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.
WAMM Friday Vigil for Justice for Palestine.
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.
-——---——-—-- top^ WAMM Special Vigil to Mark 14 Years In Afghanistan
Wednesday, October 7
5 - 6 pm
Lake St/Marshall Av Peace Bridge, Mississippi River joining Mpls and St Paul.
5:00 - 6:00 pm, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge.
Potluck and Program following peace vigil. More information »
Sponsored by the WAMM End War Committee and the Twin Cities Peace Campaign.
WAMM Book Club - Great reads and discussions with good people!
Saturday, October 17
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 the October discussion we're reading America: The Song We Sang Without Knowing, by Neala Schleuning. Neala is a local scholar, activist and will join the us for a discussion of her book on the life of Meridel Le Sueur. A few of her books are available in the WAMM Office if you'd like to stop in and get one.
WILPF Documentary - Women Creating Art for Peace & Gender Justice: 20 Years of Collaboration
Thursday, October 1
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium, Whitby Hally, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph, St. Paul.
Premiere Showing of the Documentary Women Creating Art for Peace & Gender Justice: WILPF Arts Exhibition - 20 Years of Collaboration, by filmmaker Beverly Crosby. Celebrating 100 Years of WILPF; 93 Years of MN WILPF; 20 Years since 1995 UN Women in Beijing. St. Catherine University Archives and Special Collections is the new home to MN WILPF Arts Committee’s 20 Years of Art Special Collection.
Sponsored by the MN Metro Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) and Friends of the Library, St. Catherine University.
5:00 - 8:30 pm
Bridge Vigil 5 - 6:00 pm, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge.
Potluck and Program 6:30-8:30 pm; (program starts at 7 pm) St. Albert the Great Church, 2836 - 33rd Avenue South, Minneapolis.
October 7, 2015 will mark 14 years since the start of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Peace actions will be held around the country in October to mark this anniversary with a call for an end to endless U.S. war.
PROGRAM: Endless war at home and abroad – from the Middle East to Ferguson, Baltimore and the Twin Cities
SPEAKERS: Coleen Rowley Retired FBI Agent and former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel, 9-11 Whistleblower; Mel Reeves Human rights activist, long-time opponent of U.S. wars and police brutality; Steve Clemens Witness in Iraq and Afghanistan on peace delegations to see first-hand effects of U.S. wars.
Sponsored by: End War Committee of Women Against Military Madness, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and Twin Cities Peace Campaign.
9:30 a.m. refreshments
10:00 a.m. Presentation & Discussion
Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Ave S, Minneapolis.
An independent film by Ronen Berelovich, an Israeli ex-reserve soldier and someone who has spent his entire life in the shadow of Zionism. It is the story of ethnic cleansing, colonialism and apartheid intended to produce a demographically Jewish state.
Sponsored by: MEPN. Endorsed by WAMM/Middle East Committee.
GET ON THE BUS! Locally (Twin Cities, MN) Veterans for Peace chapter 27 is organizing a bus to Columbus Georgia again this year. For more info email email@example.com.
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.