Congress is back in session, and political pundits in the Beltway are still digesting President Donald Trump's address. But outside Washington, D.C., the activism continues. Here are more political education and advocacy events in metro Denver this week, including a telephone town-hall meeting with the real Cory Gardner, not a cardboard cutout.
Wednesday, March 1, 10 a.m.
Telephone Town Hall With Cory Gardner
Senator Cory Gardner may not have held a town-hall meeting during the House's recess last week, but he's holding another live telephone town hall on March 1. "During the interactive meetings," his website promises, "you’ll hear from me regarding updates on the work I’ve been doing for fellow Coloradans, and I’ll talk about issues important to my constituents. In addition, you will have the opportunity to ask me questions on the phone and online. Telephone town halls give everyone the ability to join the conversation." Sign up for the call here.
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Wednesday, March 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
We Are One Colorado Tour: Arvada
First United Church of Arvada, 7195 Simms Street
One Colorado is taking its “We Are One Colorado” tour to thirteen cities across the state to talk about how to continue advancing equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Coloradans and their families. Find out more here.
Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Let’s Talk About Immigration
Holly Rosary Church, 4664 Pearl Street
Newsed and the Meyer Law Office are hosting this event for immigrants, with a discussion on Trump's policy, and what to do in case of a confrontation with the Department of Homeland Security or ICE. For information, call 303-534-8342 ext. 107.
Thursday, March 2, noon to 1:30 p.m.
The Arab World in the Age of Donald Trump
University of Denver, Anderson Academic Commons,.Room 290
Shafeeq Ghabra, a professor of political science at Kuwait University, founded Jusoor Arabiya, which focuses on youth leadership programs and strategic planning. He'll be speaking at a free program hosted by the University of Denver Center for Middle East studies that's open to the public; lunch will be provided. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Saturday, March 4, 1 to 3 p.m.
We Proclaim Yes: Acting to Keep Our Communities Whole
Washington Park, 900 South Downing
The Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, a multi-faith group of congregations around Denver, will rally to support immigrants, "seeking justice and providing sanctuary for the body and spirit." Find out more here.
Sunday, March 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Women of All Nations Retreat Fundraiser
Colorado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu West, 2595 West Eighth Avenue
This fundraiser for the Women of All Nations Retreat March 17 through March 19 is billed as "a day of empowerment and learning how to defend ourselves in bad situations." A $20 donation is requested; find out more here.
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