Weekly RESISTance Calendar

January 5, 2018

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

January 7-13 is National Migration Week.


Monday, January 8, 2018

     Regional Symposium on Sustainable Water Resources will be co-sponsored by UTEP and TAMU.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Maureen McCarthy from the University of Nevada-Reno and the symposium will be from 1:00-5:00pm on the UTEP campus at the Tomas Rivera Conference Center in the UTEP Union.



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

     Indivisible Las Cruces General Meeting, in the Roadrunner Rm, Branigan Library, 11:00am to 1:00pm.


Legislative Town Hall with Rep. Ferrary and Sen. Soules – to be held at Temple Beth-El, 3980 Sonoma Spring Ave., from 5:30-7:00pm.  Join Rep. Joanne Ferrary and Sen. Bill Soules for a discussion about the upcoming 2018 legislative session.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

     New Mexico Water Dialogue Annual Meeting will be held at the Indian Pureblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque.  This 24th Annual Meeting has the theme, “Balancing Our Water Needs: Adjudication and Alternatives.”  Register early at httpps://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=2052657&memberID=ETQ3ueTj7MGwxCA5sOtLxg==&job/d=583123&isTest=0.


Monthly gathering supporting Water Protectors and Indigenous Rights will be held at Albert Johnson Park, corner of Picacho Ave and N. Main St., from 4:30-5:00pm.  Rattles, drums, signs and – mostly – just you.



Saturday, January 13, 2018

     What is on the Agenda in the 2018 NM Legislative Cycle? will be the topic for the Open Meeting of the Southern NM New Progressives.  The meeting, from 2:00-4:00pm in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library, will feature Senators Soules and Steinborn, and Representatives Rubio, Small and Martinez.


The monthly Timebank Orientation will be held from 2:00-3:30pm at the Dona Ana Communities United office, 151 S. Walnut, Unit B13, Las Cruces.  Timebanks provide an exchange of services (not dollars) that bu8ild social cohesion, decrease loneliness, and have a positive impact on health.  It’s an alternative economic model that does not rely on capitalism.  For more info, email: dacumeredith@gmail.com.



Sunday, January 14, 2018

     Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative March, sponsored by the Doña Ana County Branch of the NAACP, will assemble at the north roundabout on the Downtown Mall.  Arrive 15 minutes early for a prompt 2:00pm start of the march.  A Rally will be held at the AFSCME Union Hall, 138 S. Downtown Mall following the March.



Monday, January 15, 2018

     Doña Ana County Branch NAACP Annual Breakfast will be held at 8:00am at Hotel Encanto, 705 S. Telshor Blvd.  Tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at 222.naacpdac.com or by calling 915-355-9702.  The theme this year is “Diversity in the School System” with keynote speaker, Dr. Gregory Ewing, Superintendent of the Las Cruces Public Schools.



Saturday, January 20, 2018

     2018 Progressive Action Summit (sold out last year) will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  ProgressNOW-NM will be partnering with America Votes, Center for Civic Policy, Equality NM, the NM Center for Law & Poverty, Working Families Party and El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos to touch on topics such as economic development, race class and gender in politics, tapping the permanent fund for early childhood education, and approaching NM’s opioid epidemic.  And that’s just for starters.  RSVP now at https://resist012018.com.



Sunday, January 21, 2018

            Las Cruces WOMEN’S MARCH at Plaza de Las Cruces in the downtown mall.  Rally starts at 1:00pm with the March starting promptly at 2:00pm.  Bring chairs (a few will be provided by SWEC for those who can’t stand long), signs, and water.  Wear pink – especially pussy hats – and bring friends.



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

     Public forum on electoral issues is slated for 7:00-9:00pm at Temple Beth El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Ave, Las Cruces.  Co-hosted by the League of Women Voters and Temple Beth El Social Action Committee, it will be the first in a projected series of forums focused on civic concerns throughout our League’s 50th anniversary year.  Panelists for this forum will be Scott Krahling, Dona Ana County Clerk, Viki Harrison, NM Common Cause, and Randy Harris of Great Conversations.


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