|WAMM Peace Calendar May 14 - June 25| How many steps to peace?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 14:58:44 -0700 (PDT)|
photo Tom Bottolene WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons May 30th, 10:30, Perkins at Riverside Avenue and I-94 Still looking forward to that Pentagon Bake Sale... . WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine (see venue change this week) 5/15 2. PEACEMAKER GATHERING: A conversation with Sami Rasouli and Marie and John Braun on Peacemaking 5/16 3. WAMM Book Club: All the Shah's Men 5/16 4. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace 5/20 5. Fly Kites, Not Drones! 5/23 6. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons 5/30 Download your Sponsor Sheet Now! Or Donate to support a Walker. 7. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest Ends June 1st! COALITION EVENTS 8. AI Nakba Protest: Say No to U.S. Aid to Isreal! 5/15 ALSO OF INTEREST / Looking Ahead 9. A Celebration of the Monahan Brothers: Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk of Democracy 5/16 10. The Path to Nonviolence: One Man's Journey with Steve McKeown 5/18 11. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: A Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights 5/30 12. Tar Sands Resistance March and Rally 6/6 ____________________ WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine. Friday, May 15, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 1200 Washington Ave., S., Mpls. This week we'll meet outside Senator Amy Klobuchar's office with the Al Nakba Protest: Say No to U.S. Aid to Israel! Protest sponsored by Anti-War Cmmttee., endorsed by the WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 2. PEACEMAKER GATHERING: A conversation with Sami Rasouli and Marie and John Braun on Peacemaking Saturday, May 16th, 10 am to 5 pm. Echo Valley Farm, Ontario, WI. In the midst of war and in the midst of ignorance, people of peace find one another. We are creating the possibility of a new story to be written. A story of courage, of love and of kindness. You are warmly welcomed to spend the day with Sami Rasouli, founder of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project and with 2012 Peacemakers of the Year Marie and John Braun. Music by Mark Heffernan. There is no cost for the gathering. Meals for $5. Sponsored by End War Committee of WAMM and Echo Valley Farm. FFI: 612-275-2720, 612-827-5364 or 651-633-2743. 3. WAMM Book Club - Great reads and discussions with good people! Saturday, May 16,10:00 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 All the Shah's Men, by Stephen Kinzer. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 4. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace Wednesday, May 20, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge over Mississippi, 5:00 - 6:00 pm. For just an hour of your time, you can be part of one of the longest running peace vigils in the US! Rain, sleet, snow or the beautiful weather of our MN spring and summer, we'll have a sign and a pat on the back ready for you! Sponsored by Women Against Military Madness and Twin Cities Peace Campaign. FFI: 612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364. 5. Fly Kites, Not Drones! Saturday, May 23 (rain day May 24), 1:00-3:00p at Lake Calhoun near concessions & boat launch. Bring the kids, we'll bring the kites. Decorate and fly kites, have fun and remind people our beautiful, open skies should not be filled with killer drones. Sponsored by WAMM Ground All Drones Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 and website. 6. 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 US 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. If you can't walk with us visit our website to donate or sponsor. FFI: 612-827-5364. Download flyer/pledge sheets. 7. 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. _________________ photo Sue Ann Martinson Come chat with us all summer long at Midtown Farmers' Market. A side of fresh, peaceful ideas to go with that fresh, peaceful produce! _______________ COALITION EVENTS 8. Al Nakba Protest: Say No to U.S. Aid to Israel! Friday, May 15, 4:30 p.m. outside the office of Senator Klobuchar, 1200 Washington Ave S., Mpls. May 15, 1948, marked the end of British Mandate over Palestine, and the establishment of the state of Israel on Palestinian land. This day is marked as Al Nakba, Arabic for The Catastrophe. During the 1948 war, at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women, and children were ruthlessly attacked, massacred, and driven from their homes into refugee camps, and have never been allowed to return, in violation of international law. From 1948 through 2013, Israel had received $233.7 billion in U.S. aid, which is used to occupy Palestine. That number compounds every day, as 2015 marks 67 years of US-backed Israeli occupation. Show your solidarity with Palestine, say NO to U.S. aid to Israel. Sponsored by Anti-War Committee, endorsed by the Middle East Committee of WAMM. __________________________________________ ALSO OF INTEREST / L O O K I N G A H E A D 9. A Celebration of the Monahan Brothers: Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk of Democracy. Saturday, May 16th, 1-4 pm. 2-2:30, Tribute to Laird's and Robin's activism and a Call to Action. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul, MN. On May 16, 2010 Laird and Robin Monahan began a walk across the country to draw attention to the corrupting influence that big money and the court-created doctrine of corporate constitutional rights (Citizens United) have on our democracy. Co-Sponsored by MN Move to Amend State Network, Friends for a Nonviolent World, Occupy St. Paul, MN Alliance of Peacemakers and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. 10. The Path to Nonviolence: One Man's Journey, with Steve McKeown Monday, May 18th, 6:30 pm. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 3rd Ave. S., Mpls. Steve McKeown is a Vietnam War Vet, long-time peace activist and founding member of Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. Coming from a faith perspective, he has worked on a number of issues, including disarmament of conventional and nuclear weapons; has been involved in the movement to close the School of the Americas; promoted Armistice Day remembrances and has educated others about the Kellogg-Briand Pact which outlaws war. In his talk, Steve will share stories about certain people who have had a profound and spiritual influence on him in his peace work. Sponsored by Every Church a Peace Church. FFI: website 11. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights Saturday, May 30, 9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10:00 a.m. panel and discussion. 5440 Penn Ave., S., Mpls., Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer. A panel, including Phil Benson, lawyer for the effort to make Minnesota divest from its Israeli bonds, will discuss the growing call for individuals and entities to stop investing in and supporting companies and governments that aid the oppression of Palestinian citizens, including our own state of Minnesota's investment in Israeli Bonds. Phil will be joined by Maher Alrai, to speak about the Coca Cola boycott and other boycotts that the USPCN has done in the past. Sponsored by Middle East Peace Now, endorsed by WAMM Middle East Cmmttee. FFI: website. 12. Tar Sands 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. Speakers, music, food, activist groups tables. Join activists from all over the Midwest to help send a clear message: Keep toxic tar sands in the ground and out of America's Heartland, fight for clean water, clean energy, and a safe climate! Sponsored by the Energy Action Coalition, Indigenous Environmental Network, National Wildlife Federation, MN350.org, Interfaith Power and Light, Sierra Club, WAMM and others. FFI: website. _________________ VISIT US ONLINE • JOIN WAMM Like good company? 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. 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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