Iraq Today - Sami Rasouli
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Iraq Today - Sami Rasouli

Iraq Today: An Eyewitness Account by Sami Rasouli will be held at 7 pm on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 4200 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis.

Sami will speak about about the current situation in Iraq today from the point of view of the Iraqi people – how they view their political system and the continued U.S. presence, in addition to efforts at reconciliation within Iraq, rebuilding cities devastated by ISIS, the impact of refugees, and Iraqi’s hopes for the future. He will also make the connections between the situation in Iraq and the current U.S. economic war on Iran.

Sami Rasouli is an Iraqi-American who lived in Minnesota for many years before returning to Iraq after the U.S. invasion and occupation. Sami works in Iraq with the Muslim Peacemakers Team (MPT), a group dedicated to the principles of nonviolence. He returns to this country for one or two months each year to help build bridges between the peoples of his two homes. One of his goals during this visit is to inform Minnesotans about the English for Reconciliation program in Iraq and to recruit Americans interested in participating in the program.

Sponsored by:
Women Against Military Madness End War Committee and Twin Cities Peace Campaign
For more information: 612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364 womenagainstmilitarymadness.org

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Rachel Carson movie
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Rachel Carson movie

The WAMM Movie Committee will be showing “Rachel Carson” on Monday, September 9 from 7 to 9 pm at 4200 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.

The woman who launched the environmental movement. When Silent Spring was published in September 1962 it became an instant bestseller and would go on to spark dramatic changes in the way the government regulated pesticides. Drawn from Carson’s own writings, letters and recent scholarship, the film illuminates both the public and private life of the soft-spoken, shy scientist who launched the modern environmental movement.

(2017, 1 hr, Directed by Michelle Farrari, USA)

Connecting the dots. . . A chance to discuss the film follows the showing.

Always FREE and open to the public. 

ALL ARE WELCOME! Free popcorn!

Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee

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MEPN Annual Meeting, Dr. Steven Feldman
Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

MEPN Annual Meeting, Dr. Steven Feldman

Saturday, September 14, 2019
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
8400 France Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55431
9:30am social
10:00am Annual Meeting, followed by presentation & discussion

Dr. Steven Feldman, Promised Land Museum

Join us in welcoming and hearing from Dr. Steven Feldman, founder of Promised Land: The Jewish Museum of Palestinian Experience. 

Promised Land is an interactive online exhibit of historical photographs and documents with links to audio and video materials, founded “to provide a Jewish perspective on the Israel/Palestine conflict. The Jewish perspective is rooted in Jewish values, to treat our neighbor as we would want to be treated.”

Dr. Feldman will share reflections on the evolution of peace efforts from a Jewish perspective, and where we stand today.

Sponsored by Middle East Peace Now.

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Camp Ripley Open House Protest
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Camp Ripley Open House Protest

Join us at the Camp Ripley Peace Vigil on Sunday, September 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. While Camp RIpley is holding its annual Open House to promote itself as a good neighbor, allowing families to explore a humvee, tank & helicopter display, we will be saying:

NO! to Police Militarization
NO! to Drone Terror Warfare
NO! to Increased Military Spending

After the peace vigil ends at 2 p.m., an informal discussion and potluck meal will be held in Morrison County Park (Belle Prairie Park). Morrison County Park is located south of Camp Ripley, off of Highway 76.  An informal celebration of life will be held at the potluck to honor Theresa Skorseth, a BACP member and dedicated peace activist who joined many Camp Ripley peace vigils and other BACP events.  Theresa passed away on March 21 after a long illness.

Sponsored by Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 and Women Against Military Madness.

For details, go to www.brainerdpeace.org or call 218-839-2985 / 320-360-3931.

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35th Annual Silent Auction
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

35th Annual Silent Auction

Eat, Bid, Drink, Enjoy!

SundaySeptember 15, 2019 at 5:00–8:00 pm
Bidding closes at 7:00 pm
St. Joan of Arc Church
4537 Third Ave S., Mpls.

Auction includes a dinner buffet, adult beverages and music! Bid on an exciting variety of items such as local restaurant gift certificates, gourmet dinners, health and wellness services, vacation getaways, books and more. FREE PARKING! Childcare available. FFI 612-827-5364 or email wamm@mtn.org.

Suggested entry donation: $10–$30. None will be turned away for lack of funds.

Contact WAMM to reserve a table for 4–8 people at $25 per person. 

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Emma Goldman movie
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Emma Goldman movie

The WAMM Movie Committee will be showing “Emma Goldman” on Monday, October 14 from 7 to 9 pm at 4200 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.

To the tabloids, she was “Red Emma, queen of the anarchists,” but Goldman was admired for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech. Goldman (1869―1940) was a life-long anarchist, feminist, activist, speaker and writer. For nearly half a century, Russian emigrant Emma Goldman was the most controversial woman in America, taunting the main-stream with her fervent attacks on government, big business, and war.

(2004, 1 hr, Directed by Mel Bucklin, USA)

Connecting the dots. . . A chance to discuss the film follows the showing.

Always FREE and open to the public. 

ALL ARE WELCOME! Free popcorn!

Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee

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