The following are events that community members and organizations have requested that The Nation Report publish.
July 2, Tuesday:
Close the Camps: Delivering the Message to Cory Gardner
Join Indivisible Denver, AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights and the Not 1 More Deportation Table for remarks by impacted community members regarding ICE, Border Patrol and the detention camps.
Folks will gather on the street in front of Gardner’s office. There will be an altar where folks are invited bring photos of those killed by ICE and CBP or separated family members. A delegation led by Not1More Deportation table will deliver a letter to Gardner asking him oppose further funds for ICE and CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) and close the camps. The altar and a letter will also be taken up to Gardner’s office.
Close the Camps events are going on all over the country on Tuesday – a coalition effort of the American Friends Service Committee, Families Belong Together, United We Dream and others.
721 19th St, Denver, CO 80202-2503
12:00 pm – 12:30
July 8, Monday:
Come Get The Scoop On Democratic Changemakers In Our Community
Get the scoop on Democratic changemakers in our community!
FREE and open to all – bring your kids!
Join us for ice cream in North Boulder Park (north side of the shelter) to meet local, state, & national Democratic leaders. The conversation will be led by Dave Krieger with special guest U.S. Representative Joe Neguse. There will also be plenty of opportunities to share your views for progress & change!
Numerous elected officials and candidates attending. Andrew Romanoff is a co-host with Judy Amabile.
July 12, Friday:
Lights For Liberty: Aurora, Colorado
On July 12th, Lights for Liberty will shine a light on the horrific abuses of the Trump administration in human detention camps. People will begin arriving at 7pm local time at locations around the nation. At five main locations, legislators, activists, and organizers will speak until 9pm. At 9pm local time, at every detention camp, and in cities, towns, and homes around America, a silent sea of candles will light up the nation.
TRANSPORTATION: Interested in carpooling or putting a bus together? Post your city of origin below to find your people! (Be sure to check other comments first!)
Parking is limited so you might also consider taking the light rail to the Peoria Station and walking ~2-3 blocks to the GEO Detention Center. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON OAKLAND. We need to ensure that Casa de Paz has access to the building. There is street parking on E 30th and Peoria, E 33rd and Peoria, Nome and E33rd.
SIGNAGE: please consider using the following for your signs so we can have consistent messaging.
– Don’t Look Away
– End US Concentration Camps
– Lights For Liberty
For the vigil please bring either an electric candle or download the Candle app to your smart phone.
DONATIONS: Indivisible Denver Action Committee is hosting a Donation Drive for Casa de Paz in alignment with this event. Please help ease the isolating experience of immigrants in detention in Aurora. See link for additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/344898009512933/
Many thanks to our local sponsors for their support in organizing this event: American Friends Services Committee (AFSC), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) CO, Colorado Immigrant Right Coalition (CIRC), Indivisible, MoveOn
7-9 pm: Speakers
9 pm: Vigil