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|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 13:33:52 -0700 (PDT)|
4200 Cedar Mural Painting Days Announced Photo Maggie Korder Community Mural Project - All ages and skill levels welcome! 4200 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis, MN Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th 1pm-4pm each day. WAMM EVENTS and Goings On 1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine 6/5 2. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "The Invisible War" 6/8 3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace 6/10 4. Iran Nuclear Deal: What's Really Going On? Via Skype with Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich 6/17 5. WAMM Book Club: Open Veins of Latin America 6/20 6. Torture Awareness Eve: Filmaker Eric Juth and CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou 6/25 7. Kathy Kelly: Can the Earth Survive Endless War? 7/7 COALITION EVENTS / Also of Interest 8. Tar Sands Resistance March and Rally 6/6 9. Movie: Welcome to Hebron: Portrait of a Teenager in Hebron 6/9 10. 2nd Annual MN Malcolm X Conference: The Political Legacy of Malcolm X 6/13 11. Movie: Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act of Obliteration 6/16 12. Community Peace Celebration 6/19 13. Peace in the Park- 4th Annual Central Minnesota Peace Fair 6/20 14. Movie: Stone Cold Justice 6/23 15. Peacestock 2015 7/11 ____________________ WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine. Friday, June 6, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Intersection of Snelling & Summit, St. Paul. Join us to say No to US aid to Israel, Let Gaza Live, End the Siege, End the Violence. Sponsored by the WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 2. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "The Invisible War" Monday, June 8, 7 pm, 4200 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis. Join WAMM for this film, "The Invisible War" is a groundbreaking, award-winning investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. From Oscar®-and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick, the film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Free admission, free popcorn. All welcome for a lively discussion following lead by Chante Wolfe. Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee. Endorsed by Vets for Peace, Chapter 27. FFI: 612-827-5364 [4200 Cedar is a Coke-free zone. #BoycottCoke.] 3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace Wednesday, June 10, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge over Mississippi, 5:00 - 6:00 pm. This week we focus, again, on the many strains our military puts on our little planet Earth. The snow is gone, spring has sprung, its always a beautiful day at the Peace Bridge. We'll be there with a sign and a pat on the back ready for you! Sponsored by WAMM End War Committee and Twin Cities Peace Campaign. FFI: 612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364. 4. Iran Nuclear Deal: What's Really Going On? Via Skype with Soraya Sepahour-Ulrich Wednesday, June 17th, 7:00 p.m. Pizza and Middle East snacks at 6:30. 4200 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. Free and open to the public. Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich is an Iranian-American who was educated in Iran, England and France. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Int'l. Relations from the U of Southern California and pursued her Master’s degree in Middle East Studies at the U of Utah. She returned to Los Angeles to pursue a degree in Public Diplomacy at USC’s School of Int'l. Relations and USC Annenberg for Communication. Soraya’s articles and interviews have been featured on news sites throughout the world, including: Foreign Press Journal, Monthly Review, Middle East Monitor, Counterpunch, RT News, Fars News, Huffington Post, Global Research, and many others. She is an independent researcher, essayist, and political commentator. Sponsored by The Middle East Committee of WAMM. FFI: 612-827-5364 5. WAMM Book Club - Great reads and discussions with good people! Saturday, June 20,10:00 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 Open Veins of Latin America, by Eduardo Galeano Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 6. Torture Awareness Eve: Filmaker Eric Juth and CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Thursday, June 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm. 4200 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls. On the evening before the U.N's annual "Torture Awareness Day, we want to raise awareness of the torture perpetrated by the CIA and other US government/military personnel and the lack of accountability for these war crimes. The 35 minute documentary film "Ghosts of Johnston County" will be shown. As victims of extraordinary rendition continue to surface, and as details emerge on United States' use of torture during the war on terror, the efforts to achieve justice for the survivors persists, even in places as seemingly removed from the front lines as Johnston County, North Carolina. Filmmaker Eric Juth is coming to lead a discussion about his film and the anti-torture activism it was based on. Former CIA Agent and torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will appear via Skype to join the discussion and make some comments. Sponsored by: WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 and Facebook Event 7. Kathy Kelly - Can the Earth Survive Endless War? Warfare's assault on Mother Earth: Making amends and making changes. Tuesday, July 7, 7:00pm. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 273 East 31st St., Mpls. Free Admission. Kathy Kelly will talk about the persistent and wrongful notion that U.S. wars are protecting and defending people in the U.S. from enemies that threaten our security. In addressing one of the major threats to our security — the environmental impact of modern warfare — she will draw from experiences in war zones and analysis of Pentagon budgets. She was recently imprisoned for three months after protesting drone warfare at a U.S. military base. Sponsored by WAMM End War Committee, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, and the Peace with Justice Committee of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. FFI: 612-827-5364 or 612-275-2720 _________________ Kathy Kelly will be in MN July 5th - 11th! Sunday, July 5 - St. Joan of Arc Church, Minneapolis; 9 and 11 am Masses Contact: Marie Braun at 612-275-2720, braun044 [at] umn.edu Monday, July 6 - Mankato Contact: Sr. Gladys Schmitz, 507-389-4114 Tuesday July 7 – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis Contact: Marie Braun at 612-275-2720, braun044 [at] umn.edu Wednesday, July 8 - Little Falls Contact: Jeff Odendahl at 320-632-2981, jodendahl [at] sflf.org Thursday, July 9 – Grand Rapids Contact: Vicky Andrews at 218-259-4254/218-326-0653, vicandr [at] mchsi.com Friday, July 10 – Rochester Contact: Sr. Iesha, Rochester Francisicans Saturday, July 11 - Peacestock, Redwing Contact: Bill Habedank at 651-764-1866, habedank [at] charter.net _____________________ COALITION EVENTS / Also of Interest 8. 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 with Bill McKibben, Rep. Ellison, Winona LaDuke and 1,000s of others! 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! Frank Waln will perform and lots more! Sponsored by the Energy Action Coalition, Indigenous Environmental Network, National Wildlife Federation, MN350.org, Interfaith Power and Light, Sierra Club, WAMM, WAMM T3 Committee and many others. FFI: website and 612-827-5364 9. Movie: Welcome to Hebron: Portrait of a Teenager in Hebron Tuesday, June 9th @ 7pm @ Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave., Northfield “Welcome to Hebron: Portrait of a Teenager in Hebron” is a story from the perspective of 17-year-old Leila Sarsour, a strong, intelligent and outspoken young woman who studies at the Al-Qurtuba School, a Palestinian high school for girls in the West Bank city of Hebron. The school is surrounded by Israeli military installations and settlements populated by right-wing Jewish religious fundamentalists. “Welcome to Hebron” depicts everyday life for Palestinians attempting to lead normal lives in this volatile city surrounded by checkpoints and barbed wired. Directed by award-winning Swedish documentarian Terje Carlsson. The movie is free and open to the public. Presented by the Bethel Lutheran Church Mission and Justice Committee and Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel. FFI: Email Allison Schmitt at aschmitt001 [at] luthersem.edu 10. 2nd Annual MN Malcolm X Conference: The Political Legacy of Malcolm X Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm @ Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy, 1300 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis. A panel of activists will relate how Malcolm X influenced them and their struggles. Panelists are: Alejandra Cruz (Mexican rights activist), Sara Osman (Somali student activist), Sabry Wazwaz (Palestinian activist with the Anti-War Committee), and Professor Ezra Hyland ( U of M). Workshop presenters this year include, Glen Ford, Dr August Nimtz and Dr Rose Brewer of the University of MN, Hanatu Green of NdCAD Darnett Scruggs and local columnist/ political activist/organizer Mel Reeves. The purpose of the conference is to examine our political, economic and social system; capitalism using Malcolm X's analysis and applying it to the problems of police violence, mass incarceration, lack of quality public education, societal discrimination, white supremacy and economic exploitation. We will also examine Malcolm's Pan Africanism and internationalist perspective. Organized by the MN Malcolm X Committee. FFI: Facebook 11. Movie: Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act of Obliteration Tuesday, June 16th @ 7pm @ Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave., Northfield “Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act of Obliteration” unfolds as a personal meditation from the Jewish Diaspora. “Village Under the Forest” explores the hidden remains of the destroyed Palestinian village of Lubya, which lies under a purposefully-cultivated forest plantation called South Africa Forest. Using the forest and the village ruins as metaphors, the documentary explores themes related to the erasure and persistence of memory and dares to imagine a future in which dignity, acknowledgement and co-habitation become shared possibilities in Israel/Palestine. Directed by Emmy-winner Mark J. Kaplan, the film is written and narrated by scholar and author Heidi Grunebaum. The movie is free and open to the public. Presented by the Bethel Lutheran Church Mission and Justice Committee and Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel. FFI: Email Allison Schmitt 12. Community Peace Celebration Friday, June 19th, 2 - 6 p.m. Ober Community Center, 376 Western Ave N., St. Paul. Free food, games, info booths, music and dance. This event is pure fun and community. WAMM's Ground All Drones will be Flying Kites, Not Drones! Come decorate and fly one of our peace kites. FFI: Facebook 13. Peace in the Park- 4th Annual Central Minnesota Peace Fair Saturday, June 20, 11-5pm, Ramada #2, Lum Park, Brainerd. Speakers: Coleen Rowley, Peace Activist, 9/11 FBI Whistelblower; Ken Pentel, Militarism and the Environment and retired JAG attorney Todd Pierce. Sponsored by Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, endorsed by WAMM End War Cmmttee. FFI:  BrainerdPeace or 612-827-5364 14. Movie: Stone Cold Justice Tuesday, June 23rd, 7pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave., Northfield. Created by Australian journalists, “Stone Cold Justice” has sparked an international outcry against Israel after it explicitly detailed Tel Aviv’s use of torture against Palestinian children. The film documents how Palestinian children, who have been arrested and detained by Israeli forces, are subjected to physical abuse and torture, forced into false confessions and pushed into gathering intelligence on Palestinian activists. The movie is free and open to the public. Presented by the Bethel Lutheran Church Mission and Justice Committee and Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel. FFI: Email Allison Schmitt 15. Peacestock 2015 - The War on Our Climate Saturday, July 11th. All day event starting at 9:00 a.m. Hobgoblin Barn, 920 Hwy. 19 Blvd., Red Wing, MN. Featured Guests: Dr. James Hansen (via Skype), Nate Hagens and Kathy Kelly. Music with the Wild Colonial Bhoys. Full day of activities, speakers, music and food! 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