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Colorado American Friends Service Committee: AFSC Coloradans For Immigrant Rights: CFIR mostly free
Subject: Upcoming Peace and Justice Events
From: CO AFSC Events Update (
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:32:46


AFSC Colorado

a program/campaign of the American Friends Service Committee

Events slow down in the summer, and people working in the movement are sometimes short staffed in updating websites.  It’s a good time to step up your service work on behalf of those among us who suffer, or to contact that congressperson to object to whichever act of militarism you choose.  Maybe attend a regular ongoing weekly vigil that you’ve meant to support.  (Listed below). Stay connected to AFSC by liking our Facebook page!/pages/AFSC-Coloradans-for-Immigrant-Rights/113045722068217

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AFSC calendar items

·        The Other 90% , Show July 9-Sept 25

·        Urgent hearing re. Rocky Flats, July 20

·        “abUSed: The Postville Raid”, July 21

·        “T-Shirt Travels”, July 24

·        Vigil in solidarity with detained immigrants, August 1

·        Sisters Witness Against War, Aug 5, (Colorado Springs)

·        DJPC Summer potluck, Aug. 5

·        AFSC Annual Public Gathering, Sept 16

·        United Voices and afternoon of Poetry and Music, Sept. 24


·        Learn stories of immigrants

·        Sign FCNL budget petition

·        Tamales para Todos, order by July 27.

·        Low income immigrant rights conference 12/8/11, Washington DC.

·        Sign petition putting Secure Communities on Hold.

·        ***King Soopers debit card benefits AFSC

Weekly peace vigils

·        Weekly Thursday Women in Black vigil

·        Weekly Friday vigil at Democratic headquarters

·        Weekly Saturday Citizens for Peace vigil

·        Weekly Saturday Women in Black vigil


July 9 – September 25, 2011   Tuesday – Friday 10a-5p   Saturday – Sunday 11a-5p   The “Design for the Other 90%” Exhibit is open to the public.  Of the world’s total population of 6.5 billion, 5.8 billion people, or 90%, have little or no access to most of the products and services many of us take for granted; in fact, nearly half do not have regular access to food, clean water, or shelter. Design for the Other 90% explores a growing movement among designers to design low-cost solutions for this “other 90%.” Through partnerships both local and global, individuals and organizations are finding unique ways to address the basic challenges of survival and progress faced by the world’s poor and marginalized.  RedLine is located at 2350 Arapahoe St. Denver, CO  |   Click here to see a map  (303) 296-4448

Wednesday, July 20, 5-8 PM URGENT CALL TO ACTION ATTEND meeting called by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Westminster City Park Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd. at 104th Ave., Westminster, CO  80031Your help is needed to STOP construction of the Jefferson Parkway and City of Golden Bikeway, both proposed for a strip of land at Rocky Flats that is contaminated with plutonium.  Urge U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to make no land available for either project until it does an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS must determine the quantity of plutonium in soil in the area of any intended construction and the extent to which construction of either project could stir up clouds of plutonium-laden dust potentially harmful to construction workers, nearby residents and others.  For more details, go to:  Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardianship  Make your voice heard on this issue!   for meeting announcement, see   The DOE Rocky Flats Office is holding a meeting at the same time re. its plan to amend key rules governing future activities at Rocky Flats. If you cannot make the FWS public meeting, you can make comments until July 29, 2011, at or contact

Thursday, July 21, 7:00-9:00 PM DJPC’S SUMMER FILM SERIES FEATURING: “abUSed: The Postville Raid Denver Justice & Peace Committee at Highlands United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 3131 Osceola Street, Denver 80212 (corner of 32nd and Osceola) Free parking is available in the lot east of the building as well as along the street.  Enter through the door located on Osceola Street. “AbUSed: The Postville Raid” is a full-length documentary that tells the story of the most brutal, most expensive, and one of the largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the history of the United States.  By weaving together the personal stories of the individuals, the families, and the town directly affected by the events of May 12, 2008, the film presents the human face of the issue of immigration reform and serves as a cautionary tale against abuses of constitutional human rights.Directed by Luis Argueta.  For more information or to view the trailer go to . Website:     Phone: 303-623-1463     Email:

Sunday, July 24    2:00 PM FILM SCREENING AFRICA - HOW WESTERN ECONOMIC POLICIES AFFECT AFRICA. The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St.   -  Denver  “T-Shirt Travels” is a documentary film portraying the destructive effects of Free Trade and Globalization policies upon African manufacturers and national life.   Film director Shantha Bloeman worked in Zambia and was surprised to find very poor people wearing Calvin Klein, MTV and James Dean T-shirts.   Designer clothing and even secondhand clothing from Western nations are sold to foreign importers who, in turn, sell for less than those produced by Africans.  This puts African clothing manufacturers out-of-business and contributes to already high unemployment.    $5  - Suggested Donation  Co-sponsored by the Colorado Committee on Africa and the Caribbean and the Regis University Center for Service Learning.  For more information:  (303) 329-5881. Colorado Committee on Africa and the Caribbean.  Please visit our website. .

***Monday, August 1, 2011 at 6:00-7:30 pm. ‎30th and Peoria, Aurora, Colorado, 30th and Peoria, Aurora, Colorado.  A Vigil in Solidarity with Detained Immigrants  Did you know...very close to your own home, thousands of hard working immigrant mothers, fathers, students and community members are detained every year? Join Us as we reflect on our Vision for….. Human Dignity, Justice and Peace  Primary Sponsors: Let Us Rise, AFSC, CFIR, Something Grown Together, Other Sponsors Include:  Centro Humanitario para los Trabajadores, Derechos Para Todos, Prax(us), Jobs with Justice, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, Rocky Mountain PeaceJam For more information, please contact or 720.570.4908

Friday, August 5, 2011, 10th Anniversary of Sisters Witness Against War, Colorado Springs.  11:30, gathering and socializing at Sacred Heart parish, 12;00 luncheon featuring First Strike Theatre, 1:00 PM ecumenical prayer service, 2:00 PM carpool to north gate of Peterson AFB for silent vigil until 3:30 PM.  For more information,

Friday, August 5th, 2011    DJPC’s 2011 Summer Potluck Social, Highlands United Methodist Church at 3131 Osceola, Denver.Bring a dish (with serving utensils) to share!  Bring a friend!  Make new friends! Beverages and utensils provided! Door prize Drawing!!!  RSVP Today:  303-623-1463,

***September 16, AFSC’s Annual Public Gathering.  Mark your calendar now,

Saturday September 24, 2011. United Voices And afternoon of Poetry and Music  What if we hang onto our skills in serving other, and then swing back across the gate, even my own self., 1 - 2 p.m. poets’ book signing. 2 - 5:30 p.m. Poetry Reading by poets from Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, USA and Venezuela—in English and Spanish, Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater, 1001Arapahoe Ave.    Contact: Ghada Kanafani Elturk 303-441-4941, Mireya Ortiz or Juan Manuel Patraca 720-429-1098   Poetry Readings by: Cesar Curiel, Vladimir Delgadillo, Gloria García Díaz, Arturo García, Rosa Gutiérrez, Ernesto Valdez Hdez.,  Tim Hernández, Martin Rodríguez Glez., María Antonieta Morales, Sandra Navarro, Mireya Ortiz, Jennifer Pacheco, Juan Manuel Patraca,  María Ramírez, Juan Marcelino Ruiz, Yamilet Margarita Blanco Urbina.  Music by: Luis Tena, Trigo de Jesús, y Roberto Méndez.


Familiarize yourself with the dual reality of the illegal immigration debate.  One place to hear stories is    Then make it a point to take action for undocumented immigrants doing their best to survive in our community.  You can start by signign the Secure Communities petition(next announcement).  You can make it personal by signing the petition someone started for Paz Mendez:

Look, we found $2 trillion!  Sign the Friends Committee on National Legislation petition and urge your members of Congress to save $2 trillion over the next ten years by cutting $1 trillion from the Pentagon budget and closing tax loopholes that benefit primarily the wealthiest households and corporations.

Tamales Para Todos:  Order Homemade Tamales to Benefit Families Affected by Deportation!  Families affected by deportation not only suffer emotionally and mentally, but economically as well. The legal process is expensive, and RAP members wanted to raise funds to support affected families immediately. We are taking preorders for homemade tamales which will be ready for pickup or delivery (in Denver metro area) on July 30. Preorders and payments must be received by July 27. A bilingual order form is attached. Thanks for your support!  Rights for All People  Contact Nicole Melaku 303-893-3500 x 100 720-581-4133

Registration for the 8th National Low-Income Immigrants Rights Conference is now open! Hundreds of advocates, activists, organizers, attorneys, and students will convene December 8 – 10 near Washington, D.C., to discuss the most pressing issues facing low-income immigrants and their families today. At the conference, you will hear from advocates who have successfully defeated anti-immigrant measures in their hometowns, learn about the latest federal measures affecting immigrants, and have the opportunity to strategize with advocates from across the country on both meeting challenges and promoting opportunities for immigrants’ rights in 2012. To learn more about the 8th National Low-Income Immigrant Rights Conference, visit

Petition:  “Secure Communities” mass deportation program is facing an investigation and coming under fire.. Last year AFSC started to expose the damages and the dishonesty of S-Comm. People didn’t believe it was shakable but now the program is coming under fire.  Sign the petition now, asking to put S-Comm on hold until further investigations occur!

***Eat for peace! Purchase a King Soopers Debit Card to benefit AFSC:  This is a great way to contribute to Denver AFSC! Purchase an AFSC/King Soopers debit card for $25. Add money to your KS debit card using cash, check or credit card. Every time you add money to the debit card, 5% goes to AFSC.  (So if you spend $100 a month at King Soopers using this card, $5 will automatically go to AFSC).  Your debit card is good all year long, every year. AFSC/KS Debit Cards can be used at City Market or Loaf N Jug or any other Kroger store across the country. Give them to your friends and family for a gift that keeps on giving (to AFSC).  You can also purchase gift cards for Sunflower, Vitamin Cottage & Safeway. Contact Linda Smoke (303 355-4297) or Judy Danielson (303 377-8367) to begin today!


Every Thursday from 5:15 pm until 6:15 pm,  Women in Black silent vigil for peace, in front of the Wellington Webb Municipal Building (NW corner of Colfax and 15th Street, just across Colfax from Civic Center Park).  Women in Black is a world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence, whether interpersonal or international.  Please join us!  Come dressed in black; look for the banner.  For more information, Karen Hardy,  The Denver Women in Black group has been standing weekly since mid-November, 2002.

Every Friday, Friday, 4:30-5:30 PM, “War is not the Answer” vigil at 8th/Santa Fe The war in Afghanistan was wrong under Bush.  It’s wrong under Obama. Come join us Fridays @8th and Santa Fe, Democratic Headquarters.  Sponsored by “Just a group of concerned world citizens” 

Every Saturday from Noon - 1:00 P.M., Colorado Citizens for Peace have been vigiling every week since Feb. 2005  Participants meet at the intersections of West 52nd Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard to promote peace and bring a greater awareness of the on-going U.S. wars. Info:

Every Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., Women in Black silent vigil takes place in front of the Colorado Mills Mall on West Colfax (at the corner near the Pei Wei Restaurant).  Women in Black is a world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence.  Please join us!  Come dressed in black; signs are provided.  For more information, please contact Carol Barrow,   This particular group of Women in Black has been standing weekly for 5 years

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