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|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. WAMM EVENTS 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 COALITION EVENTS 5. MEPN: The War Around Us – a Video with Discussion to follow 1/17 ALSO OF INTEREST 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 WAMM EVENTS 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 Movement 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 MESSAGES FROM THE WAMM OFFICE 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 wammhiringcommittee2014 [at] gmail.com by January 10, 2015. WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.org _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 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. ALSO OF INTEREST 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 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: 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. 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 online or call the office 612.827.5364 _____________________________________________ 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 accountability. Two prizes in each Serious and Satirical Categories: Jury ($500) and Audience Favorite ($300). Deadline for entries: March 1, 2015. FFI and details: Visit ONLINE _____________________________________________ 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. 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 purposes. 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