Weekly RESISTance Calendar

November 11, 2017

November is Native American Heritage Month.

 

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.

 

The monthly Timebank Orientation will be held from 2:00-3:30pm at the DACU office, 151 S Walnut, Unit B13.  Timebanks provide an exchange of services (not dollars) that build social cohesion, decrease loneliness, and have a positive impact on health.  It is an alternative economic model that does not rely on capitalism.

 

     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.

 

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

 

     Wine and cheese fundraiser for the Tesoro School in Palomas, Mexico, will be held from 3:00-5:00pm at the home of Judy Forney, 457 Spanish Trail R., Las Cruces.  Tesoro School serves the needs of about 23 handicapped students, both children and adults.  For sale will be craft items from Peru that Judy brought home with her from a recent trip to that country, and Weaving for Justice will also be present to sell some items from La Frontera, the fair trade store.  Call 575-525-8619 for additional information.

 

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

     Community School Home Visit Training will be held at Lynn Middle School library from 4:00-7:00pm.  RSVP is required at http://www.nealc.org/cs.html.  National home visit trainers will be on hand to teach how best to engage families in the community school movement and to deepen the partnership between school and community.

 

     “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.

 

Indivisible Las Cruces will hold its general meeting at 5:00pm in the Roadrunner Room (2nd floor) of Branigan Library.  The theme this month will be “FOCUS 2018.”  “It is time to focus on the issues we believe are most important to us as a nation and to the good people of Southern New Mexico.  It is our right as Americans and our duty as Indivisible members to steer our nation back to doing what’s right.”

 

 

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.

 

Public Meeting on Colonia Reform to be held from 6:00-8:00pm at the Vado Community Resource Center, 180 La Fe Avenue.  The purpose of the meeting is to educate the public on how to help improve conditions within Dona Ana County’s colonias.  Commissioners Isabella Solis and Ramon Gonzalez will attend.

 

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

     Medicare for All Action Party sponsored by Southern New Mexico New Progressives will be held at the Dragonfly Restaurant, 139 N Downtown Mall, starting at 5:30pm.  The purpose is to design artwork and develop slogans while discussing plans for advocacy on the issue of Medicare for All.

 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Consumers of News Need to Get More Demanding Again is the topic of the Roundtable discussion at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S Solano, from 10:30-11:30am.  Walter Rubel, editorial page editor of the Las Cruces Sun-News will be the discussion leader.  Traditional news outlets have some form of oversight by industry standards and FCC to present fair and accurate information. Facebook and Twitter have none, as was evident in the 2016 election. We need to move beyond that history and develop some new norms for these new social media outlets—as they affect the integrity of our democracy.

LOOKING AHEAD:

 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Public Meeting on Colonia Reform to be held from 6:00-8:00pm at the Hatch Community Center, 837 W Hall St.  The purpose of the meeting is to educate the public on how to help improve conditions within Dona Ana County’s colonias.  Commissioners Isabella Solis and Ramon Gonzalez will attend.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Tune in to 101.5FM every day to hear KTAL-LP, our new, low-powered community radio.  Democracy Now can be heard and an eclectic mix of music plays between programs.  Hosts include Shannon Reynolds, Steve Fischmann, Peter Goodman, Lynn Moorer and Susan Fitzgerald.  Your tax-deductible contributions for equipment and syndicated shows such as Democracy Now are welcome.  Check out their web site at www.RadioQuetal.org and hit the donate button.

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