|WAMM Calendar March 26 - May 7| We'll miss Sharon||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:38:39 -0700 (PDT)|
Its so darned hard to say good-bye. The WAMM community is mourning the loss of our Board Co-Chair and wonderful, beloved sister Sharon Rice Vaughan. Sharon passed while on a trip to Cuba this week, doing something she loved, traveling. There is just so much to say about the light this woman poured out to all of us, for many decades. The harbor she created when there was none. We are so grateful to have shared her passion for justice, keen sense of struggle and spirit of joy. A memorial celebration of Sharon's life and love: Thursday, April 2nd 11:00 a.m. Unity Church-Unitarian 733 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, MN Lunch to follow WAMM EVENTS 1. End US Aid to Israel Protest/WAMM Friday Vigil 3/27 2. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace 4/1 3. Second Monday Movies: "Shadows of Liberty" 4/13 4. WAMM Book Club: Arms and the Man/It Runs in the Family 4/18 5. Live from France: A Skype discussion with Diana Johnstone 4/25 6. My Lai Massacre: A Half-Told Story 4/26 7. Fly Kites, Not Drones! 5/3 and 5/23 8. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest Ends June 1st! COALITION EVENTS 9. Are the United States and Russia Getting Ready for Nuclear War? 3/28 10. Iraq: Back in the Eye of the Storm with Sami Rasouli 4/7 11. Immigrant/Workers Rights March 5/1 ALSO OF INTEREST / Looking Ahead 12. Film Screening & Panel for Palestinian Land Day 3/29 13. Combating Trafficking / Rescuing Child Victims in the Philippines 4/26 14. Immigrant/Workers Rights March 5/1 15. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! 5/8 16. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons: Stop Militarizing US Society 5/30 2015 Flyers and Sponsor Sheets are ready! WAMM EVENTS 1. End US Aid to Israel Protest/WAMM Friday Vigil Friday, March 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Intersection of Snelling & Summit, St. Paul. Palestinians have remembered Land Day since March 30th, 1976 when thousands of Palestinians in Israel gathered to protest Israeli government plans to steal 60,000 dunams of Arab-owned land in the Galilee. Israeli police killed six Palestinians and wounded and jailed hundreds more. Join us to protest US support of Israel’s apartheid policies. Kid friendly event. Join us afterwards at Shish for dinner. Eat and talk with like minded people! Co-sponsored by the Anti-War Committee and the WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 2. WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace Wednesday, April 1, 5:00 - 6:00, Lake St/Marshall Av Peace Bridge, Mississippi River joining Mpls and St Paul. Since 1999. Sponsored by Twin Cities Peace Campaign and WAMM. FFI: Call WAMM at 612-827-5364. 3. Second Monday Movies - Shadows of Liberty Monday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. On the BIG SCREEN at 4200 Cedar Ave. So., Mpls. In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone. Lively discussion. Open and free to the public. Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 4. WAMM Book Club Saturday, April 18,10:00 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 Arms and the Man, a play by George Bernard Shaw. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. For the May 16th discussion we'll read Frida Berrigan's It Runs in the Family. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 5. Live from France with journalist Diana Johnstone: “Using Smart Power to Drum Up War in Ukraine & The Middle East” Saturday, April 25th,10:00 a.m.,Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis. Croissants and café au lait will be served at 9:30, prior to the talk. Discussion followed by Q&A via Skype. Johnstone’s many articles, including the recent “France Under the Influence: The ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo,” have been featured in numerous international magazines and on news sites. Her new book, Queen of Chaos: the Misadventures of Hillary Clinton, will be published by CounterPunch in 2015. She is a member of the Minneapolis-based organization, WAMM. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by The Middle East Committee of Women Against Military Madness. FFI: 612-827-5364 6. My Lai Massacre: A Half-Told Story Sunday, April 26, Noon to 2:00pm. WAMM, 4200 Cedar Av S, Mpls. Dong Nguyen is a Humphrey Fellow at U of M Law School and founder and Vice-Chair of the non-governmental organization, Charity Fund for the Elderly in Hanoi, Vietnam. The My Lai Massacre is the most shocking war-crime episode of the Vietnam War. It showed the ruthlessness and brutality of American soldiers at the time, acting on incorrect information and displaying the low morale. The presentation will also point out why the case was hidden for a year, the reactions from media and public outreach before and after the disclosure, the real stories of the U.S soldiers who were charged with criminal offenses, and the actions to heal the pain. Sponsored by WAMM Tackling Torture at the Top Committee. 7. Fly Kites, Not Drones! Sunday, May 3rd at MayDay Festival, Powderhorn Park AND Saturday, May 23 (rain day May 24), 1:00-3:00p at Lake Calhoun near concessions & boat launch. Bring the kids, decorate and fly your own kites, have fun and remind people no skies should be filled with killer drones. Sponsored by WAMM Ground All Drones Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 and website. 8. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces a video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. The jury consists of international experts on film and on the torture issue, including Prof. Peter Kuznick, American University, co-writer of the 10 part TV series “The Untold History of the United States” (2012), Sebastian Doggart, director of the critically acclaimed documentary “American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi” (2009), longtime peace activist, Andy Worthington, and Joseph Jolton, Minneapolis filmmaker and instructor video arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Blake School. Winners will be feted at Twin Cities events on June 26th, the UN-designated Torture Awareness Day. Deadline: June 1, 2015. FFI: Visit Tackling Torture. _____________________________________________ If I die, survive me with such sheer force that you waken the furies of the pallid and the cold, from south to south lift your indelible eyes, from sun to sun dream through your singing mouth. I don’t want your laughter or your steps to waver, I don’t want my heritage of joy to die. Don’t call up my person. I am absent. Live in my absence as if in a house. Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air Absence is a house so transparent that I, lifeless, will see you, living, and if you suffer, my love, I will die again. — Sonnet XCIV by Pablo Neruda _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 9. Are the United States and Russia Getting Ready for Nuclear War? Saturday, March 28, 1:30 p.m., MayDay Books, 301 Cedar Avenue S, Mpls. Larry Wittner, former president of the Council on Peace Research in History has written extensively on the history of peace movements, nuclear arms control and disarmament, and U.S. foreign policy. He has received major fellowships or grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the United States Institute of Peace. He is also on the natl. board of Peace Action and plays banjo in Solidarity Singers. Professor Wittner’s visit to the Twin Cities is sponsored by Metropolitan State University as part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum poster exhibit and programming taking place on its St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. His appearance at MayDay Books is sponsored by Metro State, co- hosted by WAMM and Citizens for Global Solutions MN. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 10. Iraq: Back in the eye of the storm, a presentation by Sami Rasouli Tuesday, April 7th, 7pm. St. Joan of Arc Hospitality Hall, 4537 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis Sami Rasouli is an Iraqi-American who lived in Minnesota for many years before returning to Iraq after the 2003 U.S. invasion. Sami works in Iraq with the Muslim Peacemakers Team (MPT), a group dedicated to the principles of nonviolence. He returns to the U.S. several times each year to help build people-to-people bridges. Sami will share his experiences in Iraq, his insights into the current turmoil there and its underlying causes, the role of the U.S. in Iraq and the Middle East, and the aspirations, hopes and dreams of ordinary Iraqi people. Sponsored by End War Committee of WAMM and the Twin Cities Peace Campaign. Co-sponsored by Anti-War Committee, Mayday Books, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, St. Joan of Arc Church, Veterans for Peace and others. For more information: 612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364 11. Immigrant/Workers Rights March Friday, May 1st, 2:30 p.m. gather at Lake/Nicollet, march to downtown Mpls. for rally at 5:00. The march will send that message of solidarity with all workers, the right to a union, and opposition to anti-union laws being imposed around the country like the “right to work (for less)” law just forced through in Wisconsin. The march will also stand for equal rights for immigrant workers in Minnesota Sponsored by May 1st Coalition, endorsed by WAMM. FFI: Call 651-389-9174 / Facebook ALSO OF INTEREST / L O O K I N G A H E A D 12. Film Screening & Panel for Palestinian Land Day Sunday, March 29th @ 3 pm @ 4200 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis Join us in support of Palestinian Land Day for a screening of the film "Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund (JNF)" -- a driving force in the historic and ongoing colonization of Palestine -- accompanied by a short panel discussion from local organizers doing Palestinian solidarity work. A preview of the film can be seen here. This event has been endorsed by the Stop the JNF Campaign, Middle East Peace Now, the Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign, WAMM Middle East Cmmttee., and Jewish Voices for Peace - TC. 13. Combating Trafficking and Rescuing Child Victims in the Philippines Sunday, April 26, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Philippine Center of MN, 1380 Frost Ave, Maplewood, MN. Open forum and conversation with Fr. Shay Cullen and Marlyn Capio Richter. Sponsored by Philippine Study Group of Minnestoa. Endorsed by WAMM. FFI: Meg Layese/Paul Bloom, 651-646-1985; Joe Selvaggio, 612-823-2077; Paul/Virgie Carlson, 952-938-5060; Gary King, 763-571-7696. 14. 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 15. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons - Stop Militarizing US Society! Saturday, May 30th, 10:30 am, rain or shine. Meet up at Perkins, Riverside and I-94, Mpls. WAMM has, for decades, been vigilant against war on peoples anywhere. We are alarmed that the same weapons of war we deplore, yet pay for, have come home to be used in the US by federal, state, county and local law enforcement. We will walk against all weapons, including the use of drones for surveillance, and for an end to war profiteering. FFI: 612-824-5364. Download flyer/pledge sheets. 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! 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