RESISTance Calendar

May 11, 2019

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.

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.

Monday, May 20, 2019

     ACLU Community Meeting in Las Cruces will be held 6:00-8:00pm and includes dinner so be sure to RSVP at https://action.aclu.org/webform/nm-rsvp-our-southern-new-mexico-community-meetings/.  ACLU-NM is done celebrating their many “wins” in the recent legislative session and wants to start work on future goals.  Help shape those goals to protect and support border communities.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

     Retake Our Democracy will make a stop in Las Cruces to share what they learned from the 2019 legislative session, how good bills died, how specific committees served as “graveyards” for bills, and which legislators are responsible for the demise of many good bills.  How well did the Alert Network work?  What are the next steps to the 2020 Legislative Session?  Retake Our Democracy leaders will be at the Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Main, from 1:30-3:30pm.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

     Border Heroes 2019: Resilience is the theme for the annual border heroes dinner event sponsored by Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center.  Las Americas provides pro bono legal representation for several asylum-seekers held in long-term detention and has been a long-time advocate for immigration reform.  This year, Las Americas honors attorney Carlos Spector with its inaugural Legacy Award, Stephanie Karr (former Executive Director of the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence) as the Border Hero, and Annunciation House with a special Volunteer Award.  Tickets are available at $80 (through May 18) and $100 (after May 18).  The dinner will be 6:30-7:30pm at the El Paso Community College, Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount Blvd.  RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/886028155061578/.

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