Mountainfilm on Tour 2017
Oct
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mountainfilm on Tour 2017

The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association and Central Colorado Conservancy are teaming up once again to bring an evening of film from Mountainfilm on Tour. Mountainfilm is a dynamic organization with a festival of films, people, stories and ideas that celebrates indomitable spirit, educates and inspires audiences, and motivates individuals and communities to advance solutions for a livable world.

PURCHASE TICKETS here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3080541

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Bridging the Political Divide Workshop
Oct
21
9:00am 9:00am

Bridging the Political Divide Workshop

Wanted: Individuals with diverse political beliefs interests, opinions, values, and beliefs to strengthen our community by Bridging the Political Divide.

If you'd like to improve the quality of political dialogue in our community, then please join me for the Bridging the Political Divide workshop on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Boulevard, Salida, CO, 81201. Suggested donation of $15 to cover our costs.

Although the primary focus is learning the methods and skills of collaborative dialogue and consensus building, the program will focus on local (Salida) issues in anticipation of the upcoming city council elections. Ideally, the participants will represent a broad spectrum of political beliefs. 

Please RSVP: Hugh Young at contact@aikicommunication.com or call (719) 221-2864.

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Monthly Facilitator Training & Potluck
Oct
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

Monthly Facilitator Training & Potluck

Come one, come all! Enjoy a community potluck and presentation/training on skills related to Restorative Justice, as well as to RJ itself. You do not need to be a certified facilitator to attend--we warmly welcome all interested and encourage you to come find out what FCRJ is up to! Every month we have a special theme/focus that differs month to month and covers a wide range of applicable and practical skill areas in RJ and peacebuilding. 

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Let's Talk About It: Breast Health 101
Oct
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Let's Talk About It: Breast Health 101

Between the different recommendations given by different organizations, what breast checks you need at what ages, and insurance coverage confusion, keeping your breasts healthy isn't as simple as it seems. Join us for a discussion of breast health in a safe, non-judgemental environment. We'll answer any questions you might have, go over insurance coverage of breast screenings and other programs that can help pay for them, and give you education and information on breast self exams. Snacks will be provided!

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I Voted? Free Screening
Oct
26
5:30pm 5:30pm

I Voted? Free Screening

How do you know if your vote was counted? How do you know if the electronic voting systems that are increasingly used by states are accurate? I Voted? is a film which was featured at the Tribeca film festival this past year that investigates these concerns. Produced by Katie Couric and directed by Jason Grant Smith, the film takes a close look at some of the serious security problems with electronic voting.

Come to this League of Women Voters Drinks and Dialogue event on October 26th, at the Boathouse, 228 North F Street, Salida to see the film and have a post film discussion. Jason Grant Smith, the director, will participate remotely to answer questions and make comments about the film. Lori Mitchell, County Clerk will also be available to answer questions about the Colorado approach to issues of voter security. Buy a drink, enjoy some appetizers provided by the League and join us for this enjoyable and thought-provoking evening.

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Forging the West Screening
Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Forging the West Screening

Forging the West will bring the epic story of an essential western industry to life for audiences throughout the state and region. From the impacts of company policies on immigrant workers and their families to the rails, nails, pipe and politics that expedited settlement of a wild frontier, the film draws on the riches of the Steelworks Center of the West archives to tell the human side of a momentous American story. $10 tickets.

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Ark Valley Women United Meeting
Nov
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Ark Valley Women United Meeting

Ark Valley Women United come together once a month as a large group to support one another and to find meaningful, effective ways to address the issues that matter to us. In addition, our Huddle groups report back to the big group, so everyone can stay informed and involved. Current Huddles include: Protecting Our Democracy, Building Bridges of Understanding, Advocating for Women, Minority, & Immigrant Rights, Protecting Our Environment. All are welcome to participate.

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Ark Valley - Salida PFLAG Meeting
Nov
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ark Valley - Salida PFLAG Meeting

Everyone is welcome at the monthly meeting of Ark Valley - Salida PFLAG - families, youth, allies and LGBTQIA folks in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Every month features a different presentation and discussion topic. Refreshments are provided. 

Sellars Project Space is located in the historic Twitchell Building located at 101 North F Street (upstairs) in Salida. Enter the building on the 1st Street side of the building (signs will be on the door) - if you require an elevator, there is one available and is marked on the door. 

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Envision Chaffee County Meeting
Nov
10
8:30am 8:30am

Envision Chaffee County Meeting

The 2nd Envision Team meeting takes place onon Nov. 10 from 8:30am to 12:30 pm at the Buena Vista Community Center. The meeting will be professionally facilitated and is for any community members who are willing to commit time to help lead the project through its initial community visioning phase from October to January. Envision Team members will also be tasked with reaching out to the larger community between team meetings, helping to ensure citizens across Chaffee County have an opportunity for input. Childcare will be provided upon request to envision@centralcoloradoconservancy.org.

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Ark Valley - Salida PFLAG Meeting
Dec
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ark Valley - Salida PFLAG Meeting

Everyone is welcome at the monthly meeting of Ark Valley - Salida PFLAG - families, youth, allies and LGBTQIA folks in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Every month features a different presentation and discussion topic. Refreshments are provided. 

Sellars Project Space is located in the historic Twitchell Building located at 101 North F Street (upstairs) in Salida. Enter the building on the 1st Street side of the building (signs will be on the door) - if you require an elevator, there is one available and is marked on the door. 

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Ark Valley Women United Meeting
Dec
25
4:00pm 4:00pm

Ark Valley Women United Meeting

Ark Valley Women United come together once a month as a large group to support one another and to find meaningful, effective ways to address the issues that matter to us. In addition, our Huddle groups report back to the big group, so everyone can stay informed and involved. Current Huddles include: Protecting Our Democracy, Building Bridges of Understanding, Advocating for Women, Minority, & Immigrant Rights, Protecting Our Environment. All are welcome to participate.

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Mountainfilm on Tour 2017
Oct
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mountainfilm on Tour 2017

The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association and Central Colorado Conservancy are teaming up once again to bring an evening of film from Mountainfilm on Tour. Mountainfilm is a dynamic organization with a festival of films, people, stories and ideas that celebrates indomitable spirit, educates and inspires audiences, and motivates individuals and communities to advance solutions for a livable world.

The Salida festival will take place at the Salida High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:00 pm, films begin at 7:00 pm. PURCHASE TICKETS here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3080541

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Ark Valley - Salida PFLAG Meeting
Oct
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ark Valley - Salida PFLAG Meeting

Everyone is welcome at the monthly meeting of Ark Valley - Salida PFLAG - families, youth, allies and LGBTQIA folks in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Every month features a different presentation and discussion topic. Refreshments are provided. 

Sellars Project Space is located in the historic Twitchell Building located at 101 North F Street (upstairs) in Salida. Enter the building on the 1st Street side of the building (signs will be on the door) - if you require an elevator, there is one available and is marked on the door. 

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Salida Candi-Dating
Oct
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Salida Candi-Dating

The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County (LWVCC) has announced the League will host a public event for Salida City Government Candidates – Mayor and City Council. Candidates participating are

  • Ward 1 candidates Monica Griesenbeck and Dan Shore,
  • Ward 2 candidates Justin Critelli and Richard Leavitt, and
  • Ward 3 candidates incumbent Melodee Hallett and challenger Harald Kaspar.
  • Mayoral Candidate incumbent Jim Livecchi is scheduled to attend, but his challenger, PT Wood is unable to attend due to a prior out-of-town commitment. A proxy for Mr. Wood will make introductory remarks in his stead.
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Chipeta Rising Celebration
Oct
9
10:00am10:00am

Chipeta Rising Celebration

The Chipeta Rising Celebration is being organized to honor the renaming of Chipeta Mountain in the Sawatch Range on Sun., Oct 8, and Mon., Oct. 9, in Salida and surrounding areas. Free historic, public events will pay tribute to Ute culture with a Unity Walk, reconciliation and rededication presentations and ceremonies, performances, a mountain rededication ceremony and memorial summit climb.

Peak Dedication Ceremony 8 AM
Tenderfoot Mountain - Mountain Heritage Park Site
Join a variety of speakers, summit climbers, and supporters for a morning ceremony at the proposed Mountain Heritage Park site on Tenderfoot Mountain.

Send off/Blessing for Summit Climbers 8:30 AM
Tenderfoot Mountain - Mountain Heritage Park Site
A blessing and send-off for climbers before they make the climb to the summit of Chipeta Mountain.

Memorial Climb to Summit 10 AM - 3 PM
Sponsored by Colorado Mountain Club
Information will be available on CMC's website.

Park Re-Dedication Ceremony 10:30 AM
Chipeta Park in Poncha Springs
Join Roland McCook, Chipeta's great-great-grandson, for a Ute dedication ceremony at Poncha Springs' Chipeta Park.

Post Summit Celebration 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Elevation Beer Company, Poncha Springs
Organizers, climbers, and speakers invite you for a Post Summit Celebration.

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Chipeta Rising Celebration
Oct
8
1:30pm 1:30pm

Chipeta Rising Celebration

The Chipeta Rising Celebration is being organized to honor the renaming of Chipeta Mountain in the Sawatch Range on Sun., Oct 8, and Mon., Oct. 9, in Salida and surrounding areas. Free historic, public events will pay tribute to Ute culture with a Unity Walk, reconciliation and rededication presentations and ceremonies, performances, a mountain rededication ceremony and memorial summit climb.

Unity Walk 1:30 PM
Alpine Park to SteamPlant Event Center
Join a variety of local organizations, members of the Ute Nation, State and County Officials, on this walk led by Chipeta's family.

Speeches & Cultural Ceremonies 2 - 5 PM
SteamPlant Event Center Plaza & Ballroom
Program is rich in history and education, includes drum and dance performances, and a variety of presentations by Tribal, County, State Officials, and event organizers.

Closing Reception 5 - 7  PM
SteamPlant Event Center Ballroom

Multitudes 7 - 8:30 PM
Play by Kim Nuzzo at the SteamPlant Event Center Theater
$10 Ticket Fee - SteamPlant Event Center
An original play written by Valerie and Kim Nuzzo. “Multitudes” is a one-man show about our great gay father of American poetry Walt Whitman! The play addresses death, sexuality, slavery, the Civil War and Whitman’s poetic vision of democratic ideals.

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FCRJ Facilitator Certification Training
Oct
7
9:30am 9:30am

FCRJ Facilitator Certification Training

FCRJ will offer a certification course for those interested in becoming Certified Restorative Justice Facilitators. No fee involved, but donations to offset expenses and time of trainers warmly welcomed. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TRAINING.  Please email us at mollyfcrj@gmail.com or contact Director Molly Leach at 719-530-5597.

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FCRJ Facilitator Certification Training
Oct
6
9:30am 9:30am

FCRJ Facilitator Certification Training

FCRJ will offer a certification course for those interested in becoming Certified Restorative Justice Facilitators. No fee involved, but donations to offset expenses and time of trainers warmly welcomed. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TRAINING.  Please email us at mollyfcrj@gmail.com or contact Director Molly Leach at 719-530-5597.

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Do You Know Who I Am?
Oct
1
5:30pm 5:30pm

Do You Know Who I Am?

We will be screening Boulder-based MOTUS Theater’s production, “Do You Know Who I Am?” The performance was scripted by Kirsten Wilson from monologues written and performed by documented and undocumented youth in Colorado.  

The film creates a space for learning and discussion about immigration and how policies impact the lives of immigrants and their families. For more info, contact salidafcc@gmail.com.

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Ark Valley Women United Meeting
Oct
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

Ark Valley Women United Meeting

Ark Valley Women United come together once a month as a large group to support one another and to find meaningful, effective ways to address the issues that matter to us. In addition, our Huddle groups report back to the big group, so everyone can stay informed and involved. Current Huddles include: Protecting Our Democracy, Building Bridges of Understanding, Advocating for Women, Minority, & Immigrant Rights, Protecting Our Environment. All are welcome to participate.

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Chaffee County Democrats Meeting
Sep
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Chaffee County Democrats Meeting

  • 217 Crossman Avenue Buena Vista, CO, 81211 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hello Chaffee Dems! Don't forget that TONIGHT at 6 pm is our monthly meeting at Congregational UCC at 217 Crossman on BV. Clerk Lori Mitchell will speak to us about November 2017 elections, and our Secretary Joe Stone will give a workshop on how to write effective letters to the editor. See you tonite!!!

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Fiestas Patrias Parade and Celebration - Leadville
Sep
16
9:00am 9:00am

Fiestas Patrias Parade and Celebration - Leadville

La Fiestas Patrias celebrates the September Independence days of Mexico, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Chile and the cultures of all Latin American countries. And every year from September 15th to October 15th the United States recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month.

We celebrate by starting at the community market, will be parading down Harrison Avenue, and a dance for on full family-freindly day! 

Everyone is welcome downtown, come join us and celebrate! This year we are partnering with the Practice St. Patrick's Day Parade for one full day of heritage in Leadville! Facebook event

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Ark Valley Women United Meeting
Sep
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

Ark Valley Women United Meeting

Ark Valley Women United come together once a month as a large group to support one another and to find meaningful, effective ways to address the issues that matter to us. In addition, our Huddle groups report back to the big group, so everyone can stay informed and involved. Current Huddles include: Protecting Our Democracy, Building Bridges of Understanding, Advocating for Women, Minority, & Immigrant Rights, Protecting Our Environment. All are welcome to participate.

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Just Like Us Theater Production - Alamosa
Aug
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Just Like Us Theater Production - Alamosa

  • Carson Auditorium @ Adams State Univ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center in collaboration with the San Luis Valley Theatre Company invite you to join them for an exciting production of Just Like Us on August 25-26, 7pm, at Carson Auditorium in Alamosa. This powerful story by Karen Zacarias centers on themes of identity and immigration status, as seen through the eyes of four young women living in Colorado.

To buy tickets, feel free to stop by our office or call us at (719) 587-3225 ext. 11. We hope to see you there!

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Just Like Us Theater Production - Alamosa
Aug
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Just Like Us Theater Production - Alamosa

The San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center in collaboration with the San Luis Valley Theatre Company invite you to join them for an exciting production of Just Like Us on August 25-26, 7pm, at Carson Auditorium in Alamosa. This powerful story by Karen Zacarias centers on themes of identity and immigration status, as seen through the eyes of four young women living in Colorado.

To buy tickets, feel free to stop by our office or call us at (719) 587-3225 ext. 11. We hope to see you there!

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Know Your Health, Know Your Rights - LGBT Healthcare in Colorado
Aug
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Know Your Health, Know Your Rights - LGBT Healthcare in Colorado

Free LGBTQ Health Rights seminar for those in the LGBTQ community, their family and friends, healthcare professionals, mental health professionals, community resource providers, etc. and anyone interested in health equity for all people - presented by ONE Colorado, Chaffee County Public Health, Sellars Project Space's PfCA Program, Salida PFLAG Chapter, Colorado Regional Health Connectors.

Desserts, refreshments and the beautiful space are provided by Seasons Cafe! Please RSVP by calling (719) 221-9893 (message or text) or by email to PFLAG@goPfCA.com.

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Ark Valley PFLAG Meeting
Aug
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ark Valley PFLAG Meeting

You are invited to attend the Ark Valley PFLAG Chapter's (currently being formed) meeting at Sellars Project Space in Downtown Salida, Colorado. Food and drink provided. Come and meet other community members seeking support for families, allies and people of the LGBTQ Community in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. 

This month we will be watching Gender: The Space Between (approx. 30 minutes) and discussing the program. We will also have information on hand to go with the programming. We will also be discussing electing officers, taking volunteers to setup the Salida Chapter, and talking about at least one social gathering before the end of Summer (bowling, camping, picnic, skydiving (count me out)).

Sellars Project Space is located in the historic Twitchell Building located at 101 North F Street (upstairs). Enter the building on the 1st Street side of the building (signs will be on the door) - if you require an elevator, there is one available and is marked on the door. 

Please bring your family members, friends, and allies. Facebook event

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Meet Noel Ginsberg - Candidate for Governor - BV
Aug
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Meet Noel Ginsberg - Candidate for Governor - BV

We have two chances to meet and greet Noel Ginsburg, democratic candidate for governor. He will be in town August 6th for two meetings. The first is a Soulcraft Brewery in Salida at 2:00 pm. The second is sponsored by Ark Valley Women United at Grace Church in the annex at 5:00 pm.

For those who don't know Noel, this is a great opportunity to meet him in a relaxed setting. He has some interesting ideas about economic development for rural Colorado that would result in high paying jobs and are well worth hearing. More info on Noel

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Ark Valley Women United Meeting
Aug
6
4:00pm 4:00pm

Ark Valley Women United Meeting

Ark Valley Women United come together once a month as a large group to support one another and to find meaningful, effective ways to address the issues that matter to us. In addition, our Huddle groups report back to the big group, so everyone can stay informed and involved. Current Huddles include: Protecting Our Democracy, Building Bridges of Understanding, Advocating for Women, Minority, & Immigrant Rights, Protecting Our Environment. All are welcome to participate.

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Meet Noel Ginsberg - Candidate for Governor
Aug
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Meet Noel Ginsberg - Candidate for Governor

We have two chances to meet and greet Noel Ginsburg, democratic candidate for governor. He will be in town August 6th for two meetings. The first is a Soulcraft Brewery in Salida at 2:00 pm. The second is sponsored by Ark Valley Women United at Grace Church in the annex at 5:00 pm.

For those who don't know Noel, this is a great opportunity to meet him in a relaxed setting. He has some interesting ideas about economic development for rural Colorado that would result in high paying jobs and are well worth hearing. More info on Noel

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Chaffee County Democrats BBQ & Fundraiser
Jul
29
4:00pm 4:00pm

Chaffee County Democrats BBQ & Fundraiser

In addition to homemade barbecue and a sundae bar, enjoy music by Blue Recluse Trio, a talented local blues-rock band featuring the amazing vocals of Shawntel Royale. We will also have door prizes, a raffle, and beer and wine. (A vegetarian meal option will also be available.) Special guests for the event include Sen. Kerry Donovan, attorney general candidate Joe Salazar, Chaffee County Commissioner Keith Baker and Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell.

This is a family-friendly event, and kids will be able to play in Chipeta Park. There’s plenty of parking, and afterward, you’re practically at the fairgrounds where you can enjoy the final weekend of the Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo. A suggested donation of $25 will be collected at the event, so there’s no need to purchase tickets, just show up and have a great time! More info

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Betty Field Listens - COS
Jul
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Betty Field Listens - COS

Betty is currently seeking office in the U.S. Congress in Colorado's Fifth Congressional District in the November 2018 general election and she would like to listen to all YOUR concerns! Come mingle with Betty and friends at the Erin Inn on July 28th to get to know this dynamic woman and hear here hopes and aspirations for the Colorado Springs Community! Betty and her team will be handing out campaign goodies, selling campaign merchandise and organizing a pool tournament fundraiser for the evening! If you are interested in signing up for the pool tournament email Betty's team at bettyfieldlistens@gmail.com. Facebook event

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Bridging the Political Divide Workshop
Jul
22
9:00am 9:00am

Bridging the Political Divide Workshop

You are invited to participate in a project to increase meaningful dialogue between people holding different political interests, opinions, values, and beliefs. Are you dissatisfied with the conflict, anger, and irreverence surrounding politics? Do you share my belief that we can do much better? Then please join me for the first in a series of programs in how to engage in collaborative political dialogue.

The pilot project consists of a one-day workshop scheduled for Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Enrollment for the one-day workshop is limited to thirty participants. The primary goal is to build skills in collaborative dialogue and consensus building. The specific political issues to be addressed will be determined by the participants. There is no cost for participation. To sign up, please contact me at mailto:contact@aikicommunication.com.

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Justice 4 Jesse: The Rally for Black Lives - COS
Jul
16
3:00pm 3:00pm

Justice 4 Jesse: The Rally for Black Lives - COS

SAVE THE DATE! "Justice for Jesse: The Rally for Black Lives," 3 PM, Sunday, July 16, 2017, Colorado Springs City Hall Steps. Jesse Garcia was murdered one year ago in an act of racially motivated hatred -- and the murderer has not yet been held accountable. Join the NAACP, SURJ and other community organizations to demand justice in this case -- and in the lives of Black people across America. For more information, email justice4jessegarcia@gmail.com.

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Legal Observer Training - COS
Jul
15
1:30pm 1:30pm

Legal Observer Training - COS

Please join us for the LEGAL OBSERVER TRAINING to equip Colorado Springs and other Southern Colorado Rapid Response Networks to respond to situations of injustice and encounters with ICE. Get trained by Whitney Leeds, of the Meyer Law office, and the National Lawyers Guild to become an officially certified Legal Observer! Although the training will focus specifically on ICE, the training will be applicable for any branch of law enforcement. Then turn your new found skills into fierce community action by joining the Colorado Rapid Response Network!! If you pass the test at the end you MIGHT get a cool hat. Facebook event

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