RESISTance Calendar

May 5, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

     “Hope and Resistance at the Border” is the title of the latest report of Human Rights Watch, NM-Café, and Hope Border Institute.  It tells the story of local action in response to national policies impacting our borderland community.  Join Clara Long (Human Rights Watch), Johana Bencomo (NM-Café), and Hope Border Institute for the release of the report.  You will receive your copy of the report, speak to the presenters, and visit UnCaged Art, an exhibit of original artwork from the Tornillo Children’s Detention Center.  Program is from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, corner of Wiggins Rd. and University Ave, El Paso.

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.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

     “Being Transgender – Perspectives from a Trans Male, Spouse and Trans Female” is the topic of the Roundtable discussion at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S Solano.  Roundtable is at 10:30am in the church Library.

     “Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Toward a Just and Rational Immigration Policy” is the topic to be discussed by Josiah Heyman, professor and director, UTEP Center for Inter American and Border Studies, Marisa Limon, deputy director, Hope Border Institute, and Carlos Spector, immigration attorney.  Mark Lusk, UTEP professor of Social Work, will moderate this program of the Social Justice Education Forums.  These local experts will outline the parameters of a positive comprehensive immigration reform plan from 2:30 to 4:00pm in the Maud Sullivan Gallery, El Paso Public Library, 501 N. Oregon.

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