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 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.
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. -——---——-—-- top^ WAMM 9th Annual Walk Against Weapons Saturday, June 4th starting @ 10:30am
Walk starts at Perkins Restaurant
Riverside and I-94
Join us as we march across Minneapolis to stop militarizing U.S. society! WAMM has, for decades, been vigilant against war on peoples anywhere. We are alarmed that the same weapons of war we deplore, yet pay for, have come home to be used in the U.S. by federal, state, county and local law enforcement. We walk against all weapons, including the use of drones for surveillance, and for an end to war profiteering.
We ask that if you are able to join us on the day of the walk to NOT park in the Perkins parking lot. We will gather at 10:30 am, start marching at 11:00 am. A short rally will be held at MayDay Plaza, where snacks and refreshments will be provided. Then we will return to Perkins.
Signs, snacks and refreshments will be provided.
If you are not able to join us, consider sponsoring someone who is walking!
Saturday, June 11th @ 6:30pm
Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall
David Swanson will speak about hte latest developments in the telling and the debunking of lies about wars. He will answer questions and sign copies of his new book, War is a Lie: Second Edition. This book is a refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, focusing on those wars that have been most widely defended as just and good. Swanson will offer suggestions on what can be done to end warmaking.
Potluck starts at 6:00pm -- Presentation starts at 6:30pm
Organized by End War Committee and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27.
FFI: 612-275-2720 or contact the WAMM office.
WAMM Second Monday Movies - War on Whistleblowers: Free Press & the National Security State
Monday, June 13th @ 7pm
4200 Cedar Avenue South
War on Whistleblowers highlights the stories of four whistleblowers who noticed government wrong-doing and turned to the media to expose the abuse they discovered. In addition to their personal accounts, the film includes interviews with journalist and legal experts sharing their knowledge of the challenges whistleblowers face today.
Friday, May 27th @ 6:30pm
478 University Avenue
This unique opportunity will allow local Muslims to share with us their experiences of Islamophobia and their thoughts on how e can support them in standing up or fighting back against this blight on our shared community.
Friday, May 27th from 8:30pm-9:00pm
Lyndale Park Peace Garden
Across from the Rose Garden
1300 W. 42nd Street
On the occasion of President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima. Music begins at 8:30pm. Write your wish for peace and hang it in the garden. Reading of President's speech at Hiroshima Peace Park. Silent Reflection. Light a candle for peace. Bring your own candle.
Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27 and Minneapolis St. Paul Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Committee
Saturday, May 28th @ 1:00pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Avenue
Speakers: Marilyn Hernández Gómez, Cuban Society of Public Health
John Oswald, Minnesota Public Health Association
Carrie Terrell, Women's Health Specialists
The public health system in Cuba is one of the world leaders in prevention, containing disease outbreaks, and health promotion. Their health promotion is some of the best in the world including low infant mortality and life expectancy. Public health leaders in Cuba and the United States are initiating the two way exchange of ideas, innovations, and initiatives to enhance the health of both countries. We'll explore public health interventions such as community health workers, prenatal care, dealing with outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola and the Zika virus.
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Minnesota Cuba Committee, Plymouth Congregational Church, and Witness for Peace Midwest
Saturday, June 4th @ 10:00am
Southdale Hennepin County Library
7001 York Avenue South
This film chronicles the daily lives of Gaza families who live without regular power. It also introduces the viewer to the man who controls the power, a Gazan as well. It shows the resiliency of people determined to carry on despite the difficulties they face. Many people around the world are 'in the dark' about this affront to human dignity. Come to be informed so you are not one of those 'in the dark'.
9:30am Refreshments, 10:00am Presentation and Discussion
Sponsored by Middle East Peace Now
Endorsed by Women Against Military Madness and Middle East Committe of WAMM
Move to Amend: David Cobb "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule"
Wednesday, June 14th
Central Presbyterian Church
500 Cedar Street
Unity Church in St. Paul
733 Portland Avenue
David Cobb, co-founder of the Move to Amend Coalition, and his partner, Ruthi Engelke, who serves on the Move to Amend Leadership Team, will be touring Minnesota from June 12th to the 18th to help local residents understand how they can work to abolish "Corporate Personhood" and establish a government of, by, and for the people by joing the Move to Amend campaign.
David will be giving his talk "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule." This presentation is part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action!
Free and open to the public. Event made possible by generous donations of event attendees.
FFI: Here for noon event and Here for 7:00pm event
Saturday, June 18th from 11am - 5pm
Lum Park's Pavilion #2
1619 Northeast Washington Street
Brainerd -- Off of Highway 210
The Brainerd Peace Fair provides an opportunity for peace activists from many Minnesota communities to meet, discuss peace activism in their communities and plan future peace actions.
This year's features speakers are Todd Pierce, a retired U.S. Army Major, former Guantanamo Bay prison defense attorney, Veterans for Peace member, and civil libertarian. Gary Payne, a Central Lakes Colege sociology professor, BACP member, and longtime peace, justice, and environmental activist.
Musicians include Kristen Blann, Bob Gatts, Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors.
Open mic times will give individuals the chance to share their views on peace and justice and group will be able to discuss their work.
Artists are welcome to bring artwork promoting peace and justice.
The fair will conclude with a ceremony remembering people hurt or killed by war.