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November 2018

Benjamin Ladraa the Man Who Walked to Palestine: A Fireside Chat

November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Posner Center, Meet the Middle East 1031 33rd St. Denver CO 80204, 401 Meade St United States + Google Map

Making international headlines in 2017 as the Swedish human rights activist who walked from Sweden to Palestine to raise awareness of the plight of the Palestinian people, he was denied entry after embarking on a solo trek of 4, 3,000 miles from Gothenburg, Sweden to Jerusalem, via thirteen countries.

We will hear from Benjamin about his journey before Meet the Middle East Executive Director joins the conversation pose pre-submitted questions to Benjamin from the audience. To read more about Benjamin and his extraordinary story, go to www.facebook.com/WalktoPalestine/.

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Immigration in America

November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, Colorado 80204
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It would seem that the vitriolic rhetoric circulating our media is something new, but unfortunately, it’s been occurring since the founding of the country. From controversial land grabs from the Native Americans to the influx of immigrant workers to the brave families escaping war and famine, immigration is an integral part of our nation’s history. Therefore, it’s incumbent upon us to educate ourselves on immigration so we can prepare for a better future.

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Poker Night for DREAMers

November 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
El Centro Humanitario, 2260 California St, Denver, CO 80205, 2001 California St United States + Google Map

We are hosting our second Poker Night Fundraiser! All proceeds will go towards a scholarship for DACA students who want to pursue a post-secondary education through the New Directions Master program at CU Denver.

We will have food and drinks!

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December 2018

Blinded by the Fight: Social Psychology & Political Polarization

December 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Secular Hub

We live in polarized times. As red and blue states fracture and political discourse turns increasingly hostile, sober analysis of the left/right divide is needed more than ever. How can the President be seen by some as a savvy businessman with the courage to take on a corrupt political system, while others see a narcissist-in-chief whose buffoonery would be laughable if not so dangerous? Why is the contrast in perception so sharp on issue after issue, from climate change to immigration, MeToo to Judge Kavanaugh? In a wide-ranging discussion, Dr. Mark Horowitz will demonstrate that the left/right divide runs much deeper than political philosophy. Indeed, liberals and conservatives differ not just in politics but in personality; not just in beliefs but in cognitive styles, characteristic emotions, and even food and leisure pursuits. Come hear Dr. Horowitz discuss why we see the world so differently and what this could mean for our ability to achieve progress in our fractured country and around the world.

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Women’s Lobby of Colorado Pre-Session Social

December 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
1536 Wynkoop St

Join us for our pre-session social! We invite our members and supporters to meet one another and to chat about goals we have for session, but mainly it is a time for those of us that work for women's equity to be together.

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Resistmas Holiday Celebration

December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mercury Cafe Denver

Merry Resistmas! Join activists from all over the state for a festive holiday celebration that will highlight the amazing work we have done as a “Resistance Family.” The Resistance Family is made up of people from all different creeds, backgrounds, religions, etc. This is a FREE, Kid Friendly, and Family Friendly event.

We will have a cash bar for those who would like to purchase drinks! The Mercury Cafe ONLY ACCEPTS CASH so please bring cash to get a drink, there will also be food provided! We are asking that you bring either a dish that represents your culture or a toy so we can donate to children in need of toys this holiday season!

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February 2019

2019 LGBTQ Lobby Day

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Denver

Join LGBTQ Coloradans, their families, and allies at the state capitol for our annual LGBTQ Lobby Day on Wednesday, February 13, 2019!

When: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 8:00am-2:00pm
Where: First Baptist Church of Denver, 1373 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203 (please note the new location this year)

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2019 Civil Rights Awards Reception

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Chambers Grant Salon, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1355 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204, 501 Curtis St United States + Google Map

We invite you to join us at the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region's 2019 Civil Rights Awards Reception as we honor four civil rights champions.

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Secondary (Vicarious) Trauma Workshop

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights

Are you a volunteer, counselor or teacher who hears trauma other people experience? Do you volunteer your time to help other people that have experienced extreme traumas like deportation, migration, a car accident, or even someone who witnessed a crime or accident? Have you ever felt like you just do not have the energy, physically or mentally, to help others even though you want to?

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US Commission on Civil Rights Public Hearing on Citizenship and Naturalization

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wolf Law (Wittemeyer Courtroom), 2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Boulder, CO 80305 United States
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Save the date: February 22, 2019: US Commission on Civil Rights Public Hearing on Citizenship and Naturalization. CU Law will be hosting a public hearing on the backlog on naturalization applications for the Colorado Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights (10-4pm, Wittemeyer Courtroom). Professor Ming Chen is looking for volunteers to help with the event. All are encouraged to attend the 10-3pm public testimony or speak at the 3-4pm open session. Contact: ming.h.chen@colorado.edu.  

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