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.
Come chat with us all summer long
Saturdays at the Midtown Farmers' Market
A side of fresh, peaceful ideas to go with that fresh, peaceful produce!
FFI: contact the W A M M office.
(click here for market info)
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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.

This week we're again honoring fathers and working to keep them safe from war and violence.  For just an hour of your time, you can be part of one of the longest running peace vigils in the US! Rain, sleet, snow or the beautiful weather of our MN spring and summer, we'll have a sign and a pat on the back ready for you!

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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Torture Awareness Eve: Filmaker Eric Juth and CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou
Thursday, June 25

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
4200 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis.

On the evening before the U.N's annual "Torture Awareness Day, we want to raise awareness of the torture perpetrated by the CIA and other US government/military personnel and the lack of accountability for these war crimes. The 35 minute documentary film "Ghosts of Johnston County" will be shown. As victims of extraordinary rendition continue to surface, and as details emerge on United States' use of torture during the war on terror, the efforts to achieve justice for the survivors persists, even in places as seemingly removed from the front lines as Johnston County, North Carolina. Filmmaker Eric Juth is coming to lead a discussion about his film and the anti-torture activism it was based on. Former CIA Agent and torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will appear via Skype to join the discussion and make some comments.

Sponsored by: WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) Committee.

FFI: facebook or contact the WAMM office.

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KFAI Program-"Catalyst: Politics and Culture" with Lydia Howell. 
Friday, June 26

9 a.m.
KFAI Radio 90.3 (Minneapolis) or 106.7 (St. Paul).

WAMM Board Co-Chair Sally Kundert and Dave Logsdon from Vets for Peace will discuss War and the Environment with Lydia. Tune in on your radio or listen online.

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WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine.
Every Friday

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

Join us to say No to US aid to Israel, Let Gaza Live, End the Siege, End the Violence.

Sponsored by the WAMM Middle East Committee.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Kathy Kelly - Can the Earth Survive Endless War? Warfare's assault on Mother Earth: Making amends and making changes.
Tuesday, July 7

7:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 273 East 31st St., Minneapolis.

Kathy Kelly will talk about the persistent and wrongful notion that U.S. wars are protecting and defending people in the U.S. from enemies that threaten our security. In addressing one of the major threats to our security — the environmental impact of modern warfare — she will draw from experiences in war zones and analysis of Pentagon budgets. She was recently imprisoned for three months after protesting drone warfare at a U.S. military base.

Free Admission.

Sponsored by WAMM End War Committee, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, and the Peace with Justice Committee of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

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

Additional appearances by Kathy - click here

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Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "Spanish Lake"
Monday, July 13

7 pm
4200 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis.

Join WAMM for the film Spanish Lake, a bold and uncompromising documentary focused on economic oppression in the suburb of Spanish Lake, Missouri (a town 8 miles from Ferguson). The themes of the film parallel America's growing political divide, underlying racism, and rise of anti-government sentiment.

Free admission, free fresh popcorn. All are welcome for a lively discussion following the film.

Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee.

FFI: click here or contact the WAMM office.

[4200 Cedar is a Coke-free zone. #BoycottCoke.]

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WAMM Book Club - Great reads and discussions with good people!
Saturday, July 18

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. The Book Club is reading Tomorrow's Battlefield by Nick Turse. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Coming for August: James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time.

Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Suds, Snacks and Dr. Strangelove! - WAMM Summer Social
Thursday, August 6

Meet & Eat at 8pm, Movie at Dusk.
7308 Sheridan Ave. S., Richfield.

Come join WAMM for an outdoor screening of Dr. Strangelove! (Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb). This 1964 film is a satiric comedy noir classic about an insane general that tries to start the process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politcians and generals frantically try to stop. Showing will be on the big (garage door) screen with lots of casual seating in the driveway. Snacks and beer provided- donations appreciated.

Sponsored by WAMM.

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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New Arab American Theatre Works
June 26 - July 12

Fridays 7/9 pm
Saturdays 5/7 pm,
Sundays 3/5/7 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays 7pm.
Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St., Mpls.

Three new plays by Minneapolis-based Arab American theatre Artists:  Road to the City of Apples, In Algeria They Know My Name and A clown in Exile.

Made possible by Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, MN State Arts Board and Natl. Endowment for the Arts.

FFI: online.

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Documentary: Ehtasham Anwar Interviews Peacemakers

Friday, June 26, 4 p.m.
U of MN Law School.

Saturday, June 27, 1:30 p.m.
Washburn Public Library, 5244 Layndale Ave S, Minneapolis.

Last year, Ehtasham Anwar, from Islamabad Pakistan, completed a Fulbright/Hubert Humphrey Fellowship for Law and Human Rights at the Human Rights Center in the U of MN Law School. He had fulfilled a 6 weeks professional affliation requirement work ing with Minneapolis Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP). Anwar will be showing his approximately one hour video, featuring interviews with 10 MAP peacemakers.

Organzied by A Million Copies Initiative and Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers.

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Kathy Kelly in Minnesota
July 5th - 11th

Sunday, July 5 - St. Joan of Arc Church, Minneapolis; 9 and 11 am Masses
Contact: Marie Braun at 612-275-2720, braun044@umn.edu

Monday, July 6 - Mankato
Contact: Sr. Gladys Schmitz, 507-389-4114

Tuesday July 7 – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Contact: Marie Braun at 612-275-2720, braun044@umn.edu

Wednesday, July 8 - Little Falls
Contact: Jeff Odendahl at 320-632-2981, jodendahl@sflf.org

Thursday, July 9 – Grand Rapids
Contact: Vicky Andrews at 218-259-4254/218-326-0653, vicandr@mchsi.com

Friday, July 10 – Rochester
Contact: Sr. Iesha, Rochester Francisicans

Saturday, July 11 - Peacestock, Redwing
Contact: Bill Habedank at 651-764-1866, habedank@charter.net

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Remember #51daysinGaza, Protest and March
Wednesday, July 8

4:30 p.m.
March through Uptown - starting from Loring Park in Minneapolis.

Join us to commemorate the Palestinian lives stolen by the Israeli military's 51 day bombing of Gaza in July - August 2014. With 2,200 Palestinians massacred including 519 children, with 7 United Nations shelters bombed and over 108,000 people left homeless. The US is directly complicit in these war crimes, providing $3 billion in foreign aid to Israel every year. Join us to mark the 1-year anniversary of Israel's war on Gaza with a march through Uptown Minneapolis.

Organized by the Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by WAMM, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 Mpls, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Welfare Rights Committee, and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN).

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Peacestock 2015 - The War on Our Climate
Saturday, July 11

All day event starting at 9:00 a.m.
Hobgoblin Barn, 920 Hwy. 19 Blvd., Red Wing, MN.

Featured Guests: Dr. James Hansen (via Skype), Nate Hagens and Kathy Kelly.  Music with the Wild Colonial Bhoys. Full day of activities, speakers, music and food!

Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 115 - Red Wing and Chapter 27 - Minneapolis.

FFI: online, 651-764-1866 or email.

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4200 Cedar Mural Project - FINAL Community Painting Day
Sunday, July 12

1- 4 pm
4200 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis.

Last chance to help out with this amazing project! The last painting day was cancelled due to rain, but help is still needed. Thank you to everyone who has helped paint so far. Feel free to share this event and bring friends. We are hoping one final push will get this thing done, and with your help we can do it!

FFI: facebook.

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