What you can do to fight back this week (September 10)

During last week’s confirmation hearings for Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Americans witnessed another worst-case scenario.

The truth about Brett Kavanaugh–that he will solidify a right-wing majority on the Supreme Court, endanger women’s rights, LGBT rights, and the rights of everyone in America–can no longer be denied. Kavanaugh won’t say how he would rule on the major issues set to come before the court, and was exposed telling an apparently blatant lie in previous confirmation hearings. But his record clearly shows us what he will do. Brett Kavanaugh’s values are not Colorado values.

There is too much at stake to give up fighting against this nomination. Action item #1 this week: call Sen. Michael Bennet at 202-224-5852, and urge him to resist Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court by any means at his disposal. Then, call Sen. Cory Gardner at 202-224-5941, and let him know that supporting Kavanaugh’s appointment is another offense against the voters he represents in Washington.

We won’t forget, and in 2020 Cory Gardner will have a lot to answer for.

Thanks for making your voice heard on Brett Kavanaugh. Here are more ways to take action for the week of September 10th:

Immigration, A Conversation Worth Having

We invite community members from all political persuasions to join us for a timely discussion on immigration. If you would like to better understand current immigration policies and how our community is affected, then this is the event for you!

Where: Ivywild School, 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs
When: Monday, September 10 at 6:00pm

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Coloradans For Immigrant Rights General Monthly Meeting

Join us the Second Tuesday of every month for our general meeting where we report back on our projects. Currently, Bird dogging during the congressional recess, the Crossing South Resource, and Sanctuary Everywhere efforts.

Where: AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, 1420 Ogden Street, Suite 201, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 11 at 5:00pm

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GoodCinema Presents: Immigrant Detention Short Films

The second of GoodCinema’s three-part social justice film series explores an issue that has garnered widespread attention under the zero-tolerance immigration policy. We will screen four short films: Immigrants for Sale, Immigrant Prisons, Deportation Nation, and locally produced Beyond the Wall. This will be followed by an audience discussion led by a panel of experts.

Where: Sie Filmcenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 11 at 6:45pm

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CLE: Wage Theft 101

Join the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee and Towards Justice for a lunch and learn CLE. This course offers a primer on federal and state wage and hour law, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Colorado Wage Claim Act, and the Colorado Wage Order. Topics covered include sleep time, breaks, travel time, and illegal kick-backs, as well as how to identify those issues during initial client interviews.

Where: Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, 1300 Broadway, Conference 1A & 1B, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 12 at 12:00pm

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ACLU of Colorado: Voting Rights Happy Hour

Meet fellow ACLU supporters and hear from experts about why voting matters, what’s at stake this year, and how Colorado’s voting system works. Plus, learn more about how you can get involved with our Vote Like Your Rights Depend on It campaign.

Where: Goosetown Tavern, 3242 E Colfax Ave, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 12 at 6:00pm

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American Hate: Survivors Speak Out

Arjun Singh Sethi is a community activist, civil rights lawyer, writer, and law professor based in Washington, DC. He will discuss and sign American Hate: Survivors Speak Out ($24.99 New Press), a moving and timely collection of testimonials from people impacted by hate speech and hate crimes before and after the 2016 presidential election.

Where: Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00pm

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Watch “The Wire” on Wednesdays With Warm Cookies

The HBO series “The Wire” has been called “the greatest television show ever made”. Over the course of five seasons it explored the inner workings of city life, including crime & punishment, politics, labor, education, and the media. Come watch an episode each week and converse with local leaders and media critics about how “The Wire” relates to what’s happening in our community today.

Where: Sie Filmcenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver
When: Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00pm

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Alliance Center: Mobility for All Workshop

How do we create a clean, efficient, safe and equitable transportation system in Denver? Please join Energy Future Exchange (EFEX) and The Alliance Center as we bring together local stakeholders and international experts to define what equitable clean and efficient mobility means and to create a roadmap toward a more sustainable and inclusive transportation system that is both climate-friendly and affordable.

Where: The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver
When: Thursday, September 13 at 10:00am

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Indivisible Front Range Resistance: Postcardpalooza

We’re saving America one postcard as a time. Who wants to help?

Where: Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, 627 S Broadway St, Boulder
When: Friday, September 14 at 6:00pm

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Denver: Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp-Live Stand Up Comedy Event!

Lee Camp is the head writer and host of the national TV show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp. He’s toured the country and the world with his fierce brand of standup comedy, and George Carlin’s daughter Kelly said he’s one of the few comics keeping her father’s torch lit. Bill Hicks’s brother Steve said Lee is one of only a handful with Bill’s “message and passion.”

Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver
When: Friday, September 14 at 7:00pm

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Good Night Alt Right: Mobile Resistance Dance Party!

Join the Denver community in a resistance dance party at Skyline Park! This mobile dance party serves as a “pop-mob” style direct action to challenge and to disrupt the permitted event being hosted by far-right mouthpiece Louie “Louis” Huey of Major League Liberty. Louie Huey was a leading member of the Colorado Proud Boys for over a year, up until August 29th when he made a public regisnation online. Huey also attended Patriot Prayer in Portland with other local fascists earlier this summer.

Where: Skyline Park, 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver
When: Saturday, September 15 at 10:00am

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The Deportation of Innocence Film and Discussion

What happens to children when their parents are deported from the United States? Discussion following the film will be led by the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) who provides free immigration legal services to immigrant children and to adults in immigration detention.

Where: Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd, Denver
When: Saturday, September 15 at 2:30pm

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Crowned Curls: HerTRIBE

Join us as we gather generations of boss babes, mommas, creatives and every woman in between from all around Colorado + beyond to ignite passionate conversations designed for and by us all while building our tribe with our first ever HerTRIBE event. Stories will be shared, experiences told and memories made. We’ll hear from an AMAZING group of ladies as they join us for fire chat(s) and a discussion panel to discuss the many topics of womanhood and everything else in between. Come connect, meet new tribe sisters, get inspired and join in on the chatty conversation!

Where: Women in Kind, 3899 Jackson Street, Denver
When: Sunday, September 16 at 12:00pm

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CAIR Colorado: Faith Led, Justice Driven

CAIR Colorado is holding our 2018 Launch Banquet and 1st Annual Fundraiser at the Falls Event Center, in Littleton, CO., in order to accomplish our mission in Colorado: to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. Join us for an evening with CAIR National Executive Director, Nihad Awad and former Broncos Offensive Tackle and 2015 Super Bowl Champion, Ryan Harris!

Where: 8199 Southpark Court, Littleton
When: Sunday, September 16 at 5:30pm

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Chinook Fund’s Giving Project to support statewide social change

Are you passionate about social change and interested in building your skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building? Then come learn about our community leadership program in social justice philanthropy, The Giving Project. Meet our staff and learn how you can support definite, statewide impact for social justice.

Where: Posner Center 2nd Floor Classroom, 1031 33rd Street, Denver
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30pm

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Thanks again for all your help and support. We’ll see you next week with more ways to join the fight.

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