|WAMM Peace Calendar May 7 - June 18| Why Walk Against Weapons?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 13:59:49 -0700 (PDT)|
EVENT TONIGHT! Islamophobia: a presentation by Sami Rasouli Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7pm Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Av, St. Paul Live outside the Twin Cities? Check Sami's schedule below for one of his talks near you. __________________________________________ WAMM EVENTS 1. Islamophobia: a presentation by Sami Rasouli 5/7 2. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine 5/8 3. 2nd Monday Movies at WAMM: " Legalize Democracy" 5/11 4. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace 5/13 5. WAMM Book Club: All the Shah's Men 5/16 6. Fly Kites, Not Drones! 5/23 7. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons 5/30 Download your Sponsor Sheet Now! Or Donate to support a Walker. 8. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest Ends June 1st! COALITION EVENTS 9. AI Nakba Protest: Say No to U.S. Aid to Isreal! 5/15 ALSO OF INTEREST / Looking Ahead 10. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! 5/8 11. The Path to Nonviolence: One Man's Journey with Steve McKeown ____________________ WAMM Spring II Newsletter is here! ____________________________ WAMM EVENTS 1. Islamophobia: A Presentation by Sami Rasouli Thursday, May 7th, 7 pm. Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Av, St. Paul. Sami Rasouli is an Iraqi-American who grew up in Iraq and lived in MN as an adult until 2004. For the past 11 years, Sami has worked with the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT) in Iraq, a group dedicated to the principles of nonviolence. Sami will speak about the history of Islam, what it means to be Muslim, sectarianism in the Middle East, recent origins of Islamophobia both in the US and around the world and whether it makes US military involvement more likely in the Middle East. Q&A to follow. Sponsored by End War Committee of WAMM and Macalester Plymouth United Church Peacemakers. FFI: 612-275-2720, 612-827-5364 or 651-633-2743. You can catch Sami all around MN before he leaves, again, for Iraq: May 10th: 10:00 am, Walker United Meth. Church, 3104 16th Av. S., Mpls. May 10th: 7:00 pm, St. Scholastica Convent, 1845 20th Av. SE, St. Cloud May 12th: 7:00 pm, UCC Fellowship Hall, 415 Juniper St., Brainerd, MN May 13th: 1:00 pm, Northern Lights Charter School, Warba, MN May 13th: 7:00 pm, Community Presbyterian Church, 703 Pokegama Av., Grand Rapids, MN On May 16th, Sami will be speaking at Echo Valley Farm, Ontario, WI with WAMM's Marie Braun. Directions and details at the Echo Valley website. 2. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine. Friday, May 8, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Intersection of Snelling & Summit, St. Paul. Join us to say No to US aid to Israel, Let Gaza Live, End the Siege, End the Violence. Sponsored by the WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 3. Second Monday Movies - "Legalize Democracy", a National Grassroots Movement from Move to Amend Monday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. On the BIG SCREEN at 4200 Cedar Ave. So., Mpls. Lively discussion. Open and free to the public. The prison system along with the education system and the healthcare system are three things among many others that should never have a profit motive attached. The democratic self-government experiment that started in the United States over 200 years ago has gotten completely corrupted. It’s time for the people to take our democracy back! Representativecs from St. Paul Move to Amend will join us. Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 [4200 Cedar is a Coke-free zone. #BoycottCoke.] 4. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace Wednesday, May 13, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge over Mississippi, 5:00 - 6:00 pm. For just an hour of your time, you can be part of one of the longest running peace vigils in the US! Rain, sleet, snow or the beautiful weather of our MN spring and summer, we'll have a sign and a pat on the back ready for you! Sponsored by Women Against Military Madness and Twin Cities Peace Campaign. FFI: 612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364. 5. WAMM Book Club - Great reads and discussions with good people! Saturday, May 16,10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Afro Deli, 1939 S 5th Street, Minneapolis. The WAMM Book Club meets every third Saturday of the month. The Book Club is reading All the Shah's Men, by Stephen Kinzer. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 6. Fly Kites, Not Drones! Saturday, May 23 (rain day May 24), 1:00-3:00p at Lake Calhoun near concessions & boat launch. Bring the kids, we'll bring the kites. Decorate and fly kites, have fun and remind people our beautiful, open skies should not be filled with killer drones. Sponsored by WAMM Ground All Drones Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 and website. 7. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons - Stop Militarizing US Society! Saturday, May 30th, 10:30 am, rain or shine. Meet up at Perkins, Riverside and I-94, Mpls. WAMM has, for decades, been vigilant against US war on peoples anywhere. We are alarmed that the same weapons of war we deplore, yet pay for, have come home to be used in the US by federal, state, county and local law enforcement. We will walk against all weapons, including the use of drones for surveillance, and for an end to war profiteering. If you can't walk with us visit our website to donate or sponsor. FFI: 612-827-5364. Download flyer/pledge sheets. 8. 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. The jury consists of international experts on film and on the torture issue, including Prof. Peter Kuznick, American University, co-writer of the 10 part TV series “The Untold History of the United States” (2012), Sebastian Doggart, director of the critically acclaimed documentary “American Faust: >From Condi to Neo-Condi” (2009), longtime peace activist, Andy Worthington, and Joseph Jolton, Minneapolis filmmaker and instructor video arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Blake School. Winners will be feted at Twin Cities events on June 26th, the UN-designated Torture Awareness Day. Deadline: June 1, 2015. FFI: Visit Tackling Torture. _________________ May 30th is WAMM's 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons. Longtime peacemaker Marie Braun really walks her talk, year after year. If you can't be out there with her and WAMM May 30th, help us out with this major annual fundraiser and the necessary work of peacemaking. Here's some of the reasons Marie walks: WHY DO I WALK? I WALK to end the scourge of war I WALK to say “no” to the arms race and the squandering of scarce dollars on the weapons of war I WALK for the children and for women who are always the first victims of war And, for those who live under the shadow of U.S. militarism and U.S. predator drones with their hellfire missiles I WALK for the children of military families who suffer the blowback of war when their parents come home I WALK so our children can have a roof over their heads, good schools, health care, clean air And, I WALK so all children may experience the joy of peace, the wonder of connecting with peoples and cultures around the world, and for the survival of our amazing planet earth. WILL YOU WALK WITH ME? _______________ COALITION EVENTS 9. Al Nakba Protest: Say No to U.S. Aid to Israel! Friday, May 15, 4:30 p.m. outside the office of Senator Klobuchar, 1200 Washington Ave S., Mpls. May 15, 1948, marked the end of British Mandate over Palestine, and the establishment of the state of Israel on Palestinian land. This day is marked as Al Nakba, Arabic for The Catastrophe. During the 1948 war, at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women, and children were ruthlessly attacked, massacred, and driven from their homes into refugee camps, and have never been allowed to return, in violation of international law. From 1948 through 2013, Israel had received $233.7 billion in U.S. aid, which is used to occupy Palestine. That number compounds every day, as 2015 marks 67 years of US-backed Israeli occupation. Show your solidarity with Palestine, say NO to U.S. aid to Israel. Sponsored by Anti-War Committee, endorsed by the Middle East Committee of WAMM. __________________________________________ ALSO OF INTEREST / L O O K I N G A H E A D 10. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10 Empire Meadows (Clarion) Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey (30 minutes from New York City). To register for a hotel room at the conference reduced rate, call 201-348-6900 and say it is for the UNAC Antiwar Coalition conference. Sponsored by: UNAC - United National Antiwar Coalition Conference info - Online or UNACpeace [at] gmail.com, or call 518-227-6947 11. The Path to Nonviolence: One Man's Journey, with Steve McKeown Monday, May 18th, 6:30 pm. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 3rd Ave. S., Mpls. Steve McKeown is a Vietnam War Vet, long-time peace activist and founding member of Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. Coming from a faith perspective, he has worked on a number of issues, including disarmament of conventional and nuclear weapons; has been involved in the movement to close the School of the Americas; promoted Armistice Day remembrances and has educated others about the Kellogg-Briand Pact which outlaws war. In his talk, Steve will share stories about certain people who have had a profound and spiritual influence on him in his peace work. Sponsored by Every Church a Peace Church. FFI: website _________________ VISIT US ONLINE • JOIN WAMM Like good company? Subscribe to the WAMM Women Against Military Madness email list, become a member of WAMM or donate today! You can also check out the WAMM website, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updated stories, actions and more. WAMM's newsletter is online! WAMM The Middle East Committee has a website. Tackling Torture at the Top, also known as T-3, has a Facebook page. Ground All Drones Committee has a blog. Enjoy this email? Forward to your friends and colleagues-please load images first! Thank you! Please Note: The preceding are events sponsored or endorsed by WAMM committees or coalitions. We regret that we cannot accommodate all the many wonderful peace and justice events occurring in the Twin Cities. 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