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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.EXPAND
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
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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.

A counter-protester in downtown Denver on March 18.EXPAND
A counter-protester in downtown Denver on March 18.
Brandon Marshall

Sunday, March 26, 11 a.m.
The Huddle
McNichols Building
During the NCAA's March Madness, Warm Cookies of the Revolution, Denver's civic health club, will host an event where you can "watch sports, drink beer and discuss issues." Find out more on the Warm Cookies Facebook page.

Sunday, March 26, 2 to 3 p.m.
The Sunday Gardner
1125 17th Street

Indivisible Denver is hosting a weekly gathering outside of Cory Gardner's Denver office, urging the senator to oppose the Trump agenda. Find out more here.

Plan ahead:

Monday, March 27, 4:30 p.m.
Stand Up for Immigrants and Refugees in Aurora
Aurora Municipal Building, 14999 East Alameda Parkway
Aurora City Council has called a special study session at 5 p.m. to talk about sanctuary cities, but is not allowing public comment. So the Colorado People's Alliance is holding a rally in advance of the meeting, and then will be sitting in on the session. "It is time for us to stand strong and demand a welcoming city for all," says Lizeth Chacon, CPA executive director. Find out more on the Facebook page.

Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
The Giving Project
Chinook Fund,1031 33rd Street
Change, not charity: The Chinook Fund is hosting an information session about its innovative program, The Giving Project. Chinook is seeking 25 diverse members for its six-month 2017 Fall Giving Project, during which participants will learn about social-justice philanthropy while taking meaningful action. "No prior experience is necessary," organizers say, "Just a passion for change!" To RSVP or learn more, visit Chinookfund.org.

Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
March for Science
Civic Center Park

Advocates of science from across the state will rally in Civic Center Park on Earth Day for a march through downtown to the State Capitol. Find out more on the event Facebook page.

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