Weekly RESISTance Calendar

October 20, 2017

Throughout October

     “Trotando Pasos Ajenos” is the name of the exhibit at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, this month.  Curated by Dr. Dulcinea Lara and Dr. Nicholas Natividad of NMSU Criminal Justice Dept and Daniel Aguilera, designer and builder, the exhibit is designed to focus on regional issues of justice inequality as they pertain to identity, environment, history, immigration, law, and faith.  Exhibit will be on display until January 6.


October is National Bullying Prevention Month.


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.





Saturday, October 21, 2017

     Citizen Lobbyist Training will be offered by Common Cause from 1:00 – 3:00pm at Good Samaritan Society, 3011 Buena Vida Circle.  RSVP at 505-205-5067 or shannonkunkel1383@gmail.com.  Learn the best ways to contact and engage with your lawmakers on the issues that matter to you.



Sunday, October 22, 2017

     Lunch, march, and mass meeting of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival featuring Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (founder of the very successful Moral Mondays in North Carolina) and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis.  This is not to be missed!!  Lunch – a chance to listen and learn about the inspiration, vision, and strategy of the New Poor People’s Campaign – will be at Café Mayapan, 2000 Texas Ave., El Paso, beginning at 1:00pm.  The community march will start at 3:00pm from Café Mayapan to the Armijo Recreation Center, 700 E. 7th Ave, El Paso, where the mass meeting will begin at 4:00pm.  The mass meeting will launch the Poor People’s Campaign at the Border featuring music, testimonies, and interfaith calls to action.  Sponsored by Border Network for Human Rights and supported by NM-CAFé.  RSVP  to rheyman@bnhr.org or 915-801-7440.



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

     John Birch Society Meeting.  Did you think the John Birch Society was dead or at least not in Las Cruces?  Think again.  John McManus will speak on “Get Us Out! Of the United Nations” at 7:00pm at Mountain View Baptist Church, 705 N. Main, in case you want to picket the event.


Doña Ana Board of County Commissioners will meet starting at 9:00am and two items regarding increasing funding for SpacePort America will be discussed . . . probably sometime after 10:30am.


Lecture by biologist Steve West will begin at 7:00pm at the Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC), 275 N Main.  The title of the talk is “The Last Desert Grassland: Otero Mesa’s Amazing Biodiversity.”



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

     Speaker series for Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus at NMSU begins with a talk by Dr. Mike Tapia on his new book, The Barrio Gangs of San Antonio, 1915-2015 (TCU Press).  Program begins at 6:00pm in the HSS Auditorium.



Thursday, October 26, 2017

     Progressive Voter Alliance (PVA) meeting at 7:00pm at the Munson Senior Center.


Bureau of Land Management focused outreach meeting will be at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, starting from 7:30-9:00pm.  Participants will be encouraged to speak freely and answer questions such as Do you engage in activities on public land?, Are you interested in how the BLM manages these activities?, and What public land is especially important to you?



Friday, October 27, 2017

     Legal Fair to be held at the Third Judicial District Court, 201 W. Picacho, from 10:00am to 1:00pm preceded by a special workshop on domestic violence, stalking and sexual assult from 9:30 to 10:00am.  Free.


5th Annual Ngage Karaoke Fundraiser for the education initiative in Dona Ana County will be held at Grapevine Plaza, 2900 W Picacho Ave, from 7:00-10:00pm.  Come and vote for your favorite celebrity karaoke act, bid on the silent auction, and eat some delicious food.  Prizes, Halloween costume contest, and a cash bar complete the offerings.  Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at bit.ly/ngagekaraoke.  More info at 575-521-1957.  Karaoke performers include Frank Lopez, Gill Sorg, Lucas Herndon, Adela Trujillo, Joanne and Rich Ferrary, David Armijo, Bill McCamley, Soledad Ybarra, Adriano Perez, Britnee DiLorenzo, Cheryl and Mario Carreon, Angelica Rubio, Steve Montanez, Tony Martinez, Shannon Reynolds, David Baake, and Austin Trout.



Saturday, October 28, 2017

     Back by Noon: No Walls in the Wild will be a special trip organized by Southwest Environmental Center to view the border wall up close in Sunland Park and explain its devastating effects on the most biologically diverse region in the U.S.  Advanced reservations are required at 575-522-5552 or ashley@wildmesquite.org.  Event will start in Las Cruces at 8:30am.


     New Mexico NAACP State Conference at Hotel Encanto featuring a luncheon at Noon with keynote speaker Sonia Gipson Rankin (Professor, UNM School of Law) and a banquet at 6:00 with keynote speaker Dr. Donald Pope Davis (Dean, NMSU College of Education).  Tickets for the luncheon are $30 and for the banquet they are $50.  To purchase tickets or for more information, call Curtis at 915-355-9702 or Bobbie at 575-635-7538.


     “Women’s Health & Abortion:  Litmus Test, Labels, & Women’s Lives” is the title of a conversation led by Julianna Koob, Legislative Advocate for Planned Parenthood of New Mexico and the ACLU-NM and by Marshall Martinez, Public Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood of New Mexico.  The program from 2:00-4:00pm at Holy Family American National Catholic Church, 702 Parker Rd, is free and open to the public.


A statewide Conference on Climate, “Getting Beyond the Climate Argument: Plugging into Solutions,” will be sponsored by Citizens Climate Lobby and held in Santa Fe and simultaneously Skyped to Albuquerque, Taos and Las Cruces.  Tickets for the Las Cruces site will be $10 and may be purchased at the door or online athttp://cclusa.org/NMConf.  In Las Cruces, meet at the Southwest Environmental Center, 345 N. Main.  Includes light breakfast at 8:00am and box lunch.  Program runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  There will be national, state and local experts plus lots of open discussion.







Monday, October 30, 2017

     City Council Meeting starting at 1:00pm will be held in Council chambers of city hall.  The issue of how to distribute the proceeds from the sale of the Cumunez building will be heard.  Should monies go to the general fund, economic development, or affordable housing.  Councillor Gandara supports Option 3 (affordable housing) and asks for a show of support for that option from the community.



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

     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.



Friday, November 3, 2017

     La Frontera Fair Trade Store will be open during the Art Ramble, 5:00-7:00pm, at their usual location, Nopalito’s Galeria at 326 S Mesquite St.


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