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.
WAMM Friday Vigil for Justice for Palestine. #51DaysinGaza
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Intersection of Snelling & Summit, St. Paul.
The WAMM Middle East Committee's weekly Friday Vigil for Palestine. Join us to stand against the brutal and injust conditions of occupation.
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!
Bannering to Demand Justice for Rasmea Odeh
Thursday, September 10
4:30 to 5:30 pm
Mayday Plaza (outside Mayday Bookstore), 301 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis.
Rasmea Odeh is a heroic 68-year-old Palestinian American community leader who is currently facing prison and deportation on a trumped up immigration charge. In 1969 she was jailed and tortured by the Israelis. Later this fall we will be mobilizing to attend the Federal appeal hearing in Cincinnati to challenge her unjust conviction. Help to build this campaign to keep her free. Justice for Rasmea!
Organized by the MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression.
Middle East Peace Now (MEPN)
Saturday, September 12
9:30 am refreshments
10 am Presentations and Discussion
South Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Avenue S, Minneapolis.
This forum presents a video of a confereance that was held at the National Press Club in April 2015 with a number of speakers participating. The speakers were experts of all ages and backgrounds from academia, government, independent research organizations and alternative news media. The Sept. 12 forum will focus on the speakers who addressed the issue of silencing and muzzling of both students and professors on college campuses in the U.S.
Sponsored by MEPN, endoresed by WAMM/Middle East Committee.
FFI: call 763-318-7546 or contact the WAMM office.
Peace Vigil to End Drone Warfare
Sunday, September 20
10 am to 3 pm
Camp Ripley, 15000 Highway 115, north of LIttle Falls.
Vigil participants can park along the right of way. The peace vigil outside the main gate is scheduled to last from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You are welcome to arrive early or stay late - a continuous vigil will be held outside Camp Ripley's main gate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the same time Camp Ripley hosts Open House Day. The Camp Ripley peace vigil seeks to increase public awareness about the devastation drone warfare causes in response to Camp Ripley's drone program. The peace vigil's pro-peace message will counter the pro-war propaganda Camp Ripley spreads at Open House Day. We will demand an end to drone warfare, the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan and Iraq, an end to the U.S. bombing of Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan and an end to the U.S. backed Saudi war on Yemen. A potluck lunch will be held at Morrison County Park (Belle Prairie Park) after the peace vigil. Morrison County Park is located off Highway 76, north of Little Falls. Everyone is welcome to attend. Signs and flags will be available. Please join us.
Some carpool space available from the Twin Cities.
Sponsored by Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace and Occupy Little Falls, endorsed by WAMM.
We will return to the gates of Fort Benning to take a stand for justice and accountability. Torture survivors, union workers, religious communities, musicians, puppetistas, students, migrants, veterans and others from across the country will speak out against violence and militarization. We will commemorate the martyrs, march to Stewart Detention Center, teach and learn from each other in the Columbus Convention Center, and celebrate resistance at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia. The military base, one of the largest in the world, is named for the Georgia politician and Confederate general Henry L. Benning, who helped Georgia secede, and who was an outspoken proponent of slavery. Fort Benning is also home to the notorious School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC) and has become a focal point of the people power resistance to empire and militarization. Powerful speakers and musicians from across the Americas will perform, the puppetistas will pull off a massive theater pageant in the streets, followed by a solemn funeral procession to remember all those who have been murdered in the struggle. Mass mobilizations are a key element for the success of social justice movements.