Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Hello Communities United Against Mass Incarceration (CUAMI)! In this email...
1) Campaign Updates
2) Loomio Poll Ending Soon!
3) Call-out for Content
4) Upcoming Events

1) Campaign Updates

Policing the Police
The PTP Task Force is hard at work continuing on with our research about law enforcement accountability mechanisms and what may work here in Denver! Get involved and help us make our way! Our next meeting is this Sunday, Nov. 16th at 12:45pm at 1029 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. We'll need all the help we can get!

Fair Chance/Ban the Box
The Fair Chance Campaign is having our campaign kickoff event with a screening of "Throwaways" and talkback with the producer/director Nov. 20th at 6pm! "The Throwaways is the story of homeless filmmaker and ex-felon, Ira McKinley, documenting his struggle to bring positive changes to his community in inner-city Albany, NY. As he strives to get his voice heard and capture the stories of people living on the margins, McKinley confronts the unavoidable stories of his past and battles against the stigma of being formerly incarcerated. Guided by this personal narrative of survival, The Throwaways is a timely and provocative look at the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality on black males in America." Join us for a screening of the film, a talk-back with the director/producer and local directly impacted individuals, and learn how to get involved with the campaign! Fair Chance Campaign Kickoff and Screening of "Throwaways" - 6pmat First Unitarian Society of Denver - 1400 Lafayette St, Denver

2) Loomio Poll Ending Soon - Add your feedback now!

Our Loomio Poll on Infrastructure Committee Nominations ends this SaturdayAdd your voice to the discussion and help us make this important decision!

3) Call-Out for Content

Is your organization engaging in a campaign? Taking on a project? Need volunteers? Advertising a job opportunity? Need attendees for an event? Email comicoalition@gmail.com to let us know, and we will add your content to these email blasts!

4) Upcoming Events

Nov. 13th - Court Vigil: Children's Day at Court - 10am at US Federal District Court - 1961 Stout St., Denver
Support 16 year old Nicole Chavarria as she and her family attend immigration court to fight her deportation. Help draw attention to the hundreds of minors trapped in the immigration system without legal representation. 

Nov. 13th - Screening of Unbound: The Story of the Romero Theater Troupe - 6pm at Auraria Campus in the Science Building, Room 1067
Documentary filmmaker Michael Kilman spent a year shadowing the Romero Troupe, a local social justice theater troupe, capturing their unique work. His documentary raises important questions about the nature of social change and social activism, as well as themes around pedagogy, theater, and public history.  A discussion will follow the film.

Nov. 14th - Vigilia por Ayotzinapa/Vigil for Ayotzinapa - The 43 Disappeared Mexican Students -4pm at 5350 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80246
Meet in front of the Mexican consulate to show solidarity with the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa. Please invite your family and friends. Bring candles and signs that call on the people and the government to bring the students home and their families justice.

Nov. 15th - CUAMI Meeting - 3pm at 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver
Join Communities United Against Mass Incarceration for our next meeting! Learn about our campaigns, upcoming projects and events, and learn how to get involved!

Nov. 16th - Policing the Police Meeting - 12:45 pm at 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver
Get involved with the Policing the Police Task Force, which is actively working on strengthening the police accountability mechanisms in Denver. We'll need lots of help to reach our goals, so join us!

Nov. 17th - Project Homeless Connect 2014 - 11am at Colorado Convention Center - 700 14th St., Denver
Come out and join MSU Denver and the community for a wonderful day of volunteering at our 2014 Project Homeless Connect event. Registration/Training link here: http://msudenver.edu/volunteerday/

Nov. 18th - Justice for Keith LaMar Documentary Double Feature - 7pm at Work|Space at the Laundry 2701 Lawrence Ave., Denver
Donations accepted!
"The Shadow of Lucasville" with discussion with the *Film maker in person! After, join us for "Condemned" with discussion from *Keith LaMar, who will call in from death row in Ohio
Facebook event here

Nov. 20th - Fair Chance Campaign Kickoff and Screening of "Throwaways" - 6pm at First Unitarian Society of Denver - 1400 Lafayette St, Denver
To kick off our Fair Chance Campaign, join Together Colorado, CUAMI and Colorado Jobs with Justice for a film screening of "Throwaways," the story of homeless filmmaker and ex-felon, Ira McKinley, documenting his struggle to bring positive changes to his community in inner-city Albany, NY. Fair Chance aka Ban the Box is a Colorado-based campaign that works to end employment and housing discrimination faced by our formerly incarcerated community members. On November 20th we will kick off the campaign by having community discussion with Ira Mckinley, the star and creator or the film, Throwaways. Donations accepted, and invite your friends!

Nov. 22nd - "I Matter" Youth Forum - 11am at MLK Jr Library - 9898 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora
The NAACP youth branch will be having a discussion with law enforcement and a panel with other guests about youth stereotypes etc. More info/flyer here!

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