Weekly Resistance Calendar

August 5, 2017

Tune in to 101.5FM every day to hear KTAL-LP, our new, low-powered community radio. There have been some interesting discussions about transit, our monument, musicians and other topics. Plenty of room for more programs if you have something in mind. Democracy Now can be heard and an eclectic mix of music plays between programs. Hosts include Shannon Reynolds, Steve Fischmann, Peter Goodman, Lynn Moorer and Susan Fitzgerald. Your tax-deductible contributions for equipment and syndicated shows such as Democracy Now are welcome.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

“A republic Without Civics” will be presented at the UU church Roundtable by Algernon D’Amassa. Sun-News commentator D’Amassa will discuss how we get our news (tweets, sound bites on radio & TV, alt news, etc) and how we can improve upon the methods we use to sort out fact from fiction in what we see, hear, feel, and read. 9:00am in the church Library. Free.

Monday, August 7, 2017

City Council meeting starting at 1:00pm. The city has made very little progress in moving toward divestment from Wells Fargo (now in trouble for giving people insurance on their car loans that they neither asked for now knew about). Therefore, Council members Levatino and Eakman plan to make statements about this during their comment period at the end of the meeting. No statements from the public are needed at this meeting, but it would be good to make note of the Councilor’s comments for future reference.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Soulidarity vigil every Thursday from 5:00-5:30pm at Albert Johnson Park in front of Branigan Library. 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.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Would you be willing to visit migrants and refugees who are being detained in El Paso and Chaparral? Most of the people in detention have no family or friends in the area and get very lonely. All you need do is visit regularly (or be a pen pal). Skill in speaking Spanish or French is especially useful but not required. Training will be from 6:30-8:15pm in the Library of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano. CIVIC (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement) is the sponsor of this program. Class size is limited to 10 participants, so register soon with Jan at 575-888-0886 or civiclc16@gmail.com.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Women’s Equality Day will be held in Las Cruces from 6:00-9:00pm at Plaza de Las Cruces on the downtown mall. We got the vote, now what? SAVE THE DATE. Music, speakers, poetry, food trucks, suffragette procession (costumes encouraged), vendors, and fun for all. Many local organizations and groups are working together to make this a VERY MAJOR event, just as the January 21 Women’s March was that attracted over 1,500 participants. You won’t want to miss it. Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and the national singing duo, Emma’s Revolution, have confirmed their participation.

 

 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Emma’s Revolution in Concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano, at 7:00pm. Emma’s Revolution is the award-winning “activist power duo” of Pat Humphries and Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism, Emma’s Revolution delivers the energy and strength of their convictions in an uprising of truth and hope for these tumultuous times. Tickets are $20 at the door or $18 if purchased ahead by contacting Jan at 575-888-0886 or janthompson0817@gmail.com, or Naoma at 575-522-7281. You may also make a secure purchase of tickets online at www.uuchurchlc.org.

 

 

 

Monday, August 28, 2017

“Behind Enemy Lines—Story of a Jewish French Spy in Nazi Germany” with Marthe Cohn, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main, 6:30-8:00pm. Tickets are $10/advance and $15/door. Ticket info at www.chabadlc.org. Sponsored by Chabad of Las Cruces. Cohn fought valiantly to retrieve needed inside information about Nazi troop movements by slipping behind enemy lines, utilizing her perfect German accent and blonde hair to pose as a young German nurse who was desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé. She was awarded France’s highest military honor, the Medaille Militaire.

 

—Jan Thompson janthompson0817@gmail.com

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