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.
Emergency Response
to New or Escalating U.S. Military Intervention
In the event of U.S. military intervention in Syria or Iran, a major escalation of the U.S. drone wars in Pakistan or Yemen, or military action in yet some other country, there will be a demonstration at the Federal Bldg in downtown Minneapolis at 3rd Avenue and 4th Street. It will be the same day at 4:30 p.m. if the announcement is made before noon—if made after noon it will be the next day at 4:30 p.m. Watch for an email announcement.
Initiated by the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition (MPAC)
more info: contact the WAMM office.
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WAMM EVENTS
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Weekly Peace Vigil
EVERY Wednesday

5:00 - 6:00  p.m.
Lake Steet/Marshall Avenue Bridge.

Take a stand - make a statement. Participate in the weekly Wednesday Peace Vigil. In this season of uncertain weather, please bring your own sign! - Meet on the east side for greetings.

Sponsored by: WAMM End War Committee.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Join Tom Neilson, award winning folk singer, Political Satire, Parody and Social Commentary
Friday April 11

7:30 p.m.
Community Room at 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis.

Enjoy music, friends, refreshments at this FUNraiser for WAMM in celebration of the seventy-fifth year of Larry Olds!

FFI: Facebook or contact the WAMM office

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WAMM Bookclub
Saturday, April 19

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Afro Deli, 1939 S 5th Street, Minneapolis.

The WAMM Bookclub meets every third Saturday of the month. I April the Bookclub will discuss Anatomy of the Deep State: Beneath Veneer of Democracy, the Permanent Ruling Class Deep an essay by Mike Lofgren. We chose this essay on the "Deep State" for April because it is such an important issue - this "deep state" is the multi-headed power that attempts to control the world to it's liking. Having a short piece of writing to read for April (11 pages), while being very important and will generate some thought provoking discussion, will also allow more time to read the next book.

Sponsored by: The WAMM Bookclub.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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15 Years of Resistance to War and the Weapons of War: Anniversary of the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge Vigil
Wednesday, April 30

5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Vigil)
Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge, get signs at St. Paul Side.

6:15 p.m. (Potluck and Program)
St. Albert the Great Church, 2836 33rd Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Program will include a short video of the bridge protests, songs and sharing stories.

Sponsored by: the Twin Cities Peace Campaign and WAMM. Endorsed by the Anti-War Committee and the MN Peace Action Coalition.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Mayday Festival: WAMM Contingent
Sunday, May 4

All Day
Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Parade begins at 1:00 p.m. at the corner of 25th Street East and Bloomington Avenue South. This year’s theme is “Wonder? Wonder!” We will also have a table at the festival in Powderhorn Park.

Sponsored by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of Iran Nuclear Scare
Wednesday, May 7

7:00 p.m.
Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Avenue, St. Paul.

Gareth Porter is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious London-based Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism presented to a journalist who reveals “an unpalatable truth, validated by powerful facts.” (Julian Assange received the award in 2011 for Wikileaks). He will speak about issues addressed in his book, Manufactured Crisis.

Talk held in the Community Room, adjacent to the church. Entrance and free parking lots south of the church.

Sponsored by: WAMM. Co-sponsored by: Macalester United Church Peacemakers.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of Iran Nuclear Scare
Thursday, May 8

7:00 p.m.
Spirit of Saint Stephens, 2201 First Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Gareth Porter is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious London-based Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism presented to a journalist who reveals “an unpalatable truth, validated by powerful facts.” (Julian Assange received the award in 2011 for Wikileaks). He will speak about issues addressed in his book, Manufactured Crisis.

Entrance and free parking in lots on the First Ave./West side, or on the street.

Sponsored by: WAMM. Co-sponsored by: Spirit of Saint Stephens Justice Education and Action Committee.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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COALITION EVENTS
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Addressing Challenges of Christian Zionism
Saturday, April 26

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

The Reverend and author Robert O. Smith is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America currently serving as Area Program Director for the Middle East & North Africa in the Global Mission unit of the Churchwide Organization. He serves on the staff team for the Peace Not Walls campaign and is a designated representative for the ELCA in the National Jewish-Christian Roundtable Dialogue. With Dr. Muna Mushahwar, he serves ecumenically as co-moderator of the Palestine-Israel Ecumenical Forum of the World Council of Churches.

Sponsored by Middle East Peace Now (MEP).

FFI: Call 612 374 4049.

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Coffee Hour
Saturday, April 26

10:00 a.m.
Community Room at 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis.

The newly formed group MN Americas Network  (official name to be determined) will hold their first public gathering with a presentation to be followed by a business meeting of the network group. In the tradition of the Resource Center of the Americas. Coffee and pastries/bagels will be available. Cherrene Horazuk, AFSCME 3800 president, will report on the recent elections in El Salvador where she was an observer. Joe Lang will also speak on the current situation in Venezuela.

Sponsored by: MN Americas Network.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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ALSO OF INTEREST
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Film: Chasing Ice
Sunday, April 13

12:30 p.m.
The First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis.

If you haven't seen the film: "Chasing Ice," you have an opportunity to see it free at The First Unitarian Society.

Sponsored by: First Unitarian Society of Mpls Social Justice Committee.

FFI: online.

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Pax Salon: Film: “American Faust: From Condi to Neo Condi"
Tuesday, April 15

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

A film about Condoleezza Rice and her role in the Iraq War and in the torture program under President Bush.

Sponsored by: Pax Salon.

FFI: 651-227-3228.

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Keep War Criminals OFF CAMPUS! Protest Condoleezza Rice
Thursday, April 17

4:00 p.m.
Outside U of MN Northrop Auditorium, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis.

Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Minnesota is organizing a protest against former National Security Advisor and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice will be delivering a lecture on campus at the University of Minnesota sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. As a documented collaborator in leading the US into war in Iraq and an outspoken suborner of torture, it is imperative to tell the University, the Humphrey School, and Dr. Rice that war criminals are not welcome on campus.

Sponsored by: University of MN Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Endorsing organizations: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN), Amnesty International UMN, Anti-War Committee, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 Minneapolis, Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc), Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and the National Lawyers Guild.

FFI: online.

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Presentation: Reel Bad Arabs: Images of Arabs and Muslims in Popular Culture
Tuesday, April 22

5:00 p.m.
Woulfe Alumni Hall in Anderson Student Center, University of Saint Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul.

Shaheen is a professor emeritus of mass communication at Southern Illinois University and has given more than a thousand lectures throughout the world on the damaging racial and ethnic stereotypes of Asians, Jews, Latinos, African Americans, American Indians and others. His most recent book, A is the Arab: Archiving Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture, features photographs of objects and materials from the Jack G. Shaheen Archive at New York University. The book documents U.S. popular-culture representations of Arabs from the early 20th century to today.

Sponsored by: Saint Thomas’ International Student Services, University Lectures Committee, Luann Dummer Center for Women, Student Diversity and Inclusion Services, Campus Ministry, Muslim Student Association, Globally Minded Student Association, Dean of Students Office, Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, Islamic Resource Group, and the International Studies, Political Science, Theology and History departments.

FFI: email.

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Coffee With...Transforming the World’s Response to Violence
Saturday, May 10

10:00 a.m. to Noon
Van Cleve Community Center, 901 15th Avenue SE, Minneapolis.

Coffee and Discussion with Ann Warner of the Nonviolent Peaceforce.

Sponsored by: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), MN Metro Branch. FFI: Visit www.wilpfmn.org.

FFI: online.

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Al Nakba Protest: Say No to U.S. Aid to Israel!
Wednesday, May 15

4:30 p.m.
Federal Building, 4th Street and 4th Avenue, Minneapolis.

May 14th, 1948 marks Israel's declaration of “independence”. To Israelis, it's a day of celebration. For Palestinians it marks a time they call Al Nakba, Arabic for The Catastrophe. During the 1948 war, at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women, and children were ruthlessly attacked, massacred, and driven from their homes into refugee camps, and have never been allowed to return in violation of international law. From 1949 through 2013, Israel has received $118 billion in U.S. aid which is used to occupy Palestine.  2014 marks 66 years of US-backed Israeli occupation. Show your solidarity with Palestine, say NO to U.S. aid to Israel.

Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by: American Muslims for Palestine (MN), MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression, MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee, MN Peace Action Coalition, U of M Students for a Democratic Society, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27, Welfare Rights Committee & Women Against Military Madness.

FFI: online.

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ADDITIONAL ACTIONS
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Emergency Response to New or Escalating U.S. Military Intervention

In the event of U.S. military intervention in Syria or Iran, a major escalation of the U.S. drone wars in Pakistan or Yemen, or military action in yet some other country, there will be a demonstration at the Federal Bldg in downtown Minneapolis at 3rd Avenue and 4th Street. It will be the same day at 4:30 p.m. if the announcement is made before noon—if made after noon it will be the next day at 4:30 p.m. Watch for an email announcement.

Emergency Response Call Initiated by: the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition (MPAC).

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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