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November 19, 2018


Give! Campaign Continues with Two December Events

Next Up: Dec. 1 Party with RAWtools, Followed by Dec. 14 Dinner

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!

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

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


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.



Democratic Party Launches New Veterans Group

The El Paso Dems have asked Democrat Kent Jarnig to start an El Paso County Democratic Veterans group.  Without going into too much detail, Colorado State Democratic rules require that he get the names of 20 interested veterans.  He sees this group as both endorsing Democratic candidates (after vetting) and as a civic endeavor to support Veterans (suicide prevention team, food bank, help getting into VA Healthcare and VA Disability, Christmas gifts for Veteran's children in need, etcetera).  This would be open all active duty Military and Veterans that live in El Paso County.  Kent sees this as a force to help all Veterans.

Kent is asking any active duty Military or Veterans to contact him at and provide him with name, address, email address, and phone (information will be kept private). There would be no dues or requirements to attend meetings.  The group would be its own 501C-3 (non-profit) and although it would be supported by the El Paso Dems and the Colorado Democratic Party, it would remain totally independent.  Once we have Party approval, monthly meetings will begin.

Chef Lyn Harwell Featured at Solidarity Dinner

Join PPJPC for a Solidarity Dinner on Friday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at All Souls Unitarian Church, 720 N. Tejon. Our featured chef will be Lyn Harwell. This dinner will offer a little bit of fun, a lot of bit of flair! Come on down and have a great meal for a great cause! Help us Activate our Activism! Check out the Facebook event page at

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 Seventh Peak Environment Podcast on Green Cities Coalition

Our friend and partner Dave Gardner presents the seventh in the “Peak Environment” series from Studio 809. Green Cities Coalition Chair Konrad Schlarbaum chats with long-time PPJPC member and friend Ellen Johnson-Fay on the history of Green Cities. 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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