Defending Civil Rights

Add your voice to the national chorus that is calling for the preservation of our Country. Join your neighbors in December and January for two Park County events organized by Wyoming Rising. December 14 we are holding light-hearted postcard parties in Powell and Cody. We will gather at Gestalt and Beta coffeehouses to write postcards to our state and national representatives. The point is to…

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#WyoSayNo is a grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to stopping the proposed Uinta County Immigration Prison. They are asking for your help in their fight to stop the proposed immigration prison in Evanston.  VISIT THEIR CALLS TO ACTION PAGE TO: Sign their Petition Email the Board of CoreCivic Send Wyoming Postcards to CoreCivic WyoFile has done some great, in-depth stories on the proposed…

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What does it mean to have civil debate? How do we get back to it, given the deteriorating state of public discourse? Thank you to everyone who came to our October 24, 2019 Community Conversation about “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt, 2012. The evening’s discussion sought to identify what forces contribute to the polarization between…

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Join us for a discussion of “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt, 2012. Community Conversation / Book Discussion planned for Thursday, October 24th at 7:00pm. Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. Introduction Haidt is a social psychologist who has researched human morality for several decades. In this book, described by the New York Times Book Review as “a…

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Robert Azzi is a photojournalist, columnist and public speaker who lives in Exeter NH. An Arab American Muslim, he writes on issues of identity, conflict, and Islam, particularly as they apply in the Middle East and the Global South. Born in New Hampshire, he’s lived in Beirut, Cairo, Athens, Jeddah and New York. Azzi will be visiting Powell, Cody, and Billings the week of Sept…

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Open letter to Wyoming’s Statewide Elected Officials by Chair of Wyoming Rising, Ronn Smith (printed in Powell Tribune on 8/8/2019) To Wyoming’s Statewide Elected Officials: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced its intent to contract with a private company to build and operate an immigration detention center in Evanston. It would confine up to 500 adults suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, while…

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