TNR Calendar

 

The following are events that community members and organizations have requested that The Nation Report publish.

We will update already scheduled events as they are moved to virtual or online events or are rescheduled.

March 17, Tuesday:

Webinar:  Public Banking on the March (Note Time Change)

Politics and Policy in Transition Webinar Series –
Public Banking: A Way to Finance Transition

 

Presented by David Cobb.  David Cobb is an outstanding speaker and played a key role in the “Move to Amend” movement to reverse the Citizens United Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited corporate funding of elections. Let us know if you think we might do the same here in Colorado, especially considering the COVID-19 restrictions on live meetings.

 

12-1:30 pm

 

 

March 18: Wednesday:

Virtual Town Hall Hosted by US Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff

What about our mental health?

The pandemic we now face has taught us a lot about the coronavirus, COVID-19, and how to protect our physical health. But this crisis takes a toll on our mental health as well.

Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Live @romanoff2020.

Mental health professionals will be on hand to answer your questions about how to handle anxiety, address your children’s concerns, and improve your wellbeing.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health issues, please call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255. Free, confidential counseling is available 24/7 in English and Spanish.

Register

12:00 pm

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Virtual Town Hall Hosted by US Congress Representative Joe Neguse

 

This town hall will be a discussion of important legislation in the U.S. House to provide needed economic relief for families and healthcare workers across the nation in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. As a member of Speaker Pelosi’s leadership team, I was proud to work on this legislation and help secure its passage.  For Americans who are uninsured, unemployed, lack paid sick leave or the means to pay for testing and treatment, the continued spread of Coronavirus will hit especially hard economically. Governor Polis has already enacted innovative measures in Colorado to increase testing capacity and offer paid leave. The legislation passed by Congress early this morning will provide additional support for all Americans to ensure their health and economic security through the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes:

  • Free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, including the uninsured;
  • Paid emergency leave with both 14 days of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave;
  • Enhanced Unemployment Insurance, a first step that will extend protections to furloughed workers;
  • Strengthened food security initiatives, including SNAP, student meals, seniors nutrition and food banks;
  • Clear protections for frontline workers, including health care workers and other workers who are in contact with those who have been exposed or are responsible for cleaning at-risk places;
  • Increased federal funds for Medicaid, as states face increased costs.

As we respond to the Coronavirus, it is absolutely vital that the health and safety of American families is our first priority.

 

Register

6:15-7:15 pm

 

March 23, Monday:

Notice of Rulemaking Public Hearing: Election Rules

The Secretary of State gives notice of proposed changes to rulemaking and public hearing.  The Secretary is considering amendments to election rules to improve the administration and enforcement of Colorado election law.  The Secretary proposes permanent adoption of temporary rules adopted on Feb 3, 2020.  The Secretary is considering rule revisions necessary to ensure the proper administration of elections and risk-limiting audits statewide, certify elections equipment, eliminate obsolete provisions, organize existing rules for clarity, simplify the language of existing rules, and ensure consistency with Department rulemaking standards.

The basis/purpose and draft proposed rules include:

•Establish minimum standards for the certification of electronic voting systems in the state.

• Clarify existing rules regarding signature verification.

• Ensure proper administration of mail ballot elections statewide.

• Ensure proper administration of mail ballot elections statewide.

• Implement and ensure proper administration of HB 19-1278 and mail ballot elections statewide.

• Ensure proper administration of mail ballot elections statewide, specifically in regards to the operation of voter service and polling centers.

• Further prescribing the manner of performing logic and accuracy testing. 1 Article VII of the Colorado Constitution, Title 1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, and the Help America Vote Act.

Secretary of State’s Office

1700 Broadway, Aspen Conference Room, 3rd Floor

Denver

1:00 pm

March 29, Sunday:

Colorado Open Forum

The Grand Unified Theory of Music – with Chris Mohr (with a chance to hear what he is talking about)

Why is music the universal language? We can hear a magnificent Japanese poem and be completely uncomprehending if we don’t know Japanese, but we can hear Japanese music and be deeply moved by its expressive beauty. What is universal in music is the natural harmonics, which we can now hear in their original purity no matter which overtones are chosen in each individual culture. This is the one Grand Unified Theory that explains all of music at its most universal level.

Author Chris Mohr began work on 53-note-to-the-octave music in 1999 and created his musical mandala in 2004. He has since “mapped out” hundreds of ancient scales from all over the world in their original tunings, all fitting beautifully into a single Grand Unified Theory of Ancient Music. He has also mapped out over 100 chord progressions built off the seventh harmonic in 53-equal, expanding the vocabulary of traditional Western tonal music more than any other music theory advance in over a century.

Before this, he published a book of piano music, two successful musicals, the album August Light, and the music drama From the Realm of the Shadow (available on Naxos Records and possibly being made into a movie).  Chris has been a classical music radio announcer since 1978, and currently hosts A Classic Monday and Opera Box on KGNU, and hosts the summer classical music show on Aspen Public Radio every summer, “the official voice of the Aspen Music Festival and School.”

Koelbel Library (Arapahoe  Libraries) – Forum Room

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.

12:30 pm

April 8, Wednesday:

Caregiving Symposium

Event provides education and support for family/informal caregivers of older adults.

The 2020 Caregiving Symposium, hosted by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging and partner sponsors Boulder Medical Center and TRU Community Care, will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at the Boulder Jewish Community Center.

Boulder County residents who provide care for older relatives, partners, or friends are invited to this event. The symposium provides informal and family caregivers the opportunity to visit with service providers, enhance caregiving knowledge, receive support, and connect with each other.

The Caregiving Symposium will feature an introductory keynote address with Jane Barton, author of Caregiving for the Genius on Collaborative Care – A Life-Giving Approach to Caregiving.

The event will include more than 80 local service providers and expert workshop presentations on topics such as dementia care, legal and financial issues, self-care, hard conversations about care needs, addressing caregiver grief, and technology for caregivers. The event will also have facilitated support sessions, on-site massage therapists (available on a first come, first served appointment basis), and raffle prizes.

Participation is $5 with lunch included in the cost. Register online at https://bit.ly/2GU01S6 or call 303-441-1685. Registration will close on March 27, or when the event is at capacity. Financial assistance for respite care (substitute older adult care) is available. Please call 303-441-1617 to learn more.

For more information, contact Juliette Kershner with Boulder County Area Agency on Aging at 303-678-6116 or infocaregiver@bouldercounty.org.

Boulder Jewish Community Center

6007 Oreg Ave.

Boulder, CO

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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