Weekly RESISTance Calendar

January 13, 2018

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

     What is on the Agenda in the 2018 NM Legislative Cycle? will be the topic for the Open Meeting of the Southern NM New Progressives.  The meeting, from 2:00-4:00pm in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library, will feature Senators Soules and Steinborn, and Representatives Rubio, Small and Martinez.

 

The monthly Timebank Orientation will be held from 2:00-3:30pm at the Doña Ana Communities United office, 151 S. Walnut, Unit B13, Las Cruces.  Timebanks provide an exchange of services (not dollars) that bu8ild social cohesion, decrease loneliness, and have a positive impact on health.  It’s an alternative economic model that does not rely on capitalism.  For more info, email: dacumeredith@gmail.com.

 

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

     Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative March, sponsored by the Dona Ana County Branch of the NAACP, will assemble at the north roundabout on the Downtown Mall.  Arrive 15 minutes early for a prompt 2:00pmstart of the march.  A Rally will be held at the AFSCME Union Hall, 138 S. Downtown Mall following the March.

 

 

Monday, January 15, 2018

     Doña Ana County Branch NAACP Annual Breakfast will be held at 8:00am at Hotel Encanto, 705 S. Telshor Blvd.  Tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at www.naacpdac.com or by calling 915-355-9702.  The theme this year is “Diversity in the School System” with keynote speaker, Dr. Gregory Ewing, Superintendent of the Las Cruces Public Schools.

 

 

Friday, January 19, 2018

     “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” documentary will be shown at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine from 6:30-8:30pm.  BCOM is at 3501 Arrowhead Dr.  When you enter the building, turn left and walk until you see the double doors on your left.  The documentary takes an in-depth look at how our dysfunctional healthcare system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians, negatively impacting the nation’s health, and remaining unaffordable for a third of our citizens.

 

 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

     2018 Progressive Action Summit (sold out last year) will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  ProgressNOW-NM will be partnering with America Votes, Center for Civic Policy, Equality NM, the NM Center for Law & Poverty, Working Families Party and El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos to touch on topics such as economic development, race, class and gender in politics, tapping the permanent fund for early childhood education, and approaching NM’s opioid epidemic.  And that’s just for starters.  RSVP now at https://resist012018.com.

 

Droughts, Floods, Freezes: The Role of Climate in the Human History of the American Southwest, a talk by Dr. Carla Van West, will be given at 7:00pm.  Call 575-524-9456 for more information.

 

Singing Out, Las Cruces’s LGBTQA Choir, will perform their winter concert, “If There’s to be Peace in the World.”  Concert begins at 7:00pm at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri.  Tickets, available at Spirit Winds and at the door, are $10 (12 and under are free) and include a silent auction and refreshments.

 

 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

            Las Cruces WOMEN’S MARCH at Plaza de Las Cruces in the downtown mall.  Rally starts at 1:00pm with the March starting promptly at 2:00pm.  Bring chairs (a few will be provided by SWEC for those who can’t stand long), signs, and water.  Wear black and/or pink and bring friends.  Not enough women have a seat at the table where decisions are being made.  Women make up more than 50% of our country’s population but hold less than 20% of the seats in Congress.  It is critical for women and our male allies to work together to break down barriers that disproportionately hold back women.

 

Singing Out, Las Cruces’s LGBTQA Choir, will perform their winter concert, “If There’s to be Peace in the World.”  Concert begins at 3:00pm at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri.  Tickets, available at Spirit Winds and at the door, are $10 (12 and under are free) and include a silent auction and refreshments.

 

 

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

     Conversations with Democrats will host a conversation led by Johana Bencomo, Community Organizer with CAFé.  Her topic is “What Is So Precious about U.S. Citizenship, Who Deserves It?”  All are welcome for this program, 2:00-4:00pm, at Holy Family American National Catholic Church, 702 Parker Rd.

 

 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

     Public forum on electoral issues is slated for 7:00-9:00pm at Temple Beth El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Ave, Las Cruces.  Co-hosted by the League of Women Voters and Temple Beth El Social Action Committee, it will be the first in a projected series of forums focused on civic concerns throughout our League’s 50th anniversary year.  Panelists for this forum will be Scott Krahling, Dona Ana County Clerk, Viki Harrison, NM Common Cause, and Randy Harris of Great Conversations.

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