|WAMM Calendar-Jan 22-Mar 6||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:31:30 -0800 (PST)|
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day from a marcher's perspective. Nonviolent protest and resistance to injustice are key to #ReclaimMLK. photo Bill Adamski 1/19/2015 WAMM EVENTS 1. Dispatches from the Desert: Militarization and Resistance in the U.S.-Mexico Border Zone 1/28 2. The Ghosts of Jeju: Documentary Film 1/29 3. Changing Perceptions: Israel/Palestine 2/8 4. Opening Night of WAMM Second Monday Movie Nights, The Age of Stupid 2/09 5. WAMM Valentine’s Day Party 2/14 6. WAMM Book Club: Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen 2/21 S A V E T H E D A T E Saturday March 7 A N N U A L M E E T I N G _____________________________________________ WAMM Board of Directors is delighted to announce new leadership. Elina Kolstad, the current office manager will be taking on the responsibilities with Laura (Lo) Ross in directing WAMM. Laura has been a life-long activist coming to WAMM with many skills and much experience in organizing. The two Co-Directors will start their new positions on January 26. _____________________________________________ ALSO OF INTEREST 7. Future First January Potluck 1/22 8. Larry Johnson: The Real Meaning of “Just War” and Defense 1/25 9. ISIS, Assad, Obama, and the Latest Middle East War 1/26 10. Pax Salon: the Poetry of Maxine Kumin 1/27 11. Cultivating Courage in Community 1/31 12. Clean Energy and Jobs Day on the Hill 2/2 13. Dispatches from Occupied Palestine: Sabry Wazwaz Speaks Out 2/7 14. A Call for Immigration Reform 2/17 15. Eve, Winona, and Louise 2/17 16. Rally to Stop U.S. Wars 3/21 17. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! 5/8 WAMM EVENTS 1. 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. Endorsed by: MIRAc (MN Immigrant Rights Action Coalition) and Witness for Peace Upper Midwest. FFI: WAMM Office 612.827.5364 Join and share on Facebook 2. The Ghosts of Jeju: Documentary Film Thursday, January 29, 7:00 p.m. St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis. The Ghosts of Jeju describes the non-violent resistance by residents of a small village on Jeju Island, South Korea, to their government's construction of a gigantic naval base on the island. The film also describes the effect the base would have on the environment and the traditional culture and livelihood of the villagers who live there. And it links the resistance today to the resistance of the peasants to U.S. and South Korean military domination following World War II. The base also represents a major expansion of American militarism in that region, the so-called "Pivot to Asia." Sponsored by: St. Joan of Arc/WAMM Peacemakers. FFI: Call Marie 612-275-2720. 3. Changing Perceptions: Israel/Palestine Sunday, February 8, 1:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis. Ilan Pappe will join WAMM via Skype from London. 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 Join and share on Facebook 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's 9th Annual Valentine’s Day Party Saturday, February 14, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Kenwood Isles Party Room, 1425 West 28th Street (at Hennepin Ave), Minneapolis. Share the love with WAMM on Valentine’s Day. Come Honor (some of) the sweethearts (volunteers extraordinaire) of WAMM and Bid "Adieu" to Pepperwolf. Wine, punch, coffee and hor d'oeurves.New this year: Peace Bingo (first card free) and Wine Pull($10)! Sponsored by: Women Against Military Madness. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 Join and share on Facebook. 6. WAMM Book Club: Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen Saturday, February 21, 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 Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Bookclub. FFI: Call 612-827-5364. S A V E T H E D A T E Saturday March 7 A N N U A L M E E T I N G at Spirit of St. Stephen's, 2201 First Ave, Minneapolis Presenting Shá Cage - Activist and Actor on The Price of Drone Warfare Open to the public. _____________________________________________ 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 _____________________________________________ ALSO OF INTEREST 7. Future First January Potluck Thursday, January 22, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mayflower Congregational Church, 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis. Future First Potluck, Bobby King of the Land Stewardship Project, on silica sand mining in Minnesota. New Ideas and Planning Next Steps for Future First. Food: tapas, bring small bites to share. Sponsored by: Future First. FFI: Email moreinfo [at] futurefirst.us 8. 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. 9. ISIS, Assad, Obama, and the Latest Middle East War Monday, January 26, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. HHH Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Reese Erlich is a best-selling author and journalist who writes regularly for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBS Radio, and NPR. Reese is also a Special Correspondent for GlobalPost. Sponsored by: the Anthropology, Journalism, Political Science, and Global Studies departments at the University of Minnesota. FFI: Call Marjorie Schalles, Department of Anthropology, 612-624-6579. 10. Cultivating Courage in Community Saturday, January 31, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Walker Church, 3104 16th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Four inspiring and informative talks from four extraordinary leaders from the 2014 Bioneers Conference. Each talk is approximately 25 minutes and will be followed by time to engage, explore, and envision the possibilities within our community. Co-sponsored by: Future First, Northland Sustainable Solutions, and Minnesota Pachamama Community. FFI: Visit Online 11. Clean Energy and Jobs Day on the Hill Monday, February 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 105 University Avenue West, St. Paul. Minnesota has taken several important bipartisan steps toward cleaner energy and a stronger economy over the last few years. But our work is not done. We will meet with our Legislators to urge them to support an increase in clean energy in Minnesota. Gather at Christ Lutheran Church to hear from lobby and policy experts before we hit the ground at the Capitol. Lunch will be provided and rides to the Capitol are available. Sponsored by: First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis Social Justice Committee. FFI: Visit Online 12. Dispatches from Occupied Palestine: Sabry Wazwaz Speaks Out Saturday, February 7, 3:00 p.m. Karmel West, 312 West Lake Street, Minneapolis. After over a month of traveling in Palestine, Anti-War Committee member Sabry Wazwaz is returning to Minnesota with a treasure trove of video, photos and first-hand accounts of life in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian American Sabry is an outspoken leader of Minnesota’s movement for a free Palestine, and against U.S.-backed Israeli apartheid. Many have followed his December-January trip on social media. His almost daily posts have given a preview of what Sabry witnessed: military checkpoints, the violence of Israeli settlements, racist apartheid laws, and the denied right of return have been paired with inspiring stories of the determination and resilience of the Palestinian people, from Al Khalil to Jerusalem. Join us for Sabry’s stories from Palestine, and his thoughts on our continuing work for Palestine here in Minnesota. Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. FFI: Visit Anti-war Cmt 13. A Call for Immigration Reform Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Coeur de Catherine Ballroom, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul. Featured speakers: Simone Campbell, SSS (nuns on the bus) Executive Director of a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby and Dr Bruce Corrie, PhD, Assoc. V.P. for University Relations and International Programs Concordia University. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates. FFI: Contact Ginger K. Hedstrom, Justice Coordinator, (651) 690-7054 or ghedstrom [at] csjstpaul.org 14. Eve, Winona, and Louise Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 p.m. The Women’s Club Theater, 407 West 15th Street, Minneapolis. Eve Ensler and Winona LaDuke will lead an evening of conversation at the intersection of extreme extraction and violence against Native women with special guest Louise Erdrich. Tickets $20. Sponsored by: Honor the Earth, One Billion Rising, and The Women’s Congress. FFI or for tickets: Visit honorearth.org/eve_winona_and_louise L O O K I N G A H E A D Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings! Saturday March 21 at 1:00 pm Lake Street & Hiawatha Avenues, Minneapolis. Sponsored by MPAC (MN Peace Action Coalition) FFI: 612.827.5364 A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10 Empire Meadows (Clarion) Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey (30 minutes from New York City). To register for a hotel room at the conference reduced rate, call 201-348-6900 and say it is for the UNAC Antiwar Coalition conference. Sponsored by: UNAC - United National Antiwar Coalition Conference info - Online or UNACpeace [at] gmail.com, or call 518-227-6947 _____________________________________________ 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. 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