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|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:11:24 -0800 (PST)|
Pick up a sign on the east side of the Lake St/Marshall Ave Bridge and take a stand during the Peace Vigil every Wednesday, especially this coming Wednesday November 26 and say: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria. image ©tbottolene WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Benefit Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages 11/21 2. No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria 11/26 3. Celebrating Marie and John Braun and their Same Day Birthdays! 12/12 ALSO OF INTEREST 4. Grounded until 11/23 LAST FOUR DAYS 5. Local Vigil to Close the School of the Americas 11/23 6. Welcome Home SOAW Returning Travelers 11/29 7. Pax Salon: Todd Pierce 12/2 8. War is the Greatest Threat to Human Rights! 12/6 9. Pax Salon: Why Aren’t Environment & Peace People Working Together? 12/9 10. Holiday Craft and Bake Sale for Social Justice 12/13 11. 30th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service 12/18 12. Welfare Rights Committee's Opening Day Protest 1/6 _____________________________________________ Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces a video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. Deadline for entries: March 1, 2015. FFI: Visit ONLINE _____________________________________________ WAMM EVENTS 1. 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. Not into shopping? But need a gift for someone special. You will find something for everyone there —children's gifts, household items, greeting cards, ornaments, wide variety of jewelry, scarves, aprons, etc. 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. Let us know if you can come and be of help: Talk to people about WAMM at our table. Sponsored by: Ten Thousand Villages and WAMM. FFI: Ten Thousand Villages. 2. 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. Invite your friends! 3. Celebrating Marie and John Braun and their Same Day Birthdays! Friday, December 12, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Spirit of Saint Stephen’s, 2201 1st Avenue, Minneapolis. Honor two people who have contributed so much to peace locally and internationally. Potluck dinner with music and socializing. In lieu of gifts, John and Marie request donations made to WAMM. Sponsored by: WAMM. FFI: Call Maxine 651-731-1234. ALSO OF INTEREST 4. Grounded Only to November 23, Playwright’s Center, 2301 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. George Brant’s drama, featuring Sha Cage. Featuring Sha Cage.Directed by Wendy Knox, Set Design by Joe Stanley, Lighting by Mike Kittel, Sound by Mike Croswell, Costumes by Kathy Kohl. A hot shot fighter pilot finds her career in the sky interrupted by an unplanned pregnancy. Reassigned to remotely operate drones in Afghanistan from a windowless trailer outside of Vegas, her life in the desert begins to collide with the one she is patrolling on the other side of the world. This compelling and searing look at moral responsibility, contradictory choices and modern warfare seamlessly blends the personal and the political as it explodes our assumptions about war, family and the power of storytelling. Sponsored by: Frank Theatre. FFI: Visit Frank Theatre online 5. Local Vigil to Close the School of the Americas Sunday, November 23, 1:00 p.m. Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge (St. Paul side). Gather to remember those who were murdered by soldiers trained at the SOA, to pray for their families, and to challenge ourselves to take action to close the School. All are welcome. Sponsored by: the Sisters of St. Joseph, the St. Joseph Workers and Alumnae. FFI: Call 612-701-7558. National Campaign's Website SOAWatch.org 6. Welcome Home SOAW Returning Travelers Saturday, November 29, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Carondelet Village Auditorium, 525 Fairview Avenue South, St. Paul. A welcome home party is planned for the returning travelers to Columbus Georgia on November 21-24 2014 to share their experience with us. Snacks and beverages provided. Sponsored by: Carondelet Village Peacemakers. FFI: Visit Online 7. Pax Salon: Todd Pierce Tuesday, December 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. St. Paul Gallery (formerly Mad Hatter’s Tea House), 943 West 7th, St. Paul. Todd E. Pierce retired as a Major in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps in November 2012. His last assignment was as defense counsel in the Office of Chief Defense Counsel, Office of Military Commissions where he represented Guantanamo prisoners. He remains on a case currently before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Pierce will discuss the threat to constitutional rights with an endless war and whether that “war” is to the benefit or the detriment of the U.S.Sponsored by: Pax Salon. FFI: Call Patty 651-227-3228. 8. War is the Greatest Threat to Human Rights! Saturday, December 6, 1:00 p.m. March Starts at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Avenue South with closing rally at Karmel West, 312 West Lake Street. This community march will highlight the US government’s role in funding war and destruction abroad and the consequences of these policies here at home. From US sponsored violence in Palestine and Colombia, to the escalating of warfare in Iraq and Syria, to the cut backs in education and social services at home the US is violating human rights. Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. Endorsed by: the MN Peace Action Coalition. 9. Pax Salon: Why Aren’t Environment and Peace People Working Together? Tuesday December 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. St. Paul Gallery (formerly Mad Hatter’s Tea House), 943 West 7th, St. Paul. Exclusive movement fiefdoms are stalling efforts to close the never-ending war(s) that feed the petro-poisoning economy. It wasn’t apathy but anger at a constipated system that kept voters away from the recent elections. We call on people to connect the dots. Sponsored by: Pax Salon. FFI: Call Patty 651-227-3228. 10. Holiday Craft and Bake Sale for Social Justice Saturday, December 13, Noon to 4:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. Support local social justice groups by buying cool crafts and tasty treats. Sponsored by: 4200 Cedar Ave Tenants: Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc), Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Anti-War Committee, Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB), Welfare Rights Committee, and more! FFI: Visit Facebook 11. 30th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service Thursday, December 18, 5:00 p.m. (March and Silent Vigil) Hennepin County Government Center, 3rd Avenue and 5th Street South, Minneapolis 6:30 p.m. (Service of Remembrance) Simpson United Methodist Church, 2740 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis 7:30 p.m. (Community Meal). Simpson staff and volunteers witnessed many people experiencing homelessness who die without anyone honoring their life. In December of 1984, the first official Minnesota homeless memorial was held, launching the collaboration between Simpson and The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) that exists to this day. Each year, marchers carry individual signs with the name, age, and hometown of every person being honored. A candle is then lit for each individual while their name is read. Community meal follows. Sponsored by: Simpson Men’s Shelter and The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH). FFI: Visit Online 12. Welfare Rights Committee's Opening Day Protest Tuesday, January 6, 11:30 a.m. Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul. As the politicians start their session for the year demand the politicians and the governor stop their inaction and start helping families and children out of extreme poverty. Gather on the Upper Mall of the capitol grounds, then go inside and hand out “Past Due” notices to the politicians. Sponsored by: Welfare Rights Committee. FFI or to help: Call 612-822-8020. ___________________________________ Woman Against Military Madness is fortunate to have so many awesome members. Peace will come because of the engagement of WAMM's many incredible volunteers and donors! Thanks for all the hard work done over this past week—Mailing team, Give to the Max day, and the Open House for Polly Mann's 95th Birthday! Way to GO! ___________________________________ WAMM's Newsletter is always available online! 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