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.
"Global Economics, Terrorism, and War." A Skype talk by Michel Chossudovsky
Wednesday, September 28th @ 7pm
4200 Cedar Avenue South
Free and open to the public
Michel Chossudovsky is the founder and director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), an independent research and media organization (globalresearch.ca) based in Montreal, Quebec. Hear his observations on the intersection of globalization, economics, and militarism, including revived threats of nuclear war as U.S. and NATO military operations expand. Dr. Chossudovsky has organized and participated in international justice and peace forums on several continents, and has served as a consultant to international organizations and as an economic advisor to governments of developing countries. A Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, his most recent books are Toward a World War III Scenario and The Globalization of War. His writings have been translated into 20 languages.
Thursday, September, 29th @ 7pm
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 Main Street SE
Come out to St. Anthony Main for a group outing to "Snowden". WAMM members will be in attendance to get an inside look at the story behind the man. Everyone is welcome. We will have a cards ready to be filled out to petition President Barack Obama to grant Snowden a presidential pardon.
Evening shows after 6PM - $8.50
Students (with valid I.D.) - $6.00
Children (ages 3 -11) - $6.00
Seniors (age 59 and over) - $6.00
Second Monday Movie - "Stardreamers - The Spirit Water People: The Indian Systemt
Monday, October 10th @ 7pm
4200 Cedar Avenue South
Join WAMM for our Second Monday Movie feature - "Stardreamers - The Spirit Water People". Part one of a series of 3 films about Minnesota history from a Dakota Sioux perspective at the time of the Civil War and 1862 Dakota Conflict. Eye-Opening! Updated version!
Filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild leads the descussion following the film.
Wednesday, October 12th @ 10am
4200 Cedar Avenue South
Wanna get crafty? Join us as we prep for our Annual Silent Auction by getting our decorations put together! No skill necessary, however ideas are welcome! We will have supplies and tasks ready to go! Come learn more about WAMM and meet some of our members!
WAMM Book Club - "Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism" By Cornel West Saturday, October 15 @ 10AM
1931 South 5th Street
Join our book club as we review and discuss this must read book by Cornel West. "West returns to the analysis development of democracy-both in America and in the crisis-ridden Middle East. In a strikingly orginial diagnosis, he argues that if America is to become a better steward of democratization around the world, we must first wake up to the long history of imperialist corruption that has plagued our own democracy. Both our failure to foster peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the crisis of Islamist anti-Americanism stem largely from hypocrisies in our dealings with the world." - Amazon book review
Armistice Day Events with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Reverend Chris Antal Thursday, November 10th from 11:30am-12:30pm
Giddens Learning Center
Room 100 E
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Professor David Schultz will moderate a panel with Col. Wilkerson and Rev. Antal.
In the spirit of the peaceful intentions of the original Armistice Day, two events in the Twin Cities will address the questions, “Does our increased militarization cause abuses of power both abroad and at home?” and “Is counterterrorism counterproductive?” Mass surveillance, indefinite detention, immorality of war, torture and our drone bombings are aspects that will be discussed. Both events are on November 10, 2016 and are free and open to the public. They will feature Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff for Gen. Colin Powell and Reverend Chris Antal, former US Army chaplain stationed in Afghanistan.
Thursday, November 10th from 6pm-7pm
First Unitarian Society
900 Mt. Curve
(Parking available at the Walker Art Center)
Reverand Antal will lead An Interfaith Service of Lamentation and Hope
Col. Wilkerson will join Rev. Antal for a forum on this year's themes.
Friday, November 11th @ 10am
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27 is planning coffee followed by their traditional Armistice Day bell ringing at 11am.
Sponsored by Tackling Torture at the Top (T3). Endorsed by Veterans for Peace Chapter 27
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COALITION EVENTS / ALSO OF INTEREST
Public Forum and Discussion: The 2016 Elections and Endless U.S. Wars
Saturday, September 24th @ 2pm
301 Cedar Avenue South
Can elections end U.S. wars and interventions?
What role should the anti-war movment play in the election campaign?
What is more important, who is marching in the streets or who is in the White House?
What is the history of anti-war sentiment being reflected in election campaigns?
Meredith Aby-Keirstead - Member, Anti-War Committee, long time anti-war activist
Gary Prevost - Anti-war activist and Professor of Political Science at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
Co-sponsored by MayDay Books and the Anti-War Committee
Sunday, September 25th from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Hennepin History Museum
2303 3rd Avenue South
Larry Johnson and Elaine Wynne, Key of See Storytellers, have lived, worked, or at least travelled through Cedar-Riverside most of their lives. They will begin by telling some of their own tales, like "The Great Richter Drug Store Robbery", "Olle i Sktratthult", "The Day the Old Radio Dramas Vanished", and one about thousands of school children, May 28, 1896, pulling the John and Helen Stevens house from Cedar-Riverside to Minnehaha Park.
After Elaine and Larry share some stories, they will invite participants into a story circle, with option to tell their own tales of Cedar-Riverside, or to just listen some more.
"Crude Oil Pipelines and Climate Change in Minnesota" with Kathy Hollander
Tuesday, September 27th from 6:30pm-9:00pm
4200 Cedar Avenue South
Humanist of Minnesota will be sponsoring a presentation by Kathy Hollander of MN350, "Crude Oil Pipelines and Climate Change in Minnesota" on Tuesday, September 27th from 6:30-9:00pm in the Community Room at 4200 Cedar Ave. in Minneapolis. Kathy specializes in studying extreme oil extraction and transportation across MN and she also tracks energy legislation at the legislature.
Tuesday, September 27th from 6:30pm-8:30pm
St. Paul Gallery (formerly Mad Hatter's Tea House)
943 West 7th Street
The past fifteen years have seen the most radical change in agriculture since its beginnings. US-based cemical firms began developing and marketing seeds that required the application of their chemicals through genetic modification. Now, farmers and communities worldwide are saying no to genetically modified foods, establishing requirements that GMO content be disclosed on food packaging and banning cultivation of GMO seeds. But willl the US, the first to adopt GMOs, be the last to eliminate them? We'll talk about GMO basics, the growing anti-GMO movement, and the effort to reclaim our food system.
Thursday, September 29th from 7pm-9pm
May Day Books
301 Cedar Avenue South
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.
Sunday, October 2nd from 3pm-10pm
Between Lyndale Avenue and 24th and Garfield Avenue and 24th
Join us for the second annual DEAR GAZA block party! Every year, Minnesotans from all walks of life gather to stand in solidarity, witness art, and fundraise for the plight of Gaza. DEAR GAZA is an inspiring artist showcase and fundraiser that pursues aid-funding for the ongoing plight of the Gaza strip. The evening will host spoken word poetry, dance, art, interactvities, live music, and more from conscious artists in solidarity with the Gaza strip. Last year, thanks to local humanitarians like you, we were able to raise $20,000 for Gaza. This initial investment was then turned into 1.3 million dollars worth of medical supplies by America Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) through their In-Kind Medical & Relief Program, which delivers critical, donate medical supplies and health care equipment to the people of Gaza.
Protest to Mark Fifteen years after U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan: Stop Endless U.S. Wars
Saturday, October 8th
Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue South
1:00pm - Gather
1:45pm - March
Join us to say: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia: End U.S. wars, interventions & drone strikes; Funds for human needs, not war; Say NO to racism & Islamophobia. October 2016 will mark 15 years since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Mark this date with a call for an end to the war in Afghanistan and the endless series of U.S. wars. No More War! The march will conclude at a nearby location TBA for a closing program.