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November 12, 2018


Armistice Remembered in Indy Give! Season

Kevin Mitchell, My Name is Harriet, DJ Shield Play for Cottonwood PPJPC Party

PPJPC joined with thousands of groups worldwide in marking the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, in a celebration at Cottonwood Center for the Arts Saturday night. My Name is Harriet (Harriet Landrum) treated the group to experimental violin and voice performances, highlighted by a thrilling rendition of “Gravity.” Kevin Mitchell treated the audience to such hip-hop compositions as “Black Coffee” and “In a Perfect World,” and gave the first reading of a poem commemorating his father, “Dominos.” The evening ended with a live link to Bali, where participants rang a bell as the Armistice celebration passed the Pacific Island nations. Thanks to participants for coming out on the eve of a winter storm, which unfortunately cancelled our outdoor bell-ringing event on Sunday morning

Kevin Mitchell

Victoria Stone introduced My Name is Harriet

My Name is Harriet (Harriet Landrum)

We Need Your Memories for Active for Justice, J&P Timeline

PPJPC will be constructing a timeline of 40 years of activism, before, during and after our Nov. 10 Armistice party. If you can help with dates or special memories, please contact our offices. We also need your reminiscence for our upcoming Active for Justice revival. Thanks to special donations and the efforts Bill Thomas, as well as our members and their memories, we plan to have a broadsheet version of Active for Justice out by the end of the year, featuring a look back at 40 years of J&P work in Colorado Springs. If the effort is successful, we’d like to move to quarterly publication of a printed AfJ in 2019.  If you have ideas, please contact Bill at

PPJPC, RAWtools Co-Host Nonviolent Night at Penrose Library Dec. 1

On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Pine and Aspen rooms at Penrose Library, 30 N. Cascade, PPJPC and RAWtools will hold a joint Indy Give! Event.  Hear what both organizations are up to as well as a performance by First Strike Theatre.  Activate Your Activism, Forge Peace, Disarm Hearts, and support these great organizations!  Family friendly, cocoa and cookies warm-up to the Festival of Lights downtown afterwards!

Next Urban Experience Set for Dec. 8

Our next Urban Experience will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 9 a.m. You can register online for this tour at For more information, call (719) 632-6189 or email


Suzann Mollner to Speak at November Dinner in Denver

The Denver nonprofit Beirut and Beyond, which works to improve conditions for Palestinian refugees, will host one additional dinner featuring a presentation by Suzann Mollner, who spent the summer at UNRWA refugee camps in the Middle East. Following an October dinner, a second dinner will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Phoenician Kebab, 5709 E. Colfax in Denver. A full meal of hummus, falafel, shawarma, fattoush, and maqloubeh will be prepared. Tickets for the event are $30, but the event will be capped at 20 attendees to facilitate discussion.  You can reserve a spot for either date at EventBrite HERE

Help Sought for Immigrant Children in Site Inspection

The Reunify nonprofit is seeking help nationwide to inspect sites where children from separated immigrant families are being housed.  The volunteer help of lawyers, paralegals, and interpreters is particularly needed. Several thousand unaccompanied and separated immigrant minors remain detained under the Trump Administration's zero tolerance policy in over 60 facilities around the country. The 1997 Flores Settlement sets the national standards for the detention and release of minors. As class counsel we can appoint volunteer lawyers and paralegals to inspect detention facilities and to interview detained minors. We are recruiting volunteer lawyers, paralegals and interpreters to inspect the detention sites listed below on the dates indicated. To volunteer for one or more days at one or more of these detention site inspections, please register or sign in to, where you can select the detention site you wish to inspect.



Dozens in Springs Join Nationwide Protests on Sessions Firing

Citizens turned out in dozens of U.S. cities, including Colorado Springs, on the evening of Nov. 8 to warn the White House not to interfere with Robert Mueller’s probe of the 2016 Trump campaign. Mobilization was immediate Nov. 8 after President Trump made an expected move on Wednesday to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While Sessions had few fans among human rights advocates, demonstrators were afraid that Trump would direct his new acting attorney general to shut down the Robert Mueller probe. Local protesters were boisterous on a cold night in Colorado Springs. Crowds in Chicago were particularly big, with tens of thousands marching to Trump Towers.

Photos courtesy Mark Lewis

RAWtools, Safe Place for Pets Present "Going to the Dogs: A Love Story"

Another Give! event will be presented jointly by RAWtools and Safe Place for Pets on  Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. First Strike Theatre and the Blues Brethren will present an encore performance of "Going to the Dogs: A Love Story," at Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St. This play is family friendly and will be presented for free, though donations will be accepted. For more information, call (719) 471-3405, or check out the Peak Radar link at

PPJPC ED Victoria Stone to Participate in Foster Together's Story Slam Nov. 15 at Goat Patch Brewing

Foster Together Colorado is hosting a story slam this Thursday, November 15th, from 5-5:45 pm at Goat Patch Brewing, 2727 N. Cascade. With no agenda other than helping us see the human side of foster care, five storytellers will present a five minute story each about their experience working or parenting in "the system." PPJPC Director, Victoria, will share her story as a family advocate.

Volunteers Sought for Longest Night Observation

On Dec. 21, PPJPC will join with area groups working on homeless issues to remember those without shelter. The event will be held at the Columbarium behind Bijou House. Ester Kisamore is looking for people to help her organize the event. If you are interested, call her at (719) 644-1337.


November Sustainable Denver Conference

Energy conferences will continue this fall, as the Colorado Renewable Energy Society is planning a single-day conference November 29 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. The theme will be “A City for All: Today and Tomorrow,” centered on Mayor Michael Hancock’s Sustainable Denver plans. Registration opens in September, but in the meantime, CRES is looking for nominees for a Sustainability Star, someone active in promoting sustainable practices. Contact Janna at

Adventures in Learning K-12 Plans February 2019 Healthy Families Summit

PPJPC is collaborating with Adventures in Learning K-12 on several project, and the organization is planning a Healthy Families Summit for Feb. 2, 2019, at Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Studio  809 Presents Sixth Peak Environment Podcast on "For the Love of Bluegrass"

Our friend and partner Dave Gardner presents the sixth in the “Peak Environment” series from Studio 809. Nick McNamee and Becky Elder discuss “For the Love of Bluegrass (Or Maybe Not?)”, in which the two discuss whether manicured lawns deserve their bad reputation. You can find this podcast at

This latest podcast also is on Facebook,

For access to recent Growthbusters podcasts, visit

StartDis Podcast Features Local Cultural and Political Activists

Several Colorado activists have launched StartDis, “for people of conscience who value education.” Recent episodes have featured JD Covert, Tahmina, Mike Kleba, and Monica Rivera. Check out the latest HERE
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