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The BLAST ~ May 14, 2019

Updated: Jun 27, 2019

Meet & Greet

Hosted by League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region Tomorrow at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM The Coffee Exchange 526 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Curious about the League? Join League members for drinks and conversation about League's nonpartisan work and goals and how you can help make democracy work! This informal gathering is a great time to learn more about LWV. Find our group on the second floor "Loft."

New & Hopeful Approaches in Housing and Homelessness

Hosted by Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness and Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver Thursday at 11 AM – 2 PM Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness 2148 S. High Street, Denver, Colorado 80210

Housing insecurity and homelessness are all around us. While there may not be a single silver bullet, there are a number of hopeful responses taking place here in Colorado and across the country.

Extend your lunch hour and come learn about some of the most compelling approaches, including tiny homes, hospital housing, ADUs, artificial intelligence, and more!

Experience a showcase of government to grassroots efforts in housing and homelessness delivered in the dynamic PechaKucha style (20 slides timed to advance every 20 seconds).

If you’re a service provider, researcher, policymaker, student, or curious citizen, come learn about the ideas that are changing how we respond to housing and homelessness in our communities.

Can’t make the event? No worries! The presentations will be live streamed as well as available to watch on the Burnes Center website. When you register, let us know how you will be attending.  FREE

This event is sponsored by The Buck Foundation.

MAY 16

Dine and Donate for Universal Health Care

Hosted by Bethany Grob Winder Thursday at 5 PM Modern Market ,1765 Briargate Parkway Suite 807, Colorado Springs, CO

Mention Universal Health Care and we get 50% of your dinner cost! Then come chat with us about Single payer. *VERY IMPORTANT *Sign up at the link below. We need 20 people or they cancel us. Add your kids as guests. https://www.groupraise.com/events/95371HD 19 Meet and Greets!

Hosted by Elizabeth Clancy and Bea Babbitt Saturday, May 18th, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm High Prairie Library 7035 Old Meridian Rd   Peyton, CO 80831 AND Sunday, May 19th, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Monument Library 1706 Lake WoodmoorDr   Monument, CO 80132 Light refreshments and snacks will be available.

If you don't know your  State HD go to GoVoteColorado.

MAY 16

FVCWC May Meeting topic : Celebration Day

Hosted by Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Thursday at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM IHOP 6450 South Hwy 85-87, Fountain, Colorado 80817

We are going to celebrate and enjoy each other's company! We have accomplished so much the last 2 1/2 years! Let's let it sink in! We will be in the back room in IHOP off 85/87 Try to RSVP if you can, if you come anyways without it, there is ALWAYS room at the table :)

MAY 18

Progressive Veteran's Monthly Meeting

Hosted by El Paso County Colorado Progressive Veterans Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Downtown Penrose Library, Aspen Pine room, 20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

This meeting Marshall Bosworth, Veteran Service Officer at the El Paso County Veterans Services Community Services Department, will speak about applying for VA Disability benefits - both requirements and benefits you and your spouse can receive.  This office only employs Veterans and is paid for by the State of Colorado - i.e., all services are free. 

Also, Frank Griggs, founder of Veteran's Puppy for Life will speak about his non-profit foundation.  Each puppy is trained to be a service dog and is selected from the time of birth for a specified Veteran.  The Veteran  is chosen through VA treatment facilities.  Please join us to learn  more.

We have a supply of T-Shirts (donated by Burt Evans), emblazoned on the front and back with our logo.  Just $20 each for members and for new members, with a donation of $30, you receive a free T-Shirt.  If you are helping put flags out at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs for the Memorial Day Remembrance, T-Shirts are suggested, but not required.  The same is true for our participation in Monument's 4th of July Parade.

See you there!  Bring your friends, spouses and significant others.  Veteran children over 16 can also come, and if they are interested, join our group.  Membership dues are always voluntary.

MAY 18

Community Shredding Event

Hosted by HEARS by the Pikes Peak Sertoma Clubs Saturday at 9 AM – 11 PM 12265 Oracle Blvd 80919 (Remax)

Safely dispose of confidential tax & other documents! Fund raiser for the Sertoma HEARS charity - we fund free hearing aids in El Paso county who can not afford them. Maximum of THREE document size boxes per car, shredded on-site by Federal Document Shredding. Cost is DONATION - suggested minimum is $5 but more is appreciated.

MAY 19

Magazine Release Party & People's Choice Awards

Hosted by My Black Colorado and Ace Entertainment Sunday at 2 PM – 7 PM The Social - Colorado Springs 3506 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917

Come join us for a good time! Magazine release party and the announcement of the GOLDEN TICKET, Peoples Choice Awards winners! Vote for your favorites! 2,000 people have already voted!

Featured Guests Co-Host/MC - Rodney Gullatte & Ashley Cornelius Jordan Craft / DJ Craftmattic playing old school jams Performers - Jordan Carter Hall , Cory Ard and Talisa Caldwell

For vendor or sponsor info please email aceent@comcast.net or click link below. http://bit.ly/MBCSponsorPackage

MAY  20

Organizing for Bernie PPR 2020 Monthly Meeting

Hosted by Anthony Maro

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Navajo Hogan 2817 N Nevada Ave Colorado Spgs, CO 80907

Join us to socialize and plan and Bring a Friend!  We will be exploring the Bern App, Talking Climate Change, and planning activities and events for June. ALL OF US TOGETHER!

MAY  21

Meet U.S. Senate Candidate Stephany Rose Spaulding

Hosted by Deana Kamm Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM 7048 Cobblecreek Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80922

“Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding, is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. As a seasoned public speaker, chair of the Women’s and Ethnic Studies program at UCCS, founder of For Our Children’s Children Enterprises and board member of many local community organizations, Stephany believes that citizens deserve a voice in the governance of their respective communities and hopes to elevate the lives and experiences of our diverse communities throughout the state to create legislation that is inclusive and helps all Coloradans. She will always stand for what she understands to be just and right. As a worker and a servant in the state, Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is highly qualified to carry the concerns of Colorado to Washington, D.C.”

Experience and passion for uniting people despite their differences makes Stephany uniquely qualified to represent Colorado in the U.S. Senate for ALL Coloradans. She is excited to transform Congress with those who, like her, believe that the surest way to bring greater equality, justice and opportunity to their communities is to take the lead. Find out more about Stephany here: https://www.stephanyroseforcongress.com/ and please come out to meet her and ask her your questions!

MAY 23

Fourth Thursday Film Showing: Restorative Justice

Hosted by All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (ASUUC) and El Paso County Democratic Party Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (ASUUC) 730 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Three short films and a panel discussion about the potential of restorative justice to transform our community’s criminal justice system from one of retribution to one of restoration and rehabilitation. We are honored to have restorative justice advocates Senator Pete Lee and Lynn Lee as our forum members Senator Lee has sponsored successful legislation to create pilot programs for youth across the state and served as a spokesperson at conferences throughout the country. Ms. Lee has completed more than 400 Restorative Justice conferences and is currently sits on the State Restorative Justice Council Together, they have worked for decades to introduce this kinder and more effective system into our community which has been shown to reduce recidivism by as much 50% while it offers healing for both perpetrator and victim. Film showing begins at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.

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