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 Palestine.
EVERY Friday 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.
Monday, May 9 7:00 pm
4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis.
Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independant milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel." The dairy is forced to go undergrownd, the cows continuing to produce their "Intifada milk" with the Israeli army in relentless pursuit.
WAMM Book Club: Just Mercy By Bryan Stevenson Saturday, May 21
Afro Deli, 1931 South 5th Street, Minneapolis.
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dediated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped int he farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentaced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machinations, and legal brinkmanship -- and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
Luisa Campos, Director of the Cuban Literacy Museum in Havana, will share her perspectives on the Cuban education system and the international campaign, Yo, si puedo, that teaches Cuban pedagogical methods around the world. Ms Campos holds a masters in education and has 48 years of experience as a university professor. She is an expert in literacy programs and has taught Yo, Si Puedo methodological seminars in Cuba and abroad.
Felipe Pérez Cruz is a full professor at the University of Pedagogical Studies in Havana, Cuba. He is also the author of Paulo Freire and the Cuban Revolution, which examines the relationship between Cuban pedagogy, particularly that of the Literacy Campaign, and the literacy pedagogy of the Brazillian Pauo Freire.
Presentations will include screenings of Maestra (33 min. 2012), a documentary about the women who, as young girls, helped eradicate Cuban illiteracy within one year.
Thursday, May 5th from 7pm-9pm
Arlington Community Center
1200 Payne Avenue
Friday, May 6th from 7pm-9pm
Hamine United Methodist Church
1514 Englewood Avenue
Sponsored by the Minnesota Literacy Council, Hamline United Methodist Church and the Minnesota Cuba Committee
Luisa Campos & Felipe Pérez Cruz
Reception - Saturday, May 7th from 7pm-midnight
Marquette Place Apts, Penthouse Party Room
1314 Marquette Avenue South
Light refreshments and cash bar.
Sponsored by Witness for Peace Midwest and the Minnesota Cuba Committee
Felipe Pérez Cruz
Friday, May 13th from 7pm-8:30pm
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
Sponsored by the East Side Freedom Library, the MN Cuba Committee and the University of St. Thomas programs.
Indigenous Lumad Leaders of Mindanao Speak Out: Killing of our Leaders and Brutal Attacks on our Communities
Saturday, May 7
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Philippine Center of Minnesota (PCM), 1380 Frost Avenue, Maplewood.
A team of five indigenous leaders from the Philippines is touring the U.S. to tell their story: Frances Laminero - Executive Director of Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao; Josephine Pagalan - Manobo from Lianga, Surigao del Sur and spokesperson of the Coalition of Indigenous People Organizations in Caraga and witness to the September 1 , 2015 execution of three community leaders by the army and paramilitary forces; Norma Capuyan - Vice Chairperson of the KALUMARAN, a Mindano-wide alliance of indigenous peoples' organization. She witnessed the recent April 1 protest in Kidapawan; Monico Cayog - A Bagabo elder and founding member of the Organization of Enlightened Bagobos; Agree "pya" Macliing Malayao - Botac-Igorot youth from Mt. Province and Secretary General of KATRIBU - Coalition of Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines), the national alliance of indigenous peoples' organizations.
Federal Building Protest: Stand with #TheEntrapped5
Monday, May 9
Federal Building, 300 South 4th Street, Minneapolis.
Join the Anti-War Committee for the first day of the trial of local youth in a terrorism trial. It is an opportunity to denounce the Department of Justice's entrapment, surveillance, and terror baiting of the Somali community. More details to come.
Sponsored by the Coalition to Defend the Muslim Community and the Anti-War Committee.
Saturday, May 15
Loring Park, 1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis.
Gather at Loring Park and have a visible highway bannering followed by a march in the Whittier/Uptown neighborhood. Use the 68th anniversary of Al Nakba to say: End Aid to Israel; No to Illegal Settlements; Support the BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions) movement
Initiated by the Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by Al-Aqsa Institute of Minnesota, American Muslims for Palestine MN, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Native Lives Matter, Students for a Democratic Society - UMN, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27, the Welfare Rights Committee and Women Against Military Madness.