The following are events that community members and organizations have requested that The Nation Report publish.
August 19, Sunday:
Film Screening “MEDITERRANEA”
Out of Africa . . . across the Sahara Desert and Mediterranean Sea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . into southern European ports. . . . . . . . . .
This film charts the hardships of the contemporary African odyssey across the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea and the challenges confronting the migrants and refugees as they start a new life in Europe.
Media attention has been plentiful about the mass exodus of Syrians and other Middle Easterners crossing the Mediterranean seeking refuge in European nations. There is much less focus upon the over 300,000 migrants from Sub-Saharan African nations who, in recent years, have undertaken the perilous voyage. Over 2,000 Africans have drowned en route.
The film explores the transitory lives of a group of West Africans who walk across the Sahara desert, embark on overcrowded boats and land in Italy, where they encounter a world very different from the glamorous pictures they saw on Facebook.
Directed by Jonas Carpignano. 110 minutes. In Italian, Arabic (and other languages) with English subtitles.
$5 suggested donation –
Sponsored by the Colorado Committee on Africa and the Caribbean.
For more information: (303) 329-5881
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The Mercury Cafe
2199 California St.
August 20, Monday:
Meet the Candidates
Longmont Political Revolution will host a candidate forum.
We will meet candidates Cliff Willmeng, who is running for Boulder County Commissioner, and Theresa Stets, who is running for the Colorado HD12 seat. Both candidates have been active in the fracking fight for the past 6 yrs through East Boulder United.
We will also hear the latest news about our NW Rail. We look forward to seeing you!
Barbed Wire Bookstore
504 Main Street
6:00 – 7:00 pm
August 26, Sunday:
United for Justice Protest Vigil
A protest vigil in coordination with a national movement to demand that the US Senate stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a lifelong appointment to the Supreme Court.
Downtown Longmont, 6th and Main
Sign up here to attend the event. Bring noisemakers and signs.
August 29, Wednesday:
Rocky Flats Right to Know Meeting
Barnes and Noble
9370 Sheridan Blvd
Westminster City Center
September 15, Saturday:
There is No Refuge from Nuclear War or Nuclear Waste: A Rocky Flats Panel Event
Mark you calendar! This fall RMPJC and Joanna Macy Center will be hosting a panel on Nuclear Waste, Nuclear Weapons, and Rocky Flats. Panelists include: Judith Mohling, Rick Wayman, Jon Lipsky, Elizabeth Panzer, and Dr. Michael Ketterer.
Performing Arts Center
2130 Arapahoe Ave