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The BLAST ~ May 21, 2019

MAY 22

Rapid Response Training- COS

Hosted by Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition - CIRC and Colorado Rapid Response Network - Immigration Tomorrow at 6 PM – 8 PM 1355 Lindenwood Grove, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Get trained to respond to ICE activity in the Pikes Peak region. We have seen an increase in ICE activity over the last few months in the Colorado Springs area and want to ensure that our local network is prepared to respond! We train allies to ensure that the rights of targeted communities are respected, document ICE activities, and support families in determining the right course of action during and after ICE encounters.

The training will be hosted at Casa Verde Community housing (1355 Lindenwood Grove) in the Common House (dark green house in the center of the community). Please park on the street.

The Rapid Response Network is a state-wide network that manages a 24-hr hotline to track, verify, and document abuses in ICE raids in immigrant communities across Colorado. We encourage the immigrant community to call the Rapid Response Hotline so that trained volunteers can respond, confirm, document and share the most accurate information about what’s happening. This is a way to both show support for immigrant communities locally and also ensure that we are stopping the spread of misinformation that creates heightened fear.

MAY 22

Mostly Military Meetup @ Streetcar520

Hosted by El Paso County Colorado Progressive Veterans and Streetcar520 Tomorrow at 5 PM – 8 PM Streetcar520 520 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Join the EPCCPV to  meet, eat, drink and talk, from 5PM until 8PM. Progressive Veterans, their families and friends welcome!

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.

MAY 23

Partners in Housing Volunteer Orientation - May

Hosted by Partners in Housing Thursday at 5 PM – 8 PM Colorado House & Resource Center 21 S Wahsatch Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Volunteers are an essential part of our program. They play an important role in helping our Partners to achieve self-sufficiency. Are you interested in volunteering at Partners in Housing and want to know what it entails, or are you a current volunteer who wants to stay involved? Either way, we have good news... We are excited to announce that we are hosting another volunteer orientation in May! It will be an informative evening with friends and pizza. We hope to see you there!

MAY 24 & 25

Flag Placement Ceremony

Hosted by El Paso County Colorado Progressive Veterans Friday at 9AM - 12PM Evergreen Cemetery 1005 Hancock Expy, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910

In observance of Memorial Day we will be placing flags at the graves of our fallen heroes. Please join us May 24th & 25th at 9:00 a.m. 

WE thrive because of your support! This is Your party, we do good work and we have lots of work to do. Join us with your money or time, all support is needed and appreciated. Bring your passion, energy and ideas and together we will advance the progressive Democratic values in El Paso County! Contributions welcome!

THANK YOU!

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