This Week Events & Opportunities

There are policies that can address economic injustice and the lack of equity on national, state and local levels. But there are also personal actions each of us can take to rebalance the disequilibrium between those that have much and those that have little. Retake Our Democracy is significantly expanding our commitment to facilitating our volunteers taking personal action to achieve equity in Santa Fe. 

1lobbylocalLocal Research and Advocacy Team, Thursday Oct 19, from 6-8pm. 1420 Cerrillos, the Center for Progress and Justice. This Team is forming a local People’s Platform that has been built around the People’s Platform developed by Chainbreaker Collective. We will use that as a vetting tool in the Council and Mayoral elections. We are also learning how the inner workings of city government operates and how we can insert ourselves and our community into the process more proactively. Finally, as our primary project related to local governance, we are researching and developing a set of priorities that relates to the plans for developing the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and the larger Mid-Town. Saturday

Screenshot 2017-10-11 08.19.18Saturday Oct. 21, 3-5pm, 1420 Cerrillos. America Divided. AMERICA DIVIDED, a limited docu-series executive produced by Common, Norman Lear, and Shonda Rhimes, was made in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. It features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system.

Episode 1: A House Divided – Oscar®-winning hip-hop artist Common returns to his hometown of Chicago to explore disparities in the criminal justice system; actress Rosario Dawson travels to Flint, Michigan, to uncover the man-made disaster behind the city’s water crisis; and legendary TV producer Norman Lear investigates gentrification in New York City, revealing a city of people with no homes and homes with no people.

If you do not use FB, please RSVP by writing to volunteer4retake@gmail.com.  There is limited seating and the cost is $5.  Click here to RSVP for the first screening and for more information.

cropped-roundhouse-photo2.jpgRoundhouse Activism Team, Thursday, October 26, 6pm-8pm. 1420 Cerrillos, the Center for Progress and Justice. We will hear a report on the 2016 primaries and general election results on our list of targeted GOP and Democrat legislators. This will help us identify legislators who might be vulnerable in 2018. From conversations with progressive lobbyists and others, these legislators have been identified as persistently blocking progressive legislation. The team will now weigh which of these legislators could be vulnerable to a challenge in the primary (Dem) or general election (GOP).   We will also continue to work on our list of priority bills that will soon be finalized and posted on a statewide online poll to obtain input from throughout the state.  Click here to review our strategy, although at this meeting we may adjust it with input from you!!. If you would like to be part of this team, please just email us at volunteer4retake@gmail.com.

 

MLK JR 4 SilenceSILENCE NO MORE.  Friday, October 27th and Saturday 28th2017. 9am-6pm.  Santa Fe Art Institute  BEYOND TACTICS for URGENT TIMES.  Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence. Philosophy and Methodology derived from the lifework of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lead by American Civil Rights Leader and 2016 recipient of the Gandhi International Humanitarian Award Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr.  $75 registration | Scholarships available | donations accepted towards scholarships.  Click here to register. This will sell out quickly and registration deadline is Sunday October 22.

 

Screenshot 2017-10-11 08.19.18Sunday Oct. 29, 3-5pm, 1420 Cerrillos. America Divided. AMERICA DIVIDED, a limited docu-series executive produced by Common, Norman Lear, and Shonda Rhimes, was made in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. It features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system.

Episode 2: The Class Divide – Legendary TV producer Norman Lear continues his investigation into the gentrification of New York City and goes undercover to expose racial discrimination in housing; actress Rosario Dawson reveals new information on the Flint water crisis; and “Grey’s Anatomy” star and former teacher Jesse Williams travels to Pinellas County, Florida, to investigate the roots of one of the most unequal school systems in the country.  The second episode on the 29th is only 60 minutes and so immediately afterwards, we will host a panel discussion featuring Miguel Angel Acosta Muñoz, a community educator/Organizer and self-identified as a Free Range Mexican, and Kathy Sanchez, Environmental Health and Justice Program Manager of Tewa Women United. Click here to RSVP and for more information.

Retakeksfr Our Democracy on KSFR every Saturday at 11am.  On October 16, I spoke with Alan Webber, candidate for Santa Fe Mayor  and then on October 23, a special one-hour show with Roxanne Barber!!! It is pledge week and we will be taking calls, talking politics, and asking for donations. The one hour interview with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, co-founders of the Weather Underground will be aired on Nov 4.  If you miss any of the shows, they are available on the KSFR website by podcast, so you can go back and binge listen to Retake Our Democracy by clicking here. It usually takes a few days for a new show to be posted, so be patient.

earthcare-2Join Earth Care for its second annual Dia de los Muertos Southside Event
The Cycle of Life: Re-generations, Re-birth and re-sistance

Please note: This event is taking place in
Spanish with English translation.

Join us in making alters, remembering, honoring and celebrating the dead and learning from them about community, resistance, creativity and togetherness in our current world?

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LEARN MORE AND RSVP HERE