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

#NotMyPresident: Your Guide to Anti-Trump Rallies, Events and Protests
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Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States, but the political action isn't over. Today women will be gathering in solidarity across the country, and there are more actions in the days to come. Here they are, in chronological order.

Women's March on Denver Facebook page
Saturday, January 21
Women's March on Denver
Civic Center Park, Colfax Avenue and Bannock Street
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This will be Denver's version of the Women's March on Washington, a large demonstration planned for D.C. the day after the inauguration. The march will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Voorhies Memorial, with a rally at the Greek Amphitheater from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring sixteen speakers. Go to marchoncolorado.org for more information.

From the Facebook event page:
On January 21, 2017, we will stand together to tell the nation and the administration-elect that:

1) All women shall maintain the freedom and lawful protection to choose what is best for them as it concerns their biological and reproductive health.

2) The diverse and vibrant communities of the United States of America shall be protected from political factions that would seek to inhibit their expression and existence by implementing legal restrictions on personal freedoms. These diverse and vibrant communities are the fabric of our great country and shall not be torn by hateful, divisive, and racist rhetoric or actions.

3) All people, regardless of gender, gender identification, ethnicity, racial heritage, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation and/or socioeconomic status shall be treated equally and equitably, with respect, dignity and justice for all.

By bringing thousands of people together online and in person at Denver’s Civic Center Park, we strive to provide an outlet and support for those who wish to:

1) Advocate for and defend the most marginalized members of our society.

2) Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations within local Colorado communities.

3) Serve as a model of peaceful demonstration for the young women and men, and girls and boys, who will be the leaders of tomorrow.

4) Honor the women and men who have come before us and fought for human and women’s rights.

Saturday, January 21
Colorado Blue Ball – A Ball for All
Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut Street
6 to 9 p.m.

This evening of music by DJ Sosan, with dancing and food by Serendipity Catering, follows the Women's March on Denver; the goal is "to celebrate each other and our commitment to be the change we collectively want to see in the world." There's a cash bar, and tickets are $50 for Hero, $25 for Change Agent, and $10 for Friend. (A limited number of free tickets are available if cost is a barrier.) Find out more here; buy tickets at 2017coloradoblueballforall.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, January 21
Colorado People's Alliance: The Fight Ahead
Greeley Recreational Center, 651 10th Avenue
9 a.m. to noon

The Colorado People's Alliance will be hosting a community meeting in Greeley. "We will be discussing our strategy to fight back against Trump, we will talk about what his administration will mean to you, what it will mean to our community and to find ways to fight back," the group says. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

Advocacy and Action in the Trump Era
Wednesday, January 25
Advocacy and Action in the Trump Era

Joining Vision and Action, 2464 Sheridan Boulevard
5:30 to 7 p.m.

From the Facebook event page:
Join the Social Enterprise Alliance - Colorado Chapter, Boomers Leading Change, and Joining Vision and Action for their Monthly Meetup on January 25th at 5:30 p.m. This month, we invite you to take part in a facilitated discussion addressing the power of nonprofits in the age of Trump. We will have local experts, drinks, and the opportunity for you to network with like-minded change makers. The schedule for the event will be as follows:

5:30-6:00 p.m.: Networking and happy hour
6:00-6:30 p.m.: Words from our panel
6:30-7:00 p.m.: Open, World Cafe style discussion with panelists

Know your rights: Check out this ACLU guide to protesting.
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