#NotMyPresident: Your Guide to Anti-Trump Rallies, Events and Protests

#NotMyPresident: Your Guide to Anti-Trump Rallies, Events and Protests
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We'll be entering a new era on January 20, when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States at his inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C.

It goes without saying that much of the nation, including Denver County — which voted overwhelmingly against Trump, giving him only 18.89 percent of the vote — is not exactly supportive of the new administration.

Denver County Nov. 8 election results
Denver County Nov. 8 election results

As the inauguration approaches, there are a number of protests, rallies and art events planned in Denver at which participants can implicitly or explicitly express disapproval of the incoming president — or simply push for more public dialogue. We've compiled details of the more prominent actions, listed below in chronological order:

A November 10 anti-Trump protest at the Capitol Building.EXPAND
A November 10 anti-Trump protest at the Capitol Building.
Kyle Harris

Friday, January 20
Inauguration Day Peaceful Protest

Colorado State Capitol, 200 East Colfax Avenue
9 a.m.

From the Facebook event page:


On Friday, January 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States (MAYBE). We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies across this Nation. If Trump is to be inaugurated at all, let it happen behind closed doors, showing the true face of the security state Trump will preside over. It must be made clear to the whole world that the vast majority of people in the United States do not support his presidency or consent to his rule. 

Friday, January 20
DisruptJ20 Demonstrations

Civic Center Park
8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

#DisruptJ20 is the hashtag that’s being used by activists around the country who are calling for more forceful resistance to the new administration. The DisruptJ20 website suggests acts of civil disobedience, and it appears that the organizers in Denver intend to disrupt traffic. Participants are encouraged to wear all black. Be sure to know your rights when demonstrating.

Here is a description from the Denver DisruptJ20 facebook page:

In solidarity with cities across the US, January 20th will be a day of defiance and resistance in Denver. This is a call out for autonomous actions to disrupt the flows of commerce in the city throughout inauguration day and large demonstrations in the AM and in the evening. Join us! Spread the word!

We are organizing 2 large demos aimed at disrupting rush hour:

8AM Gather at Civic Center Park
6PM Gather at Civic Center Park

Friday, January 20
Planned Parenthood Millennial Make-a-Change Festival
10 a.m.

RSVP here to learn more.

Friday, January 20
Inauguration Day Beers
Goldspot Brewing Company, 4970 Lowell Boulevard
Noon on

Does protesting make you thirsty? Goldspot will be serving the legendary, woman-brewed, Makin' Noise: A Pussy Riot Beer for the inauguration; $1 from every beer sold on January 20 will benefit One Colorado — and One Colorado staffers will be on hand starting at 4 p.m.

Friday, January 20
 rEVOLution Launch Party hosted by Project VOYCE

Annex at TAXI I, 3455 Ringsby Court
6 to 10 p.m.

The rEVOLution Launch Party promises to promote awareness, inclusivity and understanding on Inauguration Day. with "music, discussion, ideation, food, drinks, community. The goal is to transition into this new presidency with LOVE by bringing good people together to discuss what's on everyone's minds and connect with one another."  AshMoki Mobile Kitchen will offer wood-fired pizza and a variety of bar selections in the Annex (which is also home to Comal), with a portion of proceeds from food and beverage sales benefitting Project VOYCE.

Keep reading for more events.

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