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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No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria
Wednesday, November 26

4:30 p.m.
Lake Street/ Marshall Avenue Bridge, signs available on the St. Paul side of the bridge.

On the evening before the Thanksgiving holiday, join the Wednesday peace vigil to say NO to war. A new chapter of US war in the Middle East, the bombing campaigns in Iraq and Syria, has been opened. Additional troops and 'advisors' are being sent. This new chapter of war and intervention could last for years to come.

Co-sponsored by WAMM End War Committee, the Twin Cities Peace Campaign, and the MN Peace Action Coalition.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Celebrating Marie and John Braun and their Same Day Birthdays!
Friday, December 12

6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Spirit of Saint Stephen’s, 2201 1st Avenue, Minneapolis.

Honor two people who have contributed so much to peace locally and internationally. Potluck dinner with music and socializing. No gifts please, but John and Marie request donations made to WAMM.

Sponsored by: WAMM.

FFI: Call Maxine 651-731-1234.

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ALSO OF INTEREST
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Pax Salon: Todd Pierce
Tuesday, December 2

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
St. Paul Gallery (formerly Mad Hatter’s Tea House), 943 West 7th, St. Paul.

Todd E. Pierce retired as a Major in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps in November 2012. His last assignment was as defense counsel in the Office of Chief Defense Counsel, Office of Military Commissions where he represented Guantanamo prisoners. He remains on a case currently before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Pierce will discuss the threat to constitutional rights with an endless war and whether that “war” is to the benefit or the detriment of the U.S.

Sponsored by: Pax Salon.

FFI: 651-227-3228.

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War is the Greatest Threat to Human Rights!  
Saturday, December 6

1:00 p.m.
March Starts at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Avenue South with closing rally at Karmel West, 312 West Lake Street.

This community march will highlight the US government’s role in funding war and destruction abroad and the consequences of these policies here at home. From US sponsored violence in Palestine and Colombia, to the escalating of warfare in Iraq and Syria, to the cut backs in education and social services at home the US is violating human rights.

Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by: the MN Peace Action Coalition.

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Welcome Home SOAW Returning Travelers
Sunday, December 7

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Carondelet Village Family Dining Room, 525 Fairview Avenue South, St. Paul.

A welcome home party is planned for the returning travelers to Columbus Georgia on November 21-24 2014 to share their experience with us about the SOAW vigil and witness at the Stewart Detention Center. Snacks and beverages provided.

Sponsored by: Carondelet Village Peacemakers.

FFI: 651-695-5341.

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Pax Salon: Why Aren’t Environment and Peace People Working Together?
Tuesday December 9

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
St. Paul Gallery (formerly Mad Hatter’s Tea House), 943 West 7th, St. Paul.

Exclusive movement fiefdoms are stalling efforts to close the never-ending war(s) that feed the petro-poisoning economy. It wasn’t apathy but anger at a constipated system that kept voters away from the recent elections. We call on people to connect the dots.

Sponsored by: Pax Salon.

FFI: 651-227-3228.

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Holiday Craft and Bake Sale for Social Justice
Saturday, December 13

Noon to 4:00 p.m.
4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Support local social justice groups by buying cool crafts and tasty treats. Sponsored by: Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc), Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Anti-War Committee, Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB), Welfare Rights Committee, and more!

FFI: facebook.

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30th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service  
Thursday, December 18

5:00 p.m. (March and Silent Vigil)
Hennepin County Government Center, 3rd Avenue and 5th Street South, Minneapolis.
6:30 p.m. (Service of Remembrance)
Simpson United Methodist Church, 2740 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis.
7:30 p.m. (Community Meal).

Simpson staff and volunteers witnessed many people experiencing homelessness who die without anyone honoring their life. In December of 1984, the first official Minnesota homeless memorial was held, launching the collaboration between Simpson and The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) that exists to this day. Each year, marchers carry individual signs with the name, age, and hometown of every person being honored. A candle is then lit for each individual while their name is read. Community meal follows.

Sponsored by: Simpson Men’s Shelter and The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH). FFI: Visit Online.

FFI: online.

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Welfare Rights Committee's Opening Day Protest
Tuesday, January 6

11:30 a.m.
Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul.

As the politicians start their session for the year demand the politicians and the governor stop their inaction and start helping families and children out of extreme poverty. Gather on the Upper Mall of the capitol grounds, then go inside and hand out “Past Due” notices to the politicians.

Sponsored by: Welfare Rights Committee.

FFI or to help: 612-822-8020.

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