Weekly RESISTance Calendar

November 3, 2017

November is Native American Heritage Month.



Saturday, November 4, 2017

     5th Annual Native American Market will be open on the Mesilla Plaza today from 9:00am to 4:30pm.  Eat Indian Tacos and Fry Bread, buy arts & crafts, and be entertained by Native American Dancers.  Sponsored by the Native American Student Business Association, NMSU.


     La Frontera Fair Trade Store will open for holiday shopping.  The store at Nopalito’s Galeria, 326 S. Mesquite St will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm EVERY SATURDAY from Nov. 4 through Dec. 30 as well as on “Black Friday,” Nov. 24.  They sell fair trade items made by women from the border area and Mexico, and all proceeds go to the women who produce the products.  La Frontera is staffed entirely by volunteers.


CIVIC Training  —  Give the gift of a listening ear to an immigrant living in detention in Chaparral, El Paso, or Sierra Blanca.  CIVIC (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement) seeks to end the isolation for immigrants detained in prison-like settings awaiting their court hearings . . . often for many months and even years.  Our visits are gratefully welcomed by our new friends, and volunteers find the experience personally rewarding.  Training class is limited to just 10 participants.  RSVP to civiclc16@gmail.com if you wish to attend.  Meet in the Library of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano from 2:00-3:45pm.



Monday, November 6, 2017

     Las Cruces City Council Meeting will have a regular meeting beginning at 1:00pm in Council Chambers of City Hall.  Early on the agenda (right after the consent agenda items) will be a resolution regarding the sale of the city’s Camunez Building.  This sale is expected to pass.  Then Council will consider 3 options regarding how to distribute the proceeds from the sale.  Councilor Gandara urges support for Option 3 that would distribute a larger portion of the proceeds to Affordable Housing rather than to the Economic Development Fun or the City General Fund (50%, 25%, 25%).



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

     ELECTION DAY, 7:00am to 7:00pm, at 14 polling sites: Branigan Library, Frank O’Brien Papen Center, Good Samaritan Village, Lynn Middle School, Meerscheidt Recreation Center, Munson Senior Center, Dona Ana County Government Center, Henry Benevidez Center, Highland Elementary School, Jornada Elementary School, Desert Hills Elementary School, Sage Café, Dona Ana Community College East Mesa Branch, and Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico.



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

     The Rainbow Hub, sponsored by PFLAG, will have a potluck and gathering at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 Missouri Ave, from 6:00-7:30pm.  The program this month will be Domestic/Dating Violence in the LGBTQ Community.



Thursday, November 9, 2017

     World Without Walls Day on our border and in Palestine.


Monthly Soulidarity Vigil to protect the water, water protectors and indigenous rights held at Albert Johnson Park in front of Branigan Library from 5:00-5:30pm.


Southern New Mexico’s first annual Kids Count Conference at the Las Cruces Convention Center from 8:00am to 2:00pm.  Information available at info@ngageNM.org or 575-521-1957.



Friday, November 10, 2017

     La Semilla’s 6th Annual Farm to Fork Dinner at Los Portale, 300 NM-28, Anthony, NM, at 6:30pm.  Tickets are on sale now priced at $75 per person or $125 for two.  Enjoy a local foods dinner, bid on silent auction items, and dance to music provided by DJ and Mariachi Trio Los Aventureros.



Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Truth About the National Debt and Deficit:  Modern Monetary Theory will be the theme of the monthly public meeting of Southern New Mexico New Progressives.  The meeting will be in the Roadrunner Room (2nd Floor) of Branigan Library from 2:00-4:00pm.


     Let’s Talk About Animals with the APNM Executive Director Elizabeth Jennings and State Senator Jeff Steinborn from 3:00-5:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano.  RSVP to David Steele at david.steele@ttuhsc.edu.




Tuesday, November 14, 2017

     “Ending the Federal War on Wildlife” is the title of a talk and discussion held at SWEC on the Downtown Mall at 7:00pm.  Dona Ana and Grant county governments have contracts with the ironically-named Wildlife Services, paying the rogue program to slaughter native wildlife on our public lands.  Worse yet, the killing comes at the expense of taxpayers, public safety, ecosystem resilience and biodiversity.  The talk is free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by SWEC and WildEarth Guardians.



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

     Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus Speaker Series:  Dr. Gabriela Moreno will present her new book Mean Green: Nation Building in the National Border Patrol Museum (Peter Lang) at 6:00pm in the HSS Auditorium, NMSU.  Free.



Thursday, November 30, 2017

     PFLAG Annual Fundraiser at Hotel Encanto beginning at 6:00pm.  Celebrating 22 years in Las Cruces supporting, educating, and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community, the evening will include dinner (choice of Chicken Asadero, Beef Sirloin Tips, or Polenta Lasagna), performance by Singing Out, unveiling of “Telling Our Stories” video of local people sharing personal and family stories, awards, and silent and live auctions.  Tickets at $35 each are available for purchase at SpiritWinds, Lulu’s of Mesilla, and by calling Ryan Steinmetz at 635-9455.


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