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.
Come chat with us all summer long at Midtown Farmers' Market. A side of fresh, peaceful ideas to go with that fresh, peaceful produce!.
FFI: contact the W A M M office.
WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace
5 - 6 pm
Lake St/Marshall Av Peace Bridge, Mississippi River joining Mpls and St Paul.
For just an hour of your time, you can be part of one of the longest running peace vigils in the US! Rain, sleet, snow or the beautiful weather of our MN spring and summer, we'll have a sign and a pat on the back ready for you!
WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons - Stop Militarizing US Society!
Saturday, May 30
10:30 am, rain or shine!
Meet up at Perkins, Riverside and I-94, Minneapolis.
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 US by federal, state, county and local law enforcement. We will walk against all weapons, including the use of drones for surveillance, and for an end to war profiteering.
Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "The Invisible War"
Monday, June 8
17 pm, 4200 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis. Join WAMM for this film, The Invisible War is a groundbreaking, award-winning investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. From Oscar®-and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick, the film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Lively discussion following lead by Chante Wolfe.
Free admission, free popcorn, all are welcome.
Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee. Endorsed by Vets for Peace, Chapter 27.
Iran Nuclear Deal: What's Really Going On? Via Skype with Soraya Sepahour-Ulrich
Wednesday, June 17
6:30 p.m. pizza and Middle East snacks. 7:00 p.m. program.
4200 Cedar Av. S., Minneapolis.
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich is an Iranian-American who was educated in Iran, England and France. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California. She pursued her Master’s degree in Middle East Studies at the University of Utah, and returned to Los Angeles to pursue a degree in Public Diplomacy at USC’s School of International Relations and USC Annenberg for Communication. She is an independent researcher, essayist, and political commentator.
Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest
Deadline: June 1, 2015
WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces a video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. The jury consists of international experts on film and on the torture issue, including Prof. Peter Kuznick, American University, co-writer of the 10 part TV series “The Untold History of the United States” (2012), Sebastian Doggart, director of the critically acclaimed documentary “American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi” (2009), longtime peace activist, Andy Worthington, and Joseph Jolton, Minneapolis filmmaker and instructor video arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Blake School. Winners will be feted at Twin Cities events on June 26th, the UN-designated Torture Awareness Day.
"Keeping up with the GetMores" - Southside Family School Annual Play
Thursday, May 21 - Friday May 22
St. Joan of Arc Church gymnasium, 4500 Clinton Ave S, Minneapolis.
"Keeping up with the GetMores" is a musical play set in an imaginary world where water is super-polluted, and one small family/giant corporation controls all the world's water resources. Exploited child workers become the heroes and sheroes, as they band together to overcome the injustices of life under GetMore rule. Join us for this inspiring production by Southside Family Charter School, a small K-8 school with a social justice-based curriculum that recognizes children's place in making history.
Endorsed by WAMM's Ground All Drones and End War Committees.
Protest in solidarity with people of Germany opposed to Ramstein AFB drone program
Tuesday, May 26
4 - 6 p.m.
Sidewalk in front of Coborns Superstore located at 1101 Second Ave. N.E., Hwy. 27, Little Falls, MN (near Camp Ripley).
The satellite relay station at the U.S. military base in Ramstein, Germany serves as “the high-tech heart of America’s drone program,” facilitating Reaper and Predator strikes in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Africa. Refreshments, beverages and signs, if needed, provided. All are welcome.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
Saturday, May 30
9:30 a.m. refreshments
10:00 a.m. panel and discussion
Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Ave., S., Minneapolis.
A panel, including Phil Benson, lawyer for the effort to make Minnesota divest from its Israeli bonds, will discuss the growing call for individuals and entities to stop investing in and supporting companies and governments that aid the oppression of Palestinian citizens, including our own state of Minnesota's investment in Israeli Bonds. Phil will be joined by Maher Alrai, to speak about the Coca Cola boycott and other boycotts that the USPCN has done in the past.
Sponsored by Middle East Peace Now, endorsed by WAMM Middle East Committee.
Stand Up for Truth with Bill Binney
Wednesday, June 3
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Bent Creek Golf Club, 14490 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN.
William Binney stands up for truth about NSA's bulk collection of non-relevant data on Americans. Before there was Edward Snowden, there was whistleblower Bill Binney. Bill will engage in a discussion with radio host Tony Stiles and security experts Chris Burg and retired JAG attorney Todd Pierce. Come hear this timely discussion given that the metadata collection provision in the Patriot Act---that has been unanimously held by the 2nd Circuit to be illegal as secretly interpreted---sunsets on June 1st!
Tar Sands Resistance March & Rally.
Saturday, June 6
Gather at Lambert's Landing (Sibley St./Shepard Rd, near the Mississippi River), downtown St. Paul.
March to a rally at the State Capitol Lawn. Speakers, music, food, activist groups tables. Join activists from all over the Midwest to help send a clear message: Keep toxic tar sands in the ground and out of America's Heartland, fight for clean water, clean energy, and a safe climate!
Sponsored by the Energy Action Coalition, Indigenous Environmental Network, National Wildlife Federation, MN350.org, Interfaith Power and Light, Sierra Club, WAMM and others.