Monday, September 17

Get up, get into it, get involved

A quick roundup of the week in activism around Northern Colorado. Please feel free to add events I've forgotten or overlooked in the comments section, and be sure to check out the Chronicle's listings for even more happenings:

The Paycheck Away Community Forum will be at the Harmony Library at 4610 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, to listen to citizens share concerns about homelessness, affordable housing and healthcare for low-income members of our community. The meeting will be hosted Rep. John Kefalas

The Fort Collins Iraq Withdrawal coalition is encouraging antiwar activists to show up at the Fort Collins City Council meeting at 6 pm on September 18 at 300 LaPorte Ave., to urge the council to support a resolution against the occupation of and war in Iraq.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Fuerza Latina is hosting a free panel discussion, "Broken Families/Broken System: a Personal Look at Immigration," as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The talk, which will include families who have had loved ones deported, will happen at the Fort Collins Public Library, 201 Peterson.

Also, on Sept. 19, Cathryn Hazouri of ACLU Colorado will give a free talk from 6 to 8 pm at the Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St. in Fort Collins, titled "Privacy in the Age of Technology."

The 3rd annual Bixpo, hosted by the Northern Colorado Business Report, is Sept. 19 and 20, at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.

The Big Thompson Watershed Forum is holding its annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, in Estes Park, starting at 8:00 am. Registration costs $35 and includes a morning of discussions, lunch and an afternoon bus tour.

And, finally, the U.S. Green Building Council, Colorado chapter will have its annual meeting in Fort Collins from Sept. 20 to 22 at the Marriott at 350 E. Horsetooth Road.

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