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 Palestine.

Every Friday from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at the intersection of Summit and Snelling Avenue in St. Paul

Join us to stand against the brutal and unjust conditions of occupation.

Sponsored by the WAMM Middle East Committee

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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WAMM Weekly Peace Vigil

Every Wednesday from 5:00pm - 6:00pm at the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Peace Bridge in Minneapolis

Signs provided or bring your own.

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

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

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Kellogg-Briand Remembrance and Peace Pole Dedication

Saturday, August 27th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
4200 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis
 
Join WAMM and Vets for Peace Chapter 27 as we remember the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact of 1928. As a part of our remembrance, we will be dedicating 4200 Cedar as an official Peace Site with our newly minted Peace Pole. There will be a bell ringing by the Vets for Peace. Music, food and beverages will also be provided. Be sure to bring along the whole family as we remember the day peace was made law!
 
Sponsored by Women Against Military Madness and Veterans for Peace Chapter 27. 

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Update from Iraq and Middle East with Sami Rasouli

Thursday, September 1st @ 7pm
St. Joan of Arc Church
Hospitality Hall
4537 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis
 
Sami Rasouli will be speaking about his latest reportback from Iraq and the Middle East. 
 
More information is forthcoming! 
 
Sponsored by the End War Committee

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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WAMM at the Midtown Farmer's Market

Saturday, September 3rd from 8am-1pm
Lake Street East and 22nd Avenue South 
Minneapolis
 
Come see WAMM at the Midtown Farmer's Market where we will have a table informing the public about our many committees! Enjoy the market and come say hi!

This Saturday members from our End War Committee will be present!

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Second Monday Movie - Michael Moore's "Where to Invade Next?"

Monday, September 12th @ 7pm
4200 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis
 
Join WAMM for our Second Monday Movie feature - "Where to Invade Next?" This Michael Moore film is NOT to be missed! In this film Michael uses his humor, wit and political prowess to explore the European answers to issues surrounding work, education, health care, sex, equality among others. Through his "invasions" we learn how different the world is from America. 
 
Free Event! Free Popcorn!
 
Discussion to follow!

Fall movie schedule - click here »

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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WAMM Book Club - "Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939" By Adam Hochschild

Saturday, September 17th @ 10am
Afro Deli
1931 South 5th Street
Minneapolis
 
Join our WAMM Book Club members as they review Adam Hochschild's "Spain in Our Hearts". His latest published work explores the political and personal of the Spanish Civil War. 
 
Sponsored by WAMM Book Club

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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"Fly Kites, Not Drones"

Saturday, September 17th from 1pm-2pm
Lake Harriet, near Rose Gardens
Minneapolis
 
Bring the kids! WAMM's Ground All Drones committee is hosting an exciting afternoon of decorating and flying kites! So come out to Lake Harriet where will will be flying kites, not drones!

Kites provided!

Sponsored by the Ground All Drones committee of WAMM

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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"You Get What You Pay For: The Cost of War" Panel Discussion with the Women and Money Project


Thursday, September 22nd from 5pm-6:30pm
Location to be announced
University of Minnesota
 
Minnesota Women's Caucus for Art and the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota present "The Women and Money Project", a group exhibition and related programs that will investigate the relationship between women and money through a contemporary lens. 
 
For this particular panel Meng Tang, media artist, filmmaker and educator expounds on the extensive research and personal experiences that inspired her video installation "Money of War," followed by reactions from the panelists and audience Q and A.

Moderator: Joyce Lyon. Panelist: Kozue Akibayashi, Doshisha University, Japan, International President of WILPF (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom). Marta Benavides, SIGLO XXIII, El Salvador, theologian, ordained minister, permaculturalist, artist. Polly Mann, founder of Women Against Military Madness.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
 
Sponsored by Women's International Leauge for Peace and Freedom
 
FFI: Women and Money Project 

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Skype Discussion with Michel Chossudovsky 

Wednesday, September 28th @ 7pm
4200 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis
 
Michel Chossudovsky, University of Ottowa professor of economics, renowned author and economic advisor to the United Nations, will be Skyping with our End War committee. Learn more about the economic and political implications of unending war from one of the leading minds in progressive thought.
 
Sponsored by the End War Committee

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Documentary Viewing of "Equal Means Equal" 

Friday, August 26th @ 6:00pm
St. Anthony Main 
115 Main Street Southeast
Minneapolis
 
This screening to the soon-to-be released "Equal Means Equal" is free with donations accepted to help New Americans Alliance for Development (NAAD) and efforts to put the Equal Rights Amendment into the Minnesota Constitution. 
 
A panel discussion will follow the 90 minue documentary which stars Kamala Lopez, creator, actor, director as she interviews leaders such as Gloria Steniem and other leaders from around the country. The panel will be moderated by former MN Representative Betty Folliard. Other participants include comments by US Congressman Keith Ellison, Senator Sandy Pappas, Leader in Minnesota State Senate, Representative Rena Moran, Monica Hertado, Voices for Racial Justice. 
 
This event is free, but tickets are required and limited. 
 
Tickets can be reserved @ Eventbrite
 
Coordinators for this event are Sue Sattel, retired MN Dept. of Education, Title IX specialist.
 
FFI: equitysue@aol.com

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Stand for Justice for Philando @ the Minnesota State Fair

Monday, August 29th from 5pm-7pm
Monday, September 5th from 5pm-7pm
Philando's Peace Garden
West of Snelling on Larpenteur
At the North End of the Fair
 
Gather as a peaceful presence in memory of Philando Castile and the other Minnesotans murdered by the police in the last year: Jamar Clark, Marcus Golden, Michael Kirvelay, Map Kong, Phil Quinn, Jaffort Smith...and 15 more. 
 
Bring a sign or flowers if you can. But most importantly, bring yourself. Let our neighbors know that we will not forget the violence inflicted on these Minnesotans by police.
 
Sponsored by Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace and St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace
 
FFI: info@mppeace.org

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Stand Up Against Islamophobia March

Saturday, September 17th @ 1pm
MayDay Plaza 
301 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis
 
Say No to Islamophobia! Say NO to the Federal Government's Attempt to Divide the Somali Community!
 
Join MN Anti-War Committe and Minnesotans Against Islamophobia as we march to show the solidarity of Muslims and non-Muslims together to denounce hate speech and hate crimes waged locally and nationally against Muslims. Learn about CVE (Countering Violent Extremism), a divisive Department of Justice program that uses infiltrators, educators and social service non-profits to spy on and criminalize the Somali community.
 
We will start in front of MayDay Books and march through the West Bank neighborhood to Seward where we will rally in front of 2200 E. Franklin.
 
Sponsored by MN Anti-War Committee and Minnesotans Against Islamophobia
Endorsed by MIRAC and Welfare Rights Committee

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Book Club: "The Right to Stay"

Thursday, September 29th from 7pm-9pm
May Day Books
301 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis
 
Join us to discuss David Bacon's The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration. The book explores how U.S. policies are forcing the migration of millions of Mexian people northward, mainly to the U.S. It also discusses how the oppression and criminalization of Mexicans results in increasing austerity and poverty for both Mexicans and Americans. We will discuss the book, the role of US policy toward Mexico, the 2016 election, and the resistance to US policy in both the US and Mexico. Please join us for a lively discussion! We encourage folks to buy the book at May Day but it is available as an ebook through Hennepin County Libraries. 
 
Co-sponsored by the Anti-War Committee and May Day Books.
 
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