WAMM Calendar
The events collected in the WAMM Events Calendar represent a diversity of viewpoints, which may not be the viewpoint of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) and/or its individual members.
We make our best effort to include events which are in line with our mission, but we are not intimately involved with the planning of all of the events listed.
Please note that WAMM's provision of information on other groups' events is not meant to convey nor endorse any action contrary to public policy that would be inconsistent with exempt purposes under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) i.e., charitable purposes.
indicates an event sponsored by the WAMM Middle East Committee.
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WAMM EVENTS
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WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace
EVERY Wednesday

4:30 - 5:30
Lake St/Marshall Av Peace Bridge, Mississippi River joining Mpls and St Paul.

Weekly since 1999.

Sponsored by Twin Cities Peace Campaign and WAMM.

FFI: contact the WAMM office or 612.275.2720.

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WAMM Weekly Solidarity with Palestine Vigil
EVERY Friday

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Intersection of Snelling & Summit, St. Paul.

FFI: contact the WAMM office or 612.275. 2720.

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WAMM Book Club: Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen
Saturday, February 21

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Afro Deli, 1939 S 5th Street, Minneapolis.

The WAMM Bookclub meets every third Saturday of the month. In January the Bookclub will discuss Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy.

Sponsored by: The WAMM Bookclub.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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WAMM Annual Meeting: The Price of Drone Warfare
Saturday March 7

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spirit of St. Stephen's, 2201 First Ave, Minneapolis

Featuring interdisciplinary artist Sha Cage, one of the Star Tribune's Best of 2014 Movers and Makers. Renew your membership, enjoy a light brunch, elect new board members, and network with other WAMM members!

The program is free and open to the public.

FFI: contact the WAMM office. Join and share on facebook.

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WAMM on KFAI's International Women's Day Programming: Women's Work is Never Done
Monday, March 9

7 - 7:30 a.m.

WAMM roundtable discussion of the effects of U.S. wars/drones on women and girls at home and abroad and on the global environment; how we organize to oppose war and work for peace.

KFAI Radio: 90.3 Minneapolis; 106.7 St. Paul.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Second Monday Movies
Monday, March 9

7:00 p.m.
On the BIG SCREEN at 4200 Cedar Ave. So., Mimneapolis.

Wag the Dog. "A dark comedy about psychological manipulation of the public to support a meaningless war. Has a 1997 satire become reality?"

Open and free to the public. FREE fresh popcorn. Lively discussion follows.

Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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End US Aid to Israel Protest
Friday, March 27

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Snelling and Summit Avenues, St. Paul

Join the weekly WAMM vigil to mark the upcoming PalestinianLand Day.  Palestinians have remembered Land Day since March 30th, 1976 when thousands of Palestinians in Israel gathered toprotest Israeli government plans to steal 60,000 dunams of Arab-owned land in the Galilee. Israeli police killed six Palestinians and wounded and jailed hundreds more. Join us to protest US support of Israel’s apartheid policies.

Cosponsored by the Anti-War Committee and the WAMM Middle East Committee.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest
Deadline extended to June 1, 2015

WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces a video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. The jury consists of international experts on film and on the torture issue, including Prof. Peter Kuznick, American University, co-writer of the 10 part TV series “The Untold History of the United States” (2012), Sebastian Doggart, director of the critically acclaimed documentary “American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi” (2009), longtime peace activist, Andy Worthington, and Joseph Jolton, Minneapolis filmmaker and instructor video arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Blake School. Winners will be feted at Twin Cities events on June 26th, the UN-designated Torture Awareness Day.

FFI: online or contact the WAMM office.

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COALITION EVENTS
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Happy Hour for Peace
Saturday, February 28

4:00 pm-6:00 pm
MayDay Books, 301 Cedar Ave. South, Minneapolis. 

Enjoy conversation and refreshments and raise funds to build the March 21 "Stop U.S. Wars" protest in Minneapolis. We will be raising funds to help get out the word on the March 21 event. Money raised will be used primarily for flyers and placing ads in community newspapers. We hope you will come and bring your friends to these important events.

Sponsored bt: MN Peace Action Coalition

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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MN Break the Bonds petition and MN SBI Meeting
Wednesday, March 4

10 a.m.
SBI Building, 60 Empire Drive, St. Paul.

This is a very critical moment in the campaign to divest the state of MN from its holdings in Israel bonds. MN Break the Bonds, the statewide divestment campaign targeting MN's investments in Israel bonds, has been pushing the State Board of Investments to divest from its $10+ million holdings in Israel bonds. What is critical is that these bonds mature at the end of June, which means the state will receive the amount it invested back, and have to decide where to reinvest these funds.  We are putting all of our efforts into pushing the State Board of Investments to not reinvest in Israel bonds. This is a critical point because if we can get them to not reinvest, then the state will not at all hold any direct investments in Israel - which is a huge victory for the global movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions as called for by Palestinian civil society.

Sponsored by: MN Break the Bonds.

FFI: online.

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Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings!
Saturday March 21

1:00 pm
Lake Street & Hiawatha Avenues, Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis March 21st protest will coincide with the spring anti-war actions on March 18-21 in Washington DC. March 2015 will mark 12 years since the 2003 "Shock & Awe" launch of the U.S. war in Iraq. STOP U.S. WARS! No war in Iraq! No bombing, troops, advisors, weapons, or contractors. Stop bombing Syria. Out of Afghanistan. Say NO to drone strikes & endless war. Say NO to Racism. Stop targeting people of color. Demilitarize the police. Stop attacks on democratic rights. Say NO to Islamophobia. For a full employment peace economy!

Sponsored by MPAC (MN Peace Action Coalition). Endorsed by: AFSCME Local 3800, Alliant Action, Anti-War Committee, Committee for Palestinian Rights, Community of St. Martin, Every Church a Peace Church, Faith Mennonite Church, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Grqndmothrs for Peace, Marxist Student Federation, Mayday Books, Military Families Speak Out (MN chapter), Minneapolis Green Party, Peace and Justice Committee of Sacred Heart Catholic Church (St. Paul), St. Frances Cabrini Justice and Peace Cmmttee., Socialist Action, Students for a Democratic Society (UMN), St. Joan of Arc/WAMM Peacemakers, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, Workers International League.

More - click here »

FFI: 612-275-2720 or contact the WAMM office.

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Are the United States and Russia Getting Ready for Nuclear War?  Saturday, March 28

1:30 pm
MayDay Books, 301 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis.

Larry Wittner, former president of the Council on Peace Research in History has written extensively on the history of peace movements, nuclear arms control and disarmament, and U.S. foreign policy. He has received major fellowships or grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the United States Institute of Peace. He is also on the national board of Peace Action and plays banjo in Solidarity Singers.

Co-sponsored by: WAMM, Metro State and Citizens for Global Solutions, hosted by WAMM.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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ALSO OF INTEREST
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The Art of Indigenous Resistance: Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, February 27

6 – 8pm

Guest Speaker: Winona LaDuke, 6:30-7:00 pm
Artist Talk: 7:00 pm
Q & A to follow

A traveling exhibition of work by 20 Indigenous artists co-curated by All My Relations Gallery and Honor the Earth. The exhibition is made of both prints and original works of art that highlights Honor the Earth’s 31 years of Indigenous outreach and community resistance. In correspondence with the art and activism theme, we are excited to also include paintings from the Minneapolis community. Artist Participants: John Isaiah Pepion, Jesus Barraza, Jaque Fragua, Betty Laduke, Votan, Gregg Deal, Nani Chacon, Chip Thomas, Kim Smith, Tom Greyeyes, Star Wallowingbull, Rabbet Strickland, Donald Montileaux, Alania Buffalo Spirit, Ron Toahanie Jackson, Michael Horse, Remy Fredenberg, Jaycee Beyale, Cheyenne Randall and Lucie Skjefte.

Sponsored by:

FFI.

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"Urban Waters" Pax Salon Discussion
Tuesday, March 3

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Paul Gallery (formerly Mad Hatter's Tea House), 943 West 7th Street, St. Paul.

Sage Passi, Watershed Education Specialist for Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District since 2001 (specialties in public involvement, design and construction of rain gardens, native restoration) and Susu Jeffrey, water activist, founder of Friends of Coldwater, will lead a discussion on our urban waters, including the good news.

FFI: Call 651-227-3228.

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Women and Native Struggles: Toward Ecological Transformation
Tuesday, March 10

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul.

Native American activist and advocate for environmental, women's, and children's rights, Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is founder and co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network. She is also the founder and campaign director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a reservation-based environmental organization.

Sponsored by: the University of St. Thomas.

FFI: online.

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Chante Wolf, Pax Salon 
Tuesday, March 10

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Paul Gallery (formerly Mad Hatter's Tea House), 943 West 7th Street, St. Paul.

Chante Wolf, Served in Desert Storm, Iraq Chapter One, 1992-1998 and now with Veterans for Peace and Women’s Initiative of Minnesota.  Chante will talk about art and women veterans issues and bridging the gap between communities and veterans re-entering society.

FFI: Call 651-227-3228.

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LOOKING AHEAD
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A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad!
Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10

Empire Meadows (Clarion) Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey (30 minutes from New York City).

To register for a hotel room at the conference reduced rate, call 201-348-6900 and say it is for the UNAC Antiwar Coalition conference.

Sponsored by: UNAC - United National Antiwar Coalition.

FFI: online or email or call 518-227-6947.

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