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|Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:21:36 -0800 (PST)|
Hope this colorful mural and happy smile brighten your day! WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Book Club: Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement 1/17 2. Dispatches from the Desert: Militarization and Resistance in the U.S.-Mexico Border Zone 1/28 3. The Ghosts of Jeju: Documentary Film 1/29 4. Changing Perceptions: Israel/Palestine 2/8 5. Opening Night of WAMM Second Monday Movie Nights 2/09 6. WAMM Valentine’s Day Party 2/14 S A V E T H E D A T E Saturday March 7 A N N U A L M E E T I N G _____________________________________________ Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces their 2nd Annual video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. Two prizes in each Serious and Satirical Categories: Jury ($500) and Audience Favorite ($300). Deadline for entries: March 1, 2015. FFI and details: Visit ONLINE _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 7. MEPN: The War Around Us – a Video with Discussion to follow 1/17 ALSO OF INTEREST 8. Human Rights and Labor Rights: Eyewitness Account from Colombia 9. Global Issues Forum: Global Health, the Greatest Story Rarely Told 1/15 10. Catalyst Change-Makers Series 1/18 11. Jack Nelson Pallmeyer: Waging Peace 1/18 12. YouthLink: Youth Homelessness 1/18 13. #ReclaimMLK March 1/19 14. ECAPC: Martin Luther King and the Nonviolent Jesus 1/19 15. Larry Johnson: The Real Meaning of “Just War” and Defense 1/25 16. ISIS, Assad, Obama, and the Latest Middle East War 1/26 17. Cultivating Courage in Community 1/31 18. Clean Energy and Jobs Day on the Hill 2/2 19. Dispatches from Occupied Palestine: Sabry Wazwaz Speaks Out 2/7 20. A Call for Immigration Reform 2/17 21. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! 5/8 WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Book Club: Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement Saturday, January 17, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Afro Deli, 1939 S 5th Street, Minneapolis. The WAMM Bookclub meets every third Saturday of the month. In January the Bookclub will discuss, Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement by Lori Sturdevant. Sponsored by: The WAMM Bookclub. FFI: Call 612-827-5364. Join and share on Facebook 2. Dispatches from the Desert: Militarization and Resistance in the U.S.-Mexico Border Zone Wednesday January 28, 7:00 pm, 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis. From Arizona, Hadley Pope and Sophie Smith from No More Deaths. Helicopters, checkpoints, ground sensors, drones, surveillance towers, thousands of armed agents on the ground: in the past twenty years, the rural desert regions of the U.S.-Mexico border have become a principle terrain in the War on Terror. As the US security presence rapidly increases, so does the risk to people attempting the perilous trek through harsh and remote desert lands into the U.S interior. In the past decade the remains of several thousand people have been recovered from the region; many more will never be found. In response, residents in border communities on the U.S. side have organized to provide direct humanitarian aid to the lost, the sick, and the injured. In the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona, community members have initiated an unprecedented campaign to push back against border militarization by calling for the removal of the Border Patrol immigration checkpoints that encircle their town. Come learn about resistance to border militarization, direct aid in the borderlands, and what you can do to support the cause. Sponsored by Women Against Military Madness. Endorsed by: MIRAc (MN Immigrant Rights Coalition) and Witness for Peace Upper Midwest. FFI: WAMM Office 612.827.5364 Join and share on Facebook 3. The Ghosts of Jeju: Documentary Film Thursday, January 29, 7:00 p.m. St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis. The Ghosts of Jeju describes the non-violent resistance by residents of a small village on Jeju Island, South Korea, to their government's construction of a gigantic naval base on the island. The film also describes the effect the base would have on the environment and the traditional culture and livelihood of the villagers who live there. And it links the resistance today to the resistance of the peasants to U.S. and South Korean military domination following World War II. The base also represents a major expansion of American militarism in that region, the so-called "Pivot to Asia." Sponsored by: St. Joan of Arc/WAMM Peacemakers. FFI: Call Marie 612-275-2720. 4. Changing Perceptions: Israel/Palestine Sunday, February 8, 1:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis. Ilan Pappe will join WAMM via Skype from London. Ilan Pappe is a major, revisionist Israeli historian who published the results of his groundbreaking research on the war of 1948 in The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2006). After receiving numerous death threats in Israel while teaching at Haifa University, Pappe was hired by the history department at the University of Exeter in England, and moved there in 2007 with his family. A prolific author, Pappe is also an activist committed to a non-Zionist “one-state solution” for Israel/Palestine. Sponsored by: WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 5. Opening Night of WAMM Second Monday Movie Nights “The Age of Stupid” Monday February 9, 7:00 pm, 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis. Join us opening night for our series of monthly movies and lively discussion. Sit back and enjoy freshly popped popcorn. Make it an evening you won't want to miss! Bring a date! First movie for opening night: Age of Stupid. A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change. Touches on the connections between the environment, the effects of war, and corporate power. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the WAMM Second Monday Monthly Movie Committee. FFI: WAMM Office 612.827.5364 Join and share on Facebook 6. WAMM Valentine’s Day Party Saturday, February 14, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Kenwood Isles Party Room, 1425 West 28th Street, Minneapolis. Share the love with WAMM on Valentine’s Day. New this year: Peace Bingo and Wine Pull! Sponsored by: Women Against Military Madness. FFI: Call 612-827-5364. _____________________________________________ WAMM WInter ll Newsletter is now available online. And in your mailboxes soon! _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 7. MEPN: The War Around Us – a Video with Discussion to follow Saturday, January 17, 9:30 a.m. (refreshments) 10:00 a.m. (presentation and discussion) Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Avenue South, Edina. Only two English-language journalists reported from Gaza as it suffered an all-out attack from Israel in late 2008 and early 2009. The War Around Us is a powerful, deeply moving new 75 minute documentary through the eyes of these two reporters, Ayman Mohyeldin and Sherine Tadros. At the time, both were reporting for Al Jazeera English. Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now (MEPN). FFI: Call Dale Stuepfert 612-374-4049. ALSO OF INTEREST 8. Human Rights and Labor Rights: Eyewitness Account from Colombia Thursday, January 15, 7:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. Jim Dimock, an antiwar activist and a professor from Minnesota State University, Mankato traveled to Colombia on a “From Dollars to Pesos” delegation last summer through Witness for Peace; to witness the impact of the Free Trade Agreement with the US has on the Colombian people. Dimock saw the impacts of US intervention first hand meeting with Afro-Colombians in the port city of Buenaventura and with campesino and indigenous groups in Cauca. Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. Co-sponsored by Witness for Peace - Upper Midwest. Endorsed by Women Against Military Madness and Veterans for Peace. FFI: Call 612-379-3899. Facebook 9. Global Issues Forum: Global Health, the Greatest Story Rarely Told Thursday, January 15, 7:00 p.m. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. In this presentation Christy Hanson, Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship and a Distinguished Lecturer in International Studies, Macalester College will provide an overview of trends, problems, and successes in global health, including the role of United Nations agencies such as the World Health Organization in preventing pandemics. Followed by Q&A and discussion. Sponsored by: Citizens for Global Solutions. FFI: Visit Online 10. Catalyst Change-Makers Series Sunday, January 18, 3:00 p.m. Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Avenue South, West Bank, Minneapolis. Lydia Howell hosts showing of film "Martin Luther King: Man of Peace In A Time of War" (60 min.). Discussion will follow on peace movements then and now. Enjoy Lydia Howell's Texas Chili (Meat & Vegetarian), Breads, Tortilla Chips, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. Suggested Donation: $5-7 (all goes to KFAI Radio). Sponsored by: Catalyst: Politics and Culture on KFAI: Radio Without Boundaries. FFI: Visit Online 11. Jack Nelson Pallmeyer: Waging Peace Sunday, January 18, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. Jack Nelson Pallmeyer, Professor of Peace and Justice Studies at St. Thomas, will speak at Plymouth Sunday forum, 9-10 a.m. on his vision of waging peace. Jack is author of 13 books, the latest being AUTHENTIC HOPE: It's the End of the World As We Know It, But Soft Landings are Possible. Sponsored by: Plymouth Congregational Church Global Connections. FFI: Call Larry 612-747-3904. 12. YouthLink: Youth Homelessness Sunday, January 18, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis. Speaker: Jelena Song, Development and Volunteer Coordinator, YouthLink. Find out about YouthLink's work, the inspiring stories of the youth who are experiencing homelessness, and what you can do to help! Sponsored by: First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis Social Justice Committee. FFI: Visit Online 13. #ReclaimMLK March Monday, January 19, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Snelling and University Avenues, St. Paul. Dr. King’s legacy has been clouded by efforts to soften, sanitize, and commercialize it. From here on, MLK weekend will be known as a time of national resistance to injustice. Sponsored by: Black Lives Matter Minneapolis. FFI: Visit Facebook or text @BlackLives to 23559 for action updates. 14. ECAPC: Martin Luther King and the Nonviolent Jesus Monday, January 19, 6:30 p.m. St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis. Potluck and Mel Reeves Speaking. Mel Reeves has been a human rights activist for the last 30 years. He has led or been involved in struggles against South African Apartheid and struggles for workers rights, and has helped lead several efforts to get justice in some well-known cases of police brutality. He has been a long time anti-war and anti-racist activist. Most recently he worked with Occupy Homes and is the adviser to a fledgling young peoples alternative political party. He has spent most of his time in the Twin Cities, but helped lead anti-war and anti-racist struggles in Miami Florida as well. Sponsored by: Every Church a Peace Church (ECAPC). FFI: Visit MAPM 15. Larry Johnson: The Real Meaning of “Just War” and Defense Sunday, January 25, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis.Larry Johnson, immediate past President of Veterans for Peace, will speak on the real meaning of "just war" and defense. Larry was a conscientious objector during the War in Vietnam, serving as an army medic, refusing to carry a weapon. He is listed with the National Christian Witness Speakers Bureau. Sponsored by: Plymouth Congregational Church Global Connections. FFI: Call Larry 612-747-3904. 16. ISIS, Assad, Obama, and the Latest Middle East War Monday, January 26, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. HHH Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Reese Erlich is a best-selling author and journalist who writes regularly for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBS Radio, and NPR. Reese is also a Special Correspondent for GlobalPost. Sponsored by: the Anthropology, Journalism, Political Science, and Global Studies departments at the University of Minnesota. FFI: Call Marjorie Schalles, Department of Anthropology, 612-624-6579. 17. Cultivating Courage in Community Saturday, January 31, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Walker Church, 3104 16th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Four inspiring and informative talks from four extraordinary leaders from the 2014 Bioneers Conference. Each talk is approximately 25 minutes and will be followed by time to engage, explore, and envision the possibilities within our community. Co-sponsored by: Future First, Northland Sustainable Solutions, and Minnesota Pachamama Community. FFI: Visit Online 18. Clean Energy and Jobs Day on the Hill Monday, February 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 105 University Avenue West, St. Paul. Minnesota has taken several important bipartisan steps toward cleaner energy and a stronger economy over the last few years. But our work is not done. We will meet with our Legislators to urge them to support an increase in clean energy in Minnesota. Gather at Christ Lutheran Church to hear from lobby and policy experts before we hit the ground at the Capitol. Lunch will be provided and rides to the Capitol are available. Sponsored by: First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis Social Justice Committee. FFI: Visit Online 19. Dispatches from Occupied Palestine: Sabry Wazwaz Speaks Out Saturday, February 7, 3:00 p.m. Karmel West, 312 West Lake Street, Minneapolis. After over a month of traveling in Palestine, Anti-War Committee member Sabry Wazwaz is returning to Minnesota with a treasure trove of video, photos and first-hand accounts of life in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian American Sabry is an outspoken leader of Minnesota’s movement for a free Palestine, and against U.S.-backed Israeli apartheid. Many have followed his December-January trip on social media. His almost daily posts have given a preview of what Sabry witnessed: military checkpoints, the violence of Israeli settlements, racist apartheid laws, and the denied right of return have been paired with inspiring stories of the determination and resilience of the Palestinian people, from Al Khalil to Jerusalem. Join us for Sabry’s stories from Palestine, and his thoughts on our continuing work for Palestine here in Minnesota. Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. FFI: Visit Anti-war Cmt 20. A Call for Immigration Reform Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Coeur de Catherine Ballroom, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul. Featured speakers: Simone Campbell, SSS (nuns on the bus) Executive Director of a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby and Dr Bruce Corrie, PhD, Assoc. V.P. for University Relations and International Programs Concordia University. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates. FFI: Contact Ginger K. Hedstrom, Justice Coordinator, (651) 690-7054 or ghedstrom [at] csjstpaul.org L O O K I N G A H E A D 21. 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 _____________________________________________ Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces their 2nd Annual video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. Two prizes in each Serious and Satirical Categories: Jury ($500) and Audience Favorite ($300). Deadline for entries: March 1, 2015. FFI and details: Visit ONLINE _____________________________________________ 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! WAMM' The Middle East Committee has a website. Tackling Torture at the Top, also known as T-3, has a Facebook page. 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