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We hope you’re indulging in some well-earned time, space, and rest after a great Thanksgiving holiday week.
As you get back in the swing of things, consider circling December 7th on your calendar. It’s Colorado Gives Day, when people all over Colorado will come together (virtually) to harness the power of our community to improve our state.
Here’s how you can help (or get ready to help), right now:
Give: Go to the official Colorado Gives Day page to schedule your donation for December 7th, to maximize your investment. All funds raised on Colorado Gives Day will be automatically matched by a generous community of supporters.
Create a calendar alert: Colorado Gives Day is December 7th (less than two weeks from today). Open up your calendar app of choice and create a reminder for yourself.
Follow and spread the word: As the day gets closer, consider following our social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter), and any other Colorado-based non-profit you’d like to support, for timely updates. Share our social media and this email with your friends and family to expand its reach exponentially. We couldn’t have gotten this far without you!
Thank you for your support! here are a few more ways to make a difference for the week of November 29, 2021:
Featured event: Beyond the Bans CO: Pro-Repro Rights Proclamation Signing + Gathering
On Wednesday, December 1st, the conservative-majority Supreme Court begins oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban case that could gut federal abortion rights and overturn Roe v. Wade. Join Beyond the Bans on the steps of the Colorado Capitol, to show SCOTUS and law-makers that we represent the majority of Americans who want and support abortion rights, access and justice and oppose the growing assault on our constitutional rights.
When: Wednesday, December 1 at 1:00pm
Where: Colorado State Capitol, Denver
2021 Symposium: Science in the Age of Misinformation
Join us as we explore truth, trust scientific authority, the media, and the fate of evidence-based thinking in a world of infinite information. December 1 of the Symposium will involve a number of expert panels and opportunities to network. December 2 of the Symposium will involve workshop sessions designed for active engagement.
When: Wednesday, December 1 at 8:00am
World AIDS Day Solidarity Walk
Please join the Golden Nugget Sisters as we walk in solidarity for the memory of those we lost to AIDS and for the many who are still living with this virus. December 1st is World AIDS Day and the Sisters will be walking in solidarity for those we lost to AIDS. We will be making stops to bars on Colfax including Tight End, Charlie’s, Xbar and Lucid. We will ask the community to write the names of their friends or loved ones that no longer walk amongst us on our Sisters white veil of REMEMBRANCE. And we ask that you write positive messages of love and support on the gold veil of HOPE for those who are living and thriving throughout the world. We hope to make this an annual tradition every year!
When: Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00pm
Cervezas for Causes- Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Every month Cervecería Colorado partners with a non-profit to have a celebratory happy hour with proceeds benefiting that non-profit. The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, non-profit organization that advocates for all immigrants in Colorado and the US. They are led by our directly impacted members and seek to uplift their voices to create change by and for the community. Their mission is to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. They achieve this mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair, and humane immigration policies.
When: Thursday, December 2 at 5:00pm
Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St, Denver
ACLU of Colorado and ACLU of New Mexico: What you need to know about abortion access in New Mexico and Colorado
Do you know your reproductive rights in New Mexico and Colorado? No matter your relationship status, age, immigration status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or if you’re incarcerated or detained, you have reproductive rights. The ACLU of Colorado, the ACLU of New Mexico, and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains are teaming up to host a virtual Know Your Rights event on December 2nd at 5:30 pm MST. Join us to learn about what your reproductive rights are in New Mexico and Colorado with a free virtual training! You will also learn more about the future of reproductive rights in both states and what our organizations are currently working on to expand and protect reproductive health care access.
When: Thursday, December 2 at 5:30pm
We’ll be back again next Monday with more ways to take action. See you then!
Sara Loflin, Executive Director