Stop by and say hi, get a famous WAMM sticker while getting some freshproduce at the Midtown Farmers Market. WAMM's Middle East Committee will be tabling - see what events are coming up and educate yourself and your friends about the costs of war!
QUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
This film is sponsored by Equal Rights Amendment Minnesota
Help us celebrate the signing of the peace pact that renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy. Our amazing building, 4200 Cedar, that houses so many groups working for justice and peace will become a designated Peace Site, presented by World Citizen.
We will have food, music, short speeches, and a bell ringing!
Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27 and Women Against Military Madness
Over 80+ exhibitors, over 100+ workshops (majority are free!) and a professional day on Friday. The Energy Fair is looking for organization to table at this event! They are also wanting any food trucks to contact them as well if they are interested!
FFI on the fair: The Energy Fair
FFI on tabling or food trucks, please contact Suzanne at 612-827-5364
In these troubled times, Howard Zinn is insipiring a new generation. This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist and author. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war. His influential writings shine light on and bring voice to factory workers, immigrant laborers, African Americans, Native Americans and the working poor.
Featuring rare archival materials and interviews with Zinn and colleagues such as Noam Chomsky, You Can't Be Neutral captures the essence of this extraordinary man who has been a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years.
Narrated by Matt Damon. Featuring music by Pearl Jam, Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg!
Connecting the dots. Lively discussion follows. Always free and open to the public.
So, you think you know your trivia?
Join us for Know Your Peace Trivia with Women Against Military Madness.
Creative questions, great prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! Snacks and beverages will be provided!
Free and open to the public! Be sure to join us! Invite your friends
Each year the Nobel Peace Prize Forum (NPPF) brings together Nobel laureates, world leaders, and accomplished peacemakers with students and community members to work on building a world in which people can live full, rich, meaningful lives. Originally formed as a consortium of the five Norwegian Lutheran colleges in the upper midwest (Augsburg, Augustana, Concordia, Luther, and St. Olaf), the Forum operates under the auspices of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and is the only such program or academic affiliation outside of Norway. Today the Forum is permanently hosted and presented by Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Riot Control Tactical Training (using military grade, non-lethal weapons for dispersing crowds), are taught to hundreds of law officers, alongside soldiers at Camp Ripley. The same tactics Camp Ripley soldiers employ in foreign wars.
We oppose Abuse of Police Power/Killings of Innocent Citizens by Police/War/Drone Assassinations/Torture/War Crimes.
Potluck at Belle Prairie Park immediately after.
Bring a chair, a sign, and a friend.
This protest is the same day as "Community Appreciation Day", one of Camp Ripley's biggest bi-annual recruitment/retention events.
Sponsored by the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace
Stop by and say hi, get a famous WAMM sticker while getting some fresh produce at the Midtown Farmers Market. WAMM's End War Committee will be tabling - see what events are coming up and educate yourself and your friends about the costs of war!
U.S. wars create refugees: Say no to the wars - no to the Muslim ban! Stop U.S. wars and interventions - no new wars: Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Korea, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, Iran, Philippines, Venezuela, and everywhere!
Say no to racism and Islamophobia!
Fund housing and healthcare, not for war!
No new war in Korea!
October 7th will mark 16 years since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Over the last 16 years the U.S. has carried out an endless series of wars and military interventions. There exists a growing threat of new U.S. wars, especially in Korea.
Join the October 7th protest to call for an end to endless U.S. wars.
Initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition.
Sponsored by: Anti-War Committee, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Mayday Books, St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers, Socialist Action, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace and Women Against Military Madness.
Endorsements coming soon!
Join WAMM for our 33rd Annual Silent Auction! This year's theme is "Munch" and Bid! Based off of Evard Munch's painting "The Scream". Does the current political climate have you screaming? Join us to let out those frustrations in an action packed evening with WAMM!
This annual "Not-so-Silent" auction will include a dinner buffet, adult beverages and music! And, of course, a group howl to get out all those frustrations!
Bid on an exciting variety of items such as local restaurant gift certificates, gourmet dinners, health and wellness services, vacation getaways, books, and more!
Suggested entry donation is sliding scale from $10-$30. Contact WAMM to reserve your spot today!
Table reservations for 4 or 8 people are also available at $25 per person!
Call 612-827-5364 or email email@example.com to reserve TODAY!
DO YOU HAVE AN EXCITING SERVICE TO OFFER? A gourmet meal you like to prepare? A skill you like to share! Donate your service to WAMM for our Silent Auction! Contact Jamie or Suzanne in the office to share your idea!
As Venezuela grapples with a crisis, after an election for a Constituent Assembly,
the US announced more sanctions against Venezuela. The long-running US
efforts at regime change is the last thing the Venezuelan people need. Join a
picket against US intervention in Venezuela on Wednesday!
Co-sponsored by the MN Cuba Committee, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, the
Anti-War Committee, and the WAMM End War Committee.
National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers determined to break the silence around the secret U.S. drone war, which has been waged globally for more than a decade. The use of drones has transformed modern warfare, but drone missions are highly classified, and there are no official counts of military or civilian casualties. The film gave rare insight into the program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, examining the complexities of drone warfare from a human perspective and exploring the difficult circumstance faced by military personnel involved with combat drones. While it may be true that drone operators do not sustain battlefield injuries, their psychological wounds may be substantial, often leading to suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Connecting the dots. Lively discussion follows.
Always free and open to the public.
ALL are welcome! Free popcorn!
Co-sponsored by the WAMM Ground All Drones Committee and Veterans for Peace Chapter 27.
Maya Amber and Craig Harris - Story of a Jewish American-Palestinian Marriage.
We are relentlessly told that the Two Peoples of Palestine can never achieve peace. What can we learn from the experiences of an Israeli-Palestinian couple just fighting to live as a family in Bethlehem?
Maya Amber, a Minnesota-born Jewish girl, found love, married a Palestinian and now lives in militarily-occupied Bethlehem. She will share her story and personal observations on the situation in the West Bank. Her dad, local composer and theatre artist, Craig Harris, will share the stage with her.
9:30 - coffee and light refreshments
10:00 - program
Event is free and open to all.
Sponsored by Middle East Peace Now, with thanks to Jewish Voice for Peace
Anti-War Alert! Speak Out Against The Escalating U.S. Threats Against North Korea! Protest and Bannering!
Protest & Bannering: Stop U.S. War Threats - No U.S. War on Korea!
Initiated by: Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
Endorsed by: Anti-War Committee, Mayday Books, St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers,
St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for
Peace, and Women Against Military Madness
ONLY TWO SHOWS LEFT!
Thursday, August 10th @ 8:30pm
Sunday, August 13th @ 1:00pm
What if someone like Edward Snowden had fled to the Boundary Waters?Gene and Mary's marital squabbles take a backseat when Colleen and Riley arrive at their campsite with a thumb drive of top-secret government documents. Along with Mary's sister, Hannah, the group is plunged into an escalating debate about the role of government in keeping its citizens safe and the role of citizens in holding their government accountable. Meanwhile, night is falling, and the FBI is certainly on their way to apprehend Colleen and Riley; if they're going to make the documents public, time is running out. How far will each character go to convince the others of what they think is right?
Women Against Military Madness is turning 35 years old this year! Usually people are not so excited to celebrate getting older but in this case we are THRILLED! WAMM is only here because of you!
WAMM has been a pillar of peace and justice throughout our community. As we come to celebrate our successes, we remember where we started. In 1982, a group of like-minded women gathered to discuss the impending threat of nuclear warfare. These women decided to do something about it. On that cold January day, they said, “Never a meeting without an action.” In that moment, the first WAMM action occurred, a protest against nuclear weapons. Today, we continue with vigor and passion to make peace and justice a national priority.
Now, more than ever, there is a need to keep the pressure on to ban nuclear weapons, to bring an end to additional spending for war, and to ensure that the culture of militarism is stopped in its tracks. WAMM wants to continue to empower women to make change in our community and beyond, as we have done for so many years.
Our theme is “WAMM 35 years, Then and Now!” This will be a celebration of our community and organization at Surly Brewing Company on Monday, July 31st starting at 6:00pm. We will have raffle prizes, peace and justice trivia and light hors d’oeuvres. If you are craving more food, you will be able to order from the Surly Brewery Bar menu and their wonderfully well-crafted beers will be available at the cash bar. All ages are welcome to join us!
The Trump Administration is carrying out a stealth escalation of U.S. wars and interventions around the world. More U.S. troops are being sent to Afghanistan, threats of a new Korean war, more drone strikes in Somalia and threats of escalations in Syria and Iraq. Join the July 22nd protest to line the sidewalks with a visible anti-war message.
Initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
Sponsored by WAMM
St. Albert the Great Catholic Church
29th Street and 32nd Avenue South
Bruce Gagnon is the Coordinator of Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space and has worked on space issues for 30 years. He has organized numerous campaigns against the weapons of war, has traveled extensively, spoken in countries around the world, received numerous peace award, and is a prolific writer. He has produced a number of documentaries, including the Arsenal of Hypocrisy, which spelled out U.S. plans for space domination. He also has a blog, Organizing Notes, and hosts a public access T.V. show called The issue. You can find out more about him on his very impressive website at space4peace.org
Co-sponsors: Twin Cities Peace Campaign, WAMM - End War Committee, Veterans for Peace and St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers
Come out for our first of many community gatherings through Meetup (meetup.com)! We are a group of activist of all genders who are committed to peace and justice. We have meetups to support each other in our activism. WAMM, as our organizing group, has been doing this work for over 35 years, will be guiding us through these discussions. Join us to develop practical and precise change in today's changing political climate.
This meetup will focus on what you can do in 30 minutes or less to engage in the political events that effect you! We will be share our tactics and welcome all people to join us!
Light refreshments will be served.
Filmmaker Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro features the work of the late writer, poet, and social critic James Baldwin. Baldwin's writing explored race, class and sexuality in Western society, and at the same time of his death in 1987, he was working on a book, Remember This House. It was never completed, but his notes for that project became the foundation for Peck's film.
I Am Not Your Negro is not only a history of the civil rights movement. The film also examines, as James Baldwin did his writing, institutions of racism and the ways they have been upheld throughout the years in American society by people in power, even by Hollywood, through stereotypes and erasure.
Connecting the dots. Lively discussion follows.
Always FREE and open to the public.
All are welcome! Free popcorn!
Stop by and say hi, get a famous WAMM sticker while getting some fresh produce at the Midtown Farmers Market. Second Monday Movie Committee and the Newsletter Committee will be tabling - see what events are coming up and educate yourself and your friends about the costs of war!
Stop by and say hi, get a famous WAMM sticker while getting some fresh produce at the Midtown Farmers Market. WAMM's Ground All Drones Committee will be tabling - see what events are coming up and educate yourself and your friends about the costs of war!
Modern military power has ignited real and virtual changes as nations make war and soldiers perceive themselves as warriors. The role of the soldier has changed with the evolution of technologies, such as drones. Is the hyper-masculine "be-all-you-can-be" soldier being replaced? Suzanne will discuss the role of "masculinity" in contemporary warfare and the development of the new "cyborg" soldier.
Suzanne Al-Kayali is the current director of WAMM. She earned her Master's degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Women and Gender Studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Acadamy Award-winning actor, and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio, BEFORE the FLOOD presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change.
The film captures a three-year personal journey alongside actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
Connecting the dots. Lively discussion follows.
Free. Open to the public. All are welcome.
Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee
10 YEARS ON THE STREET!
Be part of the WAMM Walk Against Weapons, a vibrant visible stroll to the U of MN west bank with other dedicated peacemakers. We'll stop at MayDay Plaza for a brief rally and head back to the finish -- 3 miles total. Sign up as many sponsors as you can -- ask family, friends and co-workers to sponsor your walk for peace and justice.
Request payment by check to Women Against Military Madness (WAMM). Ask your sponsors to pay when they commit, saving you from have to collect after the event. Thank you!
STOP MILITARIZING U.S. SOCIETY!
WAMM has, for decades, been vigilant against war on peoples anywhere. We are alarmed that the same weapons for war we deplore, yet pay for, have come home to be used in the U.S. by federal, state, county and local law enforcement. We walk against all weapons, including the use of drones for surveillance, and for an end to war profiteering.
10:30 am - Check-in at Perkins Parking Lot
11:00 am - Walk Begins - 1.5 mile walk to MayDay Plaza
11:45 am - Short Rally - walk returns to Perkins for a short closing
If you would like to form a team or join an existing team, contact the office for more information!
301 Cedar Avenue South
The WAMM Movie Committee is pairing up with Mayday Books for a second screening of "Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt." Be sure to come for lively discussion!
The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the "Banality of Evil" when referring to the trial of Adolph Eichmann, which she covered for The New Yorker. This thought provoking and spirited documentary, with its abundance of archival materials, offers an intimate portrait of the whole of Arendt's life, traveling to places where she lived, worked, loved, and was betrayed.
There is renewed interest in Arendt throughout the world, especially among young people who find her insights into the nature of evil, totalitarianism, ideologies, and the perils faced by refugees, more relevant than ever.
Co-sponsored by Mayday Books
This workshop will be an introductory course on how to create events, share events with friends and other organizations as well as basic uses for Facebook and Twitter. It is recommended for anyone who is new to Facebook or Twitter.
Reservations are highly recommended. Limited number of spaces available.
Contact Suzanne or Jamie at WAMM @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-827-5364.
A suggested $15 donation to WAMM is appreciated!
The New York Times bestseller from the beloved author of A Three Dog Life—an exhilarating, superbly written memoir on friendship, family, creativity, tragedy, and the richness of life: “If you only read one book this year, make it this one”
(Ann Patchett). - As quoted from Amazon.com
In his film, The Coming War on China, John Pilger reveals what the mainstream media does not -- that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, are on the road to war. It is one of Pilger's most timely and urgent investigations and is both a warning and an inspiring story of people's resistance. It provides a vision of what the world can expect if two nuclear powers go to war, and challenges the notion of China as an enemy.
Sponsored by the WAMM End War Committee
Colonel Katherine Powell is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorist in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill". But as American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of U.S. and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.
Rated R for some violent images and language.
Connecting the dots. Lively discussion follows led by the WAMM GROUND ALL DRONES COMMITTEE.
Free. Open to the public. All are welcome.
Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee
Co-sponsored by the Ground All Drones Committee
WILPF Minnesota Metro is teaming with Women Against Military Madness in their Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons. WILPF US member Ellen Thomas is on a speaking tour on behalf of the WILPF National and International Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons. Minneapolis is the seventh stop of a 5,000 mile tour to promise a nuclear-free future.
Sponsored by the WAMM End War Committee
We believe that time may be short to speak out against the growing danger of a new U.S. war. The voice of the people must intervene before the war makers in Washington unleash a new war in Korea
President Trump has already demonstrated through the Tomahawk missile attack on Syria and the use of the massive MOAB bomb in Afghanistan, along with other escalations of military intervention in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere, that he is more than willing to use force.
The recent rhetoric towards North Korea has been very inflammatory, calling it a problem that “has to be dealt with.”
For North Korea, the years of massive U.S. military maneuvers can only be seen as a threat. North Korea (DPRK), through it's rocket and military development programs, has been acting in response to US military exercises on its border that simulate nuclear attacks and assassination campaigns.
North Korea has said it is willing to stop testing missiles if the US stops its military exercises. The U.S. must negotiate, not escalate!
A war in Korea could easily escalate into a global conflict with devastating consequences.
Everyone who wants peace should be concerned. We hope you will recognize this as a high priority.
Sponsored by the WAMM End War Committee and the Twin Cities Peace Campaign
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis
Thomas Drake, a veteran of the Air Force and Navy, was working as a senior executive in the National Security Agency when surveillance policy changed in the aftermath of 9/11 in ways that violated both the Constitution and his conscience.
He spoke out on secret mass 'Collect-it-all' electronic surveillance and the multibillion-dollar fraud and intelligence failures within the NSA. He was the first U.S. whistleblower to be charged under the Espionage Act since Daniel Ellsberg in 1971 and faced 35 years in prison. A program that he exposed was later confirmed by the NSA to have been a waste of over a billion dollars. While he was among the first to expose to the public the mass surveillance of US citizens which still continues in various forms.
Sponsored by Tackling Torture at the Top Committee of WAMM, The Coming Home Collaborative
Parking lot south of the church. Entrance modern door on NW side of the church. Light snacks will be served. Handicap parking on north side.
April is Sexual Violence Prevention and Awareness Month and the Women's Resource Center at Hamline University is hosting a screening of "The Invisible War," a documentary that highlights the challenges of veterans who experience rape/sexual assault while serving in the military. A moderated discussion panel (with opportunities for students to ask the panel questions and discuss the content) will follow the screening. Free food and beverages provided!
WAMM Director Suzanne Al-Kayali will be among the panel members!