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Thank you for attending the MLK Day Rally! Pictures from the rally

What an inspiration to see so many of you at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Rally on Monday the 15th - definitely one of our coldest days so far this winter!! It was heartwarming to see you all gathered together! You demonstrated your commitment to justice, and made clear that another world is indeed possible! Thank you so much to all of our performers and speakers for braving the cold and sharing your words and music with us - that, too, was heartwarming and inspiring. We want to assure you that we will arrange to have an indoor venue available for the rally next year, in case we again have intense winter weather -- it is January in Colorado, after all! With great appreciation! Betty,

"NUCLEAR WINTER" Research Talk: January 25th at Naropa University

When: Thursday, January 25th, 7pm Where: Thalacker Conference Room, Wulsin Hall, Naropa University, 2111 Arapahoe Ave. Dr. Michael Mills will speak on his research on "Nuclear Winter". To get to parking, go south on 19th off Arapahoe, turn left at the first street and take it to the parking area at the end.

Rocky Flats Right to Know Meeting: January 24th

When: Wednesday, January 24th, 7pm Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 7755 Vance Dr. Arvada, CO There will be a presentation regarding independent study of plutonium in soils along the proposed Jefferson County Parkway route near Rocky Flats by Michael E. Ketterer, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, Metropolitan State University of Denver. Rocky Flats Right to Know meetings are every 4th Wednesday of the month.

National Downwinders Day Open House Community Meeting: January 27th

When: Saturday, January 27th, 1pm - 3pm Where: Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave. Arvada, CO Come recognize National Downwinders Day at an Open House with Rocky Flats Downwinders. Meet members of our Advisory Board, find out about our plans/goals for 2018, and give your input.

Community Speak-Out: January 17th

When: Wednesday, January 17th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Where: West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave. Share your Experiences of Discrimination and Inclusivity in Boulder. Child care, snacks and interpretation services will be provided. BoulderHumanRights.com

Mark Your Calendar! Celebration of Women: April 26th

When: Thursday, April 26th Social responsibility is an ethical framework and suggests that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large. The celebration will honor 6 individuals + organizations. Submit your nomination and purchase your tickets today!

Action Alert: Sign the petition to protect immigrants

Trump's attacks on immigrants are escalating. The administration announced this week that it will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 200,000 recipients from El Salvador in 2019. TPS is granted to immigrants when deporting people is too dangerous because of conditions in their home countries-war, natural disasters, or other extreme circumstances-or their governments lack the ability to absorb those who'd be deported. Created in the 90s under George H.W. Bush, Republicans previously supported the life-saving TPS program. Since 2001, Republican and Democratic administrations have contended that El Salvador's conditions have not improved enough after devastating earthquakes to safely

Women's March on Denver: January 20th

When: Saturday, January 20th, 9am - 1:30pm Where: Civic Center Park, 101 14th Ave. Denver, CO We will gather beginning at 8:30 AM. in Civic Center Park. The pre-rally will begin at 9 AM at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater, followed by the March at 9:30 AM and rally atnoon. Whatever your concern, our poster signs and voices will join together! It's time we March together, and rally with positive enthusiasm and voting and demonstrating. Check out the website for updates.

Martin Luther King Day Rally and March: January 15th

When: Monday, January 15th, 11am - 12:30pm Where: The Courthouse on Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, CO As part of the activities for MLK Day, the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center will be sponsoring a Rally and March on the front lawn of the Courthouse on the Pearl Street Mall. The Rally will begin at 11am, and will go until about 12:30pm, followed by a March on the Pearl Street Mall, over to Canyon Boulevard and East to 15th, and then back to the starting point at the Court House. With Speakers... Peers Building Justice City Council Members Carolyn Bninski and Ron Forthofer - Global Peace Collective Nikhil Mankekar - Human Relations Commission and more! And Special Musical Guests...

Take Action to Stop Illegal Surveillance

URGENT: In just a few days, Congress will move to codify into law the unconstitutional, mass electronic surveillance of all Americans, for the first time in U.S. history. They'll do this despite the backlash of millions of people who called for an end to these programs in the years since they were first revealed, and the security and intelligence experts who have said these programs make us less safe. But there's a proposed amendment that would close a loophole that allows the NSA to spy on Americans without probable cause or a warrant. TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell your lawmakers to support an amendment to close the "backdoor search" loophole that allows the NSA to spy on Americans.

Stop Fracking! 2500' Buffer Zones Ballot Initiative Launch December 27th 2017

Show your support today by signing this online Pledge to Sign and share it with friends! Exciting news! Our ally Colorado Rising has submitted language for a statewide ballot initiative to help protect our communities’ health and safety from fracking by establishing 2500’ buffer zones around occupied buildings, such as homes and schools, and vulnerable areas, such as playgrounds and water sources. (Here’s a story that Boulder Weekly recently published about it.) Here’s how you can help to make this coalition effort to protect Colorado communities a success: Show your support today by signing this online Pledge to Sign and share it with friends! Then Colorado Rising will email you a signing l

Housing Advisory Board Community Forum Community Workshop: January 8th

When: Monday, January 8th, 5 - 7pm Where: West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave. Housing Advisory Board Community Workshop City Council has requested the creation of a Housing Advisory Board to inform the city's affordable housing efforts. Council is holding a study session on Jan. 23 to provide direction on the purpose and role of this new city board. In preparation for this study session, staff will be holding another community workshop to solicit community input to inform the council discussion. For more information visit the housing web page. Additionally, opportunities to provide feedback or input can be found on this web page.

IF YOU DRINK WATER: January 20th

When: Saturday, January 20th, 1 - 4:30pm Where: Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO An Honoring/Fundraising Event for RED FAWN FALLIS. Oglala Lakota water protector and AIM leader Red Fawn Fallis' trial is scheduled to begin January 29th in Fargo, North Dakota. Proceeds from this event--which will include music, poetry, speakers, food and a SILENT AUCTION--will help pay for Red Fawn's legal defense--so critical to bringing the facts in this case to light and proving her INNOCENCE to the jury and the world.

Clearing-out of Boulder RMPJCer's home means possible free treasures for you!

RMPJCer Matt Nicodemus is now heavy into clearing out non-essential items from his parents' North Boulder home. All manners of objects are being taken to thrift stores, put into storage, thrown out, AND given to friends and acquaintances. One recent find that Betty Ball thinks one of you might like to have: The Audubon Society's three-volume set of vinyl-jacketed field guides: 1) North American Wildflowers; 2) North American Birds; 3) North American Rocks and Minerals. If you're interested to drop by and see what's available -- most things are being given away -- call Matt at 720-979-9967. And call right away, as he's working under deadline and disposing of things as quickly as possible.

Veterans for Peace Meeting: January 7th

When: Sunday, January 7th, 6pm Where: First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St. Boulder, CO David Barsamian will speak: his passion, eloquence, and extensive knowledge is an inspiration to us all. Potluck dinner at 6pm. David will speak at 7pm.