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November 26, 2018


 


Give! Campaign Features Nonviolence Event with RAWtools This Saturday; Solidarity Dinner Dec. 14

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 w.g.thomas@comcast.net.
 

Next Urban Experience is Give! Event, 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 https://tinyurl.com/UX-Give-Edition. For more information, call (719) 632-6189 or email director@ppjpc.org

 

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 reunify.org, 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 kent@dvd-cdinc.com 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.
 

Census Bureau Offers "Solutions Workshop" Toolkit

Even though the federal government is mired in lawsuits regarding citizenship questions in the 2020 census, the US Census Bureau is trying to encourage a community-based inclusive effort to support the census through its new Solutions Workshop toolkits. These toolkits help community leaders prepare for the census, coming up in a little over a year. More information is downloadable HERE.
 

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 https://www.facebook.com/events/2124921517769815/
 

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 THIS THURSDAY

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. 
 

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 http://studio809radio.com/7-peak-environment-communicate-collaborate-celebrate/

This latest podcast also is on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/studio809radio/

For access to recent Growthbusters podcasts, visit http://growthbusters.org/podcast
 

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

Even the White House Must Admit to Climate Change Reality

The federal government was mandated to produce a report on the consequences of climate change, and even those in the White House responsible for pulling out of the Paris Accords had to admit last week that climate change is real. The White House tried to bury the release of the 1600-page report in a news conference held at 2 p.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Even so, the report talked of immediate impacts such as more intense hurricanes and fires, which the nation is currently experiencing. The report warned of coastal flooding, and of mid-continent cities regularly experiencing 100-plus-degree highs, while cities such as Phoenix may see the majority of days of the year with 100-plus-degree highs by the middle of the 2020s. The report is unlikely to generate any changes in Trump's EPA or BLM, but it makes the position of climate-change deniers like Rep. James Inhofe look more untenable by the day.
 
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