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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WAMM Friday Vigil for Justice for Palestine. #51DaysinGaza
Friday, July 24

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

The WAMM Middle East Committee's weekly Friday Vigil for Palestine will mobilize to mark and highlight last summer's horrific #51DaysinGaza. On July 24, 2014, 10,000 Palestinians on the West Bank protested in solidarity with their sisters and brothers in Gaza, where, from July 8 to August 26, 2014, Israeli bombings killed 2310 Palestinians (519 children). 13 were killed when an Israeli missile struck the UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun, which was serving as a UN shelter. 7 UN shelters were bombed as well as many multi-family dwellings, displacing over 108,000 people. Whole neighborhoods are still in rubble and livelihoods threatened every day under the impossible conditions and injustices of occupation. Join us as we stand with our Palestinian brothers and sisters, who continue their resistance to the brutal conditions of occupation.

Co-sponsored by WAMM Middle East Committee and the Anti-War Committee.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace — Let's end endless war!
EVERY Wednesday

5 - 6 pm
Lake St/Marshall Av Peace Bridge, Mississippi River joining Mpls and St Paul.

Summer is the best time ever to stand or walk with WAMMers on the bridge (just ask those who've been there since 1999!) Bring a friend and join in on the fresh air and beautiful view with likeminded, dedicated peacemakers!

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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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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Eyewitness Gaza: One Year Later. Elaine Bradley via Skype: Bearing Witness to Israel’s Crimes Against the Palestinian People.
Sunday, August 9

1:00 pm (lunch at 12:00)
4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis.

On July 8, 2014, Israel began an assault on the Gaza Strip which lasted 51 days called “Operation Protective Edge.” The Israeli government and military, through its PR apparatus and its control over Gaza’s border crossings, has enormous power to shape outside perceptions of what takes place inside Gaza. Thus little is known by the general public—especially the U.S. public—about the extremely dire situation in Gaza today. Elaine Bradley is one of the few “outsiders” who actually got into Gaza.  Having recently returned from 8 months in Gaza and the West Bank, she will give a first-hand account of the lives of the 1.8 million people in Gaza one year after Israel’s 51-day bombing assault, where Gaza remains in ruins and the siege continues. Elaine Bradley is the former CEO of Volunteering Ireland and an organizational consultant who has worked with governments, the UN, and the EU.  Among her various accomplishments: Elaine co-wrote the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Strategy 2015 – 2017; is a member of the Organizing Committee and International Relations Consultant for the UN Year of International Solidarity with the Palestinian People Conference; drafted the National Disability Policy for nine government ministries of the General Union of People with Disability & TCC, Palestine; and has provided her expertise on many other Palestine-focused projects. As a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin, Elaine’s research topic is “Incremental Genocide: Exploring Israel’s Policy towards the Gaza Strip within the Framework of the UN Convention on Genocide.” 

Free and Open to the Public.

Sponsored by the Middle East Committee of Women Against Military Madness.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator"
Monday, August 10

7 pm
4200 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis.

In a stunning milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court recently charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people in the 1980s. As it turned out - Pamela Yates’ footage from her 1983 documentary film on Guatemala and its civil war ("When the Mountains Tremble") provided key evidence for bringing the indictment. "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator" tells the extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice. The horrors of Guatemala’s civil war defy rationalization: death-count estimates numbering at least 200,000. This film includes considerable footage that links the administration of Ronald Reagan to providing military money and equipment to the dictatorship of Rios Montt. Much like today's US gov't provides military aid and technical support (if not actual troops or air power) to many repressive, undemocratic regimes around the world. Documentary. 2012. 100 minutes.

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, August 15

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. For August discussion we're reading James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy.

Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club.

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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COALITION EVENTS / ALSO OF INTEREST
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Anti-war protest: Out of Iraq - No U.S. War!  
Saturday, August 8

11 - 2 pm
Hiawatha Ave. & Lake Street, Minneapolis.

August 8 will mark one year since the Obama Administration launched a bombing campaign and started sending troops to Iraq in the name of fighting the Islamic State. Plans are being discussed to send more U.S. troops into so called "lily pad" bases. Over 20 years of U.S. war, sanctions, occupation and bombing campaigns have created the crisis in Iraq. More bombs, troops, weapons and 'advisors' will not make things better. Mark one year of the latest U.S. intervention with a call for an end to U.S. war. Gather with signs and banners to be a visible anti-war presence.

Initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, endorsed by Women Against Military Madness.

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

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Marking #51DaysinGaza: Tell Klobuchar End Aid to Israel!
Wednesday, August 26

4:30 pm
outside the office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, 1200 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis.

Through speakers, poetry and a play we will be honoring the 2,200 Palestinians, including 519 children, who were massacred last summer. We will also be calling on Sen. Klobuchar to end her continued support for US aid to Israel and for her to see what US aid supports – an apartheid government and the daily brutality of Palestinians on their own land! The protest will start with a rally at Sen. Klobuchar’s office and be followed by a march to the West Bank in Minneapolis. If you cannot come please call Senator Klobuchar’s office at 612-727-5220 to tell her to stop supporting US aid to Israel.

Sponsored by: The Anti-War Committee.

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