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 OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS
The office will be closed between Christmas Eve Day and New Year's Day.
But we will be back in action on Friday January 2, 2015.
Happy New Year!
During this time, no emails, no facebook nor e-calendar from us.
We are resting up for a vibrant and an amazing 2015!
Weekly Peace Bridge Vigil
Wednesdays, December 24 and 31
4:30- 5:30 pm
Lake St/Marshall Ave Bridge.
Participate in the Weekly Wednesday Peace Vigil. No matter what the season, we still say No To War! We realize that many of our regulars cannot make it on these holidays, but some are able to be there, so if you are available, we hope you will come as well. Meet on the east side for signs and greetings.
Dispatches from the Desert: Militarization and Resistance in the U.S.-Mexico Border Zone
Wednesday January 28
4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis.
From Arizona, Hadley Pope and Sophie Smith from No More Deaths. Helicopters, checkpoints, ground sensors, drones, surveillance towers, thousands of armed agents on the ground: in the past twenty years, the rural desert regions of the U.S.-Mexico border have become a principle terrain in the War on Terror. As the US security presence rapidly increases, so does the risk to people attempting the perilous trek through harsh and remote desert lands into the U.S interior. In the past decade the remains of several thousand people have been recovered from the region; many more will never be found. In response, residents in border communities on the U.S. side have organized to provide direct humanitarian aid to the lost, the sick, and the injured. In the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona, community members have initiated an unprecedented campaign to push back against border militarization by calling for the removal of the Border Patrol immigration checkpoints that encircle their town. Come learn about resistance to border militarization, direct aid in the borderlands, and what you can do to support the cause.
MEPN: The War Around Us – a Video with Discussion to follow
Saturday, January 17
9:30 a.m. (refreshments)
10:00 a.m. (presentation and discussion)
Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Avenue South, Edina.
Only two English-language journalists reported from Gaza as it suffered an all-out attack from Israel in late 2008 and early 2009. The War Around Us is a powerful, deeply moving new 75 minute documentary through the eyes of these two reporters, Ayman Mohyeldin and Sherine Tadros. At the time, both were reporting for Al Jazeera English.
30th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service
Thursday, December 18
5:00 p.m. (March and Silent Vigil)
Hennepin County Government Center, 3rd Avenue and 5th Street South, Minneapolis.
6:30 p.m. (Service of Remembrance)
Simpson United Methodist Church, 2740 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis.
7:30 p.m. (Community Meal).
Simpson staff and volunteers witnessed many people experiencing homelessness who die without anyone honoring their life. In December of 1984, the first official Minnesota homeless memorial was held, launching the collaboration between Simpson and The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) that exists to this day. Each year, marchers carry individual signs with the name, age, and hometown of every person being honored. A candle is then lit for each individual while their name is read. Community meal follows.
Sponsored by: Simpson Men’s Shelter and The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH).
#BlackChristmas - Black Lives Matter Protest
Saturday, December 20
Mall of America Rotunda.
This peaceful protest is about peace in our community and ensuring an end to police violence in the United States. Showing up at the Mall of America means that you stand in solidarity with Black lives even as large corporations and institutions do not. Please note: "Mall of America is private property and does not allow protests or demonstrations of any kind on site," the MOA statement says. "This group does not have permission to gather and demonstrate on Mall of America property."
Welfare Rights Committee's Opening Day Protest
Tuesday, January 6
Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul.
As the politicians start their session for the year demand the politicians and the governor stop their inaction and start helping families and children out of extreme poverty. Gather on the Upper Mall of the capitol grounds, then go inside and hand out “Past Due” notices to the politicians.
Human Rights and Labor Rights: Eyewitness Account from Colombia
Thursday, January 15
4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis.
Jim Dimock, an antiwar activist and a professor from Minnesota State University, Mankato traveled to Colombia on a “From Dollars to Pesos” delegation last summer through Witness for Peace; to witness the impact of the Free Trade Agreement with the US has on the Colombian people. Dimock saw the impacts of US intervention first hand meeting with Afro-Colombians in the port city of Buenaventura and with campesino and indigenous groups in Cauca.
Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. Co-sponsored by Witness for Peace - Upper Midwest. Endorsed by Women Against Military Madness and Veterans for Peace.