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|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 12:25:28 -0800 (PST)|
Give the Gift of Peace this holiday season - Gift Memberships to WAMM are half price now through December 31. Support WAMM and give a gift at the same time! Sign up online or call the office 612.827.5364. image ©tBottolene2013 WAMM EVENTS 1. International Human Rights Day Bridge Vigil 12/10 2. Celebrating Marie and John Braun and their Same Day Birthdays! 12/12 ALSO OF INTEREST 3. War is the Greatest Threat to Human Rights! 12/6 4. Dignity not Detention Faith Action Vigil 12/7 5. Pax Salon: Why Aren’t Environment & Peace People Working Together? 12/9 6. Holiday Craft and Bake Sale for Social Justice 12/13 7. 30th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service 12/18 8. Welfare Rights Committee's Opening Day Protest 1/6 WAMM EVENTS 1.International Human Rights Day Bridge Vigil Wednesday, December 10, 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Lake Street/ Marshall Avenue Bridge, signs available on the St. Paul side of the bridge. Or feel welcome to bring your own Human Right sign The focus will be on our International Human Rights. Sponsored by WAMM End War Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 or 612.275.2720. 2. 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. _____________________________________________ NEW ISSUE - Online NOW! WAMM's WINTER Newsletter is available online! WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.org _____________________________________________ ALSO OF INTEREST 2. 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. 3. Dignity not Detention Faith Action Vigil Sunday, Dec. 7, 2:30- 3:00 pm "The Border is Here" What prevents us from living in unity with everyone? Dignity not Detention Faith Action Vigil at Ramsey County Adult Detention Center, 425 Grove Street, St. Paul. Faith Action Vigils are the First Sunday of Every Month.Sponsored by Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) This month hosted by The St. Joseph Worker Program. FFI: interfaithcoalitionimmigration [at] gmail.com 6. Pax Salon: Why Aren’t Environment and Peace People Working Together? Tuesday December 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. St. Paul Gallery (formerly Mad Hatter’s Tea House), 943 West 7th, St. Paul. Exclusive movement fiefdoms are stalling efforts to close the never-ending war(s) that feed the petro-poisoning economy. It wasn’t apathy but anger at a constipated system that kept voters away from the recent elections. We call on people to connect the dots. Sponsored by: Pax Salon. FFI: Call Patty 651-227-3228. 7. 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. Interested in helping at WAMM's booth? Call or email the office.612.827.5364 Sponsored by: 4200 Cedar Ave Tenants: 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 8. 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). FFI: Visit Online 9. Welfare Rights Committee's Opening Day Protest Tuesday, January 6, 11:30 a.m. 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. Sponsored by: Welfare Rights Committee. FFI or to help: Call 612-822-8020. _____________________________________________ WAMM's Tackling Torture at the Top Committee set up their "Torture Timeline" display at the U of MN Law School on Monday with petitions to release the Senate Intelligence Committee's Report about CIA Torture as well as a petition to release Shaker Aamer. _____________________________________________ Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces a video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. Deadline for entries: March 1, 2015. FFI: Visit ONLINE _____________________________________________ Check out the select news reports on the WAMM Ground All Drones Committee Blog. VISIT US ONLINE • JOIN WAMM Like what you see? Subscribe to the WAMM Women Against Military Madness email list, become a member of WAMM or donate today! You can also Check Out the WAMM website, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updated stories, actions and more. WAMM's newsletter is online! WAMM' The Middle East Committee has a website. Tackling Torture at the Top, also known as T-3, has a Facebook page. Ground All Drones Committee has a blog and Facebook group Enjoy this email? Forward to your friends and colleagues-please load images first! Thank you! Please Note: The preceding are events sponsored or endorsed by WAMM committees or coalitions. We regret that we cannot accommodate all the many wonderful peace and justice events occurring in the Twin Cities. 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