Weekly RESISTance Calendar

May 12, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Demise of Steve Pearce’s Political Career because he voted FOR the revised AHCA.  We will also mourn all the future victims denied health under AHCA.  Meet at Albert Johnson Park in front of Branigan Library, 10:00-11:00am.

Health Security for All New Mexicans workshop at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano, from 9:30 – Noon.

Southern New Mexico New Progressives open meeting will discuss alternative economic systems.  The meeting will be in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Community Meeting with County Commissioner John Vasquez will be held at 6:00pm at the Dona Ana Community Center, 5743 Ledesma Dr..  Mr. Vasquez has some explaining to do regarding his firing of County Manager Julia Brown, his vote to amend the Safe & Sane Fireworks ordinance despite having received a campaign contribution from the sole company that profits from the amendment, and his absence from the County Commission meeting to vote on the transit funding matter.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Community Meeting with County Commissioner John Vasquez will be held at 6:00pm at 12060 Lindbeck Rd, Radium Springs Community Center.

“Engagement and Education” will be the topic for this issues night sponsored by the Border Servant Corps.  Guest speaker is Molly Molloy, Latin American and Border Studies Librarian at NMSU.  The program is from 6:30 – 8:30pm and begins with a potluck at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri.  RSVP to sophia@borderservant corps.org by Sunday, May 14.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Anti-war Vigil every Wednesday (since 9/11/01) from 4:00-5:00pm at the federal court building, Church Street at Griggs.

Community Meeting with County Commissioner John Vasquez will be held at 837 Highway 187 (West Hall Street), the Hatch Community Center.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Soulidarity vigil every Thursday from 5:00-5:30pm at the federal court building, Church Street at Griggs.  Stand in opposition to Dakota Access, Keystone XL, and all other oil pipelines being constructed across the land of indigenous and Native peoples in violation of treaties and with disregard for sacred spaces.

Social Justice Film Series will present “Smoke Signals” at 7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano, in the Library.  The movie is a comedy that gives us a glimpse into the contemporary Native American world.  Created by an almost exclusively Native American cast.  Free and sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the UU Church.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Border Servant Corps Dinner celebrating 20 years of service in the borderlands.  6:00pm at The Grapevine Plaza (2900 W. Picacho).  Live auction, dinner & drinks, and speakers (Dot Quaintance, Border Servant Corps Founder; Melissa Lopez, Exec Dir at Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services; and Diana Linden-Johnson, Border Servant Corps Alum & Former Director).  Tickets: $50.  Order tickets or make a donation at www.BorderServantCorps.org.

-Jan Thompson

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