For weeks leading up to this past Saturday, the pundits crowed about the second Women’s March. There’s no way it would be anywhere near as big as last year’s, they said. The resistance is petering out, they said. Tax cuts for the wealthy bought off America, they said.
They were wrong.
An estimated 150,000 people turned out in downtown Denver Saturday for the Women’s March.  In major cities and small towns across the nation, massive crowds once again marched to for the dignity and rights of women—and to stand up to Donald Trump and the misogyny he has enabled and perpetuated in our society. People of all races and gender identities united for a common purpose, supporting each other without fear. From longtime activists to concerned citizens showing up to march for the first time, hope for the future was on display everywhere.
One year into Trump’s terrible presidency, the resistance as stronger than ever. Because of everything you are doing to fight back against Trump and the far-right agenda, next year’s Women’s March will have a new theme: victory. Not final, not total. But we are responding to the peril created by Trump, and doing exactly what we need to to take this country back in 2018.
Thank you for continuing to fight back week after week. Here are more ways to fight back for the week of January 22nd:
Metro Caring: Strategies and Solutions for Hunger
Join Metro Caring and Andrew Fisher, author of Big Hunger, for a talk on Strategies and Solutions for Hunger, followed by a panel of local experts: Kathy Underhill, CEO, Hunger Free Colorado, Neambe Leadon, Program Director, Denver Food Rescue, and Teva Sienicki, CEO, Metro Caring.
Where: Metro Caring, 1100 E 18th Ave, Denver
When: Tuesday, January 22 at 5:30pm
SURJ Denver Community Meeting: Deepening Neighborhood Organizing
Come connect with others who are committed to dismantling white supremacy and supporting people of color-led organizing in Denver and learn how YOU can play a role in this work! At this meeting we will deepen our community-building and neighborhood organizing work that we began at our last meeting. Everyone is welcome even if you weren’t at the last meeting — there’s a place for you in this work! Everyone is needed!
Where: Wash Park UCC, 400 S Williams St, Denver
When: Tuesday, January 23 at 6:00pm
Out Boulder County and One Colorado: Pride Night with the Denver Nuggets
Join the Denver Nuggets and One Colorado for PRIDE NIGHT on Thursday, January 25th as Harmony: a Colorado chorale sings the National Anthem (https://harmonychorale.org/). $5 from every ticket sold will go to support One Colorado!
Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver
When: Thursday, January 25 at 7:00pm
University of Denver Diversity Summit
In previous summits, sessions have principally focused on bringing awareness about diversity and inclusion topics and inspiring action toward making a difference. This year, the Diversity Summit will join forces with the Sustainability Summit linking social justice and sustainability efforts. Sessions will demonstrate the vital links between social justice and sustainable practices and movements, under the theme “Peace, Justice & Inclusive Communities.” Supporting this theme, the Summit will focus on two key areas: Reduced Inequalities and Sustainable Cities and Communities. The theme was derived from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For these opportunities to be harnessed and goals met – our involvement is crucial. Join us this year.
Where: IRISE, 1981 S University Blvd, Denver
When: Thursday, January 25 at 8:00am – Friday, January 26 at 3:00pm
Free Digital Storytelling Workshop for LTS of HIV
What: Come tell a story from your experience of being a part of the community of long-term survivors of HIV. The workshop will guide you through making a short movie/digital story about it. Workshops will be held and a live screening and theater performance with storytellers who choose to participate will take place in Spring 2018.
Where: Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race St, Denver
When: Friday, January 26 at 9:00am
United Leaders in Higher Education Conference 2018
United Leaders in Higher Education is holding its first conference January 27th 2018 from 8am-5:30pm at the University of Denver. This conference is to bring Dreamers all across the nation together and give them the tools and resources to take back to their home universities. We want to empower students and bring them together to make sure they can continue their pathway in higher education.
Where: University of Denver, 2199 South University Boulevard, Denver
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:00am
Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Education
Greater Park Hill neighborhood has a long history as a leader in the fight against discrimination in housing and schools. Beginning in the 1950’s, neighborhood leaders like Art and Bea Branscombe and Rachel Noel organized to oppose redlining in the housing market and segregation in the schools. Today we face many of the same issues of gentrification and segregation in our neighborhood. Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education (PHNEE) is a group of concerned parents, neighbors, and community members working together to address current inequities in our neighborhood elementary schools and to inspire a revitalization of community leadership on these issues.
Where: Smiley Middle School, 2540 Holly St, Denver
When: Saturday, January 27 at 9:30am
9to5 Colorado Legislative Kick Off!
The legislative session began Wednesday, Jan. 10 and we need to prepare to have our voices heard! State legislators will be introducing important bills that impact our lives. Learn about the bills 9to5 is leading and join an interactive training!
Where: Girls Inc.: 1499 Julian St, Denver
When: Saturday, January 27 at 10:00am
Together We Will Colorado: Secretary of State/Treasurer Candidate Forum Hosted by HD6
Have you ever been voting for the top of the ticket and then stopped at AG or Treasurer etc. because you didn’t have time to research the candidates??? YOU’RE NOT ALONE! Many people give up on the “down ballot” races–often because folks don’t feel right voting for people they don’t know anything about. The solution? Come on down to HD6’s “Meet the Ticket” Events being held Jan. 27th (SOS & Treasurer), Feb. 10th (SD 32 candidates), and Feb. 24th (AG candidates) at Wash Park UCC!! Each event gives attendees a unique chance to learn who the candidates are and what they stand for so that you can make an informed decision on election day!
Where: Wash Park UCC, 400 S Williams St, Denver
When: Saturday, January 27 at 10:00am
The Resistance 5280: Trump and His Regime Must Go!
It’s been a year since 45 took the oath of the Presidency and what came after that was the disaster and put the United States In dire distress! His twisted presidential campaign was one of hatred and fear. Who will end this nightmare? We will. Only the determined struggle of millions of people raising their voices to let the Legislature from House Rep, to Congress reaching Senate in each city and state. We will RISE UP!
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Ste 136, Denver
When: Saturday, January 27 at 1:00pm
45s Against 45: An Anti-Trump Dance Party, ’80s Edition!
45s AGAINST 45, Denver’s raging anti-Trump dance party, returns! Join DJ Jason Heller as he spins vinyl 45s to raise money for the ACLU in their fight against POTUS 45! This time around, Jason is going solo… and he’s playing all ’80s music! Everything from new wave to hip-hop to post-punk to disco to rock to funk to pop! 45s Against 45 has raised over $1,500 for the ACLU so far… so come on down and DANCE + RESIST!
Where: Hi-Dive Denver, 7 S Broadway, Denver
When: Saturday, January 27 at 9:00pm
Denver Area Indivisible Community Meeting: Re-Engage!
Ready to re-engage, recommit, and reconnect for 2018? This year will be pivotal to righting the ship of our country. Come celebrate a year of being Indivisible, reconnect with fellow resisters, meet new resisters, and get the game plan for the next 10 months!
Where: Park Hill UCC, 2600 Leyden St, Denver
When: Sunday, January 28 at 2:00pm
Our Neighbors, Our Friends – A Refugee Advocacy Training
Many Belongers shared that they want the tools to be able to advocate at the local level to make change in our society. So – please join us on Sunday, January 28th at 3:00 pm to hear about how to be good neighbors to our refugee friends, and learn how to advocate locally for fair and just policies on immigration, and other issues that matter deeply to us as we seek to build the kin-dom of God. Participants will leave with the tools and information to advocate for justice on the local and national level.
Where: Belong, 1615 Ogden St, Denver
When: Sunday, January 28 at 3:00pm
Remember, we’ll update through the week with breaking news and events, so watch your inbox! Thanks very much for your continued support, and we’ll see you at all of these great events.