Ready, Set, Action: Political Rallies and Protests in Metro Denver in May

Donald Trump at a Loveland campaign appearance.
Donald Trump at a Loveland campaign appearance. Brandon Marshall

Courtesy the Post Political Condition
Downtown Denver saw plenty of action on May Day, with protests spilling from the State Capitol to Skyline Park. And the rallies and protests will continue all month; keep reading for more events on the schedule.

Thursday, May 4, 6 to 8 p.m.
What Is Sanctuary?
McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue
Warm Cookies of the Revolution hosts a Stupid Questions/Talents night that takes on this question: Does pro-wrestling have anything to do with the sanctuary movement? "There's only one way to find out," organizers say. "Come join us and pro-wrestlers from Rocky Mountain Pro!" The evening promises cookies, activities and plenty of talk; donations of $5 to $10 are suggested, and all money will go to the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition. Find out more at Warm Cookies of the Revolution website.

Thursday, May 4, 6 to 8 p.m.
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition 15th Anniversary Celebration
La Rumba, 99 West Ninth Avenue

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary, honor founding Executive Director Julien Ross and welcome Nicole Melaku, CIRC's new executive director, at this gathering. Get all the details here.

Friday, May 5, 7 p.m.
The Post Political Condition: The Failure of Left/Right Politics
Scottish Rite Consistory, 1370 Grant Street
Gilad Atzmon, a world-renowned jazz saxophonist (he performed on Pink Floyd's latest album, The Endless River), was born in Israel and served in the Israeli army during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon; he became disillusioned and moved to London. He has since become one of the most outspoken writers challenging not only the Israeli state, but also the ideology and beliefs that created and maintain it. His latest book, Being in Time: A Post Political Manifesto, discusses the phenomenon of identity politics and the left/right paradigm. Jason Bosch, creator of Argus Fest, will host Atzmon at a discussion of the Post Political Condition. Find out more on the Post Political Condition Facebook page.

Keep reading for more events this month.

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