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|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:49:41 -0700 (PDT)|
Don't forget the Bridge Vigil moves to a half hour earlier (4:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, November 5th! image©tbottolene WAMM EVENTS 1. Bridge Vigil Time Change 11/5 2. Corporate Media Beats the Drums of War 11/9 3. Give to the Max Day Open House 11/13 4. WAMM Benefit Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages 11/21 5. No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria 11/26 COALITION EVENTS 6. Steadfast Witness with Daoud Nassar 11/1 7. A New Chapter of U.S. War: Iraq, Syria, ISIS and U.S. Intervention 11/3 8. Protest to Defend Rasmea Odeh: Drop the Charges Now! 11/4 9. Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military & Across America 11/7 10. Protest in Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh 11/10 11. MAP Annual Peace Celebration 11/17 ALSO OF INTEREST 12. Grounded 10/31-11/23 13. #NotYourMascot Rally & March 11/2 14. U.S. Senate Candidates: Don’t Support Israeli War Crimes! 11/2 15. Forum on Palestine/Israel: Dauod Nassar Speaking 11/5 16. Future First 2014 Women’s Congress 11/7-11/9 17. A Conversation with Gillian Locascio 11/7 18. Engaging for Justice: Solidarity with the Palestinian People 11/8 19. Workshop with Paul Chappell: Waging Peace 11/15 20. Palestine Culture Night! 11/16 21. Breakfast with Mukesh Kapila 11/20 WAMM EVENTS 1. Bridge Vigil Time Change Wednesday, November 5, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge, signs available at St. Paul side. The bridge vigil moves to an earlier time as our hours of daylight get shorter. Sponsored by: WAMM End War Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364. 2. Corporate Media Beats the Drums of War Sunday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. A special presentation by Mnar Muhawesh, Editor In Chief, Mint Press News about the corporate media acting in the interest of the elite, not as a government watchdog, as it drives public opinion to support war. Sponsored by: WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 or Facebook. 3. Give to the Max Day Open House Thursday, November 13, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm WAMM Office, 4200 Cedar Avenue Suite 3, Minneapolis. Hang out in the WAMM office as we watch our progress throughout the day. Donate to WAMM on GiveMN. Lifelong progressive activist and WAMM supporter Phil Willkie will generously match donations made to WAMM up to $2,000 on Give to the Max Day 2014! He is donating in honor of Polly Mann, whose birthday is in November, and to honor the many strong women in his life. In his own words: As we honor Polly Mann and her 95th birthday and as I donate $2,000 to match the gifts to WAMM from Polly’s other admirers, I’m also honoring and remembering four women who were my mentors and role models. Though I met Polly late – in 1987 – she clearly ranks with the strong women who influenced me, the women I’ve held dear throughout the years: · Elizabeth Heffelfinger, my maternal grandmother, a founder of Minnesota Planned Parenthood in 1930, when that work was controversial and radical, she moved ahead. · Dolores Huerta, co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers, taught me organizing. She said “public relations” were a waste of time. She taught me to get something tangible – money, volunteers, perhaps a used car. · Flo Kennedy, one of the eight founders of NOW, a black feminist activist lawyer who called me “son” and fed me in her New York apartment even while she campaigned against traditional motherhood. She knew how to “kick a**.” · Alpha Smaby, a state legislator and co-chair of Minnesotans for Gene McCarthy in 1968, whom I met when she was running for a seat as citizen representative on the Northern States Power board. The powerful were afraid of her. At times she could be harsh, but always endearing Polly Mann continues to this day, frankly and fearlessly, carrying the torch for justice and peace in the feisty spirit of these brave women. Sponsored by: WAMM and GiveMN.org. FFI: Visit Facebook 4. 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. 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. Sponsored by: Ten Thousand Villages and WAMM. FFI: Ten Thousand Villages. 5. 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. WAMM's Newsletter is always available online! WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.org COALITION EVENTS 6. Steadfast Witness with Daoud Nassar Saturday, November 1, 9:30 a.m. (refreshments) 10:00 a.m. (Presentation and Discussion) Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis. Presentation by Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian farmer, whose family works its 100-acre farm and orchard just outside the town of Bethlehem. It is on this farm that the family members strive to maintain a haven of peace and brother/sisterhood through activities at the Tent of Nations. The Tent of Nations is dynamic peace and local education center established by the Nassar family in 2000. International visitors, including many Israelis, join together to plant trees, harvest olives and fruit, teach at the Women's Education Center, lead activities in Youth Summer Camps, and come together in solidarity and shared goals in the pursuit of a just peace through non-violent activities. Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now (MEPN). FFI: Call Dale Stuepfert 612-374-4049 7. A New Chapter of U.S. War: Iraq, Syria, ISIS and U.S. Intervention Monday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. Hospitality Hall, St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis. Speakers Sami Rasouli and Coleen Rowley will discuss the history of U.S. intervention in the Middle East; conditions in Iraq after over two decades of U.S. war, sanctions and occupation; what is ISIS?; what is the role of the U.S. Congress and the media; will the U.S. put “boots on the ground”?; is endless war the new normal?; and so much more! Sponsored by: Minnesota Peace Action Coalition (MPAC), Twin Cities Peace Campaign (TCPC), and the WAMM End War Committee. Co-sponsored by: Anti-War Committee, Mayday Books, St. Joan of Arc/WAMM Peacemakers, Veterans for Peace chapter 27. FFI: Call 612-275-2720 or Facebook. 8. Protest to Defend Rasmea Odeh: Drop the Charges Now! Tuesday, November 4, 4:30 p.m. Minneapolis Federal Building, 4th Street and 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Rasmea Odeh is a 67-year-old Palestinian American community leader who was tortured by the Israelis in 1969, and is now being unjustly prosecuted by the U.S. government. Show your support for Rasmea and find out about other ways to help, such as traveling to Detroit to stand in solidarity with Rasmea and to challenge her unjust prosecution. Sponsored by: Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression. FFI: Visit stopfbi.net 9. Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military & Across America Friday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. May Day Books, 301 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. Author talk by Rory fanning who walked across the United States for the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2008-09, following two deployments in Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion. Cosponsored by May Day Books & Veterans for Peace and Minnesota Peace Action Coalition. FFI: Visit the event page 10. Protest in Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh Monday, November 10, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. May Day Plaza, in front of Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. Stand with others in solidarity with Rasmea Odeh who is on trial in Detroit on outrageous trumped up immigration charges. Organized by the Coalition for Palestinian Rights (CPR). FFI: Visit the CPR facebook page 11. MAP Annual Peace Celebration Monday, November 17, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Landmark Center, 75 5th Street West, St. Paul. Guest Speaker Paul Chappell, Author of The Art of Waging Peace. Kick-off announcement of MAP Peace Essay Contest,to occur in the Spring, 2015. Kellogg-Briand Pact Banner presentation to the Landmark Center from Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. Sponsored by: Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP). FFI: Visit MAP Online ALSO OF INTEREST 12. Grounded Friday, October 31 to November 23, Playwright’s Center, 2301 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. George Brant’s drama, featuring Sha Cage. Sponsored by: Frank Theatre. FFI: Visit Frank Theatre online 13. #NotYourMascot Rally & March Sunday, November 2, 8:30 a.m. (gather) Meet at American Indian OIC, 1845 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. 9:00 a.m. (student contingent) Northrup Auditorium, 84 Church Street Southeast, Minneapolis. 10:00 a.m. (rally) Tribal Nations Plaza, TCF Stadium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. March and rally to speak out against the use of culturally offensive mascot and name of the Washington Football team. Sponsored by: Idle No More Twin-Cities, National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media, and Students for a Democratic Society at UMN Sponsored by: Idle No More Twin-Cities and National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media. FFI: Visit facebook 14. U.S. Senate Candidates: Don’t Support Israeli War Crimes! Sunday, November 2, 6:30 p.m. Fitzgerald Theater, 10 East Exchange Street, St. Paul. The Anti-War Committee will have an informational picket outside the U.S. Senate debate to send a strong message of opposition to U.S. aid to Israel to whomever is elected the next US senator from Minnesota. Join others to raise the issue of Palestine with the voters coming to the debate and to pressure the candidates to stand with us instead of AIPAC! If you go to the debate or if you are called/approached by one of the Senate campaigns tell them you do not want our tax dollars spent supporting apartheid! Tell them Palestine is an issue you consider at election time and say you don’t want more aid or political support to Israel and its oppression of Palestinians. Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by the Coalition for Palestinian Rights.FFI: Visit AntiwarCmt 15. Forum on Palestine/Israel: Dauod Nassar Speaking Wednesday, November 5, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. African Development Center, 1931 South 5th Street, Minneapolis. For many years the Nassar family has struggled to maintain existence with farmland surrounded on three sides by Israeli settlements. On May 19 of this year, Israeli military bulldozers destroyed several hundred olive and fruit trees on their farm. Come and hear an occupied family's courageous response to its occupiers. Sponsored by: People of Faith Peacemakers. FFI: Visit the event page 16. Future First 2014 Women’s Congress Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9 Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center. Be inspired by some of the planet’s best thought leaders, scientists, change agents, and musicians, and find hope for the future. All are welcome. Sponsored by: Future First. FFI: Visit Online 17. A Conversation with Gillian Locascio Friday, November 7, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 1915 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis. A first-hand report of the human rights situation in Guatemala. Sponsored by: The Guatemala Accompaniment Project, LAGOS, and Centro. FFI: Email Kay Yanisch or Eduardo Jurado 18. Engaging for Justice: Solidarity with the Palestinian People Saturday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Street, Northfield. Keynote Speakers Daoud Nassar and Jeff Halper. Workshop topics include: Nakba, International Law, Gaza, BDS, Church Engagement, and Natural Resources. Sponsored by: Northfielders for Justice in Palestine. FFI: info [at] njpmn.org 19. Workshop with Paul Chappell: Waging Peace Saturday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis. Paul Chappell is a West Point graduate, Iraq war veteran, former Army Captain and Director of Peace Leadership for the Nuclear age Peace Foundation. Author of "The Art of Waging Peace," "Will War Ever End?", "The End of War" and "Peaceful Revolution." Sponsored by: Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. FFI: Contact Larry Johnson larryvfp [at] gmail.com or 612-747-3904. 20. Palestine Culture Night! Sunday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. A night of rich culture! Everyone (all ages) invited, so please bring ALL of your family and friends and join us for a night of Palestinian entertainment and cultural resistance. Listen to Palestinian-American performance poet and human rights activist Remi Kanazi perform, Sanabel Al Quds dabke team, several local talents, and more! Middle eastern dinner provided with $5 entry fee. Kids 3 and under free. Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN). FFI: Visit the event page 21. Breakfast with Mukesh Kapila Thursday, November 20, 7:30 a.m. Nonviolent Peaceforce,425 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis. Mukesh will be talking about his work in South Sudan as a senior advisor to Nonviolent Peaceforce and his book, “Against a Tide of Evil.” Sponsored by: Nonviolent Peaceforce. FFI and to RSVP: Call 612-871-0005. WAMM's Newsletter is always available online! 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