Local attorney inducted to ACTL
Hogan Lovells partner Regina “Gina” Rodriguez has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. Rodriguez was inducted in a ceremony at the 2018 Spring Meeting of the College in Phoenix, Arizona before an audience of 850 people. Rodriguez was also named a 2018 Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine. This is the second year Rodriguez has been recognized for this honor. She embodies the spirit of the award which selects lawyers who are successful throughout their career and are also involved in and give back to the Latino community.
Happy feet, warm hearts
Denver Rescue Mission and Volunteers of America are partnering to care for hundreds of homeless and hungry men, women and children this Easter. The Annual Easter Celebration includes a meal, worship and communion, and foot washing, plus a medical exam. Each guest will also receive a brand new pair of shoes, generously donated by Runner’s Roost Denver and New Balance, plus a new pair of socks donated by local churches. This event will be held on Friday March, 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lawrence Street Community Center & Lawrence Street Shelter, 2222 Lawrence St. in Denver.
CU to host former Mexican President Vicente Fox
The Steamboat Institute will host an April 2 debate on the issues of nationalism and globalism at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Macky Auditorium, featuring the participation of former Mexican President Vicente Fox and Brexit architect Nigel Farage. The CU Boulder talk will start at 6:30 p.m. and is part of the nonprofit, nonpartisan institute’s inaugural 2018 Campus Liberty Tour. Other talks are set for April 3 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs; April 5 at the University of Maryland, College Park; and April 6 at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. Event moderators will include Wall Street Journal editorial board member Mary Kissel, Washington Examiner columnist Tom Rogan, and CU Boulder Visiting Professor in Conservative Thought and Policy Robert Kaufman, Ph.D.
President Donald J. Trump is unveiling an America First National Space Strategy. The new strategy emphasizes dynamic and cooperative interplay between the national security, commercial, and civil space sectors. The United States will partner with the commercial sector to ensure that American companies remain world leaders in space technology.
“While we are supportive of critical funding for items such a wild fire and addressing our opioid epidemic, we are disappointed Congress could not agree to provide certainty to those who need health insurance and those who deserve confidence in their immigration status.” – Gov. Hickenlooper.
“Sí, se puede – Yes, we can – was the rallying cry of a movement, and epitomized the unflinching optimism of an individual who required all of us to live up to our highest ideals. Today, as we honor and remember the life and impact of César Chávez, we reflect on his fight for justice and tireless effort to create a brighter future for all those aspiring to achieve the great promise of this country. “Chávez, along with other leaders like Dolores Huerta, struggled for years to bring about systemic change for those across the country who were relied upon for back breaking labor, but not treated with the dignity or respect they deserved. It was a struggle that sparked an entire community to stand up and take action. “As we continue the important work of César Chávez to dismantle injustice and inequity in our society and in our institutions, we owe it to him – and to each other – to believe that yes, we can bring about a better future for everyone.”