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November 2018

FACC | Thanksgiving Dinner and Election Night

November 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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, 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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Progressive Congregation Network- November Meeting

November 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Park Hill UCC

After the 2016 election, we at The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado invited people from more outwardly ‘progressive’ congregations to come together in order to build strength and take action in a unified way for human rights and equality issues in our state. We have called this gathering the ‘Progressive Congregation Network’, or PCN. Thanks to all who have joined us!

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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

What is Medicare for All?

December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Denver Open Media

So you might be wondering, what exactly is Medicare for All and how the heck are we going to pay for it? Denver DSA is here to help!
The schedule for this educational event will include: an introduction to M4A, a comparison of the various other health insurance plans out there, and a panel discussion with healthcare experts and single payer advocates. There will be a Q&A afterwards as well as information on how to get involved in the Medicare for All campaign locally. Free and open to all. Join us!

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Cervezas for Causes: The Colorado Rapid Response Network

December 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cervecería Colorado

Join us Thursday 12/6 as we celebrate Cervezas for Causes with Colorado Rapid Response Network - Immigration

Each week Cervecería Colorado partners with a non-profit to have a celebratory happy hour with proceeds benefiting that non-profit.

Colorado Rapid Response Network - Immigration is a hotline activates our more than 300 trained volunteers around the state to go to the site of an immigration raid and document what is happening. If it’s not an immigration raid, we dispel rumors and calm fears in the community. This prohibits certain kinds of unconstitutional ICE activities and promotes community trust, so that all people, regardless of immigration status, will feel safe going to school, reporting crimes, and accessing public health and human service programs, among other things. We are a network of concerned and committed groups and volunteers who want to shine a light on potential injustice - and create the space for change where warranted.

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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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