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November 2018

Bridging Cultures – Community Poetry Workshop

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FACC

Unlock your creative side - learn from a pro

Join us for our 3rd Bridging Cultures event where Meta Sarmiento, internationally recognized spoken word poet, will help you unlock your creativity and learn how to tell your own story.

You will come away with new poems and a chance to learn more about the different communities that call Colorado home.

About the workshop:
An exploration of identity. The question "where you from?" is easily answered by a point on a map, but what else defines our origins and identity? Can we be from more than a geographical location? In this workshop, we'll write about the places from which we come and the influences that shape us.

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Marriott Strike Solidarity Picket

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Westin Denver Downtown

In cities around the country, some 8,000 Marriott workers are on strike. Under the banner of "One Job Should Be Enough," housekeepers, bellmen, cooks, and servers are fighting for a living wage, year-round healthcare, and respect. These workers are taking on the richest, most powerful hotel corporation in the world. From Boston to Hawaii, many have now been on the picket line for over a month. Their struggle and their slogan are becoming a rallying cry for the whole working class.

Marriott has sent out a nationwide call for scabs to take the jobs of the striking workers. Under federal labor law, that means UNITE HERE and its allies can now demonstrate in solidarity at businesses owned by Marriott but not on strike.

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Colorado Lynching Memorials: Preston Porter Jr.

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1000 1st St, Limon, CO 80828, United States, 1000 1st St United States + Google Map

You are invited to attend a memorial of remembrance and mourning organized by the Colorado Community Remembrance Project, in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, to honor the life and death of Preston Porter Jr. who was killed by a lynch mob just outside of Limon in 1900. Porter was accused of a murder, coerced into confessing, and was burned at the stake by members of the community.

To remember his life and the legacy of racial terror lynching throughout our country, we will gather at the Limon Railroad Park to deposit soil from the approximate site of his lynching into jars. One jar will travel to Alabama and be installed in the Equal Justice Initiative's Legacy Museum and the other will remain in Colorado.

We will gather at the Railroad Park at 2pm on Saturday November 17 to hear powerful speakers and honor the humanity and dignity of Porter and commit to remembrance and justice for those who have been lost to the horror of lynching. After the ceremony, we will move to the Limon Community Building to have coffee and refreshments while we further discuss and reflect on the legacy of racism and racial violence.

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Theo Wilson: Undercover Online as a White Supremacist

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Mountainview Blvd
Denver, CO 80207
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Theo Wilson went undercover online in the Alt Right movement to investigate the size and momentum of the re-emergence of open hatred in America. His journey lead him to some startling conclusions about the state of our culture in the Trump era. He is excited to share his perspective.

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FACC | Thanksgiving Dinner and Election Night

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FACC

Join us at FACC as we celebrate our annual Thanksgiving dinner potluck. We are also holding our 2019 Directors Election.

Date: Saturday, November 24th
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Doors open at 4:00 pm

Members, families and friends are welcome to join us.
This is a potluck event. Please bring a dish, dessert or drinks to share.
Last names beginning with: A- H main/ I-P sides/ Q-T dessert/ U-Z drinks.

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

November 27 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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