RESISTance Calendar

August 31, 2018

Common Cause New Mexico seeks Volunteer Poll Watchers.  Common Cause NM is nonpartisan and wants to recruit and train volunteer poll watchers to assist voters in getting their votes counted this election year.  You must be registered to vote, not be a candidate or close relative of a candidate, and certified by the Secretary of State following training by CCNM.  Contact Diane Wood,, to register for training and volunteer.


Monday, September 3, 2018

     Labor Day Picnic hosted by the new Las Cruces chapter of Democratic Socialists of America will be held at Klein Park, 155 Mesquite St, at 11:00am.  This event is FREE and open to everyone.  Bring a dish to share.  There will be no speakers – just a literature table with information about DSA (nonprofit, not political) and universal healthcare.



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

     Thank-you party by members of the Green & Brown Coalition whom we helped get to New Orleans so they could be on a panel at the Netroots Nation conference.  The party will be held at the CAFé office, 420 W Griggs, at 6:00pm.



Saturday, September 8, 2018

     “Climate Change” will be the topic of a program presented by Dr. Joseph Yaroch at SWEC, 215 N. Main, from 2:00-4:00pm.  The program is sponsored by Southern New Mexico New Progressives.



Sunday, September 9, 2018

“Frozen River,” a drama about immigration issues on the U.S.-Canadian border, will be shown in the Pax Christi film series, 3:00pm, St. Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis St., El Paso.  Free



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

     “Protect Our Dreamers – Reunite Families Rally” sponsored by the Justice For All affinity group, will be held at the start of the Domenici Public Policy Conference to engage conference participants and local commuters.  The rally will be held in front of the Convention Center, corner of University & Union, from 8:30- 9:30am.


Domenici Public Policy Conference will be held today and tomorrow at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University.  9:00-5:00 Wednesday and 9:00-2:00 Thursday.  Information and registration of $50 at



Thursday, September 13, 2018

     Monthly vigil for water protectors and indigenous people’s rights will be held 5:00-5:30pm at the corner of Picacho and Main streets.


NAACP monthly meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Don Roser near University starting at 6:00pm.



Saturday, September 15, 2018

     Sheriff Candidate Forum sponsored by Southern New Mexico New Progressives will be held from 2:00-4:00pm at SWEC, 215 N. Main.  Both Democrat Kim Stewart and Republican Todd Garrison will be present.



Sunday, September 16, 2018

     House Party for Conservation Voters New Mexico will be held 4:00-6:00pm hosted by Renee and Lester Frank.  Save the date.  More information coming soon.




Thursday and Friday, September 20-21, 2018

     Compassionate Care Workshop sponsored by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice-New Mexico and the Texas Freedom Network, will be held in Las Cruces (location TBA).  Free 1.5 day training is ideal for spiritual leaders, chaplains, seminarians, doctors, nurses, doulas, social workers, clinic escorts and other frontline caregivers.  For registration and further information about the workshop, contact



Saturday, September 22, 2018

     “Harvest of Empire,” a documentary based on the book by the same title by Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now, may be seen in a special showing at the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla at 3:45pm.  This is a powerful documentary that exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.  It is an epic saga largely unknown to the great majority of U.S. citizens.



Thursday, September 27, 2018

     Progressive Voter Alliance monthly meeting at Munson Senior Center on Mesquite, 7:00pm.



Friday, September 28, 2018

Book launch of first novel written by anthropologist and poet Christine Eber and titled When a Woman Rises will be held at Casa Camino Real Bookstore, 314 S. Tornillo from 6:00-8:00pm.  This novel tells the story of indigenous Maya community in Chiapas, Mexico, and how they adapt to the wrenching demands of the outside world.  Christine will do a brief reading from the book at 7:00 followed by cake.



Sunday, September 30, 2018

     Fundraiser Concert to benefit Dona Ana county food pantry, Casa de Peregrinos.  Nosotros performs “Feed the Body & Soul” from 6:00-8:30pm at the Dona Ana Arts Council, 1740 Calle de Mercado.  This will be a concert with Nosotros, other local musicians, and food trucks.  Tickets:  $10 in advance, $15 at the gate.



Tuesday, October 9, 2018

     Early voting begins.



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

     Election Day.


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