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.
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WAMM Friday Vigil for Palestine.

Every Friday from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at the intersection of Summit and Snelling Avenue in St. Paul

Join us to stand against the brutal and unjust conditions of occupation.

Sponsored by the WAMM Middle East Committee

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Monday at the Mansion

Every Monday from 5pm-6:30pm
Minnesota Governor's Residence
1006 Summit Avenue 
Saint Paul
 
Gather at the Govenor's Residence as a peaceful presence in memory of Philando Castile and the other Minnesotans murdered by the police in the last year: Jamar Clark, Marcus Golden, Michael Kirvelay, Map Kong, Phil Quinn, Jaffort Smith...and 15 more.

PLEASE NOTE:  Please bring a lantern or candle for better visibility. We are considering changing to a winter schedule that gives us more daylight. Please comment if you have an opinion about the timing.

This will be a peaceful, family-friendly vigil. Hope to see you there!

Co-hosted by Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace, St. Anthony Villagers for Communty Action, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, St. Paul Neighbors for Peace, and Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)
 
FFI: Facebook

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WAMM Weekly Peace Vigil
(new time - winter hours!)

Every Wednesday from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Peace Bridge in Minneapolis

Signs provided or bring your own.

** SPECIAL HOLIDAY VIGIL ** December 21st

Take some time this holiday season to speak out for peace! Send an anti-war message for the holidays! Come out to demand a Stop Endless U.S. Wars!

With a new Administration coming into office, it is imporant that we continue to speak out and to call for an end to U.S. wars, occupations and military interventions around the world.

Sponsored by the WAMM End War Committee and Twin Cities Peace Campaign

FFI: 612-275-2720 or contact the WAMM office.

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Second Monday Movie - "13th"

Monday, December 12th @ 7pm
4200 Cedar Avenue
Minneapolis
 
The title of Ava DuVernay's extrodinary and galvanizing documentary '13th' refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist winthin the United States." The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activist, politicians, historians and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. 
 
Connecting the dots. Lively discussion follows.

FREE! Open to the public. All are welcome
 
Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee

More - click here »

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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Stand-off at Standing Rock: Eyewitness Reports

Friday, December 16th @ 7pm
4200 Cedar Ave South
Minneapolis

Join WAMM and Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 as we hear from various members and veterans about their personal experiences at Standing Rock. Stand in solidarity with Standing Rock! We will be collecting funds to donate to Standing Rock to support them as they continue their mission!

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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"Drone Warfare and the Cyborg Soldier: Margins of Masculinities" presented by Suzanne Al-Kayali, WAMM Director

Saturday, January 7th
9:30am Coffee
10:00am Program
Washburn Library
5244 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis

Modern military power has ignited real and virtual changes as nations make war and soldiers percieve themselves as warriors. The role of the soldier has changed with the evolution of technologies, such as drones. Is the hyper-masculine "be-all-you-can-be" soldier being replaced? Suzanne will discuss the role of "masculinity" in contemporary warfare and the development of the new "cyborg" soldier.

Suzanne is WAMM's current director, she earned her Master's degree at Roosevelt University at Chicago in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies.

Sponsored by the WAMM Ground All Drones Committee.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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WAMM Book Club - "War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and
Global Pacification" By Jeff Halper

Saturday, January 20, 2017 @ 10AM
NEW LOCATION
Episcopal Homes Welcome Center
1860 University Avenue West
St. Paul
 
JJeff Hapler investigates how Israel exports the weaponry and techniques of occupation. He shows how it uses the West Bank and Gaza as a "laboratory" for the development of these weapons, instruments of population control and models of permanent pacification. These are used not only to armies but internal security agencies and police forces as well. Halper locates Israel's system of pacification within the broader project of global "transcapital acification."

Join us for a review and discussion.

Book club will not be meeting in December.

Sponsored by WAMM Book Club.

FFI: contact the WAMM office.

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COALITION EVENTS / ALSO OF INTEREST
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Peace Essay Contest-Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers-thru 2/28/17

The Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP) announces the second annual LESLIE REINDL PEACE ESSAY CONTEST for Minnesota high school juniors and seniors. Completed essays are due February 28, 2017, and the top 3 winners will be showcased and awarded scholarship prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500 at World Storytelling Day, March 21, 2017 at Landmark Center in St. Paul. 
 
Students will have opportunity to think and write on one of the 3 questions, one on unpacking cultural biases and creating a more inclusive society. Another is focused on developing one's own peacemaking activity, and a third on the Peace Literacy work of Captain Paul K. Chappell of Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Full topics, guidelines and suggested resources, as well as classroom speakers, are available now by contacting Larry Johnson at 612-747-3904 or larryjvfp@gmail.com

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March Against Trump to Demand Human Rights at Home and Abroad!

Saturday, December 10th @ 1pm
Lake and Nicollet
Minneapolis

December 10th marks the International Human Rights Day. Join us for the Anti-War Committee's annual Human Rights Day protest. The anti-war movement needs to be a part of the growing movement against Trump and his agenda of bigotry.

We will start with a rally at Lake and Nicollet followed by a march to denounce Trump's agenda of hate and racism! Now after Trump's election it is imperative that we are loud in the streets demanding peace and justice!

Join in our protest to demand:
No wall; No Deportations!
Say No to Anti-Muslim Bigotry and Hate Crimes!
Stand with Standing Rock; Support Native Sovereignty!
Stop Killer Cops!
Our Bodies, Our Choice!
Money for Human Needs not War!
End US Aid to Israel!
Stop US War in Syria & Iraq!

Initiated by the Anti-War Committee

FFI: Facebook

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Por Siempre, Fidel, Forever: His Revolutionary Life and Legacy for Cuba and the World

Thursday, December 15th from 7pm-9pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
Jackman Room
1900 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis

Keynote -- August Nimtz, Co-chair, Minnesota Cuba Committee; Professor, University of Minnesota

Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution: a timeline -- and what the U.S. media doesn't say about Cuba's accomplishments and internationalist missions.

Panelists: Mel Reeves, activist and journalist; Natalie Ferrerosa, former student, Latin American School of Medicine, Cuba; Raven Ziegler (Wamblí Okas'a Win), Kul Wicasa Oyate Tribe, participant in protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline; Professor Joseph Mbele, St. Olaf College; Francisco Chávez, Comité Morena Minnesota; Ofunshi Oba Kosa, Yoruba Cuba Association of MN

Light refreshments will be provided. Parking is available in the church lot.

Traducción al español.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Cuba Committee, Co-sponsored by MN Peace Action Coalition

FFI: 612-367-6134

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"Songs of Solidarity Across Borders" Concert

Monday, December 19th from 7pm-9pm
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Avenue
Minneapolis

If reading about depressing things like climate change, economic inequality, and intransigent racism gets you down, Ben Grossman wants to tell you that singing about these things can help turn despair into inspired action. The songs will address a range of themes and issues including environmental disasters, immigrants rights, racist police violence, radical politics, and utopian dreams.

A suggested donation at the door of $10-$15.

Learn more about Ben Grossman at his website at bengrosscup.com

FFI: 413-658-5374

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