WAMM Calendar-Nov 20-Jan 8
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:11:24 -0800 (PST)
Pick up a sign on the east side of the Lake St/Marshall Ave Bridge and take
a stand during the Peace Vigil every Wednesday, especially this coming
Wednesday November 26 and say: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria. image ©tbottolene


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

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

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


4. Grounded  until 11/23  LAST FOUR DAYS

5. Local Vigil to Close the School of the Americas   11/23

6. Welcome Home SOAW Returning Travelers   11/29

7. Pax Salon: Todd Pierce   12/2

8. War is the Greatest Threat to Human Rights!   12/6

9. Pax Salon: Why Aren’t Environment & Peace People Working Together?

10. Holiday Craft and Bake Sale for Social Justice   12/13

11. 30th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service   12/18

12. Welfare Rights Committee's Opening Day Protest   1/6


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.
Deadline for entries: March 1, 2015. FFI: Visit[1] ONLINE



1. 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. Not into shopping? But need a gift for someone special.
You will find something for everyone there —children's gifts, household
items, greeting cards, ornaments, wide variety of jewelry, scarves, aprons,
etc. 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. Let us know if you can come and be of help: Talk to people
about WAMM at our table. Sponsored by: Ten Thousand Villages and WAMM. FFI:
[2]Ten Thousand Villages.

2. 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.
[3]Invite your friends!

3. 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. In
lieu of gifts, John and Marie request donations made to WAMM. Sponsored by:
WAMM. FFI: Call Maxine 651-731-1234.


4. Grounded

Only 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 [4]Frank Theatre online

5. Local Vigil to Close the School of the Americas

Sunday, November 23, 1:00 p.m. Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge (St. Paul
side). Gather to remember those who were murdered by soldiers trained at
the SOA, to pray for their families, and to challenge ourselves to take
action to close the School.  All are welcome. Sponsored by: the Sisters of
St. Joseph, the St. Joseph Workers and Alumnae. FFI: Call 612-701-7558.
National Campaign's Website  [5]SOAWatch.org

6. Welcome Home SOAW Returning Travelers

Saturday, November 29, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Carondelet Village Auditorium, 525
Fairview Avenue South, St. Paul. A welcome home party is planned for the
returning travelers to Columbus Georgia on November 21-24 2014 to share
their experience with us. Snacks and beverages provided. Sponsored by:
Carondelet Village Peacemakers. FFI: Visit [6]Online

7. Pax Salon: Todd Pierce

Tuesday, December 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  St. Paul Gallery (formerly Mad
Hatter’s Tea House), 943 West 7th, St. Paul. Todd E. Pierce retired as a
Major in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps in November 2012.
His last assignment was as defense counsel in the Office of Chief Defense
Counsel, Office of Military Commissions where he represented Guantanamo
prisoners. He remains on a case currently before the D.C. Circuit Court of
Appeals. Pierce will discuss the threat to constitutional rights with an
endless war and whether that “war” is to the benefit or the detriment of
the U.S.Sponsored by: Pax Salon. FFI: Call Patty 651-227-3228.

8. War is the Greatest Threat to Human Rights!

Saturday, December 6, 1:00 p.m. March Starts at Bryant Square Park, 3101
Bryant Avenue South with closing rally at Karmel West, 312 West Lake
Street. This community march will highlight the US government’s role in
funding war and destruction abroad and the consequences of these policies
here at home. From US sponsored violence in Palestine and Colombia, to the
escalating of warfare in Iraq and Syria, to the cut backs in education and
social services at home the US is violating human rights. Sponsored by: the
[7]Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by: the MN Peace Action Coalition.

9. Pax Salon: Why Aren’t Environment and Peace People Working Together?

Tuesday December 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  St. Paul Gallery (formerly Mad
Hatter’s Tea House), 943 West 7th, St. Paul. Exclusive movement fiefdoms
are stalling efforts to close the never-ending war(s) that feed the
petro-poisoning economy. It wasn’t apathy but anger at a constipated system
that kept voters away from the recent elections. We call on people to
connect the dots. Sponsored by: Pax Salon. FFI: Call Patty 651-227-3228.

10. Holiday Craft and Bake Sale for Social Justice

Saturday, December 13, Noon to 4:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Avenue South,
Minneapolis. Support local social justice groups by buying cool crafts and
tasty treats. Sponsored by: 4200 Cedar Ave Tenants: Minnesota Immigrant
Rights Action Committee (MIRAc), Women Against Military Madness (WAMM),
Anti-War Committee, Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB),
Welfare Rights Committee, and more!

FFI: Visit Facebook

11. 30th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service

Thursday, December 18, 5:00 p.m. (March and Silent Vigil) Hennepin County
Government Center, 3rd Avenue and 5th Street South, Minneapolis 6:30 p.m.
(Service of Remembrance) Simpson United Methodist Church, 2740 1st Avenue
South, Minneapolis 7:30 p.m. (Community Meal). Simpson staff and volunteers
witnessed many people experiencing homelessness who die without anyone
honoring their life. In December of 1984, the first official Minnesota
homeless memorial was held, launching the collaboration between Simpson and
The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) that exists to this day.
Each year, marchers carry individual signs with the name, age, and hometown
of every person being honored. A candle is then lit for each individual
while their name is read. Community meal follows. Sponsored by: Simpson
Men’s Shelter and The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH). FFI:
Visit [8]Online

12. Welfare Rights Committee's Opening Day Protest

Tuesday, January 6, 11:30 a.m. Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Reverend Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul. As the politicians start their
session for the year demand the politicians and the governor stop their
inaction and start helping families and children out of extreme poverty.
Gather on the Upper Mall of the capitol grounds, then go inside and hand
out “Past Due” notices to the politicians. Sponsored by: Welfare Rights
Committee. FFI or to help: Call 612-822-8020.


Woman Against Military Madness is fortunate to have so many awesome
members. Peace will come because of the engagement of WAMM's many
incredible volunteers and donors! Thanks for all the hard work done over
this past week—Mailing team, Give to the Max day, and the Open House for
Polly Mann's 95th Birthday! Way to GO!


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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
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1. http://tacklingtorturevideocontest.webs.com/
2. http://www.stpaul.tenthousandvillages.com/
3. https://www.facebook.com/events/775072299215706/
4. http://franktheatre.org/
5. http://soaw.org/
6. http://mapm.pjep.org/calendar/Welcome-Home-Party-for-SOAW-Returning-Travelers
7. http://antiwarcommittee.org/
8. http://www.simpsonhousing.org/memorial.html
9. http://womenagainstmilitarymadness.org/
10. http://worldwidewamm.org/joinsupport/joinsupport.html
11. http://worldwidewamm.org/joinsupport/joinsupport.html
12. http://worldwidewamm.org/
14. https://twitter.com/WAMMwoman
15. http://womenagainstmilitarymadness.org/
16. http://mec.worldwidewamm.org/home.html
17. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tackling-Torture-at-the-Top/370422110962
18. http://groundalldrones.blogspot.com/
19. https://www.facebook.com/groups/wammgroundalldrones/

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