broadway. 1-5 pm.