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.
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.
Every Monday from 5pm-6:30pm
Minnesota Governor's Residence
1006 Summit Avenue
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)
Monday, December 12th @ 7pm
4200 Cedar Avenue
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.
Friday, December 16th @ 7pm
4200 Cedar Ave South
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. -——---——-—-- top^ "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
5244 Lyndale Avenue South
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. -——---——-—-- top^ WAMM Book Club - "War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and
Global Pacification" By Jeff Halper
Saturday, January 20, 2017 @ 10AM
Episcopal Homes Welcome Center
1860 University Avenue West
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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-——---——-—-- top^ March Against Trump to Demand Human Rights at Home and Abroad!
Saturday, December 10th @ 1pm
Lake and Nicollet
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!
Por Siempre, Fidel, Forever: His Revolutionary Life and Legacy for Cuba and the World
Thursday, December 15th from 7pm-9pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Avenue
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
Monday, December 19th from 7pm-9pm
2002 23rd Avenue
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.