Economic & Social Justice

We occupied more meetings this week!

September 13th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Meetings | Pueblo

It was another full couple of days of meetings with  Dr. Anne Courtright and myself attending all.

Health Dept

Tuesday with Health Dept-Teen pregnancy work team- OTR is willing to do a documentary with teens (what do they know and what’s happening in the schools now) to be shown to parents and teachers.  Let’s educate everyone on what’s really going on.  Why does Colorado have such a high rate?  Is abstinence working ? (I think we know the answer to this one)

Tuesday with City Planning –talked about Urban Renewal putting in the sidewalk from the road to the sidewalk.  Berrit gave me Lowe’s information regarding their policy on donations and mentioned we should apply.  She also mentioned they would approach the Planning people to see if they could provide a letter of support for any grant/fundraising that we are and will be doing.  Wade asked if I had gotten hold of the Detroit person that he gave me to contact and I promised to do that this week.  They are doing similar work in Detroit and it might be beneficial to check notes.

2020 Commission meeting

Thursday met with the 2020 Commission (HARP) Riverwalk downtown was discussed as well as other things happening around town.   After the meeting we talked to Doris Kester about the 501c3 status and whether SCCF was going to sponsor us fiscally.   Doris gave me the # for the President (Dan) of the Southern Colorado Community Foundation  with whom Anne and I met later that morning.


We gave Dan Derose information about us and what OTR is doing and why we were asking for their fiscal sponsorship.   He mentioned it would be voted upon at the next board meeting is Oct. 2nd,  and it was mentioned later by Doris that OTR should be present at that meeting.   During this same meeting I met CSU-Pueblo’s – Hector Carrasco – referred us to Sam Eberol who’s the person we’d talk to about having CSU help with the documentary.  With the students help we can put together a really profound documentary about teen pregnancy in Pueblo.


The Latino Chamber of Commerce

Thursday lunch with the Latino Chamber of Commerce – 200+ people to gathered to honor two prominent members of the community; Retired district judge Dennis Maes and Photographer Jacinto “Jack” Avalos with the “Lifetime Achievement Award”.  The award recognizes “individuals who exhibit continuous, selfless contributions to the Hispanic community,” according to the chamber.

The event was wonderful especially the Latino music provided by the children.

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