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|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:25:40 -0800 (PST)|
In Honor of Polly Mann who turns 95 this year. Click to Donate to WAMM on GiveMN Schedule your Give to the Max Donation ahead of time to avoid the November 13 rush! And to sweeten your contribution —we have a generous matching grant available, courtesy of Phil Willkie. image©tbottolene WAMM EVENTS 1. Corporate Media Beats the Drums of War 11/9 2. Give to the Max Day Open House 11/13 3. WAMM Benefit Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages 11/21 4. No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria 11/26 5. Celebrating Marie and John Braun and their Same Day Birthdays! 12/12 COALITION EVENTS 6. Worth Fighting For: Journey Out of the Military & Across America 11/7 7. Protest in Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh 11/10 8. MAP Annual Peace Celebration 11/17 ALSO OF INTEREST 9. Grounded 10/31-11/23 10. Future First 2014 Women’s Congress 11/7-11/9 11. A Conversation with Gillian Locascio 11/7 12. Engaging for Justice: Solidarity with the Palestinian People 11/8 13. Film and Discussion: “Granito de Arena” (“Grain of Sand”) 11/11 14. Workshop with Paul Chappell: Waging Peace 11/15 15. Peace, Pies and Prophets 11/15 16. Palestine Culture Night! 11/16 17. Panel Discussion: The Struggle for $15/Hour Wage 11/19 18. Breakfast with Mukesh Kapila 11/20 WAMM EVENTS 1. 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. 2. 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. Enjoy a piece of cake in honor of Polly's Birthday too. 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 Click to Donate to WAMM on GiveMN 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. No gifts please, but John and Marie request donations made to WAMM. Sponsored by: WAMM. FFI: Call Maxine 651-731-1234. COALITION EVENTS 6. 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 7. 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 8. 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 9. Grounded Friday, October 31 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 10. 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 11. 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 12. 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 13. Film and Discussion: “Granito de Arena” (“Grain of Sand”) Tuesday, November 11, 6:00 p.m. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul. Hour-long documentary on struggles of Mexican teachers to implement bottom-up reforms against the neoliberal agenda. Free and open to all. Co-sponsored by Saint Paul Federation of Teachers and the East Side Freedom Library. FFI: Email eastsidefreedomlibrary [at] gmail.com 14. 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. 15. Peace, Pies and Prophets Saturday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell Avenue, Minneapolis. An evening of comedy, drama, and challenge brought to the Twin Cities by Ted & Co. Theaterworks the show has been called a participatory wonder, a wonderful blend of consciousness-raising and laughter, community-building at its best, and just a whole lot of fun. The event features a “stealth auction,” where an airhorn goes off and actors Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke don their special hats to auction off handcrafted pies. Admission is free. Sponsored by: Faith Mennonite Church, Community of St. Martin, and The Mennonite Worker. FFI: Visit Facebook 16. 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 17. Panel Discussion: The Struggle for $15/Hour Wage Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul. Airport workers, retail cleaners, fast food workers. Free and open to all. FFI: Email eastsidefreedomlibrary [at] gmail.com 18. 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! WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.org VISIT US ONLINE • JOIN WAMM Like what you see? 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 and Facebook group Enjoy this email? Forward to your friends and colleagues-please load images first! Thank you! 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