WAMM Calendar-Nov 13-Dec12
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:48:23 -0800 (PST)
In Honor of Polly Mann who turns 95 this year. Join us for Birthday Cake in
the WAMM Office today!

Click to Donate to
WAMM on [1]GiveMN

TODAY is Give to the MAX Day —and to sweeten your contribution —we have a
generous matching grant available, courtesy of Phil Willkie. Money for
Peace Making not for WAR making.


1. Give to the Max Day Open House   11/13 TODAY

2. WAMM Benefit Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages   11/21

3. No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria   11/26

4. Celebrating Marie and John Braun and their Same Day Birthdays!   12/12


5. MAP Annual Peace Celebration   11/17


6. Grounded   10/31-11/23

7. Workshop with Paul Chappell: Waging Peace   11/15

8. Peace, Pies and Prophets   11/15

9. Palestine Culture Night!   11/16

10. Panel Discussion: The Struggle for $15/Hour Wage   11/19

11. Breakfast with Mukesh Kapila   11/20

12. Local Vigil to Close the School of the Americas   11/23

13. War is the Greatest Threat to Human Rights!   12/6

14. Holiday Craft and Bake Sale for Social Justice   12/13


1. Give to the Max Day Open House TODAY

Thursday, November 13, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm WAMM Office, 4200 Cedar Avenue
Suite 3, Minneapolis. Hang out in the WAMM office as we watch our progress
throughout the day. Enjoy a piece of cake in honor of Polly's Birthday too.
Donate to WAMM on [2]GiveMN. THANK YOU for your generosity!

Lifelong progressive activist and WAMM supporter Phil Willkie is generously
matching donations made to WAMM up to $2,000 on Give to the Max Day 2014!
He is donating in honor of Polly Mann, whose birthday is in November, and
to honor the many strong women in his life. In his own words:

As we honor Polly Mann and her 95th birthday and as I donate $2,000 to
match the gifts to WAMM from Polly’s other admirers, I’m also honoring and
remembering four women who were my mentors and role models. Though I met
Polly late – in 1987 – she clearly ranks with the strong women who
influenced me. Sponsored by: WAMM and GiveMN.org. FFI: Visit [3]Facebook

Click to Donate to
WAMM on [4]GiveMN

2. WAMM Benefit Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages

Friday, November 21, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Ten Thousand Villages, 867 Grand

Avenue, St. Paul. Benefit WAMM by shopping at Ten Thousand Villages in St.

Paul. Ten Thousand Villages is a fair-trade retailer of artisan-crafted
home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. As
one of the world’s oldest and largest fair-trade organizations, Ten
Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading
relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and
consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. 20% of the
evening's sales will be donated to WAMM. Make an evening of it and visit
one of the many restaurants located nearby. Sponsored by: Ten Thousand
Villages and WAMM. FFI: [5]Ten Thousand Villages.

3. No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria

Wednesday, November 26, 4:30 p.m. Lake Street/ Marshall Avenue Bridge,
signs available on the St. Paul side of the bridge. On the evening before
the Thanksgiving holiday, join the Wednesday peace vigil to say NO to
war. A new chapter of US war in the Middle East, the bombing campaigns in
Iraq and Syria, has been opened. Additional troops and 'advisors' are being
sent. This new chapter of war and intervention could last for years to
come. Co-sponsored by WAMM End War Committee, the Twin Cities Peace
Campaign, and the MN Peace Action Coalition. FFI: Call 612-827-5364.

4. Celebrating Marie and John Braun and their Same Day Birthdays!

Friday, December 12, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Spirit of Saint Stephen’s, 2201 1st
Avenue, Minneapolis. Honor two people who have contributed so much to peace
locally and internationally. Potluck dinner with music and socializing. In
lieu of gifts, John and Marie request donations made to WAMM. Sponsored by:
WAMM. FFI: Call Maxine 651-731-1234.


5. MAP Annual Peace Celebration

Monday, November 17, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Landmark Center, 75 West 5th Street,
St. Paul. Guest Speaker
 Paul Chappell, Author of The Art of Waging Peace.
Kick-off announcement of MAP Peace Essay Contest,to occur in the Spring,
 Kellogg-Briand Pact Banner presentation to the Landmark Center from
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. Sponsored by: Minnesota Alliance of
Peacemakers (MAP). FFI: [6]Visit MAP Online


6. Grounded

Friday, October 31 to November 23,  Playwright’s Center, 2301 East Franklin
Avenue, Minneapolis. George Brant’s drama, featuring Sha Cage. Featuring
Sha Cage.Directed by Wendy Knox, Set Design by Joe Stanley, Lighting by
Mike Kittel, Sound by Mike Croswell, Costumes by Kathy Kohl.
A hot shot fighter pilot finds her career in the sky interrupted by an
unplanned pregnancy. Reassigned to remotely operate drones in Afghanistan
from a windowless trailer outside of Vegas, her life in the desert begins
to collide with the one she is patrolling on the other side of the world.
This compelling and searing look at moral responsibility, contradictory
choices and modern warfare seamlessly blends the personal and the political
as it explodes our assumptions about war, family and the power of
Sponsored by: Frank Theatre. FFI: Visit [7]Frank Theatre online

7. Workshop with Paul Chappell: Waging Peace

Saturday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. First Unitarian Society of
Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis. Paul Chappell is a West
Point graduate, Iraq war veteran, former Army Captain and Director of Peace
Leadership for the Nuclear age Peace Foundation. Author of "The Art of
Waging Peace," "Will War Ever End?", "The End of War" and "Peaceful
Revolution." Sponsored by: Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. FFI: Contact
Larry Johnson [8]larryvfp [at] gmail.com or 612-747-3904.

8. Peace, Pies and Prophets

Saturday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell
Avenue, Minneapolis. An evening of comedy, drama, and challenge brought to
the Twin Cities by Ted & Co. Theaterworks the show has been called a
participatory wonder, a wonderful blend of consciousness-raising and
laughter, community-building at its best, and just a whole lot of fun. The
event features a “stealth auction,” where an airhorn goes off and actors
Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke don their special hats to auction off handcrafted
pies. Admission is free. Sponsored by: Faith Mennonite Church, Community of
St. Martin, and The Mennonite Worker. FFI: Visit [9]Facebook

9. Palestine Culture Night!

Sunday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. Coffman Memorial Union, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis. A night of rich culture! Everyone (all ages)
invited, so please bring ALL of your family and friends and join us for a
night of Palestinian entertainment and cultural resistance. Listen to
Palestinian-American performance poet and human rights activist Remi Kanazi
perform, Sanabel Al Quds dabke team, several local talents, and more!
Middle eastern dinner provided with $5 entry fee. Kids 3 and under free.
Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN). FFI: Visit
[10]the event page

10. Panel Discussion: The Struggle for $15/Hour Wage

Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. East Side Freedom Library, 1105
Greenbrier Street, St. Paul. Airport workers, retail cleaners, fast food
workers. Free and open to all. FFI: Email
[11]eastsidefreedomlibrary [at] gmail.com

11. Breakfast with Mukesh Kapila

Thursday, November 20, 7:30 a.m. Nonviolent Peaceforce,425 Oak Grove
Street, Minneapolis. Mukesh will be talking about his work in South Sudan
as a senior advisor to Nonviolent Peaceforce and his book, “Against a Tide
of Evil.” Sponsored by: Nonviolent Peaceforce. FFI and to RSVP: Call

12. Local Vigil to Close the School of the Americas

Sunday, November 23, 1:00 p.m. Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge (St. Paul
side). Gather to remember those who were murdered by soldiers trained at
the SOA, to pray for their families, and to challenge ourselves to take
action to close the School.  All are welcome. Sponsored by: the Sisters of
St. Joseph, the St. Joseph Workers and Alumnae. FFI: Call 612-701-7558.

13. War is the Greatest Threat to Human Rights!

Saturday, December 6, 1:00 p.m. March Starts at Bryant Square Park, 3101
Bryant Avenue South with closing rally at Karmel West, 312 West Lake
Street. This community march will highlight the US government’s role in
funding war and destruction abroad and the consequences of these policies
here at home. From US sponsored violence in Palestine and Colombia, to the
escalating of warfare in Iraq and Syria, to the cut backs in education and
social services at home the US is violating human rights. Sponsored by: the
Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by: the MN Peace Action Coalition.

14. Holiday Craft and Bake Sale for Social Justice

Saturday, December 13, Noon to 4:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Avenue South,
Minneapolis. Support local social justice groups by buying cool crafts and
tasty treats. Sponsored by: Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee
(MIRAc), Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Anti-War Committee,
Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB), Welfare Rights
Committee, and more!

FFI: Visit Facebook

An excellent event with Mnar Muhawesh, founder and editor in
chief of Mint Press, at WAMM's Middle East Committee's
event on November 9, 2014. Missed her talk? [12]Watch here.


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wonderful peace and justice events occurring
in the Twin Cities. For more WAMM events or ongoing
peace vigils,
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