Thursday, July 10, 2014

CUAMI Meeting, Memorial for Alonzo Ashley, and Upcoming Events From Our Partners...

The next meeting of Communities United Against Mass Incarceration will be this Saturday, July 12th from 3-4:30pm at 1029 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. This wil specifically be an orientation meeting for folks we haven't seen in a while, as well as for new people! Come find out what we've been up to, how to get involved, and we'll even be getting to know one another better. Facebook event here. See you there!

July 18th Memorial for Alonzo Ashley

July 18th is the anniversary of the murder of Alonzo Ashley, a beloved son and brother. Alonzo Ashley died at the hands of law enforcement at the Denver Zoo three years ago. He became ill with heat exhaustion while visiting the Zoo with his family and as he attempted to cool himself off in a fountain the Zoo security called Denver police Department. Alonzo was tackled and tazed. His death has been ruled a homicide, but even to this day there are no repercussion for any of the officers involved. 

Join our partners at the Colorado Progressive Coalition and other members of CUAMI in a day of memorial as we hand out water bottles at the Denver Zoo and later for acommunity pot luck at Curtis Park. Please feel free to bring a dish to share at the memorial part of the commemoration. That evening, join CUAMI and Insurgent Theater at Behind the Badge, a theatrical performance about what it means to be a compassionate, dedicated, humane police officer in the country with the world's highest incarceration rate and a continuing tradition of racial injustice. With special guest Jeffrey Dante Campbell, creator of Who Killed Jigaboo Jones, as well as appearances by many of CUAMI's organizational partners who work to resist mass incarceration every day. Event dedicated to Alonzo Ashley. Facebook event here.

WHAT: Day of memorial for Alonzo Ashley and other victims of violence.
WHEN/WHERE: July 18, 2014
Noon - 4:00pm: Memorial bottle distribution at the Denver Zoo 
2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
4:00 - 5:30pm: Memorial Service and Community Potluck at
Curtis Park
3000 Curtis St., Denver 80205
6:30-8:30pm Behind the Badge at RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe St. in Denver.

Other Upcoming Events

From Invisibility to Dignity and Power, a photo exhibit of the life, work, and dreams of Domestic Workers in Colorado. Come and learn from the stories and lives of courageous women who with their work make possible that the rest of us can work. Hosted by El Centro Humanitario de Los Trabajadores. Friday, July 11th 5:30-8pm at RedLine Denver, 2350 Arapahoe St. 

Monthly Letter Writing: Solidarity With Indigenous Prisoners - Join Denver Anarchist Black Cross for a presentation on indigenous resistance, writing to political prisoners (all supplies and postage provided by dabc) and amazing vegan treats this Saturday, July 12th 5-7pm at Beet Box Cafe, 1030 E. 22nd Ave in Denver

Funeral Action for Colorado GOP Killing Immigration Reform - Join SEIU Local 105 and CUAMI partners for a funeral procession marking the end of the Colorado GOP as we know it.  Reps. Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman have repeatedly BLOCKED immigration reform to its death in 2014. Despite the majority of Coloradans supporting reform this year. Because of their actions, this may mean the death of the Colorado GOP as we know it. Help us bury them. Come out and join the march! Wear black or your organization's t-shirt. July 15th, 11:30am-1pm, 16th Street and Broadway in Denver

Free Alabama Movement Solidarity Rally - "Free Alabama Movement is founded for, and dedicated to supporting Alabama Prisoners' Non-Violent and Peaceful Protest for Civil and Human Rights. As men and women in Alabama's Department of Corrections, it is time for us to recognize and admit to the fact that this system of dysfunction, incompetence, irrelevance, and inhumanity, which cannot and does not serve any purpose towards our rehabilitation and preparing us to make a successful transition and re-entry back into society." Join Denver Anarchist Black Cross in a solidarity rally in support of FAM! July 19th at 1pm, 16th St. and Arapahoe in Denver.

Tour de Fair Food - Join Denver Fair Food for a 3 mile, restaurant bike tour of Denver area Wendy’s. We will gather at the state park between Civic Center park and the CO state capital. From there we will bike to two different Denver area Wendy's. With the intention of delivering letters to Wendy's managers. We will end the day at Washington Park with some fruits and snacks for everyone. If at any point during the ride you feel like you have to take a break we will have ground transportation for you and your bike. If you would like to participate in the bike ride but don't have bike, please email us atDenverFairFood@gmail.comJuly 26th, 10am-12pm, 1462 Broadway in Denver.

Connect the Dots, Connect the Dots: Researching Corporations to Build the Movement - Corporations like Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Monsanto, Boeing, GE, ExxonMobil, Ford, Clear Channel, etc, have a ton of information about themselves that's available to the public. This presentation will guide you through corporate and government documents in search of information we can use to inform, fuel, and build our movements for social justice. July 26th at 2pm at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. in Denver 

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