RESISTance Calendar

April 28, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019     Discussion and a free movie hosted by ACLU of New Mexico.  A panel will discuss immigrants’ rights and you will view the new movie, “The Colors of the Mountain,” from award-winning director Carlos Cesar Arbelais.  Panelists will be Imelda Maynard, attorney for Catholic Charities of New Mexico, Edith Tapia, policy research analyst for Hope Border Institute, and Inigo Garcia Bryce, PhD, director of Center for Latin Americans and Border Studies at NMSU.  Panel discussion begins at 12:30pm at the Rio Grande Theater on the downtown mall and will be followed by the movie.

Monday, April 29, 2019     “The Shake Up” documentary will be screened in the Health Sciences Auditorium at NMSU beginning at 6:00pm.  This film follows the long-term effects of closing 15 community mental health providers in New Mexico during the tenure of Governor Susana Martinez.  The closures were without notice and without an investigation into the false allegations of misconduct.  Are we recovering?

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.

Friday, May 3, 2019     Vigil to support a member of No More Deaths in Arizona who has been charged with a felony for assisting migrants who were crossing the desert to gain freedom.  Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime.  Dr. Scott Warren will have his trial in early May because he put water out on the desert and also took 3 migrant men into his home for a couple of days to recover from their ordeal.  Federal felony charges carry very severe penalties.  Dr. Warren is not a criminal.  Please show your support for him by attending this vigil at Albert Johnson Park in front of the Branigan Library at 6:30pm.  Water is life and humanitarian aid is never a crime.

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.

Saturday, May 11, 2019     An Evening of Solidarity with Junt@s Vamos, a grassroots cancer support group in Ciudad Juarez.  This 4th annual fundraiser dinner will provide seed funding for income-earning projects, materials for the group’s new recuperation house in Juarez, and travel for cancer screening and treatment that is only available in Mexico City.  The dinner will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 Missouri Ave, from 5:30-8:00pm.  Tickets at $22 ($12 for students) are available from Mary Alice Scott, mscott2@nmsu.edu or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-solidarity-with-junts-vamos-tickets-60554669647.  Advance purchase encouraged as seats are limited.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019     Indivisible LAS CRUCES general meeting will be held in the Roadrunner Room of the Branigan Library from 5:00 to 7:00pm.  Anselmo Delgado Martinez of El Cavario Refugee Mission in Las Cruces will present on his work with incoming refugees.Saturday, May 18, 2019     The Green New Deal will be discussed at a special program jointly sponsored by Southern NM New Progressives and DAC Democratic Socialists from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N Main.

ATTENTION:Please register to help with the MANY needs of incoming asylum seekers being brought to Las Cruces by Border Patrol.  1,300 people were served last week, and more are arriving daily.  Register to volunteer at the Dona Ana County/City of Las Cruces Office of Emergency Management, 1170 N Solano Dr, Suite O, anytime between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.  Spanish-speakers are especially needed to help make transportation arrangements for these families, but all volunteers are welcome and NEEDED.  You may also call 575-647-7910 for more information.

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