This Week’s RESISTance Calendar

May 20, 2017

Late Additions to Calendar:


Sunday, May 21, 2017

     Fundraising event for the family of Francia Benitez, a local mother of two boys who is being detained by ICE and is facing deportation.  Help the family as they fight her detention.  Come to Our Lady of Health Church (1178 N. Mesquite) from 8:00-11:00am for gorditas, burritos, enchiladas, menudo and more.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

     Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners meeting, 9:00am.  County building at 845 N. Motel Blvd.  Public input is #2 on the agenda.  MANY people will be making remarks regarding the need to fund our transit system.


     Legislative Community Meeting with Representative Angelica Rubio, Representative Nathan Small, and Senator Jeff Steinborn.  5:30-7:00pm at Alma D’Arte Charter School, 402 W Court Ave.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

     Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial will be held from 6:00-9:00pm at the NMSU Presley Askew Baseball Field, corner of Locust and Wells.  The event, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health and Southwest Action Group, is free and open to the public.  Hear guest speakers, performers, and more.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

     Anti-war Vigil every Wednesday (since 9/11/01) from 4:00-5:00pm at the federal court building, Church Street at Griggs.



Thursday, May 25, 2017

     Catholic Charities celebrates Santo Toribio Feast Day by offering free legal advice to immigrants all day, 8:30am to 4:30pm at their office located at 2215 S. Main St, Suite B, Las Cruces.  Appointments with legal staff will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


Kickoff for El Paso Electric Public Advisory Group will be at 2:00pm at the EPE office, 555 S. Compress Rd, Las Cruces.  Merrie Lee Soules says a way to make sure that EPE serves our community is to join the Public Advisory Group (PAG).  Citizens on the PAG stopped the 2015 IRP from having precedential value and saved EPE’s New Mexico customers $22 million.


     Soulidarity vigil every Thursday from 5:00-5:30pm at the federal court building, Church Street at Griggs.  Stand in opposition to Dakota Access, Keystone XL, and all other oil pipelines being constructed across the land of indigenous and Native peoples in violation of treaties and with disregard for sacred spaces.



Saturday, May 27, 2017

     I don’t usually announce political party events, but this program sounds too good to miss.  The “Wall” and Money:  Who Wins and Who Loses? will be held at Noon in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library.  The Federation of Democratic Women of Doña Ana County presents “Conversations with Democrats.”  Guest speaker this month is Patrick Schaefer, the Executive Director of the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness at UTEP.  He works on cross-border economic and social development.  Prior to coming to UTEP, Mr. Schaefer held positions at the law firm of Uria Menendez, the Inter-American Development Bank, and, most recently, the World Bank Group.



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

     “Thirty Seconds to Midnight” by filmmaker Regis Tremblay will be shown in the Library of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano, Las Cruces beginning at 7:00pm.  Mr. Tremblay boldly states that humanity is on the brink of extinction.  Nuclear power is not safe.  48 of America’s nuclear power plants are leaking and there is no way to get rid of nuclear waste.  Climate change and global warming, if not mitigated immediately, will end the human experiment on earth sooner rather than later.  This shocking documentary traces U.S. genocides, military interventions and wars from the 15th century to the very present.  American Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim the earth and its resources as their own are the foundational beliefs that has humanity on the brink of extinction.  The showing is free, donations are accepted to offset the filmmaker’s travel expenses, and time to speak with Regis Tremblay will follow the film.

-compiled by Jan Thompson,

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