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The BLAST ~ October 29, 2019

OCT 30

Candidates Forum with Citizens Project

Hosted by Citizens Project Wednesday at 6 PM – 7:30 PM D11 Administration Bldg, 1115 N El Paso

Join D11 School Board candidates at the Administration Building of Colorado Springs School District 11 for a Candidates Forum. Hear about the reason to which candidates are running on and get the chance to meet each candidate personally.


3ra Celebración Anual Del Dia de Muertos/3rd Annual Day of Dead

Hosted by Voces Unidas for Justice Friday at 4 PM – 10 PM Mission Trace 3031 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80916

On El Día de Muertos we come together as family friends, and community, with music, food, laughter and stories to honor our ancestors. We invite you to do all those things while helping a small nonprofit to fund their new community center and to continue the work of healing and justice for survivors of violence. We will have Folklorico dancing, performers and music. Cultural activities for the whole family! - Complimentary champurrado and dead bread. Food options available for donations. The highlight of the evening will be the altar contest!


Get out the Vote Final Push! Text Bank!

Hosted by Citizens Project and 3 others Friday at 4 PM – 7 PM The Wild Goose Meeting House 401 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Join Citizens Project, The Sierra Club, League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, and members of the Pike Peak Equality Coalition for the final election season push to let neighbors in underrepresented neighborhoods know how important their vote is to our community and how to make sure their ballot is received and counted!

Since this is a text bank, participants will need a smart phone or computer. Contact Joy@citizensproject.org for information on the texting app and to get signed up. Please join us at 4 to get trained if you are new to text banking or if you would like to get a jump on those texts!


2019 Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade

Hosted by Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade Saturday,10AM Tejon Street, Colorado Springs

Come join us this November 2nd downtown on Tejon street for our annual Veterans Day Parade. This year we will be honoring Veteran Service Organizations. Those who continue to serve after service.


House Party Meet and Greet with Jillian Freeland Candidate for CD5!

Hosted by Deana Kamm and Deborah Horton Griffin Saturday, 2 - 4PM Near Briargate and Lexington, Colorado Springs

Deb Griffin is hosting a meet and greet on to introduce Jillian Freeland! Jillian is running for the Democratic seat against Doug Lamborn and she need all of us to WIN! Come support Jillian and learn where she stands on the issues. Please RSVP for address


Screening and Talk Back of "Harriet"

Hosted by Stephany Rose Spaulding for Senate and Cori Bush Film: Sat at 4:35PM at Tinseltown,1545 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 80906 Talk Back: Sat at 7:15PM at The Principals Office, Ivywild School Film Tickets Join us for a screening of "Harriet" a film based on the life and liberation work of Harriet Tubman. Then join us for a conversation immediately afterwards The Principal's Office located in Ivywild School based on the film and the political legacy of Black women in the United States. We want to sell out the theatre so get your tickets ASAP!!!


Snowed Out! New Date, EPC Young Dems Elections & Halloween Party

Hosted by El Paso County Young Democrats - EPCYD and 3 others Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM El Paso County Young Democrats - EPCYD 332 W. Bijou St., #101, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905

We got snowed out so we're rescheduling for Mon, Nov 4, from 6 to 8 PM. The El Paso County Young Democrats will be holding elections to choose new leadership officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and 4 Board Members)!

Anyone who is 35 years old or younger and a registered Democrat in El Paso County is eligible to run for any of the officer positions! So if you or someone you know is interested in running for one of these offices, just reach out to us by Monday, October 21 (one week before the election), to let us know you'd like to be on the printed ballot. Anyone whose name does not appear on the printed ballot can still be nominated by someone else at the elections for one of the offices, but you must be present to participate.

The elections will also be our Halloween Party! Soft drinks and light refreshments will be provided. But feel free to bring your own snacks for the group, and feel free to come in costume if you want!


Moving Beyond Coal: Martin Drake and Colorado's Energy Future

Hosted by EnAct (CC Students for Environmental Action) Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM McHugh Commons N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs,  80903

Join EnAct and Lindsay Facknitz of Beyond Coal Colorado Springs for an evening lecture and discussion to learn about the Martin Drake power plant and the future of renewable energy in Colorado Springs. We will discuss ways CC students can get involved in shutting down Drake and help move this community into a direction of renewable energy sources. Dinner will be provided. Questions? Contact e_fetterly@coloradocollege.edu or j_schrage@coloradocollege.edu


Talk: Social Movements in a Globalizing World

Hosted by SOIL Development Group Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 12:15 PM Gates Common Room, Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Over the last few decades, social movements worldwide have played a major role in social and geopolitical shifts. From the local and national to the international arenas, from community organizing to online mobilization, global social movements are catching not just political imagination, but also research and news cycles. This talk will focus on the principles of successful social movements, both historically and at present, seen through the lenses of two renowned activists from Serbia who have worked with human rights and pro-democracy movements in 50 different countries.

Srdja Popovic and Slobodan Djinovic co-founded and run the Center for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies (CANVAS), a non-profit organization based in Belgrade, Serbia that works to teach nonviolent strategies for social change. Popovic and Djinovic were co-founders of the Serbian resistance movement OTPOR! in 1998 which went on to topple the Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic through a mass nonviolent campaign. They have also been guest lecturers at Colorado College since 2008. Food will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the SOIL Development Group and the Political Science Department.


Election Watch Party!

Hosted by El Paso County Democratic Party Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM The Bench 424 South Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs,  80903

Join us to watch the local election, enjoy progressive conversation and build community!

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