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Video from: Panel Discussion: Human Rights in the Age of Trump, Thursday March 23

Panel Discussion: Human Rights in the Age of Trump When: Thursday, March 23, 7 pm Where: Humanities, Room 250, CU Boulder The following panelists will present: Vinnie Cervantes from the Denver Justice Project (DJP) on the transformation of the role of police in our society as well as DJP's goals to end mass incarceration and seek racial justice. Hadi Hashmi on the impacts of Trump policies on Muslims Martín Chamorro, a former Adjunct professor at CU Boulder and founder of the software company BigSIS, about how the Trump administration's policies pose a greater threat to immigrants than anything since the enactment of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and what can be done to reverse

Video from: Prospects for Peace Between NATO/U.S. and Russia with German Activist/Author

Date: Friday, March 3 Time: 7-9 p.m. Place: Eaton Humanities, Room 250 at CU, Boulder Map: http://www.colorado.edu/campusmap/map.html?bldg=HUMN Many experts believe that tensions between the U.S. and Russia are at their highest level since the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. The dangers of a nuclear war, accidental or intentional, have greatly increased since the end of the Cold War. Mr. Reiner Braun will discuss the deterioration of relations between the West and Russia and suggest actions that could be taken to improve the situation. Mr. Braun comes from a distinguished background. He is currently the Co-President of the International Peace Bureau (https://www.ipb2016.berlin/) in Be

Colorado Youth Win in Court!

Colorado State Appeals Court Agrees with Earth Guardians Youth, COGCC Must Regulate Oil & Gas to Protect Our Health Court of Appeals No. 16CA0564 Court of Appeals No. 16CA0564 PR After more than three years in court, six young Earth Guardians won their appeals case and elevated protection of Coloradan's health and the environment above the oil & gas industry's business interests. Colorado has more than 50,000 wells, including thousands near Denver and other major cities. Since its inception, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has simply been a mouthpiece for the oil & gas industry. Well pads have been constructed close to homes, hospitals, and schools and leukemia rat

Trump Administration Turns to Anti-Immigrant Scapegoating after Healthcare Defeat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Oscar Juarez-Luna, oscar@coloradoimmigrant.org, (720) 203-6836 Trump Administration Turns to Anti-Immigrant Scapegoating after Healthcare Defeat DENVER - Today, the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions targeted so-called “sanctuary cities” in a White House briefing. Only days after the staggering healthcare defeat, Sessions threatened to cut more than four billion dollars in federal funding from local jurisdictions that violate federal immigration law. Following through on a threat from President Trump’s January 25th Executive Order, Sessions indicated that any city which failed to share immigration status or citizenship information with th

First Marshal Trainings, Saturday March 25th

Update: Marshal Trainings & Train-the-Trainer When: Saturday, March 25, 12-5 pm (see details below for more specific time) Where: Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom Street REGISTER HERE. The Marshal Trainings for the People's Climate March on April 29th** are starting March 25th! In response to requests, we have revised the schedule for the trainings on March 25th. We have a few training options available on the 25th: Option A: 12-2 pm For people who want to be marshals Option B: 2-4 pm For people who want to be marshals Option C: 4-5 pm For people who want to learn how to train others on how to be a marshal REGISTER HERE. Anyone who wishes to become a trainer and help u

Eco-Justice on the Global Frontlines

Eco-Justice on the Global Frontlines Wednesday, March 22 6-8 pm Glenn Miller Ballroom, University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid, Boulder http://www.colorado.edu/ecenter/2017/02/28/dr-vandana-shiva-eco-social-justice-march-22 Vandana Shiva is a distinguished policy expert, author, global leader and justice activist. She has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the Seven Most Powerful Women in the Globe and received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize." In addition, she has authored numerous books, policy papers, and articles. Dr. Shiva has made significant contributions to the areas of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and biodiversity while making vis

Celebrate the People's Defeat of the TPP

Celebrate the People's Defeat of the TPP When: Sunday, March 19, 3:30-5:30 pm Where: Boulder Library (Main Branch), Boulder Creek Room The demise of the TPP was a huge victory for the people power of the planet. There are more corporate-power-grabbing trade deals being secretly negotiated right now (TTIP, TiSA, TAFTA; see http://www.citizen.org/tradewatch ). We'll celebrate our victory against the TPP, talk about what's to come next, and lay out our plans to resist the upcoming corporate deals. We'll have speakers from KGNU (Maeve Conran and Tim Russo), Food and Water Watch (Lisa Trope), Sierra Club (Ken Bonetti), RMPJC (Carolyn Bninski) and other organizations. And we'll have some food! Pl

Boulder County Commissioner Hearing on Fracking, Tuesday, March 14, 2pm, Rally at 12pm

Boulder County Commissioner Hearing on Fracking When: Tuesday, March 14, 2 pm Where: Commissioners Hearing Room, 3rd Floor, Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St. http://www.bouldercounty.org/dept/landuse/pages/oilgas.aspx LAND USE DEPARTMENT Public Hearing: Docket DC-16-0004 Amendments to Oil and Gas Development Regulations -- Commissioners will consider proposed Land Use Code amendments addressing oil and gas development within the Boulder County Land Use Code. PUBLIC TESTIMONY An online sign-up for individual speakers and pooled time will be available starting at noon on March 1 at http://bit.ly/BoCoOG. Speakers will be organized in the order that their sign-up submission is received.

Friday March 17th, Social Justice Collective Community Launch Event

Friday March 17th 4:30pm-7:00pm Backcountry Pizza & Taphouse, 2139 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder CO Join us in our launch of Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center's newest collective. Stop by with your friends and loved ones for an evening full of laughter, radical discussion, and delicious pizza! For more information contact brittany.rmpjc@gmail.com

March 9th, Joanna Macy on Liberation Dharma in the Time of the Great Unraveling

March 9: Liberation Dharma in the Time of the Great Unraveling with Joanna Macy, Boulder Shambhala Center, 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Register with the Boulder Shambhala Center (link below). General admission: $25, Students: $10. REGISTER HERE As we face what is happening to our country, our world--from accelerating climate chaos to oppressive use of police and surveillance powers--we can also discern guidance to be found in the Buddha Dharma. The ancient teachings serve not only to steady the mind, but also to reveal the power and promise of Sangha for both resistance and creative change. March 10-12: **Three-day Weekend Intensive with Joanna Macy in the Work that Reconnects** This workshop is curre

Upcoming events in the Boulder and Denver area

Here are some upcoming events of interest in the Boulder and Denver area, and full details are on our web site: http://coloradoimmigrant.org/events/list/ Know Your Rights/Immigrant Preparation Packet Train-the-Trainers (bilingual presentation, translation provided) hosted by Philanthropiece Wednesday, March 8, 11am-1pm, in Longmont. Please check our web site for the specific and confusing directions! An Overview of Refugee Resettlement: Myth vs. Reality March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Rd. Volunteers Needed! for Denver Citizenship Drive Saturday, March 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Munroe Elementary 3440 W Virginia Ave Denver, CO 80219 RSVP required. Gather to