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2005 events

Cafe Cultura
Friday Sept. 9, 7:30pm

Held every 2nd Friday, Cafe Cultura promotes Red and Brown unity, in an open mic setting. Gather to enjoy poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, musicians, and art.

Rock Out Columbus Day
Sat. Sept. 10, 5:30pm - midnight;
Dnote, 7519 Grandview Ave. Old Town Arvada

All ages, $5 presale at the Dnote, $7 at the door. An awareness concert to transform the Columbus Day holiday. Bring family & friends to enjoy an evening of live entertainment! Face painting, storytelling, raffle, Native American drumming, flutist, and dancers. Featuring The Alicia Fall Band, Debajo del Agua, B, and spoken word from Denver Slam Jam and community activists.

Indigenous Peoples Resistance Film Festival
Sept. 25th - Oct. 9th

Co-sponsored by ArgusFest and Indigenous Support Network.
All showings in Denver, CO with a suggested donation of $5 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Discussion will follow each film.

Sunday Sept. 25th, 6:00pm "Rabbit-Proof Fence"
North Classroom 1535, Auraria Campus (free parking at the Tivoli lot on Sundays)

Tuesday Sept. 27th, 7pm, "Paha Sapa"
Quetzalli Art Gallery, 928 W. 8th Ave

Thursday Sept. 29th, 7pm "Nation Within"
Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street

Sunday Oct. 2nd, 6:00pm "Columbus Didn't Discover us"
North Classroom 1535, Auraria Campus (free parking at the Tivoli lot on Sundays)

Tuesday Oct. 4th, 7pm "In the light of Reverence"
Quetzalli Art Gallery, 928 W. 8th Ave

Thursday Oct. 6th, 7pm "To protect Mother Earth"
Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street

Sunday Oct. 9th, 6:00pm "TV's Promised Land"
North Classroom 1535, Auraria Campus (free parking at the Tivoli lot on Sundays)

MILA Hosts Muslim Scholar Sulayman S. Nyang
Sat. Oct. 1, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism Presents

"Islam in America- Past and Present"

An afternoon with Dr. Suleyman Nyang 

Day: Saturday, October 1, 2005
Time: 4:30pm to 6:00 pm
Location: University of Denver
Boettcher Center
2050 E. Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

Dr.Sulayman Nyang teaches at Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he serves as Professor of African Studies.  He also serves as co-director of Muslims in the American Public Square, a research project funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Panel Discussions
Fri. Oct. 7th, North Classroom 1535, Auraria Campus

"Legacy of Columbus: The Doctrine of Discovery," 9:00 - 11:00am
"Film: To Protect Mother Earth," 11:30am - 12:30pm
"How to teach our children some truths about Columbus," 1:00 - 3:00pm

All Nations, Four Directions March (flyer)
Fri. Oct. 7, 5:00pm

People will begin gathering at 5:00 PM and step off 5:30 PM SHARP at the following locations:

The West Direction will gather at Viking Park located at 29th Federal/Speer (free parking next to St. Dominics and Escuela) Please wear black t-shirts/clothing from this direction

The North Direction will gather at Globeville Landing Park on 38th and Arkins (free parking there) Please wear Red t-shirts/clothing from this direction

The East Direction will gather at Speer Blvd & Larimer Street (near water falls) (paid parking available at Auraria campus) Please wear yellow t-shirts/ clothing from this direction  

The South Direction will gather at the Fishback Landing park adjacent to REI off 15th & Platte (free parking there) Please wear white t-shirts/clothing from this direction.  

The Medicine Wheel formation will be made of all peoples of conscience for the visualization of Peace, inclusivity of all Nations, legislation for the transformation of the Columbus Holiday and the racism of anti-immigration.  

Drums from all Nations are invited. Please bring banners identifying your organization/group, lots of water, dress your children warmly, bring candles and come prepared to experience the spirit in the earth, wind, fire and water.

In peace and solidarity,

Red Earth Women's Alliance

The Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries Tour
Wednesday, October 12 (Indigenous Peoples Day)
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Colorado School of Mines
Ben H. Parker Student Center
1600 Maple St.
Ballroom B
Golden, Colorado
(719) 510-3993

A panel presentation and discussion featuring indigenous leaders and NGO representatives Mario Tema of Academia de Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala and Daniel Vogt of Asociación Estoreña Para el Desarrollo Integral (AEPDI) [Guatemala]; Carlos Cuasace of Organización Indígena Chiquitana (OICH) and Jorge Cortés of Colectivo de Estudios Aplicados al Desarrollo Social (CEADES) [Bolivia], and Carrie Dann and Julie Fishel of the Western Shoshone Defense Project [Nevada, USA].

The panelists will offer their unique perspectives on indigenous peoples’ struggles to exercise their right to participate in decision making regarding extractive industries projects.

A brief question and answer session will follow the panel.

The October 12 event will be the second of four such panels also to be held at the George Washington University in Washington, DC (Monday, October 10), the University of Utah in Salt Lake City (Thursday, October 13), and the University of Nevada at Reno (Friday, October 14).

©2005 Transform Columbus Day Alliance