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|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:49:40 -0800 (PST)|
Can you identify these Bridge Vigilers bundled up for the Minnesota below zero day? WAMM EVENTS SAVE THE DATE WAMM Annual Meeting March 7, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1. WAMM Book Club: Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement 1/17 2. Dispatches from the Desert: Militarization and Resistance in the U.S.-Mexico Border Zone 1/28 3. Skype Event: Ilan Pappe 2/8 4. Opening Night of WAMM Second Monday Movie Nights 2/09 5. WAMM Valentine’s Day Party 2/14 _____________________________________________ 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 _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 6. MEPN: The War Around Us – a Video with Discussion to follow 1/17 ALSO OF INTEREST 7. Chante Wolf on Waging Peace 1/11 8. Human Rights and Labor Rights: Eyewitness Account from Colombia 1/15 9. Global Issues Forum: Global Health, the Greatest Story Rarely Told 1/15 10. Jack Nelson Pallmeyer: Waging Peace 1/18 11. YouthLink: Youth Homelessness 1/18 12. Larry Johnson: The Real Meaning of “Just War” and Defense 1/25 WAMM EVENTS 1. 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. Join and share on Facebook 2. 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 Join and share on Facebook 3. Skype Event: Ilan Pappe Sunday, February 8, 1:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis. Ilan Pappe is a major, revisionist Israeli historian who published the results of his groundbreaking research on the war of 1948 in The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2006). After receiving numerous death threats in Israel while teaching at Haifa University, Pappe was hired by the history department at the University of Exeter in England, and moved there in 2007 with his family. A prolific author, Pappe is also an activist committed to a non-Zionist “one-state solution” for Israel/Palestine. Sponsored by: WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364. 4. Opening Night of WAMM Second Monday Movie Nights “The Age of Stupid” 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! First movie for opening night: Age of Stupid. A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change. Touches on the connections between the environment, the effects of war, and corporate power. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the WAMM Second Monday Monthly Movie Committee. FFI: WAMM Office 612.827.5364 Join and share on Facebook 5. WAMM Valentine’s Day Party Saturday, February 14, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Kenwood Isles Party Room, 1425 West 28th Street, Minneapolis. Share the love with WAMM on Valentine’s Day. New this year: Peace Bingo and Wine Pull! Sponsored by: Women Against Military Madness. FFI: Call 612-827-5364. _____________________________________________ Is your new year's resolution to work for peace? 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. Please apply by sending your cover letter and résumé to wammhiringcommittee2014 [at] gmail.com by January 10, 2015. _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 6. 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 7. Chante Wolf on Waging Peace Sunday, January 11, 5:30 p.m. Plymouth Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. Chante Wolf, Gulf War Air Force Veteran, active with Veterans for Peace, Women's Veteran's Initiative, and Veterans in the Arts, will speak at 5:30 and lead a discussion on issues related to Chappell's book Waging Peace. Chante is adamantly articulate on militarism, the costs of war, and sexual violence against women serving in the military. There is a 5:00 p.m. dinner for $10, which you can reserve at 612-567-2509, or you can just come to the talk. Sponsored by: Plymouth Congregational Church Global Connections. FFI: Call Larry 612-747-3904. 8. 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 9. Global Issues Forum: Global Health, the Greatest Story Rarely Told Thursday, January 15, 7:00 p.m. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. In this presentation Christy Hanson, Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship and a Distinguished Lecturer in International Studies, Macalester College will provide an overview of trends, problems, and successes in global health, including the role of United Nations agencies such as the World Health Organization in preventing pandemics. Followed by Q&A and discussion. Sponsored by: Citizens for Global Solutions. FFI: Visit Online 10. Jack Nelson Pallmeyer: Waging Peace Sunday, January 18, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. Jack Nelson Pallmeyer, Professor of Peace and Justice Studies at St. Thomas, will speak at Plymouth Sunday forum, 9-10 a.m. on his vision of waging peace. Jack is author of 13 books, the latest being AUTHENTIC HOPE: It's the End of the World As We Know It, But Soft Landings are Possible. Sponsored by: Plymouth Congregational Church Global Connections. FFI: Call Larry 612-747-3904. 11. YouthLink: Youth Homelessness Sunday, January 18, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis. Speaker: Jelena Song, Development and Volunteer Coordinator, YouthLink. Find out about YouthLink's work, the inspiring stories of the youth who are experiencing homelessness, and what you can do to help! Sponsored by: First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis Social Justice Committee. FFI: Visit Online 12. Larry Johnson: The Real Meaning of “Just War” and Defense Sunday, January 25, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis.Larry Johnson, immediate past President of Veterans for Peace, will speak on the real meaning of "just war" and defense. Larry was a conscientious objector during the War in Vietnam, serving as an army medic, refusing to carry a weapon. He is listed with the National Christian Witness Speakers Bureau. Sponsored by: Plymouth Congregational Church Global Connections. FFI: Call Larry 612-747-3904. _____________________________________________ WAMM WInter ll Newsletter is now available online. In your mailboxes soon! _____________________________________________ WAMM Women at the capitol with Welfare Rights Committee. There's always money for war and weapons, why not for children and families? _____________________________________________ 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. 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