RESISTance Calendar

April 13, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019   

     NM Legislative De-Brief hosted by Southern New Mexico New Progressives will be held from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N Main St.  Representatives Rubio, Ferrary and Gallegos will be reporting.

     Tornillo Children’s Art Exhibition opening at the UTEP Centennial Museum from 2:00 to 4:00pm.  The exhibition, called “Uncaged Art,” will run until October 5.

     BNHR 20th Anniversary Awards Dinner 2019 will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Hall, 1050 N. Clark, El Paso at 6:00pm.  Tickets at $50 each may be reserved by contacting Teresa Nevarez at 575-520-7071 or tnevarez@bnhr.org.  Honorees are Linda Rivas (Exec Dir of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center), Melissa Lopez (Exec Dir of Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services), Ruben Garcia (Exec Dir of Annunciation House), TX Rep. Mary Gonzalez, TX Rep. Cesar Blanco, and human rights advocate and organizer Maria Jimenez.  Congresswoman Veronica Escobar will be the dinner’s keynote speaker.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

     2019 Earth Day Fair at the downtown Plaza from 8:00am to noon will include the March for Science at 10:00am.  Other events include a Touch the Earth ceremony, climate change commitment exhibit, life music, food trucks, kids’ activities, tree giveaway and a recycled fashion show.  The winner of the SWEC Prius raffle will be announced.  Raffle tickets are still available.  For this green celebration, bring your own reusable water bottle, utensils, and towel.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

     The Great Untruth of “Fragility” will be the topic of this Great Conversation based on the book The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt.  How does this untruth shape parenting, education and thinking?  Discussion will take place from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Lynn Middle School, 950 S. Walnut (enter through the front door facing Walnut).  Capacity limited to 20, so you must RSVP to greatconversationslc@gmail.com and state your name and the date of the conversation you wish to attend.

     Two Nations/One Water Summit will be held April 23-25.  Water scarcity is a critical issue for New Mexico, Texas and Mexico.  This summit will address this challenge and more at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.  Cost is $50 or $100 on the day of the event.  To register and see the full schedule, go to https://www.twonationsonewater.org.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

     “Conversations With Democrats”:  The co-author of the book Anna, Age Eight, Dominic Cappello, will be the speaker at the 2:00pm “conversation” at Holy Family American Catholic Church, 702 Parker Rd.  This book is widely read and addresses the national epidemic of trauma impacting children, students and families.  Mr. Cappello was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey show and is a New York Times best-selling author.  His presentation will be followed by audience questions and discussion.  The “conversation” is sponsored by the Federation of Democratic Women of Dona Ana County (FDWDAC).  This is a free event and open to the public.  Information:  call Connie, 575-521-0096.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

     The Great Untruth of “Emotional Reasoning” will be the topic of this Great Conversation based on the book The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt.  How does this untruth shape parenting, education and thinking?  Discussion will take place from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Lynn Middle School, 950 S. Walnut (enter through the front door facing Walnut).  Capacity limited to 20, so you must RSVP to greatconversationslc@gmail.com and state your name and the date of the conversation you wish to attend.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

     The Great Untruth of “Us Versus Them” will be the topic of this Great Conversation based on the book The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt.  How does this untruth shape parenting, education and thinking?  Discussion will take place from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Lynn Middle School, 950 S. Walnut (enter through the front door facing Walnut).  Capacity limited to 20, so you must RSVP to greatconversationslc@gmail.com and state your name and the date of the conversation you wish to attend.

ATTENTION:

As I am sure you know by now, Border Patrol has begun dropping off migrant families in Las Cruces even beyond the many that have been hosted by churches.  About 100 each day are being brought to Las Cruces for temporary housing at Gospel Rescue Mission, Community of Hope and Meerscheidt Recreation Center.  More locations may have to be added as the flow of migrants continues.  As CAFé Executive Director, Angelica Rubio, says, “Today, it is up to us to demonstrate to the world what loving thy neighbor looks like.”

Please register to help with the MANY needs at https://forms.gle/WZSDtcKncPaC8Ddj6.  Spanish-speakers are especially needed to help make transportation arrangements for these families, but all volunteers are welcome and NEEDED.

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