Weekly RESISTance Calendar

August 26, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 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).  Doña Ana County Clerk Scott Krahling will be the featured speaker.

 

     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.

 

 

 

Please bring feminine hygiene products, bras, underwear and diapers or your check to give to La Casa and the Community of Hope.  Drop off at SWEC.  Table will be staffed for cash donations.

 

 

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 at the Women’s Equality Day event (see above).  Opening will be Steve Klinger and Kathy Meyer.

 

 

 

 

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, co-sponsored by ACLU of NM, CAFé, and SWEC will be held 6:00-8:00pm at the end of Anapra Rd in Santa Teresa, NM.  Get on the bus from Las Cruces.  To ride the bus, gather at 4:30 at Milagro Café.  Space is limited, so make your reservation now at https://goo.gl/forms/hVKxawgqZ2fqp2Xm2.  Trump’s budget proposal to expand walls, hire 1,500 Border Patrol and ICE agents, and expand immigrant detention centers are a direct threat to our values and community.  Existing walls have directly contributed to migrant deaths, severed First Nations from their sacred ancestral lands, and threatened critical habitats for endangered species like ocelots, Mexican wolves and jaguars.  And in the shadow of the wall, border agents’ practices of racial profiling and using excessive force rob us of our dignity.

 

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

     We’re In Las Cruces Indivisible general meeting from 5:00-7:00pm in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library (2nd floor).

 

There will be a panel discussion on the future of Spaceport America including audience questions in the KRWG studio (Milton Hall at NMSU).  The forum, beginning at 1:00pm, is hosted by KRWG-TV.  If you cannot attend the taping, it will air on KRWG at 7:00pm on Thursday, August 31.

 

 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

     I’m Into Mental Health Conference sponsored by NAMI-DAC (National Alliance on Mental Illness-Dona Ana County) will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Be inspired, informed, and get involved.  This conference is for providers, users of mental health services, family of people with mental health conditions, and students.

 

OLE monthly meeting at SWEC (275 N Main St).  Event information is at https://www.facebook.com/events/433512130382741.

 

 

 

FUTURE EVENTS:

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

     Transition Towns Las Cruces will meet at 2222 Los Misioneros at 5:00pm.  Transition Towns focus on local community-building to create low-carbon neighborhoods and high-quality, fulfilling, and socially-connected lives.  The Las Cruces group is newly formed and looking for broad involvement from people all over the city and county.

 

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

     Doña Ana County Commission invites you for a panel of New Mexico legislators and election experts offering ideas to improve New Mexico elections.  Moderated by Ashley Beyer and Abraham Sanchez of New Mexico Open Primaries featuring:  Jeff Steinborn, NM State Senator, District 36; Angelica Rubio, NM State Representative, District 35; Scott Krahling, Doña Ana County Clerk; and Bob Perls, Founder & President New Mexico Open Primaries.  2:30-5:30pm at the County Government Center, 845 N Motel Blvd.  Only about 19% of eligible voters vote in City elections, 9% in other local elections (School Board, Soil and Water, etc), and 63% in national elections.  We need to increase voter registration and turnout.  Another day-long event is being planned for Saturday, September 16.

 

 

 

 

 

August is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.  Minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental health condition, probably due to stigma being especially high in minority communities.  They have less access to and availability of mental health services.  Often, they receive poorer quality of mental health care.  Find more information at www.nami-dac.org/6983-2/

 

September 21 is Peace Day.

 

–Jan Thompson janthompson0817@gmail.com

 

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