WAMM Calendar-Dec18-Feb9
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:44:14 -0800 (PST)
Many wishes of peace and joy to you
during this season of light.

Peace is the message for the new year. This is last year's
bundled up Bridge Vigilers on Christmas Day.


1. Weekly Peace Bridge Vigil On 12/24 and 12/31

2. WAMM Book Club: Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s
Movement   1/17

3. Dispatches from the Desert: Militarization and Resistance in the
U.S.-Mexico Border Zone 1/28

4. Opening Night of WAMM Second Monday Movie Nights 2/09

s a v e   t h e   d a t e  - saturday february 14 - WAMM annual v a l e n t
i n e party


5. MEPN: The War Around Us – a Video with Discussion to follow 1/17


6. #BlackLivesMatter 12/20

7. 30th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service   12/18

8. Welfare Rights Committee's Opening Day Protest   1/6

9. Human Rights and Labor Rights: Eyewitness Account from Colombia   1/15


1. 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. Sponsored by WAMM. FFI: 612.275. 2720

2. WAMM Book Club: Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s

Saturday, January 17, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Afro Deli, 1939 S 5th Street,
Minneapolis. The WAMM Bookclub meets every third Saturday of the month. In
January the Bookclub will discuss, Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the
Minnesota Women’s Movement by Lori Sturdevant. Sponsored by: The WAMM
Bookclub. FFI: Call 612-827-5364.

3. Dispatches from the Desert: Militarization and Resistance in the
U.S.-Mexico Border Zone

Wednesday January 28, 7:00 pm, 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. Sponsored by Women Against Military Madness. FFI:
WAMM Office 612.827.5364

4. Opening Night of WAMM Second Monday Movie Nights

Monday February 9, 7:00 pm, 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis. Join us opening
night for our series of monthly movies and lively discussion. Sit back and
enjoy freshly popped popcorn. Make it an evening you won't want to miss!
Bring a date! Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the WAMM Second
Monday Monthly Movie Committee. FFI: WAMM Office 612.827.5364


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
that time, no emails, no facebook nor e-calendar from us. Technology Break!
We are resting up for a vibrant and an amazing 2015!


Co-Director Job Position Open

WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) seeks a Co-Director to equally share
responsibility with one colleague for the well-being of the organization.
The position description is available online (follow the links). Please
apply by sending your cover letter and résumé to
[1]wammhiringcommittee2014 [at] gmail.com by January 10, 2015.




5. 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. Sponsored by: Middle East
Peace Now (MEPN). FFI: Call Dale Stuepfert 612-374-4049.


6. 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 [3]Online

7. #BlackChristmas - Black Lives Matter Protest

Saturday, December 20, 2:00 p.m. 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."

Sponsored by #BlackLivesMatter FFI:[4] Facebook

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.

10. Human Rights and Labor Rights: Eyewitness Account from Colombia

Thursday, January 15, 7:00 p.m. 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. FFI: Call 612-379-3899. [5]Facebook


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 [6]online or call the office


Tackling  Torture  at  the  Top  Video  Contest

WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces their
2nd Annual video contest on the subject of torture and torture

Two prizes in each Serious and Satirical Categories:
Jury ($500) and Audience Favorite ($300).
Deadline for entries: March 1, 2015. FFI and details: Visit[7] ONLINE



Like what you see? [8]Subscribe to the WAMM Women Against Military Madness
email list, become a member of WAMM or donate [9]today! You can also Check
Out the WAMM [10]website, like us on [11]Facebook or follow us on
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The Middle East Committee has a [14]website.

Tackling Torture at the Top, also known as T-3, has a [15]Facebook page.

Ground All Drones Committee has a [16]blog and [17]Facebook group

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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. For more WAMM events or ongoing
peace vigils,
call WAMM at 612-827-5364
or see the WAMM calendar on WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.org

WAMM’s provision of information on other group’s 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


1. mailto:wammhiringcommittee2014 [at] gmail.com
3. http://www.simpsonhousing.org/memorial.html
4. https://www.facebook.com/events/538449759625878/
5. https://www.facebook.com/events/666012616851196/
7. http://tacklingtorturevideocontest.webs.com/
8. http://worldwidewamm.org/joinsupport/joinsupport.html
9. http://worldwidewamm.org/joinsupport/joinsupport.html
10. http://worldwidewamm.org/
12. https://twitter.com/WAMMwoman
13. http://womenagainstmilitarymadness.org/
14. http://mec.worldwidewamm.org/home.html
15. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tackling-Torture-at-the-Top/370422110962
16. http://groundalldrones.blogspot.com/
17. https://www.facebook.com/groups/wammgroundalldrones/

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