“Play-In” at Greenwood Village City Hall, and more ways you can fight back this week (July 20)

As you’ve probably heard by now, after the passage by the City of Greenwood Village of Resolution 40-20, an ordinance to shield Greenwood Village Police officers from civil liability for misconduct in protest of a new police accountability law in Colorado, nationally prominent artists with ties to Colorado have called on the city to overturn Resolution 40-20 and have pledged not to perform at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater.

Tonight Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, Spirit of Grace, Flobots, and Colorado community leaders will protest this subversion of justice with a March and Play-In in front of Greenwood Village City Hall.

Please join us, wearing a mask—though only if you feel comfortable and safe doing so. Everyone who attends is required to wear a mask and maintain proper physical-distancing to the best of their ability.

When: Monday, July 20 7:30 PM
Where: Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S Quebec St.

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Thanks as always for everything you do week after week to make a difference. Here are several more important upcoming events you can help make successful:

Featured Event: Cardboard Cory Indivisible Watch, Work & Win Party

KICK OFF TO THE ELECTION CYCLE OF OUR LIVES–we are 100 days out, activists! How do we win in 2020? We get inspired by our past and leap forward, together, into doing the work to save our our future. Join this Watch & Work & Win party featuring the World Premiere of IFRR’s Cardboard Cory mini-documentary. Celebrate our inspiring leaders and past victories. Then Get to Work on the election of our lifetimes. Video, guest speakers, and on-the-spot opportunities for virtual voter contact. Be there. All groups asked to co-host.

When: Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30pm

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Black Perspectives on Systemic Racism

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd and subsequent nationwide protests, we invite you to listen to leaders from the Black community as they discuss their experiences with systemic racism and how they feel collective action to end it must be prioritized. Hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) a program of JEWISHcolorado.

When: Monday, July 20 at 6:30pm

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Chinook Fund: The Giving Project Information Session

Take meaningful action now and help fuel grassroots social change in our state! Chinook Fund is seeking new members across Colorado to join our online community leadership program, The Giving Project. As the fall election nears and the coronavirus crisis threatens the most vulnerable among us, you can support frontline communities working for justice.

When: Tuesday, July 21 at 12:00pm

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Latinas LEAD Virtual Leadership Series – Latina Rebels Founder

Join us for an authentic exchange with storyteller and feminist Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez. We will explore stories on Latina leadership, identity, self- awareness, and empowerment.“You are eternal. You are neither here nor there, but everywhere. You carry the hood in your veins and academia in your heart. You have not forgotten where you come from but have learned and earned your way into spaces not meant for you. Spaces that are uninviting to your kind. You are poderosa like that. Your vocabulary is vast, and your wit is sharp. You are unstoppable.” – Personal Essay Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez – Dear Brown Woke Girl

When: Wednesday, July 22 at 4:00pm

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Defunding the Police 101

Right now the U.S. spends about $100 billion on police forces every year. In a typical American city, policing alone can account for 20% to 45% or higher of the entire discretionary budget. Those are investments that could be shifted to things that actually make our communities safer. Things like housing, health care, mental health services, safe living wage employment, education, youth programming, and income support to stay safe during the pandemic. Join the Colorado Freedom Fund and Colorado Working Families Party for a training and discussion on defunding the police.

When: Wednesday, July 22 at 4:00pm

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Conservation Colorado: How To Write An Effective Public Comment: COGCC Mission Change

This event will be in Spanish, interpretation will be provided by request. Protégete has been working to keep Colorado’s air clean and safe to breath. We must continue to keep public health as a priority for lawmakers. Come learn about the COGCC and have a discussion how to write a comment to ask them to protect public health. We will walk through how to write an effective written comment and guide you through the process to submit written testimony. Call to Action: Tell the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to approve the new mission change.

When: Wednesday, July 22 at 5:30pm

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Colorado Sierra Club: Lunch & Learn: Colorado Climate Action

This webinar will feature special guests (including Governor Polis!) and give you a concise summary of HB 1261 — the law that will guide Colorado to ambitious pollution reductions! Hear from state and local leaders on how YOU can get involved to bring clean air and protections for disproportionately impacted communities in Colorado.

When: Friday, July 24 at 11:30am

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Extend the $600 Unemployment Benefits! A Funeral Procession

We are restaurant workers and the unemployed. The pandemic is getting worse, not better. Our industry is unsafe and not coming back. Many of us don’t have insurance or savings because our jobs were already precarious. Now, CEOs and billionaires want to take away our only lifeline. They’re telling Congress to let our $600 federal unemployment benefits expire. They don’t care if we live or die, as long as they make a profit. So this Friday, July 24th, we are taking action with our allies in cities across the country to demand Congress extend the $600!

When: Friday, July 24 at 12:00pm
Where: 17th and California Street, Denver

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One Colorado: What the LGBTQ Health?- Western Slope & Mountain Towns

One Colorado will share our 2018 Closing the Gap report, important information on your health care rights and how to advocate for them, and host a panel of participants from the region to discuss how each region is uniquely impacted with regards to health and accessing care. We want to hear directly from you about what is both amazing and challenging in your regions, and how One Colorado can close the gap between legal and lived equality in every corner of Colorado. Please join us for one or all of our “What the LGBTQ Health?” regional tour stops.

When: Saturday, July 25 at 12:00pm

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Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition: Honoring 30 Years of the ADA and CCDC Virtual Event

CCDC will host this free virtual event on Sunday, July 26 at 11am; premiering our specially produced video honoring 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act and CCDC’s birthday. To help us honor this milestone, we are highlighting friends and partners that have impacted the last 30 years of disablity rights in Colorado.

When: Sunday, July 26 at 11:00am

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We’ll be back next week with more ways to take action. Thanks again!

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