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 Friday Vigil for Justice for Palestine. #51DaysinGaza
EVERY Friday

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

The WAMM Middle East Committee's weekly Friday Vigil for Palestine. Join us to stand against the brutal and injust conditions of occupation.

Sponsored by WAMM Middle East Committee.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace
EVERY Wednesday

5 - 6 pm
Lake St/Marshall Av Peace Bridge, Mississippi River joining Mpls and St Paul.

Frustrated with war, military spending and polluting?  Spend some time with others who are, too! Beautiful, peaceful venue overlooking the Mighty Mississippi.

Sponsored by the WAMM End War Committee and the Twin Cities Peace Campaign.

FFI: contact the WAMM office or 612.275.2720.

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WAMM 2nd Monday Movies! Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition
Monday, September 14


7:00pm.
In the Big Room on the Big Screen at 4200 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis

Koch Brothers Exposed 2014 is a hard-hitting investigation of the 1% at its very worst. This full-length documentary film on Charles and David Koch—two of the world’s richest and most powerful men -- is from acclaimed director Robert Greenwald. The billionaire brothers bankroll a vast network of organizations that work to undermine the interests of the 99% on issues ranging from Social Security to the environment to civil rights. This film uncovers the Kochs’ corruption—and points the way to how Americans can reclaim their democracy. The Koch brothers get richer as the costs of what Koch destroys are foisted on the rest of us – in the form of ill health, foul water and a climate crisis that threatens life as we know it on this planet. Now nearing 80 – owning a large chunk of the Alberta tar sands and using his billions to transform the modern Republican Party into a protection racket for Koch Industries' profits – Charles Koch is not about to see the light. ~ Rolling Stone

Coming attraction in October: "1971", the story of Media PA FBI office break-in, based on the book The Burglary: The Discovery of J Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI by Betty Medsger, who will lead our post film discussion via Skype.

Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee.

Learn more -
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FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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WAMM Book Club - Great reads and discussions with good people!
Saturday, September 19

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

The WAMM Book Club meets every third Saturday of the month. For September discussion we're reading "Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality," by David Cay Johnston.

Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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September Starry Night - WAMM's 31st Annual Silent Auction
Sunday, September 27

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 Third Ave., Minneapolis.

Delicious buffet and dessert. Hundreds of Items to bid on including gift certificates for area restaurants. Raffle items. Plus you could be an instant winner on brunches, dinner and vacation experiences. Come to this spectacular fundraiser, eat, chat, bid and take home some great prizes! Hold the date!

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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COALITION EVENTS / ALSO OF INTEREST
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Bannering to Demand Justice for Rasmea Odeh
Thursday, September 10

4:30 to 5:30 pm
Mayday Plaza (outside Mayday Bookstore), 301 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis.

Rasmea Odeh is a heroic 68-year-old Palestinian American community leader who is currently facing prison and deportation on a trumped up immigration charge. In 1969 she was jailed and tortured by the Israelis. Later this fall we will be mobilizing to attend the Federal appeal hearing in Cincinnati to challenge her unjust conviction. Help to build this campaign to keep her free. Justice for Rasmea!

Organized by the MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression.

FFI: facebook.

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Middle East Peace Now (MEPN)
Saturday, September 12

9:30 am refreshments
10 am Presentations and Discussion
South Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Avenue S, Minneapolis.

This forum presents a video of a confereance that was held at the National Press Club in April 2015 with a number of speakers participating. The speakers were experts of all ages and backgrounds from academia, government, independent research organizations and alternative news media. The Sept. 12 forum will focus on the speakers who addressed the issue of silencing and muzzling of both students and professors on college campuses in the U.S.

Sponsored by MEPN, endoresed by WAMM/Middle East Committee.

FFI:  call 763-318-7546 or contact the WAMM office.

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Peace Vigil to End Drone Warfare
Sunday, September 20

10 am to 3 pm
Camp Ripley, 15000 Highway 115, north of LIttle Falls.

Vigil participants can park along the right of way. The peace vigil outside the main gate is scheduled to last from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You are welcome to arrive early or stay late - a continuous vigil will be held outside Camp Ripley's main gate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the same time Camp Ripley hosts Open House Day. The Camp Ripley peace vigil seeks to increase public awareness about the devastation drone warfare causes in response to Camp Ripley's drone program. The peace vigil's pro-peace message will counter the pro-war propaganda Camp Ripley spreads at Open House Day. We will demand an end to drone warfare, the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan and Iraq, an end to the U.S. bombing of Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan and an end to the U.S. backed Saudi war on Yemen. A potluck lunch will be held at Morrison County Park (Belle Prairie Park) after the peace vigil.  Morrison County Park is located off Highway 76, north of Little Falls. Everyone is welcome to attend. Signs and flags will be available. Please join us.

Some carpool space available from the Twin Cities.

Sponsored by Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace and Occupy Little Falls, endorsed by WAMM.

FFI: djo819@hotmail.com, the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace website or contact the WAMM office.

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Voices for Peace "50 Years of Peace Music"
Sunday October 18

4 pm
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian, 420 Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis.

Suggested donation $10/$5 kids under 12. Proceeds will benefit Women Against Military Madness and Veterans for Peace Chapter 27.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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SOA Watch Vigil
November 20 - 22

Gates of Ft. Benning, Georgia.

We will return to the gates of Fort Benning to take a stand for justice and accountability. Torture survivors, union workers, religious communities, musicians, puppetistas, students, migrants, veterans and others from across the country will speak out against violence and militarization. We will commemorate the martyrs, march to Stewart Detention Center, teach and learn from each other in the Columbus Convention Center, and celebrate resistance at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia. The military base, one of the largest in the world, is named for the Georgia politician and Confederate general Henry L. Benning, who helped Georgia secede, and who was an outspoken proponent of slavery. Fort Benning is also home to the notorious School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC) and has become a focal point of the people power resistance to empire and militarization. Powerful speakers and musicians from across the Americas will perform, the puppetistas will pull off a massive theater pageant in the streets, followed by a solemn funeral procession to remember all those who have been murdered in the struggle. Mass mobilizations are a key element for the success of social justice movements.

FFI: travel info and schedule: SOA Watch.

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