WAMM Calendar-Nov 6-Dec12
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:25:40 -0800 (PST)
In Honor of Polly Mann who turns
95 this year.

Click to Donate to
WAMM on [1]GiveMN

Schedule your Give to the Max Donation ahead of time to avoid the November
13 rush! And to sweeten your contribution —we have a generous matching
grant available, courtesy of Phil Willkie.  image©tbottolene


1. Corporate Media Beats the Drums of War   11/9

2. Give to the Max Day Open House   11/13

3. WAMM Benefit Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages   11/21

4. No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria   11/26

5. Celebrating Marie and John Braun and their Same Day Birthdays!   12/12


6. Worth Fighting For: Journey Out of the Military & Across America   11/7

7. Protest in Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh   11/10

8. MAP Annual Peace Celebration   11/17


9. Grounded   10/31-11/23

10. Future First 2014 Women’s Congress   11/7-11/9

11. A Conversation with Gillian Locascio   11/7

12. Engaging for Justice:
Solidarity with the Palestinian People  11/8

13. Film and Discussion: “Granito de Arena” (“Grain of Sand”)   11/11

14. Workshop with Paul Chappell: Waging Peace   11/15

15. Peace, Pies and Prophets   11/15

16. Palestine Culture Night!   11/16

17. Panel Discussion: The Struggle for $15/Hour Wage   11/19

18. Breakfast with Mukesh Kapila   11/20


1. Corporate Media Beats the Drums of War

Sunday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. A
special presentation by Mnar Muhawesh, Editor In Chief, Mint Press News
about the corporate media acting in the interest of the elite, not as a
government watchdog, as it drives public opinion to support war. Sponsored
by: WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 or [2]Facebook.

2. Give to the Max Day Open House

Thursday, November 13, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm WAMM Office, 4200 Cedar Avenue
Suite 3, Minneapolis. Hang out in the WAMM office as we watch our progress
throughout the day. Enjoy a piece of cake in honor of Polly's Birthday too.
Donate to WAMM on [3]GiveMN.

Lifelong progressive activist and WAMM supporter Phil Willkie will
generously match donations made to WAMM up to $2,000 on Give to the Max Day
2014! He is donating in honor of Polly Mann, whose birthday is in November,
and to honor the many strong women in his life. In his own words:

As we honor Polly Mann and her 95th birthday and as I donate $2,000 to
match the gifts to WAMM from Polly’s other admirers, I’m also honoring and
remembering four women who were my mentors and role models. Though I met
Polly late – in 1987 – she clearly ranks with the strong women who
influenced me, the women I’ve held dear throughout the years:

·      Elizabeth Heffelfinger, my maternal grandmother, a founder of
Minnesota Planned Parenthood in 1930, when that work was controversial and
radical, she moved ahead.

·      Dolores Huerta, co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm
Workers, taught me organizing. She said “public relations” were a waste of
time. She taught me to get something tangible – money, volunteers, perhaps
a used car.

·      Flo Kennedy, one of the eight founders of NOW, a black feminist
activist lawyer who called me “son” and fed me in her New York apartment
even while she campaigned against traditional motherhood. She knew how to
“kick a**.”

·      Alpha Smaby, a state legislator and co-chair of Minnesotans for Gene
McCarthy in 1968, whom I met when she was running for a seat as citizen
representative on the Northern States Power board. The powerful were afraid
of her. At times she could be harsh, but always endearing

Polly Mann continues to this day, frankly and fearlessly, carrying the
torch for justice and peace in the feisty spirit of these brave women.

Sponsored by: WAMM and GiveMN.org. FFI: Visit [4]Facebook

Click to Donate to
WAMM on [5]GiveMN

3. WAMM Benefit Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages

Friday, November 21, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Ten Thousand Villages, 867 Grand

Avenue, St. Paul. Benefit WAMM by shopping at Ten Thousand Villages in St.

Paul. Ten Thousand Villages is a fair-trade retailer of artisan-crafted
home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. As
one of the world’s oldest and largest fair-trade organizations, Ten
Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading
relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and
consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. 20% of the
evening's sales will be donated to WAMM. Make an evening of it and visit
one of the many restaurants located nearby. Sponsored by: Ten Thousand
Villages and WAMM. FFI: [6]Ten Thousand Villages.

4. No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria

Wednesday, November 26, 4:30 p.m. Lake Street/ Marshall Avenue Bridge,
signs available on the St. Paul side of the bridge. On the evening before
the Thanksgiving holiday, join the Wednesday peace vigil to say NO to
war. A new chapter of US war in the Middle East, the bombing campaigns in
Iraq and Syria, has been opened. Additional troops and 'advisors' are being
sent. This new chapter of war and intervention could last for years to
come. Co-sponsored by WAMM End War Committee, the Twin Cities Peace
Campaign, and the MN Peace Action Coalition. FFI: Call 612-827-5364.

5. Celebrating Marie and John Braun and their Same Day Birthdays!

Friday, December 12, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Spirit of Saint Stephen’s, 2201 1st
Avenue, Minneapolis. Honor two people who have contributed so much to peace
locally and internationally. Potluck dinner with music and socializing. No
gifts please, but John and Marie request donations made to WAMM. Sponsored
by: WAMM. FFI: Call Maxine 651-731-1234.


6. Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military &
Across America

Friday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. May Day Books, 301 Cedar Avenue South,
Minneapolis. Author talk by Rory fanning who walked across the United
States for the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2008-09, following two deployments
in Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion. Cosponsored by May Day
Books & Veterans for Peace and Minnesota Peace Action Coalition. FFI: Visit
[7]the event page

7. Protest in Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh

Monday, November 10, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. May Day Plaza, in front of Mayday
Books, 301 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. Stand with others in solidarity
with Rasmea Odeh who is on trial in Detroit on outrageous trumped up
immigration charges. Organized by the Coalition for Palestinian Rights
(CPR). FFI: Visit the [8]CPR facebook page

8. MAP Annual Peace Celebration

Monday, November 17, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Landmark Center, 75 5th Street West,
St. Paul. Guest Speaker
 Paul Chappell, Author of The Art of Waging Peace.
Kick-off announcement of MAP Peace Essay Contest,to occur in the Spring,
Kellogg-Briand Pact Banner presentation to the Landmark Center from
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. Sponsored by: Minnesota Alliance of
Peacemakers (MAP). FFI: [9]Visit MAP Online


9. Grounded

Friday, October 31 to November 23,  Playwright’s Center, 2301 East Franklin
Avenue, Minneapolis. George Brant’s drama, featuring Sha Cage. Featuring
Sha Cage.Directed by Wendy Knox, Set Design by Joe Stanley, Lighting by
Mike Kittel, Sound by Mike Croswell, Costumes by Kathy Kohl.
A hot shot fighter pilot finds her career in the sky interrupted by an
unplanned pregnancy. Reassigned to remotely operate drones in Afghanistan
from a windowless trailer outside of Vegas, her life in the desert begins
to collide with the one she is patrolling on the other side of the world.
This compelling and searing look at moral responsibility, contradictory
choices and modern warfare seamlessly blends the personal and the political
as it explodes our assumptions about war, family and the power of
Sponsored by: Frank Theatre. FFI: Visit [10]Frank Theatre online

10. Future First 2014 Women’s Congress

Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9 Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155
Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center. Be inspired by some of the planet’s
best thought leaders, scientists, change agents, and musicians, and find
hope for the future. All are welcome. Sponsored by: Future First. FFI:
Visit  [11]Online

11. A Conversation with Gillian Locascio

Friday, November 7, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 1915 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis. A
first-hand report of the human rights situation in Guatemala. Sponsored by:
The Guatemala Accompaniment Project, LAGOS, and Centro. FFI: Email [12]Kay
Yanisch or [13]Eduardo Jurado

12. Engaging for Justice:
Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Saturday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. United Methodist Church, 1401
Maple Street, Northfield. Keynote Speakers Daoud Nassar and Jeff Halper.
Workshop topics include: Nakba, International Law, Gaza, BDS, Church
Engagement, and Natural Resources. Sponsored by: Northfielders for Justice
in Palestine. FFI: [14]info [at] njpmn.org

13. Film and Discussion: “Granito de Arena” (“Grain of Sand”)

Tuesday, November 11, 6:00 p.m. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier
Street, St. Paul. Hour-long documentary on struggles of Mexican teachers to
implement bottom-up reforms against the neoliberal agenda. Free and open to
all. Co-sponsored by Saint Paul Federation of Teachers and the East Side
Freedom Library. FFI: Email [15]eastsidefreedomlibrary [at] gmail.com

14. Workshop with Paul Chappell: Waging Peace

Saturday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. First Unitarian Society of
Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis. Paul Chappell is a West
Point graduate, Iraq war veteran, former Army Captain and Director of Peace
Leadership for the Nuclear age Peace Foundation. Author of "The Art of
Waging Peace," "Will War Ever End?", "The End of War" and "Peaceful
Revolution." Sponsored by: Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. FFI: Contact
Larry Johnson [16]larryvfp [at] gmail.com or 612-747-3904.

15. Peace, Pies and Prophets

Saturday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell
Avenue, Minneapolis. An evening of comedy, drama, and challenge brought to
the Twin Cities by Ted & Co. Theaterworks the show has been called a
participatory wonder, a wonderful blend of consciousness-raising and
laughter, community-building at its best, and just a whole lot of fun. The
event features a “stealth auction,” where an airhorn goes off and actors
Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke don their special hats to auction off handcrafted
pies. Admission is free. Sponsored by: Faith Mennonite Church, Community of
St. Martin, and The Mennonite Worker. FFI: Visit [17]Facebook

16. Palestine Culture Night!

Sunday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. Coffman Memorial Union, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis. A night of rich culture! Everyone (all ages)
invited, so please bring ALL of your family and friends and join us for a
night of Palestinian entertainment and cultural resistance. Listen to
Palestinian-American performance poet and human rights activist Remi Kanazi
perform, Sanabel Al Quds dabke team, several local talents, and more!
Middle eastern dinner provided with $5 entry fee. Kids 3 and under free.
Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN). FFI: Visit
[18]the event page

17. Panel Discussion: The Struggle for $15/Hour Wage

Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. East Side Freedom Library, 1105
Greenbrier Street, St. Paul. Airport workers, retail cleaners, fast food
workers. Free and open to all. FFI: Email
[19]eastsidefreedomlibrary [at] gmail.com

18. Breakfast with Mukesh Kapila

Thursday, November 20, 7:30 a.m. Nonviolent Peaceforce,425 Oak Grove
Street, Minneapolis. Mukesh will be talking about his work in South Sudan
as a senior advisor to Nonviolent Peaceforce and his book, “Against a Tide
of Evil.” Sponsored by: Nonviolent Peaceforce. FFI and to RSVP: Call

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