The following are events that community members and organizations have requested that The Nation Report publish.
January 24, Friday – January 25, Saturday:
Civil Rights Summit
All Rise: Presented by Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC
Join attorneys, local leaders, organizers, community members, and students for the University of Denver’s 2nd Annual Civil Rights Summit: All Rise, presented by Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC. This event — organized entirely by law students — aims to connect and inspire Colorado’s civil rights community.
Friday, January 24th will kick-off with a keynote address by Nadine Strossen and breakout sessions will highlight Environmental Justice and Immigration Justice topics.
Saturday, January 25th breakout sessions will cover pressing Economic Justice and Criminal Justice issues and conclude with remarks by Elisabeth Epps.
One day and two day tickets are available. CLEs are available.
Would you like to sponsor this event? Please contact Charles Allison-Godfrey at email@example.com.
Ricketson Law Building
University of Denver
Sturm College of Law
2255 E Evans Ave
Denver, Colorado 80208
8:00 am – 6:00 pm both days
4th Annual Climate Lobby Day at the Capitol!
The new year is here and now is the time to make our voices heard directly to our elected legislators at the start of the legislative session. Our elected officials have stated that they do not hear from their constituents – let’s change that and make sure they are aware that the people believe climate change is a real problem and an issue of deep importance to Coloradans.
To help make our voices heard, please join 350 Colorado and 350 Metro Denver for our 4th Annual Climate Lobby Day.
Hosted by 350 Colorado and 350 Metro Denver
No lobbying experience is necessary. We will provide training, talking points, and help you identify your legislator. We will then walk across the street to the Capitol and pair you up with your respective representatives so you can let them know directly how pending legislation and issues requiring legislation directly impact you and your community. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.
If you have any friends or family who may be interested or want to join please forward this email to them. We welcome anyone across the state interested in lobbying our representatives for real change and action on climate related issues.
First Baptist Church, 1373 Grant St., Denver (just across the street from the Capitol)
January 25, Saturday:
Direct Action Support Team Training
The Direct Action Support Team (DAST) is a group of trained volunteers who support actions or protests led by organizers of color as accomplices (ex: marshals, witnesses, legal watch, perimeter guards, etc.).
As DAST members, we commit to be 1.) Accountable to leadership of color 2.) Responsive to calls within 24 hours- even if to say ‘no’. 3.) Open to feedback. 4.) Willing to make ourselves available with minimal notice. 5.) Support a minimum of four events per year.
If you would like to join this team and are ready to commit to this work, please fill out the application by clicking on the link below. All applications must be received by 1/4/2020.
Indivisible Superpower Summit
RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE or at the ticket link below:
Join Indivisible activists–experienced and learning–from across Colorado for the Citizens Superpower Summit! Get energized and educated as we launch into primaries–and beyond. Grass-roots activism — and long-term strategic thinking — is more crucial than ever. Power-Up, together, with fresh tools for learning about yourself and finding your own superpowers, then build your power with knowledge and catapult into world-changing with the best power of all: equitable and inspiring community building. Leave this Summit with new friends and a concrete plan to win elections and change the world.
Want to help plan this event? Contact Jody@Indivisible.org
The Franciscan Event Center
Jan 25 9:00 am – Jan 26 12:00 noon
January 26, Sunday:
Colorado Open Forum
Thriving with Severe Autism – by Sarah Carrasco – in Person
Sarah Carrasco’s son David was typically developing until the age of 13 months and then suddenly began exhibiting serious problems. His problems were so severe that doctors were reluctant to diagnose autism. Finally, at the age of four he was diagnosed with autism—the severest kind—with uncontrollable violence and extreme regression. The doctor who gave the diagnosis was a developmental pediatrician with 25 years’ experience in treating developmental disabilities. She said this was the worst case of autism she had ever seen. She advised Sarah that there was no hope and no cure, and that she should be David in a home and give herself a break. The stress of dealing with his condition including the financial strain eventually led to a divorce and Sarah was left to cope with David’s condition largely on her own. She refused to give up. She then began an immense struggle looking for various kinds of help and answers on-line, and eventually and gradually found successful means of financial assistance, and means of improving her son’s health, behavior, and life.
She is the author of a book The Autism Help Book (2018), in order to help other parents of autistic children much more easily find the many kinds of assistance that Sarah eventually was able to find and use. David is now high-functioning, behaves very well, is kind, and a joy to be with.
Sarah will describe the long path she has followed and forged towards the remarkable improvement of her son and the many ways that other parents can obtain help to improve and better manage their autistic children’s condition and lives. Please join us
Koelbel Library (Arapahoe Libraries) – Room A (to left)
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121 – located SW corner of S. Holly and Orchard Rd., enter off E. Orchard or S. Holly – convenient parking available.
January 28, Tuesday:
January Spotlight On! Immigrant Rights at the CO Leg!
Hosted by AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights
Join us for our January Spotlight On, Immigrant Rights at the CO Legislature.
Welcome to the 2020 Legislative Session. There is some great pro-immigrant legislation that will move forward in Colorado in the upcoming legislative session.
Join us to learn the details about these pieces of legislation from representatives of the various campaigns spearheading them. Learn what role you can play in their success. We’ll map out our legislative connections and priorities and identify folks to schedule and coordinate visits and other activities. AFSC will provide a packet with information on the bills themselves and other important legislative information!
Snacks, Spanish/English interpretation and childcare will be provided!
Tendremos nuestro enero Spotlight On el 22 de enero a las 5 PM.
Bienvenidos a la Sesión Legislativa 2019. Hay varias propuestas de ley pro-inmigrantes que avanzarán en Colorado en la próxima sesión legislativa.
Acompáñanos para aprender de los detalles sobre estas propuestas de ley de representantes de las diversas campañas que los encabezan. Aprende qué papel puedes desempeñar en su éxito. Planificaremos nuestras conexiones y prioridades legislativas e identificaremos a las personas para programar y coordinar visitas y otras actividades. ¡AFSC proporcionará un paquete con información sobre los proyectos de ley y otra información legislativa importante!
¡Se proveerán bocadillos, interpretación en español / inglés y cuidado de niños!
1420 Ogden Street, Suite 201
Candidate “Speed Dating” Forum
Sponsored by Colorado Black Women for Political Action
Join us in in January to meet the candidates who will be vying to get onto the primary ballot either through the caucus process (on March 7, 2020) or petitioning on. Get an early glimpse of who you would like to help get onto the ballot.
(Commissioners, Regents, DA’s, Congressional, State Legislature, State Board of Ed, Senate)
Come chat with the candidates one on one and get an opportunity to ask follow-up questions!
Aurora Municipal Center
15151 East Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012
6:00 – 8:00 PM
February 3, Monday:
Love Knows No Borders, No Walls February Vigil at GEO 2020
Hosted by AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights
We gather each quarter to stand together for our neighbors and our families and against detention and deportation. Don’t miss the Love Knows No Borders, No Walls Vigil on Monday, February 4th, 6:00-7:00 pm at the ICE Detention Center at 3130 Oakland Street, in Aurora, CO.
Bring a friend, signs and noisemakers (drums, horns, pot and pans). We’ll sing some love songs and chant together and there is an open mic for people directly impacted by the detention center to share.
A reminder that we have been doing these vigils for over a decade in a peaceful manner that creates safer space for community members of all statuses.
This year, we continue to deliver your handmade Valentines to every person imprisoned at the GEO Detention Center. We invite you to join this artful meditation and create a Valentine for someone separated from their loved ones. Whether separated by war, climate catastrophe or the US Government, We know that OUR Love knows No Borders, No walls!
Check Out our Valentine making box to take to your church, school or book club, just email Jordan. Or send or drop off your own hand made Valentines to 1420 Ogden, Suite 201 by Wednesday, February 12th to be delivered to GEO on Thursday, February 13th. Let us know if you’d like to join us in delivering them.
Join us at each Coloradans For Immigrant Rights meeting until Valentine’s day to make valentines – every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, all are welcome!
Nos reunimos cada trimestre para defender a nuestros vecinos y nuestras familias y contra la detención y la deportación. No se pierda la vigilia Love Knows No Borders, No Walls el lunes 4 de febrero, 6: 00-7: 00 pm en el centro de detención de ICE en 3130 Oakland Street, en Aurora, CO.
Traiga un amigo, letreros y matracas (tambores, bocinas, ollas y sartenes). Cantaremos algunas canciones de amor y cantaremos juntos, y hay un micrófono abierto para que las personas directamente afectadas por el centro de detención compartan.
Un recordatorio de que hemos estado haciendo estas vigilias durante más de una década de una manera pacífica que crea un espacio más seguro para los miembros de la comunidad de todos los estados.
Este año, continuamos entregando sus tarjetas de San Valentín hechas a mano a cada persona encarcelada en el Centro de Detención GEO. Te invitamos a unirte a esta ingeniosa meditación y crear un San Valentín para alguien separado de sus seres queridos. Ya sea que estén separados por la guerra, la catástrofe climática o el gobierno de los EE. UU., Sabemos que NUESTRO amor no conoce fronteras, ni muros.
Echa un vistazo a nuestro cuadro de San Valentín para llevar a tu iglesia, escuela o club de lectura, solo envía un correo electrónico a Jordan. O envíe o deje sus propias tarjetas de San Valentín hechas a mano a 1420 Ogden, Suite 201 antes del miércoles 12 de febrero para ser entregadas a GEO el jueves 13 de febrero. Háganos saber si desea unirse a nosotros para entregarlos.
Únase a nosotros en cada reunión de los residentes de Colorado para los derechos de los inmigrantes hasta el día de San Valentín para hacer San Valentín: cada 2º, 3º y 4º martes del mes de 5:00 a 6:30 p.m., ¡todos son bienvenidos!
3130 Oakland St.
Aurora, CO 80010