The following are events that community members and organizations have requested that The Nation Report publish:
February 20, Tuesday:
An Evening with Denver Activist and Emmy Award Winner Alex Landau
Alex Landau is a Denver native who received a $795,000 settlement from the Denver Police Department (one of the largest settlements in Denver history) after surviving a severe beating at the hands of three Denver police officers after a routine traffic stop in 2009. In 2016, he won an Emmy award for an animated short (Traffic Stop) that he created with the StoryCorps animation team based on his experience. Alex’s tragic history with police brutality became the catalyst for his current work in criminal justice reform and his involvement with Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC). It also fueled his efforts in human and civil rights advocacy and social justice education. Today, Alex finds himself on the front lines with community members navigating the grassroots and political sectors. and collaborating with an array of people and groups around the country and abroad. Alex passionately believes that we must collectively use our personal narratives to build networks, exchange, learn, and grow from past and present experiences.
Old Main Chapel, CU Boulder
Colorado State Capitol Event Honoring Daddy Bruce Randolph
Please join us at the Colorado State Capitol to honor the legacy of Daddy Bruce Randolph and his contributions to the city of Denver.
A complimentary breakfast will be served from 7:30 am to 9 am. A preview of the Daddy Bruce documentary, “Keep a Light in Your Window” will be shown. Ronald Wooding and the Bruce Randolph family will be honored on both the House and the Senate floor beginning at 9:05 am and 9:15 am respectively.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Rev. Ronald Wooding at 720 435 5738 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peaceful Revolution: Restoring Hope in a Traumatized World
Featuring Paul K. Chapell
Chapell is a Westpoint graduate, Iraq War Veteran, and Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
Traveling across the United States and internationally, NAPF Peace Leadership Director Paul K. Chappell lectures on waging peace, ending war, the art of living, what it means to be human. He also teaches workshops and courses on peace leadership.
Sponsored by Dan Lyons Chapter 178 of Veterans for Peace and the CSU Center of Mindfulness
Parking available on west side of TILT building and LSC after 4 pm.
For more information contact Paul Gessler 970-490-1527
Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT)
801 Oval Dr.
2nd Floor auditorium, Room 221
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
6-8 pm (doors open at 5:30)
February 22, Thursday:
Let Hope Be A Place of Meeting
Join J Street Boulder and Lemon Tree Group for an evening with speakers from Combatants for Peace. Combatants for Peace is an organization of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian combatants seeking a non-violent resolution to the conflict. You can check out their website at http://cfpeace.org/
email@example.com for more information
Congregation Nevei Codesh
1925 Glenwood Drive
Black Gold: The African American Experience in Early Colorado with Adrian Miller
Informative and entertaining evening as Adrian Miller – a Denvver-based, award winning writer and amateur historian – shines a spotlight on the African Americans who lived in Colorado before 1920. We’ll hear about artists, civil rights advocates, entertainers, entrepreneurs, faith leaders, inventors, politicians, and restaurateurs who made the state a special place.
Miller has received the James Beard award for his cookbook, Soul Food, and was a 2017 NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary Work, Non-fiction, for his book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas.
Registration is required and will open here on January 22 at 10 am. This registration will be handled through Eventbrite.com. Please see the instructions here to register with Eventbrite if you are not already familiar with it. No email address? Call (303) 651-8472 to register.
Longmont City Council Chambers
350 Kimbark St.
Town Hall with Maj Leader Becker & Reps Steve Fenberg and Edie Hooton
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
3201 Walnut St | Boulder
February 27, Tuesday:
with Iman Jodeh: Islam 101 & the “Muslim Ban”
Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, a project of the AFSC and Friends of Sabeel invite Iman Jodeh of Meet The Middle East to speak at our February Spotlight On! She will share an Islam 101 and we will discuss the “Muslim ban” and how it related to immigrant justice.
Iman M. Jodeh, MPA is the Executive Director and Founder of the locally based non-profit, Meet the Middle East (MTME), which fosters relationships between the US and the Middle East through education and immersion travel. As a first-generation Palestinian American, Iman is fluent in Arabic and maintains a second home in Ramallah, Palestine. Using her background and education, she offers alternative travel opportunities for Americans to Palestine, Israel, Jordan and Egypt that are otherwise unseen in the West. She also locally hosts cultural and educational programs through MTME for those unable to travel to insure exposure to the Middle East. Entities ranging from Children’s Hospital to the US Districts Attorney’s Office often call on her expertise to consult about the geo-political situation of the Middle East or Islam. As the Spokeswoman for the Colorado Muslim Society, Iman also plays a major role in representing Muslims on a variety of social justice areas statewide. She sits on the Board of Directors at the Colorado Interfaith Alliance and the Village Exchange Center, representing the Muslim community. Iman lectures at the University of Denver’s University College Enrichment Program and teaches The Israeli Palestinian Conflict: From Ancient History to Today’s Headlines as well as Life Under Occupation: A Palestinian Perspective. In 2006, she received her master’s in Public Policy from the University of Colorado at Denver where she focused her graduate studies on urban redevelopment and citizen participation in the West Bank.
The Middle East is an astoundingly rich and beautiful region of the world filled with a tapestry of diverse peoples, resources and opportunities. The region also has considerable challenges and ignited passions that sometimes frighten or confuse many in the West.There is a need and demand for education and greatly increased interaction with the Middle East, and it is the goal of MTME to help Americans prepare for and participate in this new era in positive and constructive ways.
1420 Ogden Street,
Denver, Colorado 80218
February 28, Wednesday:
Free Legal Clinic
The City of Longmont, through its Community and Neighborhood Resources Division, and the Boulder Court Self-Help Resource Center, coordinates quarterly law clinics free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Attorneys are available on site to provide legal advice in English and Spanish in the following areas:
- Consumer Issues
- Criminal law
- Employment law
- Fair Housing/Disabilities
- Family law
- Personal Injury
- Social Security
Longmont Senior Center
910 Longs Peak Avenue
5:30 to 7:30 pm
March 11, Sunday:
Play: All My Sons, by Arthur Miller
Panel discussion afterwards includes Lynne Collings, the play’s director who will tie the play together with Rocky Flats issues, LeRoy Moore, Pat Mellen, Paula Elofson-Gardine, Ted Qiegler, Jon Lipsky, and David Snow.
Contact Manuel Gomez at the Arvada Center for group ticket information available until Feb. 11: 720-898-7273
6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003
March 15, Thursday:
Public Banking on the March – From Austerity to Prosperity – 2018
Public Banking is on the move throughout the nation! From the east coast to the west coast, cities and states across the country are exploring the many benefits that ownership of a Public Bank will bring.
Name any concern you have — homelessness, affordable housing, sustainable futures, climate change, solar energy production, education, health care, etc. — and you will find that Public Banking can effectively address it without raising taxes, without cutting public services, and without selling off publicly owned assets, like parks, water systems, roads, and public lands.
Ellen H. Brown. Ellen Brown was a lead founder of the Public Banking Institute, and author of the ground-breaking books Web of Debt – The Shocking Truth About Our Money System And How We Can Break Free and The Public Bank Solution – From Austerity to Prosperity. She has presented on public banking in North America, Europe, and Asia. She conducts the radio show “It’s Our Money” and the TV show “The Public Bank Solution.” She currently chairs the Public Banking Institute. Her Blog “Web of Debt” has hundreds of articles shining a bright light on the many advantages of public banks for a better world.
Walt McRee. Walt is President of Public Banking Associates and Chair/CEO Emeritus of the Public Banking Institute. Walt has provided many presentations about public banking throughout the country. He produces and hosts the radio program “It’s Our Money” and “The Public Bank Solution” TV program. He helps lead the effort to create a New Jersey State Bank and was a Director of the Pennsylvania Public Banking Project. He formerly served as CEO of the Alliance for Public Broadcasting.
Nichoe Lichen. Nichoe is a veteran organizer for economic justice, and for environmental and civil rights. An adoption social worker by profession, in 2011, she co-founded WeArePeopleHere! and Banking on New Mexico, which lead the movement for public banking in New Mexico and Santa Fe, which included an international public banking symposium in Santa Fe in 2014. She leads the effort for a Santa Fe public bank and is a board member of the Public Banking Institute.
- Public Banking – The Progress of the Movement in the U.S. and Colorado Today.
- How Profitable and Beneficial Are Public Banks for Communities?
- Santa Fe – The Public Bank Task Force Final Report – Lessons Learned.
- How to Establish Public Banks – What Public Officials Need to Know and Do.
- Conclusive Proof that Banks Create Money Out of Nothing.
- Are Public Banks Legal? Are Any Changes in the Law Needed or Desirable?
Why Public Banks Are Good for Wall Street.
First Universalist Church of Denver
4101 E. Hampden Ave.
(NE corner, E. Hampden and S. Colorado Blvd.)
5-6 pm reception
6-9 pm program