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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After Kerry and Gaza, What Next?
Sunday, October 19


1:30 p.m. (refreshments)
2:00 p.m. (program)
Carondelet Village Auditorium, 525 Fairview Avenue South, St. Paul.

Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.  Born in Hibbing, Halper participated in the civil rights and anti-Viet Nam war movements of the 1960s. Jeff immigrated to Israel in 1973.  Since then he has been a tireless advocate for justice and civil rights for all Palestinians and Israelis. He spent ten years as a community worker in Jerusalem aiding low-income Mizrahi families.  He co-founded ICAHD in 1997 to help resist Israel’s strategy of house demolitions in the occupied territories.  He is the author of four multiple books: including the soon-to-be-published War Amongst the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification.

FREE and open to the public (donations accepted for ICAHD).

Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now. Co-sponsored by: The Mideast Committee of WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) and Carondelet Village Peacemakers.

FFI: Facebook or contact the WAMM office.

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Jeff Halper at Kenwood Isles
Sunday, Oct 19

7:00 p.m.
Kenwood Isles, Terrace Room, 1425 West 28th Street, Minneapolis.

Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Born in Hibbing, Halper participated in the civil rights and anti-Viet Nam war movements of the 1960s. Jeff immigrated to Israel in 1973. Since then he has been a tireless advocate for justice and civil rights for all Palestinians and Israelis. He spent ten years as a community worker in Jerusalem aiding low-income Mizrahi families.  He co-founded ICAHD in 1997 to help resist Israel’s strategy of house demolitions in the occupied territories. He is the author of four multiple books: including the soon-to-be-published War Amongst the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification.FREE and open to the public (donations accepted for ICAHD).

Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now. Co-sponsored by: The Mideast Committee of WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) and Carondelet Village Peacemakers.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Corporate Media Beats the Drums of War
Sunday, November 9

2:00 p.m.
4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis.

A special presentation by Mnar Muhawesh, Editor In Chief, Mint Press News about the corporate media acting in the interest of the elite, not as a government watchdog, as it drives public opinion to support war.

Sponsored by: WAMM Middle East Committee.

FFI: Facebook or contact the WAMM office.

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Give to the Max Day Open House
Thursday, November 13

10:00 am to 6:00 pm
WAMM Office, 4200 Cedar Avenue Suite 3, Minneapolis.

Hang out in the WAMM office as we watch our progress throughout the day. More details coming.

Sponsored by: WAMM.

FFI: Facebook or contact the WAMM office.

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COALITION EVENTS
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Steadfast Witness with Daoud Nassar
Saturday, November 1


9:30 a.m. (refreshments)
10:00 a.m. (Presentation and Discussion)
Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Presentation by Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian farmer, whose family works its 100-acre farm and orchard just outside the town of Bethlehem. It is on this farm that the family members strive to maintain a haven of peace and brother/sisterhood through activities at the Tent of Nations. The Tent of Nations is dynamic peace and local education center established by the Nassar family in 2000. International visitors, including many Israelis, join together to plant trees, harvest olives and fruit, teach at the Women's Education Center, lead activities in Youth Summer Camps, and come together in solidarity and shared goals in the pursuit of a just peace through non-violent activities.

Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now (MEPN).

FFI: 612-374-4049.

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A New Chapter of U.S. War: Iraq, Syria, ISIS and U.S. Intervention
Monday, November 3,

7:00 p.m.
Hospitality Hall, St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Speakers Sami Rasouli and Coleen Rowley will discuss the history of U.S. intervention in the Middle East; conditions in Iraq after over two decades of U.S. war, sanctions and occupation; what is ISIS?; what is the role of the U.S. Congress and the media; will the U.S. put “boots on the ground”?; is endless war the new normal?; and so much more!

Sponsored by: Minnesota Peace Action Coalition (MPAC), Twin Cities Peace Campaign (TCPC), and the WAMM End War Committee. Co-sponsored by: Anti-War Committee, Mayday Books, St. Joan of Arc/WAMM Peacemakers, Veterans for Peace chapter 27.

FFI: Facebook or 612-275-2720.

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MAP Annual Peace Celebration
Monday, November 17

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Landmark Center, 75 5th Street West, St. Paul.

Guest Speaker Paul Chappelle, Author of The Art of Waging Peace. Kick-off announcement of MAP Peace Essay Contest,to occur in the Spring, 2015. Kellogg-Briand Pact Banner presentation to the Landmark Center from Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MPAC).

FFI: online.

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ALSO OF INTEREST
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Cuba Comes to Minneapolis-St. Paul
Now through Wednesday, October 22

Various times.
Various Locations.

October will be a busy month for people who want to find out more about Cuba. Dr. José Ramón Cabañas, Chief of Mission, Cuban Interests Section, Washington, DC, will be here for several public events. Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando will also be here with her new film about Haiti and Cuba, Reembarque. Several of these events are free; there is a fee for others, but special rates are available. Special offers are available for student and low-income groups. The Minnesota International Committee is making a $5.00 member rate available to the October 6 event at St. Thomas University. To register at this reduced rate, call Amanda Jeppesen at 612.625.1662 or mic@umn.edu and identify as part of the Minnesota Cuba Committee. To complete this registration, she will need the registrant’s name and email OR mailing address, along with payment.

St. Thomas event Sponsored by: Minneapolis International Center and University of St. Thomas.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts event Sponsored by: African Affinity Group, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Obsidian Arts Center, Minnesota Cuba Committee, and Minnesota International Center.

FFI: online.

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Pax Salon: The Koch Brothers Exposed Film
Tuesday, October 21

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

The film, The Koch Brothers Exposed by Brave New Films will be shown.

Sponsored by: Pax Salon.

FFI: 651-227-3228.

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How Human Rights Can Build Haiti
Wednesday, October 22

4:30 p.m.
Room 235, Blegen Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Haitians are making historic claims and achieving real success as they tackle Haiti’s cholera epidemic, post-earthquake housing and rape crisis, and the Jean-Claude Duvalier prosecution, among other human rights emergencies. Featuring Fran Quigley, author and law professor at Indiana University where he teaches in the Health and Human Rights Clinic. In addition to working in human rights advocacy, much of his scholarship focuses on the intersection between building human rights/rule of law and social movement principles.

Sponsored by: the Haiti Justice Alliance.

FFI: email.

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From Swords to Plowshares: Raising Faith-Based Voices to End Gun Violence
Sunday, October 26

2:30 p.m.
Shir Tikvah Synagogue, 1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis.

The gathering will feature two amazing and inspiring guest speakers; Mary Johnson, and Sami Rahamim. Mary Johnson founded the organization, From Death to Life, in 2005. From Death to Life is an organization dedicated to ending violence through healing and reconciliation between families of victims and those who have caused harm. Mary’s own son, Laramiun Byrd was murdered in 1993. Sami Rahamim is an incredible young man who will be speaking about the state of gun violence in Minnesota. Sami’s father, Reuven Rahamim, was killed in the Accent Signage Systems shooting in 2012. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 22.

Sponsored by: Shir Tikvah Congregation.

FFI and to RSVP: 612-822-1440.

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Pax Salon: Sami Rasouli
Tuesday, October 28

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

The film, The Koch Brothers Exposed by Brave New Films will be shown.

Sponsored by: Pax Salon.

FFI: 651-227-3228.

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U.S. Senate Candidates: Don’t Support Israeli War Crimes!
Sunday, November 2

6:30 p.m.
Fitzgerald Theater, 10 East Exchange Street, St. Paul.

The Anti-War Committee will have an informational picket outside the U.S. Senate debate to send a strong message of opposition to U.S. aid to Israel to whomever is elected the next US senator from Minnesota. Join others to raise the issue of Palestine with the voters coming to the debate and to pressure the candidates to stand with us instead of AIPAC! If you go to the debate or if you are called/approached by one of the Senate campaigns tell them you do not want our tax dollars spent supporting apartheid! Tell them Palestine is an issue you consider at election time and say you don’t want more aid or political support to Israel and its oppression of Palestinians.

Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by the Coalition for Palestinian Rights.

FFI: online.

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Future First 2014 Women’s Congress
Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9

Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center.

Be inspired by some of the planet’s best thought leaders, scientists, change agents, and musicians, and find hope for the future. All are welcome.

Sponsored by: Future First.

FFI: online.

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Engaging for Justice: Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Saturday, November 8

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Street, Northfield.

Keynote Speakers Daoud Nassar and Jeff Halper. Workshop topics include: Nakba, International Law, Gaza, BDS, Church Engagement, and Natural Resources.

Sponsored by: Northfielders for Justice in Palestine.

FFI: email.

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Workshop with Paul Chappell: Waging Peace
Saturday, November 15

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis.

Paul Chappell is a West Point graduate, Iraq war veteran, former Army Captain and Director of Peace Leadership for the Nuclear age Peace Foundation. Author of "The Art of Waging Peace," "Will War Ever End?", "The End of War" and "Peaceful Revolution."

Sponsored by: Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27.

FFI: email or 612-747-3904.

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