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Ready, Set, Action: Rallies for Human Rights, Against Trump in Denver This Week

Denver police arrest a protester outside the Grand Hyatt on March 18; a Turning Point USA regional conference was being held inside the hotel.
Denver police arrest a protester outside the Grand Hyatt on March 18; a Turning Point USA regional conference was being held inside the hotel. Brandon Marshall
A protest outside the Turning Point USA conference on March 18 resulted in arrests, and that demonstration was just the start of the political action this week. Keep reading for details on how you can get involved.

Friday, March 24, 8 p.m.
Killing the Black Snake
Join Denver Action Network for the premiere of Submedia's new documentary series "Trouble," and an advance showing of Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NoDAPL struggle, a documentary about the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline. After the film, participants in the fight against the pipeline will discuss their experiences; there will also be a live Skype Q&A with Submedia's Frank Lopez. Find out more, including the location, via the Facebook event page.

Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Colorado Gay-Straight Alliance Leadership Summit
Colorado Mesa University, The University Center
One Colorado is hosting the third of three GSA summits; find out more at one-colorado.org.

Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Impeach Trump Now: First Amendment Assembly
Civic Center Park, Greek Amphitheatre
This rally is part of a nationwide effort to have the state executive and legislative branches hear "We the People expressing our First Amendment rights," according to organizers. Speakers start at 11 a.m., and the march to the State Capitol begins at 12:30 p.m. Find out more on the event Facebook page.

Saturday, March 25, 1 p.m.
#Colorado Stands With Immigrants
1125 17th Street
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
 will host a rally outside of Senator Cory Gardner's Denver office. Speakers will include members of Colorado's immigrant community, lawyers leading the fight for immigration rights and Colorado politicians. At the event, participants will write letters urging Gardner to co-sponsor the BRIDGE Act. Find out more on the Colorado Immigrant Rights Facebook page.


Keep reading for more events Sunday and beyond.

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