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
Saturdays at the Midtown Farmers' Market A side of fresh, peaceful ideas to go with that fresh, peaceful produce!
FFI: contact the W A M M office.
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WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace
5 - 6 pm
Lake St/Marshall Av Peace Bridge, Mississippi River joining Mpls and St Paul.
This week we're again honoring fathers and working to keep them safe from war and violence. 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!
Sponsored by the WAMM End War Committee and the Twin Cities Peace Campaign.
Torture Awareness Eve: Filmaker Eric Juth and CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou
Thursday, June 25
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
4200 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis.
On the evening before the U.N's annual "Torture Awareness Day, we want to raise awareness of the torture perpetrated by the CIA and other US government/military personnel and the lack of accountability for these war crimes. The 35 minute documentary film "Ghosts of Johnston County" will be shown. As victims of extraordinary rendition continue to surface, and as details emerge on United States' use of torture during the war on terror, the efforts to achieve justice for the survivors persists, even in places as seemingly removed from the front lines as Johnston County, North Carolina. Filmmaker Eric Juth is coming to lead a discussion about his film and the anti-torture activism it was based on. Former CIA Agent and torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will appear via Skype to join the discussion and make some comments.
Sponsored by: WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) Committee.
Kathy Kelly will talk about the persistent and wrongful notion that U.S. wars are protecting and defending people in the U.S. from enemies that threaten our security. In addressing one of the major threats to our security — the environmental impact of modern warfare — she will draw from experiences in war zones and analysis of Pentagon budgets. She was recently imprisoned for three months after protesting drone warfare at a U.S. military base.
Sponsored by WAMM End War Committee, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, and the Peace with Justice Committee of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "Spanish Lake"
Monday, July 13
4200 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis.
Join WAMM for the film Spanish Lake, a bold and uncompromising documentary focused on economic oppression in the suburb of Spanish Lake, Missouri (a town 8 miles from Ferguson). The themes of the film parallel America's growing political divide, underlying racism, and rise of anti-government sentiment.
Free admission, free fresh popcorn. All are welcome for a lively discussion following the film.
WAMM Book Club - Great reads and discussions with good people!
Saturday, July 18
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Afro Deli, 1939 S 5th Street, Minneapolis.
The WAMM Book Club meets every third Saturday of the month. The Book Club is reading Tomorrow's Battlefield by Nick Turse. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Coming for August: James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time.
Suds, Snacks and Dr. Strangelove! - WAMM Summer Social
Thursday, August 6
Meet & Eat at 8pm, Movie at Dusk.
7308 Sheridan Ave. S., Richfield.
Come join WAMM for an outdoor screening of Dr. Strangelove! (Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb). This 1964 film is a satiric comedy noir classic about an insane general that tries to start the process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politcians and generals frantically try to stop. Showing will be on the big (garage door) screen with lots of casual seating in the driveway. Snacks and beer provided- donations appreciated.
September Starry Night - WAMM's 31st Annual Silent Auction
Sunday, September 27
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 Third Ave., Minneapolis.
Delicious buffet and dessert. Hundreds of Items to bid on including gift certificates for area restaurants. Raffle items. Plus you could be an instant winner on brunches, dinner and vacation experiences. Come to this spectacular fundraiser, eat, chat, bid and take home some great prizes! Hold the date!.
Saturday, June 27, 1:30 p.m.
Washburn Public Library, 5244 Layndale Ave S, Minneapolis.
Last year, Ehtasham Anwar, from Islamabad Pakistan, completed a Fulbright/Hubert Humphrey Fellowship for Law and Human Rights at the Human Rights Center in the U of MN Law School. He had fulfilled a 6 weeks professional affliation requirement work ing with Minneapolis Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP). Anwar will be showing his approximately one hour video, featuring interviews with 10 MAP peacemakers.
Organzied by A Million Copies Initiative and Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers.
Remember #51daysinGaza, Protest and March
Wednesday, July 8
March through Uptown - starting from Loring Park in Minneapolis.
Join us to commemorate the Palestinian lives stolen by the Israeli military's 51 day bombing of Gaza in July - August 2014. With 2,200 Palestinians massacred including 519 children, with 7 United Nations shelters bombed and over 108,000 people left homeless. The US is directly complicit in these war crimes, providing $3 billion in foreign aid to Israel every year. Join us to mark the 1-year anniversary of Israel's war on Gaza with a march through Uptown Minneapolis.
Organized by the Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by WAMM, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 Mpls, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Welfare Rights Committee, and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN).
4200 Cedar Mural Project - FINAL Community Painting Day
Sunday, July 12
1- 4 pm
4200 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis.
Last chance to help out with this amazing project! The last painting day was cancelled due to rain, but help is still needed. Thank you to everyone who has helped paint so far. Feel free to share this event and bring friends. We are hoping one final push will get this thing done, and with your help we can do it!