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Week of October 29, 2018


Indy Give! Year-End Celebration Season Starts Nov. 1

PPJPC Events Include Nov. 10 Armistice Centennial Party, Dec. 1 "Nonviolent Night"

PPJPC is participating again this year in the Indy Give fundraising program, which officially begins Nov. 1 with an event at Ivywild School. From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, we will ask that donations to PPJPC be made through Give! In order to maximize matching funds. In the meantime, two events for the Give! season are in the works. On Satturday, Nov. 10, we will celebrate the centennial of Armistice Day and the 40th anniversary of the commission, with a party at Cottonwood Center for the Arts,427 E. Colorado, from 6 to 10 p.m. Executive Director Victoria Stone will MC an evening of entertainment and messages of support from friends around the globe.

On Dec. 1, from 3:30 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 Mary Sprunger-Froese, Artist in Residence at RAWtools and long time J&P supporter with First Strike Theatre.  Activate Your Activism, Forge Peace, Disarm Hearts, and support these great organizations!   Head over to the Festival of Lights downtown afterward!

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. 11 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

Moms Demand Action Nov. 11 Meetup

The local chapter of Moms Demand Action plans a meet-up in November.

Talking Turkey: How to respond to myths about gun violence during those holiday gatherings and conversations.  
November 11, 2018 @ Wild Goose Meeting House (401 S. Tejon Street)
3:30-5 PM

Anyone interested in gun violence prevention is welcome to attend.
For more info email Kristen:


Help Sought for Immigrant Children in Site Inspections

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.

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. A dinner was held last Thursday, and the second dinner is 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

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.

Monday Rally for Youth Suing on Climate Change

Twenty-one brave young people are taking Trump and the U.S. government to court to stand up for their constitutional right to a safe future.
This Monday, join a rally in your city to stand in solidarity with the youth plaintiffs before their landmark trial begins.
What: Colorado Rally for the #TrialoftheCentury!
When: 11:00 a.m., Oct. 29, 2018
Where: US District Court - Colorado Springs, 212 N Wahsatch Ave, Colorado Springs , CO, 80903
Who: Everyone who cares about our youth and their future
What to bring: Signs supporting youth and the climate
These 21 young plaintiffs, supported by Our Children's Trust, are uniting across race, class and geography to fight for the planet and their lives. They are taking the Trump administration to court, demanding that our government address the climate crisis and protect our children and futures by implementing a science-based National Climate Recovery Plan.1
The youth will present evidence that the federal government substantially contributes to the climate crisis and that young people and future generations are disproportionately affected by it. They are united by the fierce determination to bring about a world we know is possible. We can shift from fossil fuels to a renewable energy future, and the youth will present this evidence in court.
Ten days before this groundbreaking federal lawsuit, Juliana v. the United States, was scheduled to finally go to trial, the Supreme Court halted the proceedings to demand more information.2 The Trump administration is doing everything possible to prevent these youth from having their day in court, and if it can get the case thrown out, it will.3
The courts and the Trump administration need to know that we are watching and we are behind these brave young people who want to stand in federal court demanding a safe future for us all. Stand with them.
RSVP now to join Colorado Springs 's rally for the children's climate trial. Click the link below to RSVP:


RAWPOWer Workshop POSTPONED Until Early 2019

The “Tools for a Third Way” workshop planned by Mary Sprunger-Froese, artist in residence at RAWtools, has been postponed due to low numbers of students during block break. It will be re-scheduled for early 2019. Watch here for further details!


StartDis Podcast Features Local Political and Cultural 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.

Studio 809 Podcast Examines Sustainability and Art

Two weeks ago, we misidentified a Sustainability and Art podcast as part of the Growthbusters’ series. Both podcast series come from Dave Gardner. The podcast from Sustainability In Progress covers Sustainability and Art, to honor October Arts Month. It is a recap of the September meeting of Sustainability in Progress, sponsored by Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future. The hosts for this podcast are Drew Johnson of TechWears and Christopher Aaby of Catamount Institute. Speakers include Andy Vick of Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPR), Natalie Johnson of Manitou Art Center, and Aisha Ahmad-Post of Ent Center for the Arts.

This latest podcast also is on Facebook,

For access to recent Growthbusters podcasts, visit

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
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