Weekly RESISTance Calendar

October 7, 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.

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

     County Commission Meeting will discuss the Colonias Infrastructure Initiative starting at 9:00am in the Government Building, 845 N Motel Blvd.

 

Indivisible Las Cruces Public Meeting will discuss “The Question of Open Primaries.”  Meeting from 5:00-7:00pm in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library, 200 E Picacho.  Presentation by Abraham Sanchez and Ashley Beyer from NM Open Primaries.

 

Open House of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park.  There is currently much discussion of the potential transfer of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park to the Dept. of Game and Fish.  Come and hear the implications of such a transfer.

 

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

     Mesilla Valley Audubon Society monthly meeting at 6:30pm at the Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC), 275 Downtown Mall.  Speaker will be Jackye Meineke, retired owner of Enchanted Gardens, who will discuss the basics of plantings that can benefit birds in your own yard.

 

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

     Monthly gathering to support Water Protectors and Indigenous Rights from 5:00-5:30pm at Albert Johnson Park, corner of Picacho Ave and Main St.

 

“The Cooperative” will be the topic for the second part of a 3-part series of conversations on Alternative Economic Models & Practices.  5:30-7:00pm in the Community Room of Mountain View Market Co-op, 1300 El Paseo Rd.  Capacity limited to 20, so RSVP to nagisa@mountainviewmarket.coop.

 

Monthly meeting of NAACP will be from 6:00-8:00pm at 2550 S Don Roser Dr.

 

     A special Film presented by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” will be shown in the church library at 7:00pm.  This real-life detective story is told in a film noir style, narrated by Greg Palast.  Although it is treated mostly in a humorous manner, the subject matter is very serious and must be seen prior to our November elections.  [The film will be shown again Tues., Oct. 17, at 2:00pm.]  FREE – donations accepted.

 

 

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12 & 13, 2017

     Weaving for Justice Fundraiser at the University Museum, Kent Hall, NMSU from 2:00-7:30pm.  This is the 3rd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser to Maya youth.  They will be selling donated textiles from 19 individuals who have traveled or conducted research in Mesoamerica and Latin America from the mid 1900s to the present.  At 5:30pm both days, the full-length documentary film produced by Bill Jungels and Christine Eber, “Maya Faces in a Smoking Mirror,” will be shown.

 

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

     Cybersecurity will be the topic for the monthly public meeting of the Southern New Mexico New Progressives, 2:00-4:00pm in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.

 

     The annual A Wild Night for Wildlife Gala, fundraiser for Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC), will be held at the Las Cruces Downtown Plaza from 6:00-10:00pm.  This special 25th anniversary celebration will include delicious food from some of Las Cruces’ favorite restaurants, craft beers and wines, the wit and music of M.C. Bob Diven, a silent auction with all sorts of unique items, live music, and dancing under the stars.  You may buy tickets online at https://www.wildmesquite.org/ or call 575-522-5552.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

     Harvesting Hope Festival, a World Food Day event, will be held from 2:00-6:00pm at Young Park.  Live music, art, food education, vendors, community.

 

 

 

Candidate Forum at Temple Beth-El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Ave. from 2:00-4:00pm.  Invited to participate are candidates for City Council from Districts 3, 5 & 6, and candidates for Municipal Judge II.

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

     A special Film presented by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” will be shown in the church library at 2:00pm.  This real-life detective story is told in a film noir style, narrated by Greg Palast.  Although it is treated mostly in a humorous manner, the subject matter is very serious and must be seen prior to our November elections.  FREE – donations accepted.

 

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

     Catholic Charities Fundraiser to help the poor and immigrants will be a showing of the film “Same Kind of Different As Me” at Cineport 10 (Mesilla Valley Mall) at 7:15pm.  Film opens at theaters Oct. 20.  Tickets for this special showing can be purchased for $50 ($25 for students) at www.catholiccharitiesdlc.org/donate.aspx  or by calling 575-527-0500.  The movie is based on the inspiring true story of international art dealer Ron Hall who befriends a homeless man to save his struggling marriage with Deborah, a woman whose inspired vision will lead all three on the most remarkable journey of their lives.

–Jan Thompson janthompson0817@gmail.com

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