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.
Weekly Vigil: Justice for Palestine
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Snelling and Summit Avenue, St. Paul.
Every Friday join others to vigil for justice for Palestine and Palestinians. End the siege of Gaza, End the Occupation, and End U.S. Aid to Israel.
30th Annual WAMM Not So Silent Silent Auction
Sunday, October 5
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (bidding closes at 7:00 p.m.)
St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis.
It's a FUN-raiser and we'll have some zany FUN! Complimentary buffet from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., win an exciting variety of items such as restaurant gift certificates, gourmet dinners, health and wellness services, vacation homes, and more!
Supervised children’s activities.
Sliding fee at the door: $10-$30, reserve a table for eight in advance for $25 per person.
Fly Kites, Not Drones
Saturday, Oct 11
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Roberts Bird Sanctuary Shelter located adjacent to the Lyndale Park Peace Garden and just north of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis (4124 Roseway Rd).
Join WAMM for an afternoon for singles and families alike. We will have a chance to discuss the facts about drone warfare as we enjoy a drone-free day of creating, decorating and flying kites. Kites and decorating tools will be provided.
T3 Video Contest Launch Party
Sunday, Oct 12
3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis.
Tackling Torture at the Top (T3), a committee of WAMM, announces its 2nd annual video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. Program will include last year's winning videos and first episode of Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick's monumental series: "The Untold History of the United States." Contest submission deadline for videos: March 1, 2015. Prizes: $500 Jury Prizes in Serious and Satirical Categories and $300 Audience Favorite Prizes in the same two categories
Sponsored by: T3, a committee of WAMM.
FFI: for more info and rules attend the launch party or online or Facebook.
After Kerry and Gaza, What Next?
Sunday, October 19
1:30 p.m. (refreshments)
2:00 p.m. (program)
Carondelet Village Auditorium, 525 Fairview Avenue South, St. Paul.
Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Born in Hibbing, Halper participated in the civil rights and anti-Viet Nam war movements of the 1960s. Jeff immigrated to Israel in 1973. Since then he has been a tireless advocate for justice and civil rights for all Palestinians and Israelis. He spent ten years as a community worker in Jerusalem aiding low-income Mizrahi families. He co-founded ICAHD in 1997 to help resist Israel’s strategy of house demolitions in the occupied territories. He is the author of four multiple books: including the soon-to-be-published War Amongst the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification.
FREE and open to the public (donations accepted for ICAHD).
Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now. Co-sponsored by: The Mideast Committee of WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) and Carondelet Village Peacemakers.
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Join a WAMM issue committee... or help at events; staff a table; assist with office work... Issue Committees are scheduled at various farmers' markets and community events. Plans for the Silent Auction (October 5) are underway. Consider offering your time and enjoying the camaraderie!
No New Wars! Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria!
Saturday, Sept. 27
Mayday Plaza, Cedar Avenue and 3rd Street, Minneapolis.
Part of a coordinated anti-war campaign in cities across the U.S. from September 23–29 to protest the U.S. bombing of Syria and Iraq, be part of a visible anti-war statement with signs and banners to say no to new U.S. wars and interventions.
4200 Cedar Mural Painting Days
Sunday, September 28 and October 4
1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis.
Olivia Levins-Holden and Joanna Nunez will be there to do a quick painting tutorial and help answer any questions. There's a lot of painting to be done for people who want to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground and for those of you that are over 18 or who can get a parent or guardian waiver permission to get on the scaffolding. We could really use some help for any amount of time. Truly if you can only come for an hour in the middle of the painting day, a bit at the beginning or a little at the end or find that you're enjoying it so much that you want to spend the day with us we'd love to have you!
Drop the charges against Rasmea Odeh!
Thursday, October 2
Minneapolis Federal Building, 4th Street and 4th Avenue, Minneapolis.
Join others for a protest to demand freedom for Palestine and to demand that the federal government drops the trumped up changes against Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh! The Minneapolis protest will coincide with Rasmea’s next court appearance in Detroit. The U.S. government is trying to prosecute her for allegedly lying on her immigration papers - about her Israeli imprisonment 45 years ago. The wrongful conviction in Palestine was the result of vicious physical and sexual torture by the Israeli military. Rasmea is a well-known activist is Chicago and she is fighting her charges. Stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine - both at home and abroad!
Sponsored by: Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression.
Masanari Kawahara's "Little Boy"
Friday, September 19 to Sunday, October 5
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis.
Little Boy was created by puppeteer, painter, and performance artist Masanari Kawahara, who was born in Hiroshima and grew up playing in the Peace Park built where the bomb was dropped. In this solo performance, Kawahara introduces audiences to his character, Little Boy, the world’s first talking (and farting) atom bomb. The reluctant creation contemplates his impact in a series of ridiculous, hilarious, and often emotional scenes. The show is a culmination of previous pieces I.N. and Hiroshima. Little Boy is directed by Molly Van Avery.
Discussion: The reality of immigration raids & deportations: From the U.S.-Mexico border to Minnesota
Thursday, September 25
Blegen Hall #120, West Bank, University of Minnesota, 269 19th Ave S, Minneapolis.
Join us for a panel and discussion about the reality of immigration raids and deportations, from the U.S.-Mexico border to Minnesota. Luz Hernandez will share testimonies from people directly affected by the massive immigration raid at a meat packing plant in nearby Postville, Iowa on May 12, 2008. We'll also hear from a historical perspective about mass deportations of Mexicans and Central Americans. And we'll hear from activists from MIRAC's No More Deportations campaign about what we can do now to try to stop raids and deportations that separate families and devastate communities.
Sponsored by Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc). Endorsed by WAMM.
Teach-In: Gaza, Neocolonialism, and the Case for Boycott
Monday, September 29
330 Anderson Hall, University of Minnesota West Bank, Minneapolis.
A teach-in addressing the blockade and bombardment of Gaza. Five professors from the University of Minnesota -- Timothy Brennan (CSCL/ENG), Keya Ganguly (CSCL), Bruce Braun (GEOG), Vinay Gidwani (GEOG), and August Nimtz Jr. (POLI SCI) -- will each present a set of discussion points on Gaza, on the larger context of neocolonialism, and on the practice of boycott in this and other social struggles. As a teach-in, the event hopes to activate critical awareness of these current political issues through dialogue and collaboration.
Sponsored by: Students at the University of Minnesota.
Potluck Meal and Round-Table Discussion
Monday, September 29
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Simone Weil House, 2420 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis.
A potluck meal followed by a Round-Table discussion with other local peace groups and activists on how this peacemaking center can partner-with and complement the work for peace here in the Twin Cities.
Sponsored by: The Gene Stolzfus Center for Creative Peacemaking.
Trial Reenactment: Rose Pastor Stokes 1918 ‘Disloyalty?’
Thursday, October 2 to Saturday, October 4
Landmark Center, 75 5th Street W., St. Paul.
Socialist activist Rose Pastor Stokes takes the stand in her defense at her trial for violating the Espionage Act of 1917. Performed by noted Twin Cities judges and lawyers, the trial drama recreates our nation at war and the social upheaval brought about by wartime activities and the rise of communism.
Cuba Comes to Minneapolis-St. Paul
Sunday October 5 to Wednesday, October 22
October will be a busy month for people who want to find out more about Cuba. Dr. José Ramón Cabañas, Chief of Mission, Cuban Interests Section, Washington, DC, will be here for several public events. Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando will also be here with her new film about Haiti and Cuba, Reembarque. Several of these events are free; there is a fee for others, but special rates are available. Special offers are available for student and low-income groups. The Minnesota International Committee is making a $5.00 member rate available to the October 6 event at St. Thomas University. To register at this reduced rate, call Amanda Jeppesen at 612.625.1662 or firstname.lastname@example.org and identify as part of the Minnesota Cuba Committee. To complete this registration, she will need the registrant’s name and email OR mailing address, along with payment.
St. Thomas event Sponsored by: Minneapolis International Center and University of St. Thomas.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts event Sponsored by: African Affinity Group, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Obsidian Arts Center, Minnesota Cuba Committee, and Minnesota International Center.