RESISTance Calendar

July 19, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019

     Weaving for Justice monthly sale of textiles woven by Maya women in cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico, will be held from 10:00am-4:00pm at 525 E. Lohman (upstairs in Suite C).  All proceeds from sales of these beautiful items go back to the weavers in Chiapas.

     10th Annual Candlelight Vigil to acknowledge the negative health effects suffered by the people of New Mexico from the Trinity Test in 1945.  There will be a Town Hall meeting at 2:00pm in the Tularosa Community Center, 1050 Bookout Road, and the vigil will begin at 7:30pm at Tularosa Little League Field (west of Tularosa High School).  Sponsored by Interfaith Worker Justice-NM and the Downwinders.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

     “The City of Las Cruces and Asylum Seekers” is the title of the Roundtable discussion being led by Mayor Ken Miyagishima.  Roundtable is a free weekly program of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano, held in the church library from 9:00-10:00am.

Monday, July 22, 2019

     Vigil at Clint Child Holding Facility is held every Monday at 8:30pm to protest the detention of children in Border Patrol custody.  Close the camps.  Bring an electric candle, if you have one.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

former     “How Can We Have a Positive Impact On Climate Change” is the topic of this month’s Conversations With Democrats starting at 2:00pm at Holy Family Church, 702 Parker Rd.  The discussion leader of this critical issue is Dr. Madeline Hildebrandt who is a “Climate Reality” Leader following her training by former Vice President Al Gore this year in Atlanta.  She is also a Planning & Zoning Commissioner for the City of Socorro and Adjunct Professor of History at Rowan College in New Jersey.  Conversations are a program of the Federation of Democratic Women of Dona Ana County.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

     Moral Monday at the Borderlands with Repairers of the Breach and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber calls on faith leaders and all people of faith whose conscience compels them to join in calling on all congressional leaders to demand an end to child detention, a termination of the Remain in Mexico program, the preservation of human rights, equal protection under the law, and that all refugees seeking asylum be granted the due process to do so.  Mass meeting at First Christian Church, 901 Arizona Ave., El Paso 7:00pm.  There will then be an action of conscience Monday, July 29, 10:00am in El Paso (location to be announced at the Mass Meeting).

Planning Ahead:

Saturday, August 17, 2019

     AARP Rally on the Plaza to end prescription greed from 9:00am – noon will feature local city, state and U.S. officials.  In addition to speakers, a mariachi band will provide entertainment and a Bill of Rights to Affordable Prescription Drugs will be available to sign.  The event is free and open to everyone.

Friday, October 4, 2019

     ACLU Annual Meeting in Las Cruces.  Hear reports of work done over the past year, discuss what’s in store for the rest of 2019 through 2020, and participate in a training on how to take action locally.  This event is free and open to the public (you do not have to be an ACLU member to attend).  6:00-8:00pm at the Branigan Cultural Center, Schwartz Room, 501 N. Main St.  RSVP to https://action.aclu.org/webform/nm-2019-annual-meetings.

Doña Ana County Selfless Act is again requesting donations of fans to help keep our community members cool this summer and especially during the current heat wave.  Fans may be dropped off at the following locations:

     United Healthcare, 555 Utah Ave, Suite D

     Triple Threat Nutrition, 1300 El Paseo Rd., Suite D

     Elite Nutrition, 2801 Missouri Ave., Suite 26

     Game Changer Nutrition, 787 Taylor St.

Or call 575-635-5211 to arrange pick-up service.

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