Third Peace Essay Contest for students 9th-12th Grade is NOW OPEN!
Sep
26
to May 15

Third Peace Essay Contest for students 9th-12th Grade is NOW OPEN!

Organized through the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP), the contest honors the memory of Leslie Reindl, prominent Minnesota activist for peace and justice.

Three prizes of $1000, $750, and $500 will be awarded at an event in the fall, deadline for entries is May 15, 2018.

For more info click here.

 

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Middle East Peace Now presents: Christy Reiners - "In His Steps: Pathways to Peace"
Dec
16
9:30 AM09:30

Middle East Peace Now presents: Christy Reiners - "In His Steps: Pathways to Peace"

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Christy Reiners is the Executive Director of IHS, an organization that seeks to improve the lives of Palestinian communities by dealing with important healthcare concerns. It fosters cooperative relationships between indigenous Palestinian doctors, nurses and other medical personnel with American Medical Centers. The current focus of IHS is to address growing incidence of cancer through appropriate treatments with cultural sensitivity. 

Ms. Reiners will offer us her insights into how effective humanitarian assistance is carried out by building trusting relationships, understanding the local culture, finding available resources and recognizing the challenges faced by the local community. 

Ms. Reiners is from Lennox, South Dakota. After completing her college in Sioux Falls, she became involved in mission work in Brazil. When she was elected an elder from San Francisco Presbytery, she visited the Holy Land. Since 2000, she has lived in Bethlehem and worked with various peace organizations to visit and understand the situation first hand. 

FFI: 763-318-7546

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Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

PAX Salon - Reading Poetry of Tracy K. Smith

Reading the poetry of Poet Laureate of US, Tracy K Smith.

There are not many books w/her poetry at the library so we will intersperse her poetry w/poetry of Maya Angelou.

Pax Salons ( http://justcomm.org/pax-salon )

Salons are free; donations appreciated.

Call 651-227-3228 for information

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Say No To War for the Holiday!
Dec
20
4:30 PM16:30

Say No To War for the Holiday!

  • Marshall Ave St Paul, MN, 55104 United States (map)
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Special Topic: NO U.S. War on North Korea-Stop Endless U.S. Wars

Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Venezuela

The Trump Administration is threatening a war on North Korea, which could lead to another world war. The U.S. also continues it endless wars and interventions around the world, and threatens new military intervention on an almost weekly, sometimes daily, basis. And as the U.S. military budget is increased to accommodate these endless wars, important social services and programs like Medicare and Medicaid are being threatened. Our tax dollars should be spent on health care, housing, education, and other social programs, NOT ON WAR!

Sponsored by the WAMM End War Committee and the Twin Cities Peace Campaign

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WAMM Book Club - "Born on Third Base" By Chuck Collins
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

WAMM Book Club - "Born on Third Base" By Chuck Collins

Come having read Born on Third Base by Chuck Collins. 

Amazon Books says - "It is time to think differently, says longtime inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins. Born into the one percent, Collins gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality. He uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative.

Collins calls for a ceasefire and invites the wealthy to come back home, investing themselves and their wealth in struggling communities. And he asks the non-wealthy to build alliances with the one percent and others at the top of the wealth ladder.

Stories told along the way explore the roots of advantage, show how taxpayers subsidize the wealthy, and reveal how charity, used incorrectly, can actually reinforce extreme inequality. Readers meet pioneers who are crossing the divide to work together in new ways, including residents in the author’s own Boston-area neighborhood who have launched some of the most interesting community transition efforts in the nation.

In the end, Collins’s national and local solutions not only challenge inequality but also respond to climate change and offer an unexpected, fresh take on one of our most intransigent problems."

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Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

Take the Next Step of Resistance Meeting

Take the next step of resistance: Refuse to fund the destructive military budget with your taxes. Before you pay your taxes next year, find out your options. The Minnesota War Tax Resisters will be hosting a gathering to discuss the various methods and consequences of tax resistance and ways we can redirect our refused taxes for more constructive purposes. 

Email : Paying4Peace@gmail.com

Facebook: Paying4Peace

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WAMM Presents: An Evening with Lorna Landvik "On Writing, Acting and Laughter"
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

WAMM Presents: An Evening with Lorna Landvik "On Writing, Acting and Laughter"

Lorna Landvik is author of 11 novels including Patty Jane's House of Curl (in which one character moves back to Minnesota from California and does legal work "pro bono for WAMM - Women Against Military Madness...") and Once in a Blue Moon Lodge, which includes this scene: 

"Get a job' yelled a man slowly driving by in an SUV. The group responded, as they did to all hecklers, by giving the peace sign...the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge Peace Vigil had been a long-standing Wednesday date on Ione's [calendar]..." 

On February 1st, Lorna Landvik promises to regale us with stories from her life as a writer, actor, comic, wife, mother and peace marcher. 

A benefit for WAMM!

Suggested donation: $10-$25, nobody will be turned away. All are welcome! 

Refreshments, plus opportunity to bid on silent auction items and gift certificates!

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WAMM Second Monday Movie - "The U.S., Guantanamo, and Cuba: 119 years of U.S. Occupation" featuring film - "All Guantanamo is Ours"
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

WAMM Second Monday Movie - "The U.S., Guantanamo, and Cuba: 119 years of U.S. Occupation" featuring film - "All Guantanamo is Ours"

Documentary Film, All Guantanamo Is Ours, directed by Colombian journalist and writer Hernando Calvo Ospina, this short film shows the feeling of the Cuban people, especially the people of Guantanamo, in relation to the occupied territory.

The evening's program includes a discussion of the role of the U.S. occupation of Guantanamo and the opposition expressed by the Cuban people to continued U.S. occupation as well as current U.S. policy in Cuba. 

Joe Callahan, Minnesota Cuba Committee member, who has visited Cuba nine times since 1982, will share updated information on U.S. Cuba policy under the Trump administration and lead a discussion. In May 2017, Joe attended the Fifth International Seminar of Peace and for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases, which was held in Guantanamo, Cuba. 

Connecting the dots..Forum, film and discussion!

Always free and open to the public. All are welcome, free popcorn

Co-sponsored by the Minnesota Cuba Committee

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No Wars! No Deportations! Stand Up for Human Rights! International Human Rights Day Protest & March
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

No Wars! No Deportations! Stand Up for Human Rights! International Human Rights Day Protest & March

Say NO to the Muslim Ban!

Sanctuary for ALL!

Stop US Wars and Threats!

The march will end with an indoor program with speeches and hot beverages. Co-sponsored by the MN Anti-War Committee and MIRAc's No More Deportations Campaign.

Endorsement list is still in formation. WAMM endorses this event!

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SAY NO TO TRUMP'S PLAN TO MOVE U.S. EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM
Dec
8
4:30 PM16:30

SAY NO TO TRUMP'S PLAN TO MOVE U.S. EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM

  • Summit and Snelling Avenue St. Paul, MN (map)
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Trump's announcement to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and recognize it as Israel's capital is widely opposed internationally including by the 57 member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. It will end the US policy that the status of Jerusalem would only come in negotiations between Palestine and Israel.

This unilateral move is further proof that Trump and the US are not and never have been "honest brokers for peace" in the middle east.

Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East are rising up against this violation of international law and Palestinian self-determination. Palestinians are calling for 3 days of rage and people of conscience across the world are joining in.

Join WAMM weekly vigil for Palestine to protest this unjust and illegal action!

Call the White House to express your opposition and outrage. 202-456-1111

Sponsored by WAMM Middle East Committee

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WAMM Movies Presents "Ukraine on Fire"
Nov
25
4:30 PM16:30

WAMM Movies Presents "Ukraine on Fire"

Consortium News calls it
     “A Documentary You’ll Likely Never See”

Ukraine. For centuries it has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and access to the Black Sea 2014’s Maidan Massacre triggered a bloody uprising that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and painted Russia as the perpetrator by Western media. But was it?

Ukraine on Fire … might change how people in the West perceive the conflict, but it’s unlikely to get much distribution since it contests the prevailing narrative. The film begins with gripping images of the violence that ripped through the capital city of Kiev during both the 2004 Orange Revolution and the 2014 removal of Yanukovich. It then travels back in time to provide a perspective that has been missing from mainstream versions of these events and even in many alternative media renditions.

Cosponsored by Mayday Books, a progressive, non-profit, volunteer-run bookstore, "Not making a profit since 1975."

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Gaza: Suffering, But Struggling! Video Chat with Dr. Mona Qasim El-Farra
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Gaza: Suffering, But Struggling! Video Chat with Dr. Mona Qasim El-Farra

PARKING NOTE: U of MN, West Bank, parking available in 3rd Ave. ramp

 

Dr. Mona El-Farra is a renowned physician, a women's and human rights activist in the occupied Gaza Strip. She was born in Kahn Younis, Gaza, and has dedicated herself to taking care of the children in Gaza. Dr. El-Farra is the Middle East Children's Alliance director for Gaza, chair for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip, and a member of the Union of Health Work Committees.

We will be doing a video Skype event with Dr. El-Farra! 

Sponsored by WAMM Middle East Committee

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WAMM Book Club - "Democracy in Chains: the Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America" by Nancy MacLean
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

WAMM Book Club - "Democracy in Chains: the Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America" by Nancy MacLean

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Join the WAMM Book club as they read this new publication by Nancy MacLean!

"An explosive exposé of the right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution.

 

Behind today’s headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots.

The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did. Democracy in Chains names its true architect—the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan—and dissects the operation he and his colleagues designed over six decades to alter every branch of government to disempower the majority."

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Nov
18
9:30 AM09:30

MEPN November Forum: Janet Tollund - "When Travelers Visit a Country Under Occupation"

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Middle East Peace Now November Forum:

Janet Tollund - "When Travelers Visit a Country Under Occupation: What I've learned after leading tours in Palestine"

After earning a Master of Arts degree and following a first career in teaching French and English, Janet Tollund found her calling as a peace and justice activist while simultaneously pursuing a career as a tour director. Since 1982, she has traveled the world and led many group tours to the occupied territories of Palestine. 

Ms. Tollund will describe what she has observed over the years in the changes that have occurred in a land under decades of occupation. She will also focus on what she has learned in terms of the impact made on travelers who witness those conditions for the first time and how those experiences have altered their lives. 

Sponsored by Middle East Peace Now

 

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Give to the Max: Open House and Craft Fair
Nov
16
3:00 PM15:00

Give to the Max: Open House and Craft Fair

#GTMD17 is upon us! This is the biggest day of fund raising in the state of Minnesota! Show your support by going to givemn.org and show your support today!

OR JOIN US!

Come and support WAMM and a variety of local artists! 

Chili bar will be served from 5pm-7pm (vegan and meat options available)

Live folk/bluegrass music performed by Chickpea and Garbanzo from local band The String Beans!

Craft items for sale will include, wine, WAMMyn made baked goods, books, purses, art prints, nature inspired jewelry, knitwear, t-shirts, canvass bags, sweatshirts, herbal tinctures, herbal salves, herbal soaps, handcrafted greeting cards and more!

UNABLE TO MAKE IT? Send your check to WAMM, 4200 Cedar Ave. S. Suite #3, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Candlelight Vigil: #JusticeThroughJamar

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It's been two years since we lost Jamar Clark. We continue to fight for #JusticeThroughJamar! Gather with community at the site where he was killed. We will hold space, remember Jamar, and gather our strength for the coming struggle for the Minnesota Police Accountability Council. 

Organized by the TC Coalition for Justice for Jamar and endorsed by the Anti-War Committee

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Pax Salon - Guest Alyssa Erding

A conversation on all things Zero Waste! From useful tips and tricks to "Zero Waste" your own lifestyle to implementing sustainable behavior change in your community, we will cover it all! Alyssa Erding, recent Macalester College graduate and founder of Zero-In Consulting, she will share her story of going Zero Waste and all that it entails, as well as the psychology behind sustainable behavior change. Learn how to set yourself and your community up for success so that we can all move towards a more resilient and livable world. 

FFI: 651-227-3228 

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WAMM Second Monday Movie - "Testament of Youth"
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

WAMM Second Monday Movie - "Testament of Youth"

Anchored by an extraordinary performance from Alicia Vikander, James Kent's "Testament of Youth" bears comparison to many other superbly mounted costume dramas backed by the BBC, but this one has a special distinction: it chronicles the horrors that World War I inflicted on a generation of young English people from a woman's perspective. 

Though the war was followed by a slew of books about it, Vera Brittan's account of her own experiences has been regarded as unique. It did not appear in the war's immediate aftermath. It was only later, inspired by filmmaker John Grierson's coining of the term "documentary," that she decided to craft a nonfiction account of her experiences, which became an instant bestseller upon its publication in 1933. 

In turning the material into a two-hour movie, screenwriter Juliette Towhidi understandable elected to sacrifice some of the book's expansiveness by focusing on events leading up to the war and the war itself, while giving a glimpse of Brittain's activities as an ardent pacifist afterwards. 

Connecting the dots. Lively discussion follows. Always free and open to the public. 

Endorsed by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27

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Anti-War Protest: No U.S. War on North Korea
Nov
9
4:30 PM16:30

Anti-War Protest: No U.S. War on North Korea

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Send and anti-war message to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

The November 9th event is being held as a part of a nationally coordinated week of local actions against U.S. war in Korea. The national week of actions has been initiated by the National Mobilization to Stop Trump War on North Korea.

Initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and endorsed by Anti-War Committee and Women Against Military Madness

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Nov
4
8:45 AM08:45

Conference: Perspectives on Palestine 2017

Conference will present progressive voices on the crisis in Israel-Palestine. Registration, which includes lunch, is $40; $10 for students. Scholarships are available. Speakers are Dr. Mark Braverman - program director of Kairos USA, will present "Tipping Point? Politics, Zionism and the Call to the Church." 

Nathan Stock- former director of the Israel-Palestine Office of The Carter Center and will speak on "Gaza and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."

Jennifer Bing - director of the Chicago American Friends Service Committee Middle East Program and will present "No Way to Treat a Child." 

Registration includes presentations, a panel discussion and a light lunch. This is a significant year in the Palestinian story. It marks 100 years since Balfour Declaration, in which Britian's foreign secretary indicated support for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. It is the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Partition Plan, which proposed creating that homeland. Fifty years ago, Israel took control of the West Bank and Gaza after the Six-Day War. Ten years ago, the blockade by land, air and sea of the Gaza strip began, by which Israel controls movement of people and goods in and out of the Strip. The conference is presented by Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel and co-sponsored by First United Church of Christ, Northfield; and the MICAH Group of Northfield United Methodist Church

FFI: www.njpmn.org

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Public Forum: Behind U.S. War-Threats on North Korea?
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Public Forum: Behind U.S. War-Threats on North Korea?

Speakers: Sharon Chung, Korean Education & Exposure Program (KEEP)

Christine Ahn, Founder & International Coordinator of Women Cross the DMZ, co-founder of Korea Policy Institute, Korea Peace Network and Korean Americans for Fair Trade. She is a policy analyst with expertise on Korea, globalization, militarism and women's rights.

Roy Wolff, Member, Veterans for Peace (Chapter 21), U.S. Army veteran, stationed in South Korea for 16 months (1955-57). Local writer and speaker on peace and anti-war issues. Has traveled to both North and South Korea in the years since he was in the U.S. Army. 

Come for discussion on the history of U.S. military involvement on the Korean Peninsula, and why U.S. war there should be opposed. 

Sponsored by: Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and Student for Democratic Society. 

Co-sponsored by: Anti-War Committee, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Women Against Military Madness, Veterans for Peace and others.

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Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Community Conversation "Let's Talk about Reducing Violence"

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Amazing things happen when people talk to each other!

Let us know (click here) if you are thinking of attending - no commitment, we just want to get a general idea of the number of attendees

Share your thought with your neighbors and help set the future direction for MCNV - Safety: there will be three people on site at all times. 

Hosted by Minnesota Center for Nonviolence.

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Oct
22
12:45 PM12:45

1st Annual Lynn & Donna Elling Forums on Peace, Justice, and Climate Change "Climate Change as an Avenue for Finding Common Ground with Others"

This forum will feature panelists Mindy Ahler, Regional Coordinator, Citizens' Climate Lobby; LeMoine LaPoint, Project/Process Facilitator, The Barbara Schneider Foundation; Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Assoc. Professor of Justice and Peace Studies, St. Thomas University; and Chante Wolf, member of Veterans for Peace. 

Free and open to all. A light lunch will be available for $5 beforehand. Advance registration is not required.

Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27.

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Parallel Liberation Struggles: Lessons in Resistance Conference
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Parallel Liberation Struggles: Lessons in Resistance Conference

Registration is 9:30am - Lunch will be provided

People under oppression suffer from three types of violence (Johan Galtung): Structural violence, Direct violence, Cultural violence, as in Genocide, Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing (Raphael Lemkin).

Join us as we (1) commemorate the 100-year Palestinian resistance to Israel's settler-colonial project and (2) explore the similarities in violence used against Palestinians, African Americans, and Native Americans and their methods of resistance.

Speakers: Phillip Weiss (Mondoweiss.net)

Nadia Ben-Youssef (Adalah Justice Project)

Jennifer Bing (AFSC, No Way to Treat a Child)

Dhoruba bin Wahd (Black Panthers)

Alan O. Gross (American Indian Movement)

Erika Levy (Jewish Voice for Peace)

Conference is free and open to the public.

Advanced registration is requested: mn.breakthebonds.org

Sponsoring Organizations: MN Break the Bonds Campaign, Women Against Military Madness, Anti-War Committee, Middle East Peace Now, Jewish Voices for Peace-TC, National Lawyers Guild, American Muslims for Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine, Minnesotans Against Islamphobia, Socialist Action.

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WAMM Book Club "No is Not Enough" by Naomi Klein"
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

WAMM Book Club "No is Not Enough" by Naomi Klein"

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Join our WAMM Book Club as we get ready to read Naomi Klein's newest publication "No is Not Enough" --

“This is one attempt to uncover how we got to this surreal political moment. It is also an attempt to predict how, under cover of shocks and crises, it could get a lot worse. And it’s a plan for how, if we keep our heads, we might just be able to flip the script and arrive at a radically better future.” — From the Introduction

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Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Red October: Celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of the Russian Revolution 1917-2017

  • 4200 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55407 United States (map)
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Panelists Mick Kelly and Steff Yorek of Freedom Road Socialist Organization will lead a panel discussion on the significance of the Russian Revolution today. Organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization - Twin Cities. 

FFI: https://www.facebook.com/events/513572555650016/  

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Speak Out Against the Muslim Ban
Oct
10
5:00 PM17:00

Speak Out Against the Muslim Ban

Join us to say:

Muslims are welcome here!

Refugees are welcome here!

We say NO to war and racism!

No Ban, No Bomb, No Wars!

On October 10th the US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on Trump's Muslim ban. The Court will evaluate Trump's discriminatory policy to restrict immigrations into the US based on national origin and religion. Join us to protest the Muslim ban and the US wars that create refugees in these same countries.

Organized by the Anti-War Committee

Endorsed by CAIR -MN, Communities United Against Police Brutality, MN Peace Action Coalition, May Day Books, Native Lives Matter Grassroots, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27, Welfare Rights Committee and Women Against Military Madness.

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WAMM Second Monday Movie - "First Daughter and the Black Snake"
Oct
9
7:00 AM07:00

WAMM Second Monday Movie - "First Daughter and the Black Snake"

  • 4200 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55407 United States (map)
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In honor of Indigenous People's Day - WAMM will be watching, "First Daughter and the Black Snake." 

Winona LaDuke believes Big Oil is the black snake predicted in indigenous prophecy to bring the earth's destruction. When new oil pipelines threaten sacred wild rice lakes, Winona dreams of riding her horse against the current of oil, organizing a spiritual ride, "because the horse can kill a snake."

 

The "Prophecy of the 7th Fire" says a "black snake" will bring destruction to the earth. We will have a choice of two paths. One is scorched and one is green. For Winona LaDuke (Ojibwe for "first daughter"), the "black snake" is oil trains and pipelines. When she learns that Canadian-owned Enbridge plans to route a new pipeline through land granted to her tribe in an 1855 Treaty, she and her community spring into action to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional way of life. Winona is a daughter, mother, grandmother and Executive Director of Honor the Earth, a native-led environmental justice organization. Directed, Produced and Director of Photography Keri Pickett. 

Free Popcorn! Lively discussion follows. Always free and open to the public.

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The 33rd Annual WAMM Silent Auction - Münch and Bid
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

The 33rd Annual WAMM Silent Auction - Münch and Bid

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 wamm@mtn.org 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!

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Oct
7
1:30 PM13:30

Anti-War Protest - 16 Years After the U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan: Stop Endless U.S. Wars

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!

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Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Snap, Crackle, and Stop: A benefit for Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers Peace Essay Scholarship

In 2016, three veterans, a storyteller, a musician and visual artist, did a show at Patrick's Cabaret, using great art like Caravaggio's JUDITH AND HOLOFERNES, to explore the questions: IS IT EVER RIGHT O KILL TO STOP EVIL? 

On October 1st, THE SEQUEL, Gerald Ganann, Steve Gates, and Larry Johnson, will look artistically at nonviolent force to stop injustice. Each will use storytelling, music, and art. The audience decides which is the real storyteller, or musician, or artist. 

The evening includes Armistice Bell Ringing by Veterans for Peace, as well as cameo appearance by Steve McKeown, explaining why KELLOGG BOULEVARD has absolutely no connection to cereal that talks. 

Contact larryjvfp@gmail.com to RSVP. 

Come early for Happy Hour specials from 3-6pm!

 

Larry Johnson will be featured on Don Olson's show on KFAI 90.3 FM at 1pm on August 31st! Don't miss it!

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Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Volunteer Day: Help Us Get Ready for Protests Against US War Threats on North Korea

  • 4200 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55407 United States (map)
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Help us get ready for the protest on October 7th and for future protests! We'll make a banner, signs and buttons to say NO to US war with Korea. No artistic skills are required. Join us so we can get more done!

Share and RSVP on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/277065966114424/

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Sep
27
to Oct 1

Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

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Mizna proudly presents the 12th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, September 27 to October 1—a chance to see thoughtfully curated films from Arab and Arab American filmmakers. Established in 2003, the Arab Film Fest has featured local debuts of independent narrative and documentary features and short films from more than fifteen countries. Over its twelve editions, our festival has created a necessary space in the Twin Cities for Arab and Muslim filmmakers to tell their stories in beautiful and innovative ways. This year, our project feels more urgent than ever, as our programming serves a response to national and international policies that target the lives of immigrants and refugees, while also tackling the global threat of xenophobia and Islamophobia. The festival launches on Wednesday, September 27 at the Walker Art Center with the screening of Tramontane by Lebanese filmmaker Vatche Boulghourjian, followed by a multimedia performance celebrating the release of local Syrian musician Hello Psychaleppo’s new bird-themed album Toyour at the Walker Art Center's Garden Terrace. Screenings continue at the The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul's Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre. Co-presented with The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul and the Walker Art Center.  

FFI: https://www.facebook.com/events/1134007580032205/

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