Weekly RESISTance Calendar

September 2, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

     Anti-war Vigil every Wednesday from 4:00-5:00pm at the federal court building, Church Street at Griggs.


Listening Clinic at the Las Cruces Friends Meeting House, 622 N. Mesquite St, each first Wednesday from 4:30-6:00pm.  The Listening Clinic is an opportunity to practice listening; to improve your listening skills; and be more fully listened to.  Methods from The Compassionate Listening Project, the Alternatives to Violence Project and Nonviolent communication will be used.  For more information, contact:  Vickie at mathstar@zianet.com or call 575-541-9093.


     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.


The Rainbow Hub potluck and gathering, sponsored by PFLAG, will be held 6:00-7:30pm at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 Missouri Ave.  You will hear from Next Rainbow Generation, the Transgender Resource Center of Southern New Mexico, GSAs from local high schools, and PFLAG about supporting local queer youth.  For more information:  pflag@pflaglascruces.org or 575-323-9375.



Thursday, September 7, 2017

     Soulidarity Vigil every Thursday from 5:00-5:30pm at Albert Johnson Park in front of Branigan Library.  Stand with water protectors everywhere.



Saturday, September 9, 2017

     RESULTS Outreach Meeting beginning with a potluck beginning at 1:15pm.  Beth Wilson, RESULTS Board member and volunteer, will share her experience of a spring RESULTS visit to Zambia.  RSVP with Rich and Reba Renner, 575-642-2598 or rjrenner50@gmail.com, to get directions to the meeting location.


     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, Dona 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.








Wednesday and Thursday, September 13-14, 2017

     Domenici Public Policy Conference at NMSU.  Go to https://domenici.nmsu.edu/domenici-public-policy-conference/ to register and to see the full agenda.



Saturday, September 16, 2017

     Community Event organized by the Dona Ana County Election Advisory Council beginning at 9:00am at the Dona Ana County Government Center, 845 N Motel Blvd.  This event is focused on engaging County residents about voter and civic participation.  Kids activities, food trucks, and keynote speakers Maggie Toulouse Oliver, NM Secretary of State, and Scott Krahling, Dona Ana County Clerk.



Sunday, September 17, 2017

     Las Cruces House Party for Conservation Voters New Mexico will be held 4:00-6:00pm at the home of Billy and Cynthia Garrett.  Other host committee members are Steve Fischmann & Sandy Katayanagi, Renee & Lester Frank, Ben Gabriel, Peter and Jean Ossorio, Araceli & Larry Perea, and Theresa & Mark Westbrock.  Learn about the Conservation Voter two-pronged approach to defend environmental safeguards at the federal level while taking powerful steps to enact strong state level protections.  More information to follow, but mark your calendar now.





September 21 is Peace Day.


Do you buy from Amazon?  Did you know that they sell items from both Donald and Ivanka Trump, advertise on Breitbart News, and are fighting unionization?


September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.



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