WAMM Calendar June 4-July 16| Tar Sands Resistance/Mural Painting
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 13:33:52 -0700 (PDT)
[1]4200 Cedar Mural Painting Days Announced

Photo Maggie Korder

Community Mural Project -

All ages and skill levels welcome!

4200 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis, MN

Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th

Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th

1pm-4pm each day.

WAMM EVENTS and Goings On

1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine 6/5

2. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "The Invisible War" 6/8

3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace  6/10

4. Iran Nuclear Deal:  What's Really Going On?  Via Skype with
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich  6/17

5. WAMM Book Club: Open Veins of Latin America 6/20

6. Torture Awareness Eve: Filmaker Eric Juth and CIA Whistleblower John
Kiriakou 6/25

7. Kathy Kelly:  Can the Earth Survive Endless War?  7/7

COALITION EVENTS / Also of Interest

8.  Tar Sands Resistance March and Rally  6/6

9.  Movie:  Welcome to Hebron: Portrait of a Teenager in Hebron  6/9

10. 2nd Annual MN Malcolm X Conference: The Political Legacy

of Malcolm X  6/13

11. Movie: Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act

of Obliteration 6/16

12. Community Peace Celebration 6/19

13. Peace in the Park- 4th Annual Central Minnesota Peace Fair 6/20

14. Movie: Stone Cold Justice 6/23

15. Peacestock 2015  7/11



1.  WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine.

Friday, June 6, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.   Intersection of Snelling & Summit,
St. Paul.  Join us to say No to US aid to Israel, Let Gaza Live, End the
Siege, End the Violence.  Sponsored by the [2]WAMM Middle East Committee.
FFI: 612-827-5364

2. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "The Invisible War"

Monday, June 8, 7 pm, 4200 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis. Join WAMM for this
film, [3]"The Invisible War" is a groundbreaking, award-winning
investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best
kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. From
Oscar®-and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick, the film paints a
startling  picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier
in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed
by enemy fire. Free admission, free popcorn. All welcome for a lively
discussion following lead by [4]Chante Wolfe. Sponsored by [5]WAMM Movie
Committee. Endorsed by Vets for Peace, Chapter 27. FFI: 612-827-5364 [4200
Cedar is a Coke-free zone. #BoycottCoke.]

3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace

Wednesday, June 10, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge over Mississippi,
5:00 - 6:00 pm.  This week we focus, again, on the many strains our
military puts on our [6]little planet Earth.  The snow is gone, spring has
sprung, its always a beautiful day at the Peace Bridge.  We'll be there
with a sign and a pat on the back ready for you!  Sponsored by WAMM End War
Committee and Twin Cities Peace Campaign.  FFI: 612-275-2720 or

4. Iran Nuclear Deal: What's Really Going On?  Via Skype with Soraya

Wednesday, June 17th, 7:00 p.m. Pizza and Middle East snacks at 6:30.

4200 Cedar Av. S., Mpls.  Free and open to the public.  Soraya
Sepahpour-Ulrich is an Iranian-American who was educated in Iran, England
and France. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Int'l. Relations from the
U of Southern California and pursued her Master’s degree in Middle East
Studies at the U of Utah. She returned to Los Angeles to pursue a degree in
Public Diplomacy at USC’s School of Int'l. Relations and USC Annenberg for
Communication. Soraya’s articles and interviews have been featured on news
sites throughout the world, including: Foreign Press Journal, Monthly
Review, Middle East Monitor, Counterpunch, RT News, Fars News, Huffington
Post, Global Research, and [7]many others. She is an independent
researcher, essayist, and political commentator.  Sponsored by The Middle
East Committee of WAMM.  FFI: 612-827-5364

5. WAMM Book Club - Great reads and discussions with good people!
Saturday, June 20,10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Afro Deli, 1939 S 5th Street,
Minneapolis. The WAMM Book Club meets every third Saturday of the month.
The Book Club is reading [8]Open Veins of Latin America, by [9]Eduardo
Galeano Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM
Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364

6.  Torture Awareness Eve: Filmaker Eric Juth and CIA Whistleblower John

Thursday, June 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm. 4200 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls. On the evening
before the U.N's annual "Torture Awareness Day, we want to raise awareness
of the torture perpetrated by the CIA and other US government/military
personnel and the lack of accountability for these war crimes. The 35
minute documentary film "[10]Ghosts of Johnston County" will be shown. As
victims of extraordinary rendition continue to surface, and as details
emerge on United States' use of torture during the war on terror, the
efforts to achieve justice for the survivors persists, even in places as
seemingly removed from the front lines as Johnston County, North Carolina.
Filmmaker Eric Juth is coming to lead a discussion about his film and the
anti-torture activism it was based on. Former CIA Agent and torture
whistleblower [11]John Kiriakou will appear via Skype to join the
discussion and make some comments. Sponsored by: WAMM’s [12]Tackling
Torture at the Top (T3) Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 and [13]Facebook Event

7. Kathy Kelly - Can the Earth Survive Endless War? Warfare's assault on
Mother Earth: Making amends and making changes.

Tuesday, July 7, 7:00pm. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 273 East 31st St.,
Mpls. Free Admission. [14]Kathy Kelly will talk about the persistent and
wrongful notion that U.S. wars are protecting and defending people in the
U.S. from enemies that threaten our security. In addressing one of the
major threats to our security — the environmental impact of modern warfare
— she will draw from experiences in war zones and analysis of Pentagon
budgets.  She was recently imprisoned for three months after protesting
drone warfare at a U.S. military base. Sponsored by [15]WAMM End War
Committee, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, and the Peace with Justice Committee
of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. FFI: 612-827-5364 or 612-275-2720


[16]Kathy Kelly will be in MN July 5th - 11th!

Sunday, July 5 - St. Joan of Arc Church, Minneapolis; 9 and 11 am Masses
Contact: Marie Braun at 612-275-2720, braun044 [at] umn.edu

Monday, July 6 - Mankato
Contact: Sr. Gladys Schmitz, 507-389-4114

Tuesday July 7 – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Contact: [17]Marie Braun at 612-275-2720, braun044 [at] umn.edu

Wednesday, July 8 - Little Falls
Contact: Jeff Odendahl at 320-632-2981, jodendahl [at] sflf.org

Thursday, July 9 – Grand Rapids
Contact: Vicky Andrews at 218-259-4254/218-326-0653, vicandr [at] mchsi.com

Friday, July 10 – Rochester
Contact: Sr. Iesha, Rochester Francisicans

Saturday, July 11 - Peacestock, Redwing
Contact: Bill Habedank at 651-764-1866, habedank [at] charter.net


COALITION EVENTS / Also of Interest

8. Tar Sands [18]Resistance March & Rally.

Saturday, June 6, 12 Noon, downtown St. Paul. Gather at Lambert's Landing
(Sibley St./Shepard Rd, near the Mississippi River).  March to a rally at
the State Capitol Lawn with Bill McKibben, Rep. Ellison, Winona LaDuke and
1,000s of others!  Speakers, music, food, activist groups tables. Join
activists from all over the Midwest to help send a clear message: Keep
[19]toxic tar sands in the ground and out of America's Heartland, fight for
clean water, clean energy, and a safe climate!  [20]Frank Waln will perform
and lots more! Sponsored by the Energy Action Coalition, Indigenous
Environmental Network, National Wildlife Federation, MN350.org, Interfaith
Power and Light, Sierra Club, WAMM, WAMM T3 Committee and many others.
FFI:  [21]website and 612-827-5364

9. Movie:  Welcome to Hebron: Portrait of a Teenager in Hebron
Tuesday, June 9th @ 7pm @ Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave.,
Northfield “[22]Welcome to Hebron: Portrait of a Teenager in Hebron” is a
story from the perspective of 17-year-old Leila Sarsour, a strong,
intelligent and outspoken young woman who studies at the Al-Qurtuba School,
a Palestinian high school for girls in the West Bank city of Hebron. The
school is surrounded by Israeli military installations and settlements
populated by right-wing Jewish religious fundamentalists. “Welcome to
Hebron” depicts everyday life for Palestinians attempting to lead normal
lives in this volatile city surrounded by checkpoints and barbed wired.
Directed by award-winning Swedish documentarian Terje Carlsson. The movie
is free and open to the public. Presented by the Bethel Lutheran Church
Mission and Justice Committee and [23]Northfielders for Justice in
Palestine/Israel. FFI: Email Allison Schmitt at
[24]aschmitt001 [at] luthersem.edu

10. 2nd Annual MN Malcolm X Conference: The Political Legacy of Malcolm X
Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm @ Harvest Prep School-Seed
Academy, 1300 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis. A panel of activists
will relate how Malcolm X influenced them and their struggles. Panelists
are: Alejandra Cruz (Mexican rights activist), Sara Osman (Somali student
activist), Sabry Wazwaz (Palestinian activist with the Anti-War Committee),
and Professor Ezra Hyland ( U of M).  Workshop presenters this year
include, Glen Ford, Dr August Nimtz and Dr Rose Brewer of the University of
MN, Hanatu Green of NdCAD Darnett Scruggs and local columnist/ political
activist/organizer Mel Reeves.  The purpose of the conference is to examine
our political, economic and social system; capitalism using Malcolm X's
analysis and applying it to the problems of police violence, mass
incarceration, lack of quality public education, societal discrimination,
white supremacy and economic exploitation. We will also examine Malcolm's
Pan Africanism and internationalist perspective.  Organized by the MN
Malcolm X Committee.  FFI: [25]Facebook

11. Movie: Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act of
Tuesday, June 16th @ 7pm @ Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave.,
Northfield “[26]Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act of
Obliteration” unfolds as a personal meditation from the Jewish Diaspora.
“Village Under the Forest” explores the hidden remains of the destroyed
Palestinian village of Lubya, which lies under a purposefully-cultivated
forest plantation called South Africa Forest. Using the forest and the
village ruins as metaphors, the documentary explores themes related to the
erasure and persistence of memory and dares to imagine a future in which
dignity, acknowledgement and co-habitation become shared possibilities in
Israel/Palestine. Directed by Emmy-winner Mark J. Kaplan, the film is
written and narrated by scholar and author Heidi Grunebaum. The movie is
free and open to the public. Presented by the Bethel Lutheran Church
Mission and Justice Committee and [27]Northfielders for Justice in
Palestine/Israel. FFI: Email [28]Allison Schmitt

12. Community Peace Celebration

Friday, June 19th, 2 - 6 p.m.  Ober Community Center, 376 Western Ave N.,
St. Paul.   Free food, games, info booths, music and dance.  This event is
pure fun and community. WAMM's [29]Ground All Drones will be Flying Kites,
Not Drones!  Come decorate and fly one of our peace kites.  FFI:

13. Peace in the Park- 4th Annual Central Minnesota Peace Fair

Saturday, June 20, 11-5pm, Ramada #2, Lum Park, Brainerd.  Speakers: Coleen
Rowley, Peace Activist, 9/11 FBI Whistelblower; Ken Pentel, Militarism and
the Environment and retired JAG attorney Todd Pierce.  Sponsored by
Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, endorsed by WAMM End War Cmmttee.

FFI: [31] BrainerdPeace or 612-827-5364

14. Movie: Stone Cold Justice
Tuesday, June 23rd, 7pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave.,
Northfield. Created by Australian journalists, “[32]Stone Cold Justice” has
sparked an international outcry against Israel after it explicitly detailed
Tel Aviv’s use of torture against Palestinian children. The film documents
how Palestinian children, who have been arrested and detained by Israeli
forces, are subjected to physical abuse and torture, forced into false
confessions and pushed into gathering intelligence on Palestinian
activists. The movie is free and open to the public. Presented by the
Bethel Lutheran Church Mission and Justice Committee and [33]Northfielders
for Justice in Palestine/Israel. FFI: Email [34]Allison Schmitt

15. Peacestock 2015 - The War on Our Climate

Saturday, July 11th.  All day event starting at 9:00 a.m. Hobgoblin Barn,
920 Hwy. 19 Blvd., Red Wing, MN.  Featured Guests: Dr. James Hansen (via
Skype), Nate Hagens and [35]Kathy Kelly.  Music with the [36]Wild Colonial
Bhoys. Full day of activities, speakers, music and food! Sponsored by Vets
for Peace, Chapter 115 - Red Wing and [37]Chapter 27 - Minneapolis. FFI:
[38]Peacestock, Bill Habedank at 651-764-1866 or [39]email.


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