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Justice for All Art Raffle 6:30 pm
Justice for All Art Raffle
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Raven Art Studio 300 N Main Street
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48th Annual Renaissance Arts Faire
Animal Protection Voters: Discussion 1:00 pm
Animal Protection Voters: Discussion
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Animal Protection NM will come to Las Cruces to discuss animal advocacy and legislative priorities.  The meeting will be from 1:00-3:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano Dr.
Picnic Fundraiser for House Democratic Campaign Committee 2:00 pm
Picnic Fundraiser for House Democratic Campaign Committee
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Picnic Fundraiser for House Democratic Campaign Committee
PLEASE JOIN US  –  SUPPORT THE NM HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE.  HELP PROTECT AND GROW THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY IN THE NM STATE HOUSE.  SEE THE INVITATION BELOW.
Book Signing: “On the Path of Marigolds,” by Santa Fe photographer, Ann Murdy 3:00 pm
Book Signing: “On the Path of Marigolds,” by Santa Fe photographer, Ann Murdy
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dear Friends and Neighbors, I’d like to invite you to come by Casa Camino Real Bookstore, 314 South Tornillo, across from Carmon’s Beauty Salon, for our book signing on November 2 from 3pm on. This ...
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A screening of “An Endless War: Getting Out of Afghanistan” 6:30 pm
A screening of “An Endless War: Getting Out of Afghanistan”
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A screening of An Endless War: Getting Out of Afghanistan will be shown at the casita of Nancy Akbari, 540 N. Mesquite St. beginning at 6:30pm.  Contact Tim Reed, tphipps@zianet.com, or Lorrie Meeks, lmmeeks@gmail.com, for information.
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Before/Beyond Borders: A Critical Look at (Im)Migration in the Borderlands 10:00 am
Before/Beyond Borders: A Critical Look at (Im)Migration in the Borderlands
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3011 Buena Vida Cir (3011 Buena Vida Cir, Las Cruces, NM 88011)
The “Low” Impact of Immigration on Crime 10:00 am
The “Low” Impact of Immigration on Crime
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The “Low” Impact of Immigration on Crime will be offered as Session 1 of the learning in retirement series on immigration.  Recent studies demonstrate low crime rates in cities such as El Paso that receive ...
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KTAL: Speak Up, Las Cruces (with Peter Goodman) 8:00 am
KTAL: Speak Up, Las Cruces (with Peter Goodman)
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
You’re invited to speak up on Speak Up Las Cruces with Peter Goodman. Usually we’ll have several points of view on an issue represented among our guests and we invite you to call with questions, ...
Presentation by author of “The First Dirty Bomb: Trinity” 3:00 pm
Presentation by author of “The First Dirty Bomb: Trinity”
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
JOSEPH J. SHONKA, Ph.D., IN NEW MEXICO AUTHOR OF THE FIRST DIRTY BOMB:  TRINITY November 6, 2019 Dr. Joseph J. Shonka is a Senior Health Physicist / Engineer, and one of the authors of the Los Alamos ...
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KTAL: Just Community (with Kari Bachman) 8:00 am
KTAL: Just Community (with Kari Bachman)
Nov 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Just Community shares the stories of people whose voices often go unheard. Each hourlong conversation touches on wide-ranging issues that impact equity in the Mesilla Valley. You’ll gain insights into the struggles and accomplishments of ...
Dual Citizenship: The Equestrian Statue vs the Oñate Crossing 10:00 am
Dual Citizenship: The Equestrian Statue vs the Oñate Crossing
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dual Citizenship: The Equestrian Statue vs the Onate Crossing will be offered as Session 2 of the learning in retirement series on immigration.  The talk will examine class-based celebrations for the rich and the poor.  ...
$3 Community Supper 5:00 pm
$3 Community Supper @ MountainView Coop
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
“Produced” Water Informational Meeting (Sierra Club) 5:30 pm
“Produced” Water Informational Meeting (Sierra Club)
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
I will be hosting a presentation and open discussion to help people interested in making public comments prepare. The goal will be informing people about produced water such as what it is and what uses ...
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Public Banking Discussion 10:30 am
Public Banking Discussion
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Public Banking as a Justice Issue will be presented in the library of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano, from 10:30-11:30am.  The presenter and discussion leader will be Angela Merkert, Executive Director, Alliance for Local Economic ...
30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall – A Special Worship Service 6:00 pm
30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall – A Special Worship Service
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall – A Special Worship Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri Ave, at 6:00pm.  Let’s hope we will soon see the day when ALL walls ...
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Mean Green: Nation Building in the National Border Patrol Museum 10:00 am
Mean Green: Nation Building in the National Border Patrol Museum
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mean Green: Nation Building in the National Border Patrol Museum will be offered as Session 3 of the learning in retirement series on immigration.  The talk will analyze this museum and the messages that it conveys.  ...
“Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction” Film Screening 7:00 pm
“Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction” Film Screening
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening and discussion of the film “Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction.”  Panelists include Kevin Bixby, Exec Director of the Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC), Roberta Salazar-Henry, Vice Chair of the New Mexico Game Commission, ...
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KTAL: Speak Up, Las Cruces (with Peter Goodman) 8:00 am
KTAL: Speak Up, Las Cruces (with Peter Goodman)
Nov 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
You’re invited to speak up on Speak Up Las Cruces with Peter Goodman. Usually we’ll have several points of view on an issue represented among our guests and we invite you to call with questions, ...
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KTAL: Just Community (with Kari Bachman) 8:00 am
KTAL: Just Community (with Kari Bachman)
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Just Community shares the stories of people whose voices often go unheard. Each hourlong conversation touches on wide-ranging issues that impact equity in the Mesilla Valley. You’ll gain insights into the struggles and accomplishments of ...
Cuando vino el alambre, vino el hambre (when the fences came, hunger came) 10:00 am
Cuando vino el alambre, vino el hambre (when the fences came, hunger came)
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cuando vino el alambre, vino el hambre (when the fences came, hunger came) will be offered as Session 4 of the learning in retirement series on immigration.  The talk will examine the border wall/fence’s impact ...
The White Knights of Northern New Mexico & The Populist Uprising over the Las Vegas Land Grant 1:00 pm
The White Knights of Northern New Mexico & The Populist Uprising over the Las Vegas Land Grant @ Branigan Cultural Center
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
November 14th: 1-2 pm, Branigan Cultural Center, History Notes Series, Dr. Jeff Schwehn will be the featured speaker. Topic will be Las Gorras Blancas (the white hoods): The White Knights of Northern New Mexico & The Populist Uprising over ...
$3 Community Supper 5:00 pm
$3 Community Supper @ MountainView Coop
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Trauma at the Border: expert panel will explore the impact family separation is having on children 5:30 pm
Trauma at the Border: expert panel will explore the impact family separation is having on children
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Trauma at the Border presented by an expert panel will explore the impact family separation is having on children.  Hear from local childhood mental health experts, policy experts and volunteers working with asylum seekers to learn ...
Campaign Launch for Melissa Toledo Ontiveros 6:00 pm
Campaign Launch for Melissa Toledo Ontiveros @ Chopes Bar & Cafe
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Running for State Senate, District 31  
Central American Refugees: The Sanctuary Movement of the 1980’s and Refugees on our Border Today 6:00 pm
Central American Refugees: The Sanctuary Movement of the 1980’s and Refugees on our Border Today
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Featuring Ruben Garcia, Director and Co-Founder of Annunciation House, El Paso, and Demetria Martinez, author, journalist and activist. This excellent program, sponsored by Chicano Programs, NMSU, will begin at 6:00pm in Rm 111 of O’Donnell Hall, ...
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“Produced” Water Informational Meeting (Sierra Club) 2:00 pm
“Produced” Water Informational Meeting (Sierra Club)
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
I will be hosting a presentation and open discussion to help people interested in making public comments prepare. The goal will be informing people about produced water such as what it is and what uses ...
PFLAG 24th Annual Fundraiser 5:30 pm
PFLAG 24th Annual Fundraiser
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
PFLAG 24th Annual Fundraiser dinner, silent auction, and entertainment with a focus on LGBTQ+ homelessness issues will be held at the Rama Palms Hotel, 201 E. University Ave, Las Cruces.  Tickets are $40.  This event starts at 5:30pm and ...
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KTAL Roadrunner Revue – Fundraiser 5:00 pm
KTAL Roadrunner Revue – Fundraiser @ Rio Grande Theater
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/651088565402543/ On November 17th The Roadrunner Revue will showcase the incredible talent connected to our community radio station, KTAL-LP! Enjoy great food provided by the CHOP students at DACC during a reception that opens the ...
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“Change the Subject” — 55-minute documentary film 6:00 pm
“Change the Subject” — 55-minute documentary film
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Change the Subject” is a 55-minute documentary film that examines how the Library of Congress subject heading “illegal alien” became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill.  Words matter.  The screening, sponsored by the ...
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Trip to see the Festival of the Cranes 5:30 am
Trip to see the Festival of the Cranes
Nov 20 @ 5:30 am – 6:30 pm
You are invited to come with us to witness this spectacular event by reserving your seating on the bus chartered by All Things New Mexico. In order to arrive early for the crane flights, we ...
KTAL: Speak Up, Las Cruces (with Peter Goodman) 8:00 am
KTAL: Speak Up, Las Cruces (with Peter Goodman)
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
You’re invited to speak up on Speak Up Las Cruces with Peter Goodman. Usually we’ll have several points of view on an issue represented among our guests and we invite you to call with questions, ...
Property Taxes and You 9:00 am
Property Taxes and You
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Property Taxes and You November 20, 9:00-10:00 AM and/or 5:00-6:00 PM DAC County Building, 845 N. Motel Blvd. Room 111
Property Taxes and You 5:00 pm
Property Taxes and You
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Property Taxes and You November 20, 9:00-10:00 AM and/or 5:00-6:00 PM DAC County Building, 845 N. Motel Blvd. Room 111
Democratic Party of Doña Ana County Monthly Meeting (& Debate Watch) 6:30 pm
Democratic Party of Doña Ana County Monthly Meeting (& Debate Watch)
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
County Executive Committee Meeting and Presidential Debate Watch Party – November 20, 2019 Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the November County Executive Committee meeting will be on the 3rd Wednesday, i.e. November 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the ...
Democratic Candidate Debate Watch Party 7:00 pm
Democratic Candidate Debate Watch Party
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Democratic Candidate Debate Watch Party at Amaro Winery, 402 S. Melendres.  Come and watch your favorite candidate with friends in our community.  Sponsored by Indivisible LAS CRUCES.
NMSU Climate Change Education Seminar Series 7:00 pm
NMSU Climate Change Education Seminar Series
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Multispecies Justice in the Age of Biological Annihilation and Climate Breakdown” is the subject of this next lecture in the NMSU Climate Change Education Seminar Series at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Main St. NMSU ...
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KTAL: Just Community (with Kari Bachman) 8:00 am
KTAL: Just Community (with Kari Bachman)
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Just Community shares the stories of people whose voices often go unheard. Each hourlong conversation touches on wide-ranging issues that impact equity in the Mesilla Valley. You’ll gain insights into the struggles and accomplishments of ...
Doña Ana Communities United Meeting 11:00 am
Doña Ana Communities United Meeting
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us at our all-DACU team meeting!    Our DACU team meetings are a chance for you to network with diverse community members and learn more about DACU’s work. We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, ...
$3 Community Supper 5:00 pm
$3 Community Supper @ MountainView Coop
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Urban Planning Talk with Mayor John Smith 6:00 pm
Urban Planning Talk with Mayor John Smith
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:00 pm at council chambers in city hall Mayor John Robert Smith Will talk about planning, how to grow your downtown, economic development, smart growth, public transportation, quality of life, etc. ...
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Democratic Party of New Mexico State Platform & Resolution Committee Meeting 9:00 am
Democratic Party of New Mexico State Platform & Resolution Committee Meeting
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The State Platform and Resolution Committee of the Democratic Party of New Mexico will be meeting on November 23rd. The meeting will be held at La Fonda restaurant (601 E Pine St) in Deming from ...
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Manifest Destiny – The Untold Story (UU Roundtable) 10:30 am
Manifest Destiny – The Untold Story (UU Roundtable)
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Manifest Destiny – The Untold Story by Elisa Sanchez will be the Roundtable topic at the Unitarian Universalist Church library, 2000 S Solano, from 10:30-11:30am.  Elisa will present an examination and impact of the colonization of New ...
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Fracking & “Produced Water” Presentation 6:00 pm
Fracking & “Produced Water” Presentation
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Produced” Water Hearings Statewide SANTA FE: Wednesday, Oct 30, 6pm-8:30pm, St. Francis Auditorium, 107 West Palace Ave., Santa Fe CARLSBAD: Thursday, Nov. 14, 6pm-8:30pm, Pecos River Village Conference Center, Carousel House 711 Muscatel Ave., Carlsbad FARMINGTON: Tuesday, Nov. ...
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KTAL: Speak Up, Las Cruces (with Peter Goodman) 8:00 am
KTAL: Speak Up, Las Cruces (with Peter Goodman)
Nov 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
You’re invited to speak up on Speak Up Las Cruces with Peter Goodman. Usually we’ll have several points of view on an issue represented among our guests and we invite you to call with questions, ...
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KTAL: Just Community (with Kari Bachman) 8:00 am
KTAL: Just Community (with Kari Bachman)
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Just Community shares the stories of people whose voices often go unheard. Each hourlong conversation touches on wide-ranging issues that impact equity in the Mesilla Valley. You’ll gain insights into the struggles and accomplishments of ...
$3 Community Supper 5:00 pm
$3 Community Supper @ MountainView Coop
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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KTAL: Just Community (with Kari Bachman)
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Just Community shares the stories of people whose voices often go unheard. Each hourlong conversation touches on wide-ranging issues that impact equity in the Mesilla Valley. You’ll gain insights into the struggles and accomplishments of everyday folks, as well as inspiration to come together to transform our world!

https://www.lccommunityradio.org/stream.html

Doña Ana Communities United Meeting
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us at our all-DACU team meeting! 
 
Our DACU team meetings are a chance for you to network with diverse community members and learn more about DACU’s work. We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, November 21st from 11AM to 1PM at our office. A light lunch will be served.
This month, you’re in for a special treat! The Beloved Community will conduct a Speakeasy at our meeting. As you listen to snippets of people’s lived experiences, we bet you’ll be enticed to learn more about your fellow community members and move forward together to make our community more equitable!
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Warmly,
Kari
$3 Community Supper @ MountainView Coop
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Urban Planning Talk with Mayor John Smith
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, November 21, 2019

6:00 pm at council chambers in city hall

Mayor John Robert Smith

Will talk about planning, how to grow your downtown, economic development, smart growth, public transportation, quality of life, etc.

John Robert Smith served for 16 years as mayor of Meridian, MS, whose Union Station, his signature project, is recognized as one of the best multi-modal transportation centers in the country.

During his tenure as Mayor, John Robert received acclaim for his aggressive facilitation of the public-private partnerships that resulted in over $430M of infrastructure projects that bolstered the economy and quality of life for the people of Meridian.

He currently serves as Chairman of Transportation for America, where he advises on strategy, capacity building, and national outreach.

He is a senior policy adviser at Smart Growth America.

His work has carried him to 115 communities across the country.

He was a keynote speaker at AARP’s Livable Communities Rural Livability Workshop held in June.

AARP is also funding Mayor Smith’s visit to our community thanks to members of our local AARP who lobbied the state and national offices on our behalf.

Mayor Smith is a great public speaker with a very comforting, soothing, Mississippi drawl.  I think we will all enjoy his talk.

Sharon Thomas
Former city councilor, Las Cruces New Mexico
Associate Professor (retired), Michigan State University

 

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Democratic Party of New Mexico State Platform & Resolution Committee Meeting
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The State Platform and Resolution Committee of the Democratic Party of New Mexico will be meeting on November 23rd. The meeting will be held at La Fonda restaurant (601 E Pine St) in Deming from 9 am to 3 pm.
Bring your voice and hear from experts on Agriculture, Education, and Immigration.
Thank You,
Jerry Morris
SPARC member