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|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:05:32 -0800 (PST)|
Coming to the WAMM Valentine's Party? The Fundraising Committee is looking forward to the wine pull! Details below. Following more than two years in her role as WAMM Office Manager, Elina Kolstad will be leaving the WAMM office to pursue exciting new opportunities. WAMM has benefitted enormously from Elina's focused support and deep commitment to WAMM's mission and success. Thank you, Elina! WAMM is fortunate to have Laura (Lo) Ross in place, bringing her significant experience and talents to serve as full-time WAMM Director. Work for peace, and get paid! Please send your cover letter and resume to apply for the Office Manager position by February 15, 2015, to WAMMhiringcommittee2014 [at] gmail.com -- or forward this announcement to someone you know will be suitable. For more details visit our website WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Weekly Vigil – Solidarity with Rasmea Odeh 2/13 2. WAMM Valentine’s Day Party 2/14 3. WAMM Book Club: Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen 2/21 4. WAMM Annual Meeting: The Price of Drone Warfare 3/7 5. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest COALITION EVENTS 6. The Son of Eilaboun: A Documentary 2/14 ALSO OF INTEREST 7. Rasmea Speaks! 2/13 8. 1st Annual Women’s Memorial March: "Sing Our Rivers Red - Twin Cities" 9. Minnesota & the Freedom Rides: an Eyewitness Account 2/14 10 A Call for Immigration Reform 2/17 11. Eve, Winona, and Louise 2/17 12. Storytelling and the Struggle for Justice 2/21 13. Rock for Rasmea, Rally Against the Injustice System 2/21 14. Confronting Slavery Today 2/24 15. Women and Native Struggles: Toward Ecological Transformation 3/10 16. Rally to Stop U.S. Wars 3/21 17. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! 5/8 WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Weekly Solidarity with Palestine Vigil Friday, February 13, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Intersection of Snelling & Summit, St. Paul. This week’s vigil will be held to Demand Justice for Rasmea. Come to the vigil then to 4200 Cedar, Mpls., to warm up, have some pizza and stay for the livestream event with Rasmea Odeh from 6 to 8. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 2. WAMM's 9th Annual Valentine’s Day Party Saturday, February 14, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Kenwood Isles Party Room, 1425 West 28th Street (at Hennepin Ave), Minneapolis. Share the love with WAMM on Valentine’s Day. Come Honor (some of) the sweethearts (volunteers extraordinaire) of WAMM and Bid "Adieu" to Pepperwolf. Wine, punch, coffee and hors d'oeuvres.New this year: Peace Bingo (first card free) and Wine Pull($20)! Sponsored by: Women Against Military Madness. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 Join and share on Facebook. 3. WAMM Book Club: Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen Saturday, February 21, 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. In January the Book Club will discuss Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364. 4. WAMM Annual Meeting: The Price of Drone Warfare Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Community of Saint Stephens, 2201 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis. Featuring interdisciplinary artist Sha Cage, one of the Star Tribune's Best of 2014 Movers and Makers. Renew your membership, enjoy a light brunch, elect new board members, and network with other WAMM members! The program is free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Women Against Military. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 Join and Share on Facebook. 5. 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 extended to June 1, 2015.FFI: Visit http://tacklingtorturevideocontest.webs.com/ _____________________________________________ Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces their 2nd Annual video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. Two prizes in each Serious and Satirical Categories: Jury ($500) and Audience Favorite ($300). Deadline for entries: June 1, 2015. FFI and details: Visit ONLINE _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 6. The Son of Eilaboun: A Documentary Saturday, February 14, 9:30 a.m. (refreshments) 10:00 a.m. (presentation and discussion). Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Avenue South, Edina. A touching documentary by Palestinian film maker Hisham Zreik The Son of Eilaboun tells the story of Eilaboun a small Palestinian town in the North Galilee which was ruthlessly attacked, brutalized and dispossessed by the Israeli Defense Forces in 1948. Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now (MEPN). FFI: Call Dale Stuepfert 612-374-4049. _____________________________________________ Can Free Trade Agreements Be Stopped in Their Fast Tracks? Fast Track is a procedure, rarely used, that allows executive branch negotiators to skirt Congress and the public, rewriting trade policies that affect our daily lives––from the stability of our jobs to the safety of our food. Read about Fast Track and the newest trade agreements: the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in an article by Carol Masters in the Spring I, 2015 WAMM newsletter coming soon. _____________________________________________ ALSO OF INTEREST 7. Rasmea Speaks! Livestream Event with Palestinian American Activist Friday, February 13, 6:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis. Rasmea Odeh will address supporters and respond to questions via livestream. The event will also feature local anti-war activists targeted by 2010 FBI raids & and a grand jury investigation, who will address how folks in Minneapolis can support Rasmea with her March 12 sentencing hearing that will take place in Detroit. Come to the weekly Solidarity with Palestine Vigil at the intersection of Summit and Snelling in St. Paul from 4:30 to 5:30 then head to 4200 to warm up with pizza before the streaming! Cosponsored by: Anti-War Committee and Committee to Stop FBI Repression.FFI: Visit facebook 8. 1st Annual Women’s Memorial March: "Sing Our Rivers Red - Twin Cities" Saturday February 14, 11:30am, starting with water ceremony, at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave. The march will be in step with "Sing Our Rivers Red" annual recognition marches held on this date throughout the US and Canada to grieve the loss of Native and First Nation women and remember the women who are still missing. All women are encouraged to journey and heal together on this day because women face physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual violence on a daily basis. FFI: on Facebook 9. Minnesota & the Freedom Rides: An Eyewitness Account Saturday, February 14, 3:00 p.m. The East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul. A conversation with Claire O’Connor, the only woman among Minnesota’s six Freedom Riders in the summer of 1961. Co-Sponsored by: The East Side Freedom Library and African American Registry. FFI: Email info [at] eastsidefreedomlibrary.org or Call 651-774-8687. 10. A Call for Immigration Reform Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Coeur de Catherine Ballroom, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul. Featured speakers: Simone Campbell, SSS (nuns on the bus) Executive Director of a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby and Dr Bruce Corrie, PhD, Assoc. V.P. for University Relations and International Programs Concordia University. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates. FFI: Contact Ginger K. Hedstrom, Justice Coordinator, (651) 690-7054 or ghedstrom [at] csjstpaul.org 11. Eve, Winona, and Louise Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 p.m. The Women’s Club Theater, 407 West 15th Street, Minneapolis. Eve Ensler and Winona LaDuke will lead an evening of conversation at the intersection of extreme extraction and violence against Native women with special guest Louise Erdrich. Tickets $20. Sponsored by: Honor the Earth, One Billion Rising, and The Women’s Congress. FFI or for tickets: Visit honorearth.org/eve_winona_and_louise 12. Storytelling and the Struggle for Justice Saturday, February 21, 1:00 p.m. The East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul. A conversation with Naima Richmond of the Black Storytellers’ Alliance. Sponsored by The East Side Freedom Library. FFI: Email eastsidefreedomlibrary [at] gmail.com or Call 651-774-8687. 13. Rock for Rasmea, Rally Against the Injustice System Saturday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. to Midnight. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis. This inspiring multimedia arts event aims to engage youth and raise awareness of Palestinian-American community leader Rasmea Odeh and all political prisoners targeted by the FBI. Featuring short films curated by MIZNA, spoken word poetry curated by local artist Sarah Thamer, and sets by local musicians. This event is made possible thanks to Intermedia Arts’ VERVE Grants for Spoken Word poets and 2012 grant winner Misty Rowan. Sponsored by: Anti-War Committee. FFI: Visit the website. 14. Confronting Slavery Today Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. The East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul. A presentation by Jim Stewart, founder of Historians Against Slavery. Sponsored by The East Side Freedom Library. FFI: Email eastsidefreedomlibrary [at] gmail.com or Call 651-774-8687. 15. Women and Native Struggles: Toward Ecological Transformation Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. Native American activist and advocate for environmental, women's, and children's rights, Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is founder and co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network. She is also the founder and campaign director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a reservation-based environmental organization. Sponsored by: the University of St. Thomas. FFI: Visit St. Thomas online L O O K I N G A H E A D 16. Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings! Saturday March 21 at 1:00 pm Lake Street & Hiawatha Avenues, Minneapolis. Sponsored by MPAC (MN Peace Action Coalition) FFI: 612.827.5364 17. 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 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! Please Note: The preceding are events sponsored or endorsed by WAMM committees or coalitions. 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