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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Bridge Vigil Time Change
Wednesday, November 5

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge

Signs available at St. Paul side. The bridge vigil moves to an earlier time as our hours of daylight get shorter.

Sponsored by: WAMM End War Committee.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Corporate Media Beats the Drums of War
Sunday, November 9

2:00 p.m.
4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis.

A special presentation by Mnar Muhawesh, Editor In Chief, Mint Press News about the corporate media acting in the interest of the elite, not as a government watchdog, as it drives public opinion to support war.

Sponsored by: WAMM Middle East Committee.

FFI: facebook or contact the WAMM office.

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Give to the Max Day Open House
Thursday, November 13

10:00 am to 6:00 pm
WAMM Office, 4200 Cedar Avenue Suite 3, Minneapolis.

Hang out in the WAMM office as we watch our progress throughout the day. More details coming.

Sponsored by: WAMM.

FFI: facebook or contact the WAMM office.

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WAMM Benefit Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages
Friday, November 21

5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Ten Thousand Villages, 867 Grand Avenue, St. Paul.

Benefit WAMM by shopping at Ten Thousand Villages in St. Paul. Ten Thousand Villages is a fair-trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair-trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. 20% of the evening's sales will be donated to WAMM. Make an evening of it and visit one of the many restaurants located nearby.

Sponsored by: Ten Thousand Villages and WAMM.

FFI: Ten Thousand Villages or contact the WAMM office.

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COALITION EVENTS
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Steadfast Witness with Daoud Nassar
Saturday, November 1


9:30 a.m. (refreshments)
10:00 a.m. (Presentation and Discussion)
Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Presentation by Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian farmer, whose family works its 100-acre farm and orchard just outside the town of Bethlehem. It is on this farm that the family members strive to maintain a haven of peace and brother/sisterhood through activities at the Tent of Nations. The Tent of Nations is dynamic peace and local education center established by the Nassar family in 2000. International visitors, including many Israelis, join together to plant trees, harvest olives and fruit, teach at the Women's Education Center, lead activities in Youth Summer Camps, and come together in solidarity and shared goals in the pursuit of a just peace through non-violent activities.

Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now (MEPN).

FFI: 612-374-4049.

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A New Chapter of U.S. War: Iraq, Syria, ISIS and U.S. Intervention
Monday, November 3,

7:00 p.m.
Hospitality Hall, St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Speakers Sami Rasouli and Coleen Rowley will discuss the history of U.S. intervention in the Middle East; conditions in Iraq after over two decades of U.S. war, sanctions and occupation; what is ISIS?; what is the role of the U.S. Congress and the media; will the U.S. put “boots on the ground”?; is endless war the new normal?; and so much more!

Sponsored by: Minnesota Peace Action Coalition (MPAC), Twin Cities Peace Campaign (TCPC), and the WAMM End War Committee. Co-sponsored by: Anti-War Committee, Mayday Books, St. Joan of Arc/WAMM Peacemakers, Veterans for Peace chapter 27.

FFI: facebook or 612-275-2720.

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MAP Annual Peace Celebration
Monday, November 17

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Landmark Center, 75 5th Street West, St. Paul.

Guest Speaker Paul Chappelle, Author of The Art of Waging Peace. Kick-off announcement of MAP Peace Essay Contest,to occur in the Spring, 2015. Kellogg-Briand Pact Banner presentation to the Landmark Center from Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MPAC).

FFI: online.

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ALSO OF INTEREST
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We are One for Social Justice March
Saturday, October 25

411:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
gather and rally at Saint Cloud Courthouse, 73 Courthouse Square, Saint Cloud.

In response to an “anti-muslim” rally, students, professors, and staff from universities and colleges statewide are joining community leaders and faith communities in solidarity to directly respond to this attack on our Muslim and Somali communities in St. Cloud. Stand up and speak out against the rampant spread of harmful misconceptions in Central Minnesota, uniting communities of all backgrounds around peace, dignity, and social justice.

Sponsored by: Social Responsibility Student Organization.

FFI: online.

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Movie and Discussion: Founding the Republic
Saturday, October 25

4:30 p.m.
4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis.

The story of the lead-up to the October 1949 Chinese revolution, The Founding of a Republic is a 2009 Chinese historical film to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Movie snacks!

Free childcare!

Sponsored by: Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

FFI: facebook.

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From Swords to Plowshares: Raising Faith-Based Voices to End Gun Violence
Sunday, October 26

2:30 p.m.
Shir Tikvah Synagogue, 1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis.

The gathering will feature two amazing and inspiring guest speakers; Mary Johnson, and Sami Rahamim. Mary Johnson founded the organization, From Death to Life, in 2005. From Death to Life is an organization dedicated to ending violence through healing and reconciliation between families of victims and those who have caused harm. Mary’s own son, Laramiun Byrd was murdered in 1993. Sami Rahamim is an incredible young man who will be speaking about the state of gun violence in Minnesota. Sami’s father, Reuven Rahamim, was killed in the Accent Signage Systems shooting in 2012. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 22.

Sponsored by: Shir Tikvah Congregation.

FFI and to RSVP: 612-822-1440.

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Pax Salon: Sami Rasouli
Tuesday, October 28

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

The film, The Koch Brothers Exposed by Brave New Films will be shown.

Sponsored by: Pax Salon.

FFI: 651-227-3228.

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Grounded
Friday, October 31 to November 23,

Playwright’s Center, 2301 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis.

George Brant’s drama, featuring Sha Cage.

Sponsored by: Frank Theatre.

FFI: online.

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#NotYourMascot Rally & March
Sunday, November 2

8:30 a.m. (gather)
Meet at American Indian OIC, 1845 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis.

10:00 a.m. (rally) Tribal Nations Plaza, TCF Stadium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

March and rally to speak out against the use of culturally offensive mascot and name of the Washington Football team.

Sponsored by: Idle No More Twin-Cities and National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media.

FFI: facebook.

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U.S. Senate Candidates: Don’t Support Israeli War Crimes!
Sunday, November 2

6:30 p.m.
Fitzgerald Theater, 10 East Exchange Street, St. Paul.

The Anti-War Committee will have an informational picket outside the U.S. Senate debate to send a strong message of opposition to U.S. aid to Israel to whomever is elected the next US senator from Minnesota. Join others to raise the issue of Palestine with the voters coming to the debate and to pressure the candidates to stand with us instead of AIPAC! If you go to the debate or if you are called/approached by one of the Senate campaigns tell them you do not want our tax dollars spent supporting apartheid! Tell them Palestine is an issue you consider at election time and say you don’t want more aid or political support to Israel and its oppression of Palestinians.

Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by the Coalition for Palestinian Rights.

FFI: online.

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Forum on Palestine/Israel: Dauod Nassar Speaking
Wednesday, November 5

8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
African Development Center, 1931 South 5th Street, Minneapolis.

For many years the Nassar family has struggled to maintain existence with farmland surrounded on three sides by Israeli settlements. On May 19 of this year, Israeli military bulldozers destroyed several hundred olive and fruit trees on their farm. Come and hear an occupied family's courageous response to its occupiers.

Sponsored by: People of Faith Peacemakers.

FFI: online.

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Future First 2014 Women’s Congress
Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9

Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center.

Be inspired by some of the planet’s best thought leaders, scientists, change agents, and musicians, and find hope for the future. All are welcome.

Sponsored by: Future First.

FFI: online.

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Conversation with Gillian Locascio
Friday, November 7

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
1915 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis.

A first-hand report of the human rights situation in Guatemala.

Sponsored by: The Guatemala Accompaniment Project, LAGOS, and Centro.

FFI: Email Kay Yanisch or Eduardo Jurado

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Engaging for Justice: Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Saturday, November 8

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Street, Northfield.

Keynote Speakers Daoud Nassar and Jeff Halper. Workshop topics include: Nakba, International Law, Gaza, BDS, Church Engagement, and Natural Resources.

Sponsored by: Northfielders for Justice in Palestine.

FFI: email.

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Workshop with Paul Chappell: Waging Peace
Saturday, November 15

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis.

Paul Chappell is a West Point graduate, Iraq war veteran, former Army Captain and Director of Peace Leadership for the Nuclear age Peace Foundation. Author of "The Art of Waging Peace," "Will War Ever End?", "The End of War" and "Peaceful Revolution."

Sponsored by: Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27.

FFI: email or 612-747-3904.

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Breakfast with Mukesh Kapila
Thursday, November 20

7:30 a.m.
Nonviolent Peaceforce, 425 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis.

Mukesh will be talking about his work in South Sudan as a senior advisor to Nonviolent Peaceforce and his book, “Against a Tide of Evil.”

Sponsored by: Nonviolent Peaceforce.

FFI and to RSVP: 612-871-0005.

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