Weekly RESISTance Calendar

August 12, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Protect DACA and Immigrant Youth protest/rally at the office of Steve Pearce, 5790 N. Telshor, Las Cruces, 3:00pm.  Aug 15 marks 5 years since 800,000 immigrant youth have been able to get legal protection, go to college, and support their families because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).  It is now being threatened by some right-wing Republicans, so we must defend it.  RSVP for the event at https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/8691.  Sponsored by United We Dream.


We’re In Las Cruces Indivisible general meeting, 5:00-7:00pm in the Branigan Library Roadrunner Room (second floor).




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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


NM Environment Dept Public Outreach Meeting at the Branigan Library Roadrunner Room (2nd floor).  This is one of many meetings being held throughout the state to gather input on how to use the $18M Volkswagen settlement funds.



Thursday, August 17, 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.


“The Abolitionists” will be shown by the Social Justice Committee at 7:00pm in the Library of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano.  Men, women, black, and white Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy – these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history; a furious struggle that forever changed the nation.  Free.



Saturday, August 19, 2017

     Building a Voting Culture is the theme for this month’s open meeting of the Southern New Mexico New Progressives, 2:00-4:00pm in the Branigan Library Roadrunner Room (2nd floor).  Dona Ana County Clerk Scott Krahling will be the featured speaker.


     Sierra Club’s Public Lands Day of Action at the Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC), 275 N. Main.  Plan on bringing your cell phone to show support for public lands including our Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.  4:00-6:00pm.


National Mobilization to End Prison Slavery in D.C.  You can participate from Las Cruces by using the occasion to write to 2 political prisoners who have served way too many years and would appreciate letters of support:  Leonard Peltier #89637-132, USP Colman 1, P.O. Box 1033, Coleman, FL 33521 and/or Sean Swain #243-205, Warren Cl, P.O. Box 120, Lebanon, Ohio 45036.



Sunday, August 20, 2017

     “The 19th Amendment and Women’s Rights” will be the topic of the Roundtable at the Unitarian Universalist Church Library, 9:00-10:00am.  Sharon Hart, President of New Mexico NOW, will speak on the suffrage movement to gain women the right to vote 97 years ago and what has been gained since.















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 6:00-10:00pm at Plaza de Las Cruces on the downtown mall.  We got the vote, now what?  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, Dr. Bobbie Green, 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.


     No Wall Town Hall, sponsored by ACLU of NM Regional Center for Border Rights, will be held 6:00-8:00pm in Santa Teresa, NM.  More information coming soon.


Jan Thompson



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