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.
Weekly Peace Vigil
Say NO to the New and Escalating U.S. War in Iraq EVERY Wednesday since 1999.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge.
New military intervention can not bring peace or social justice to anyone in Iraq, and it is not designed for that purpose. U.S. intervention is only meant to protect the economic and political interests of the 1%.
Humanitarian language is always used to confuse the real issues behind U.S. wars and interventions and gain the support of the American public for such action.
This new war will not end soon, or well. Even as the bombings have escalated, new groups of U.S. military advisers have been sent to Iraq.
Take a stand - make a statement. Participate in the weekly Wednesday Peace Vigil. Meet on the east side for greetings and signs.
Join a WAMM issue committee... or help at events; staff a table; assist with office work... Issue Committees are scheduled at various farmers' markets and community events. Plans for the Silent Auction (October 5) are underway. Consider offering your time and enjoying the camaraderie!
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, whose "Moral Mondays" campaign has spread from North Carolina to other states, will lead a the March. It begins at Peavey Plaza and heads up Nicollet Mall to the Hennepin County Library. Barber electrified delegates to the AFSCME International Convention earlier this month. "Moral Monday" demonstrations advance social justice and equality for all. In the Twin Cities, faith, labor, and community partners are pulling together to overcome some of the worst racial disparities in the nation.
Silent Vigil for Gaza/Palestine
Saturday, August 16
Bridge Square, Downtown Northfield.
A silent peace vigil has been held on this public property every Saturday since September of 2001. This silent vigil is only 15 minutes long. It is preferred that we do no chanting, singing or noise. Bring a sign related to Gaza or Palestine if you wish. If you can, bring a camera. After this short vigil, you may mingle with the amazing collection of activists, many of whom you know. You also will be standing next to an art fair that includes live music and booths with yummy things to eat. Some good nearby restaurants include Hideaway, Hogan’s, Blue Monday Coffeehouse, The Tavern and Chapati (Indian food). It’s just fine if you’d like to observe the silent vigil, rather than standing with us. We do not have a permit for holding this silent 15-minute vigil, but we are in the process of applying for a permit.
Sponsored by: Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel.
There will be a panel discussion by peace organizations; a time for questions from the audience; and special guest Jennifer Lowenstein, an Israeli/Palestinian scholar who has traveled extensively in the Middle East.
Sponsored by: Southside Pride. Endorsed by: Walker Church and Women Against Military Madness.
Community March for Palestine!
Saturday, September 13
Loring Park, 1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis.
32 years ago marked the Sabra and Shatilla massacre. This summer has seen another massive attack on Palestinian civilians. Join others who demand an end to U.S. military aid to Israel and continue the grassroots movement to support a free Palestine.
Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by American Muslims for Palestine, Committee to Stop FBI Repression, MN Break the Bonds Campaign, Jewish Voice for Peace - Minnesota, MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee, MN Peace Action Coalition, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, Welfare Rights Committee, & Women Against Military Madness.
Emergency Response to New or Escalating U.S. Military Intervention
In the event of U.S. military intervention in Syria or Iran, a major escalation of the U.S. drone wars in Pakistan or Yemen, or military action in yet some other country, there will be a demonstration at the Federal Bldg in downtown Minneapolis at 3rd Avenue and 4th Street. It will be the same day at 4:30 p.m. if the announcement is made before noon—if made after noon it will be the next day at 4:30 p.m. Watch for an email announcement.