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180 degree shift at the 11th hour


180*11 Is the descendent of a long history of Activism at CU, specifically since the late 1990s.

Beginning with the WAAKE-UP! Coalition, 180*11 emerged as part of a new Coalition after the beginning of the 2003 Iraq War, called RISEUP.

180*11 went on to work with other groups and host many events and provide many services. Highlights not listed bellow include partnering with Student Worker to bring M1 from Dead Prez to CU with nearly 400 students in attendence, allying with the Coalition Against Sweatshop Abuses in a successful 14 day hunger strike in Spring of 2006, and organizing multiple trips to the School of the Americas Watch and to Common Ground in New Orleans.

The Events Shown Bellow are merely some of our most recent events. They are by no means exhaustive history of our activities. For a more complete idea, you are free to contact us to look through our scrapbook and history files.

Key Events from 2009-2010 School Year

Lost Film Fest - Friday April 23rd 5:00pm


Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men comes to CU Boulder - Wednesday April 21st 7:00pm

Yes Men Event Flier Pic

The Yes Men - Wednesday April 14th 6:00pm

Yes Men Save the World Flier Pic

Really Really Free Market (#3) - Wednesday Feb 24th 9:00am-4:00pm


True Cost of Coal - Thursday October 22nd 7:00pm

The True Cost

Dismantling Monoculture - Tuesday October 20th 7:00pm


Key Events from 2008-2009 School Year

Really Really Free Market #2! - Monday April 13th 9am-4pm

Free Market Combining Community Building, Anti-Crapitalism, and Free Goods and Services.

Those post-Easter deals look hot but nothing beats really really free. Come join us celebrate the fat of the land and say a warm-felt "fuck you" to consumerism by bringing your old clothes, sporting equipment, bike parts, music, etc. And leave with new found treasures. It's all FREE!

Location: UMC Fountain Area
Wednesday, April 13, 2009
9:00am - 4:00pm

Forbidden Education : The Rise of NeoMcCarthyism - Thursday March 5th 7:00pm


Students for TRUE Academic Freedom, the 180 Degree Shift at the 11th Hour, and the Student Environmental Action Coaliton are hosting an event in conjunction with Ward Churchill's landmark academic freedom lawsuit against the University of Colorado. Churchill's legal suit for violating his first amendment rights begins March 9th. Therefore, we are bringing well known activist-scholars Derrick Jensen and Bill Ayers to voice their strong support for Churchill and political dissent in academia. Their presentations will unveil the mask of liberal academia and link Churchill's fight with other scholars who have been attacked for their strong beliefs. If we want our universities to embody institutions of critical inquiry, then we must not only support scholars such as Ward Churchill, but also view these attacks in context. Come and hear the shocking truths behind the right-wing attacks on Churchill. Hear what they don't want you to know!

Event is FREE for CU Students, Community Members $5 in advance, $6-10 Sliding Scale at the Door -

Note: FREE comp tickets are available to activist community members, email 180info@gmail.com to get on the guest-list.

DERRICK JENSEN, activist, small farmer, teacher, and philosopher, is the author of A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe (a finalist for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize) among other titles. Jensen’s writing has been described as “breaking and mending the reader’s heart” (Publishers Weekly). He writes for The New York Times Magazine, Audubon, and The Sun Magazine, among many others. Jensen’s speaking engagements in recent years have packed university auditoriums, conferences, and bookstores across the nation.

William Charles Ayers (born December 26, 1944) is an American elementary education theorist who was a 1960s anti-war activist. He is known for the radical nature of his activism in the 1960s and 1970s as well as his current work in education reform, curriculum, and instruction. In 1969 he co-founded the radical left organization the Weather Underground. He is now a professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, holding the titles of Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar. Ayers' ties with President Barrack Obama were matters of some controversy for the candidate from John McCain in the 2008 election.

Ward Churchill.net

Clean Coal? - Thursday February 12th 5:00pm


Free Leonrad Peltier - Friday Februray 6th 7pm

Peltier 33 Years Searching for American Justice

Boulder, Colorado -- The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee (Colorado Support Groups) and Indigenous Support Network will be presenting an educational event on the University of Colorado campus on February 6th, 2009 to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier.

The event will feature talks by Chief Leonard Crow Dog, Lakota Spiritual Elder, as well as David Hill and Ben Carnes, of the LPDOC. There will also be performances from local indigenous drum group the Plenty Wolf Singers and Aztec dancers Grupo Tlaloc from Denver. The event will begin at 7:00pm in room 100 of the Mathematics building.

The LPDOC will also be staging a demonstartion followed by a march outside the Boulder City Courthouse on Pearl Street starting at noon the same day.

Leonard Peltier is an inetrnationally recognized political prisoner who has been imprisoned for 33 years, and whose story was made famous by award winning author Peter Matthiessen in the national best seller "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse"

The importance of his case has been recognized by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Robert Redford, Amnesty International, and others. Peltier's case deserves to be brought into public awareness at this pivotal time in American history, with the innauguration of the first minority president of the United States, so we as Americans can look soberly at our nation's history in order to bring about a future of justice, equality and healing for the nation. Peltier's struggle is not just a history, it is a continuing story. Peltier's struggle and life are symbolic of the larger struggle for justice in indigenous land and human rights, which is much more than an idle history, it is a continuing story.

Activist Workshop - Saturday January 24th 10:30am


Pakistan : Rule of Law? - Friday January 23rd 5pm UMC 353

Pakistan The Rule of Law Movement in Pakistan

On November 3, 2007, Pakistani General Pervez Musharraf threw out the Chief Justice of Pakistan and 60 other judges when they failed to rule in his favor in cases challenging his eligibility to be re-elected as President of Pakistan. Devin Theriot-Orr is a lawyer from Seattle, Washington who was working at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in Lahore, Pakistan during these events. He will be discussing the impact of U.S. foreign policy on the human rights situation in Pakistan and the importance of the brief emergence of an independent judiciary in Pakistan. Following the presentation, there will be time for a discussion / question and answer session.

Really Really Free Market - Wednesday December 3rd 9am-4pm

Free Market Combining Community Building, Anti-Crapitalism, and Free Goods and Services.

Those post-Thanksgiving deals look hot but nothing beats really really free. Come join us celebrate the fat of the land and say a warm-felt "fuck you" to consumerism by bringing your old clothes, sporting equipment, bike parts, music, etc. And leave with new found treasures. Food, live music, massages, hair cuts, an alteration station, "door" prizes. . It's all FREE!

Location: Hellems Lawn
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
9:00am - 4:00pm

Terrorizing Dissent - Wednesday November 12th 6pm


Film Screenings (40min)
Followed by Guest Speaker Clayton Dewey:

Denver Anarchist Reveals Brutal Police Attacks and Violations of the Rights of Protestors, Especially Hundreds of Anarchist Activists.

Wednesday November 12th
Eaton Humanities 190 6pm

Racism & Columbus Day - Thursday October 9th - Monday October 13th

columbusspagnuolo 1. Speaking engagment
2. Columbus Day Protest March and Rally
3. People's Council
4. Student Walk-out on Racism

1. RACE, RESISTANCE AND THE COLUMBIAN LEGACY Join nationally-known activist Glenn Spagnuolo, co-founder of Re-create 68, for a night of education and dialogue about race in America and resistance to the Columbian Legacy! When: 5pm Thursday, October 9, 2008 Where: CU Boulder Campus, Hale Hall Room 240

2. Columbus Day Resistance March and Rally The annual protest of the Columbus Day Holiday and the racism that it embodies will begin with a march from Four Winds that ends at the Capitol Building followed by a rally for a better future. When: March starts at 8 am, Rally at 9am, Saturday, October 11 Where: Start of March is at Four Winds at 5th and Bannock in Denver, CO

3. People's Council Following the Columbus Day resistance, people will be gathering to organize a new alliance locally that can act as a national vehicle for radicals. Bring your thoughts and cooperative energy. Please come and represent R68. When: 1pm, Saturday, October 11 Where: The Great Hall at the Iliff School of Theology just past Evans on University Blvd, Denver.

4. Student Walk-out on Racism Whether you are a student or not, join the students of Iliff, CU Denver, CU Boulder and DU as the educate the public about Denver's hidden racial past on the 101st Anniversary of the Columbus Holiday. There will be a student walk-out, a short rally, followed by a march to locations with a racial history that will end at Civic Center Park. When: 12 Noon, Monday, October 13 Where: CU Denver's Auraria Campus, The Plaza Building Lawn

CIW - CU Tour
Also, read the BREAKING NEWS: Chipotle makes 11th hour offer on eve of Tour; CIW says Chipotle plan "just not credible."

That's right, after ignoring farmworkers for so long, Chipotle is now claiming it will change course but is still unwilling to take the steps to ensure a workable solution that includes farmworkers themselves in the protection of their own rights. Read the CIW's response to Chipotle's latest public relations manuver: http://www.ciw-online.org ;

And join the CIW in Denver for any of the events and actions during a busy three days at the doorstep - literally at times - of Chipotle Mexican Grill:

Sunday, October 5th: 1pm - Protest at the first ever Chipotle restaurant, 1644 Evans Ave (near DU, west of University) 5pm - Celebration, Potluck and Art Making at Sixth Ave United Church of Christ, 3250 E 6th Ave (west of Colorado). Bring food to share and a musical instrument if you play.

Monday, October 6th: Starting 7am through Noon Tuesday - Plantón/Encampment outside Chipotle HQ, 1543 Wazee St. in downtown Denver: How much longer must farmworkers wait for Chipotle to take responsibility for the human rights abuses in its tomato supply chain? Join us for the entire encampment, pass by to offer your support, or come out for two major events: Noon - Delivery of 85,000+ petition signatures to Chipotle HQ 6:30pm - Candlelight Vigil and Rally outside Chipotle HQ.

Also 4pm - Presentation at University of Denver, Craig Hall Community Room 4:30 - Presentation at Regis University on "the Quad." 8pm - "Fair Food & Farmworker Justice: Expanding the Horizons of Sustainable Agriculture" presentation and discussion with the CIW at the CU Boulder campus, CHEM room 140

Tuesday, October 7th: Morning til Noon - Plantón outside Chipotle HQ continues. 8-9:30am & 10-11:30am: "The Continuing Movement for Farmworker Justice" discussion with the CIW at Tivioli Student Union Multicultural Lounge on Auraria Campus. Noon - Closing Ceremony: be there as farmworkers bring this phase of struggle to a close and vow to keep fighting as the Chipocracy tour leaves Denver..




















Direct Action


Disruption DNC ’08
Recreate ’68
Independent Media Center
Alliance for Real Democracy.com
Code Pink
My Populi






Larry Hales

A non-partisan discussion with Mr. Larry Hales. Larry Hales is a an author, contributing editor of Workers World newspaper, as well as being a leading member of the youth group Fight Imperialism Stand Together. He first became politically active 16 years ago in the Black community in Dallas, TX and has since participated in many campaigns against oppression of people of color and war. He has been on many international delegations, including going to Palestine four delegations to Cuba, Libya and to Venezuela.
He was part of the Black Left Unity meeting that took place in North Carolina earlier this year and has a unique perspective on the Obama phenomenon, what it means and doesn't mean and the prospective for struggle emanating from the oppressed communities in the U.S.

Friday, August 22, 3:30 p.m., UMC 382 University of Colorado at Boulder

Know Your Rights Legal Workshop

Sponsored By CU and DU National Lawyers Guild / ACLU, Hosted by the People's Law Project.









University of Colorado, Boulder

Eaton Humanities Building

Room 250



 11 AM        Copwatch training: Presented by Denver Copwatch.

12-1:30pm Activism and Liberty in America

o       A panel discussion followed by Q&A.

-   Jessica West, First Amendment civil rights lawyer

-   Staff Attorney from the Colorado ACLU

-   Paul Bame, veteran frontline activist


2-4pm      Know Your Rights

o       Come learn your rights through interactive role plays and discussion. Presented by Denver attorneys and national experts. 


4-5:30pm    Legal Observing

o       Learn how to document police misconduct for criminal defense and civil suits against police.


6-7pm        Street Medic Training

o       Build basic medic skills to stay healthy and safe on the streets during the DNC.


**For more information contact hskrypek@gmail.com or visit www.dnc-plp.org

Monday Night Movies - Every Monday Night this Summer at 6pm at Left Hand Book Store

























Key Events from 2007-2008 School Year

El Enimego Comun - Wed, March 5th 5pm-7 UMC 247

El Enimego ComunSimón Sedillo is a community based human rights filmmaker working with Proyecto Autogestion, a grassroots media collective co-founded with Dennis Flores. Proyecto Autogestion is a new media collective, which places skills, cameras and editing equpiment in the hands of communitites in resistance so that they may be able to document their own histories and human rights situation. Sedillo has spent the last 6 years documenting and teaching community based video documentation in indigenous communities in Oaxaca, in immigrant communities in the US, and with youth of color across the US.

Spend an evening with Simon Sedillo, a cutting edge activist-filmmaker. Sedillo has spent the last five years documenting the popular struggle taking place in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. His first film "El Enemigo Comun" connects struggles in Cancun, Miami, and Oaxaca to a large, common enemy: the imposition of neoliberalism. He also spearheaded Proyecto Autogestion, an independent media collective that employed truly cutting edge and revolutionary filming tactics in the film "El Machete." Challenging dominant understandings of international solidarity, "El Machete" put the camera and editing in the hands of Indigenous people and their struggle in Oaxaca.

Sedillo's presentation will include presentation of films, a scathing workshop on neoliberalism, and the chance to dialogue with the revolutionary media activist. Boulder is also the first stop for Sedillo upon return from his most recent visit to Oaxaca. Thus we will have the privilege to view never before seen footage and an update on the current state of Oaxaca.


Indigenous Survival Week (totally FREE to attend) - Tuesday Nov 27th through Nov 30th
Set to the backdrop of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864

proyectoTUESDAY November 27 through Friday November 30
Workshops on Hip Hop and community resistance and self-determination led by Rebel Diaz, Savage Family, and the Tortuga Project.
Nov 27th 2pm at University Club is Walk Your Words: Native Resistance to the Illegal Occupation of What is Now Known as the United Snakes
Nov 27th 3pm at University Club is Hip Hop and Activism
Here's Tentative Workshop Schedule

WEDNESDAY, November 28th
Performances by:
The Tortuga Project
Club 156 on the first floor of the UMC,
6:00 to 11:00

PANEL on Hip Hop, indigenous resistance, and community self determination and self-definition.
Glenn Miller Ballroom at the UMC,
6:00 to 8:00     






School of Americas Watch


The School of the Americas (SOA), in 2001 renamed the “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation,” is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers, located at Fort Benning, Georgia." SOAW.com

Over its 59 years, the SOA has trained over 60,000 Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency techniques, sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation tactics. These graduates have consistently used their skills to wage a war against their own people. Among those targeted by SOA graduates are educators, union organizers, religious workers, student leaders, and others who work for the rights of the poor. Hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans have been tortured, raped, assassinated, “disappeared,” massacred, and forced into refugee by those trained at the School of Assassins.

On the weekend of November 16-18, thousands will gather at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia for the Vigil and the Nonviolent Direct Action to Close the School of the Americas. Take a Stand for Justice! The weekend will include a massive rally, nonviolent direct action training, workshops, benefit concerts, puppet shows, teach-ins and more!
Leave Boulder 8pm Wednesday the 14th, return by 5pm Tuesday the 20th of November, in time for Thanksgiving!
We have the vans, now we need you, contact daly@colorado.edu

James ZarichnyTuesday the 13th of November at 6:30pm

Featuring James Zarichny. James has first hand insider experiences with McCarthyism, the founding of Students for a Democratic Society, and the first United Auto Workers strike, arguably the most important strike in US history.

Three Talks In Total, TBA!


Celebrate Genocide? - Saturday Oct 6th, 7am Denver


For over 20 years, indigenous peoples of this nation and especially in Colorado have been working in many different ways to eradicate the columbus day 'holiday.' They have worked with many educational methods, such as re-education, prophetic speaking, and dialogue exchange. They have met with the columbus day parade organizers and pleaded their case. They have tried to pass legislation, but cannot even get Colorado politicians to slightly consider it. Therefore, every year since 1992 people have taken the streets in non-violent direction action to protest this ugly celebration, please check out the pictures from last year's parade and you will understand a little better.

Thousands of protestors have turned out to oppose the columbus day parade in Denver. One hundred years ago this year columbus day was celebrated for the first time in Colorado. Save the date for the Denver columbus day four directions march, Saturday, October 6th at 7am and the State Capitol at 9am.
For more info contact Virginia at cornbread124_at_hotmail.com

History of Columbus Day - Thursday Oct 4th, 6pm Chem 142

aimGlenn Morris and Glenn Spagnuolo from the American Indian Movement (AIM) will speak on the history of Columbus Day and what this day represents from both the American Indian and Italian-American perspectives.

Proyecto Autogestion - Wednesday Oct 3rd, 6-8:30pm Hale 270

proyectoSimón Sedillo is a community based human rights filmmaker working with Proyecto Autogestion, a grassroots media collective co-founded with Dennis Flores. Proyecto Autogestion is a new media collective, which places skills, cameras and editing equpiment in the hands of communitites in resistance so that they may be able to document their own histories and human rights situation. Sedillo has spent the last 6 years documenting and teaching community based video documentation in indigenous communities in Oaxaca, in immigrant communities in the US, and with youth of color across the US.

In Oaxaca, Sedillo has been working with The Committee Organized in Defense of the People’s Rights (CODEP), and The Oaxacan Popular Magonista Antineoliberal Coordination (COMPA), both predecessors of APPO (the Oaxacan People’s Popular Assembly). Sedillo collaborated with the Austin Independent Media Center and COMPA on the 2005 production of “El Enemigo Común”, which documents the birth of COMPA and its resistance to paramilitary activity in Oaxaca from 2001 - 2005. In March of 2007, Sedillo facilitated the co-production of “El Machete- La Lucha por el Poder Popular” a Proyecto Autogestion documentary, filmed and edited by indigenous women and youth from Oaxaca. Sedillo’s work in Oaxaca has contributed to the liberation of 21 political prisoners, and has continued to support several international human rights campaigns.

Today Sedillo shares some experiences and perspective for international audiences in the US and Europe, on the local and global implications of the Oaxacan people’s struggle. Through lectures, workshops, and screenings Sedillo helps open a powerful space for dialogue on the effects of neoliberalism on indigenous communities in Oaxaca, immigrant communities around the world, and communities of color in the US. Through collaborative media projects, Sedillo’s work has contributed to a growing network of community based media activism whose primary objective is to share, teach, and learn from one another, about popular community based resistance and the collective construction of horizontal networks of popular power.


Ward Churchill Classes - Tuesday Oct 2nd 6pm in HUMN 1b50

Ward Ward Churchill Classes - Three Preliminary Foci : Genocide, the Settler State, Pacifism As Pathology

Every Other Tuesday Night, Sylabus to be Handed out.


NEWMONT: DU to Award Corporate Criminal! August 30th 4pm UMC Terrace

Carrie Dann Carrie Dann from the Western Shoshone Defense Fund on August 30th at the Marriott Hotel in Denver where at the same time the criminal corporation, for both human rights and environmental crimes, Newmont Mining, long-time enemy of the Shoshone, is hypocritically receiving the “international bridge-builders award” from Denver University, which had been auctioned off to the biggest donor.

The Denver based Newmont Mining Corporation is the second largest gold mining corporation in the world. Newmont has been charged with environmental and human rights abuses stemming from their operations in Indonesia, Peru, Bolivia, Nevada (Western Shoshone), and Romania.

Wayne Murdy, CEO of Newmont Mining, the World's second largest gold mining company, will be receiving an award from the University of Denver for being such a good community leader at their exclusive Korbel Dinner, the University's largest fundraising event. For those of you who are unfamiliar with "Dirty" Murdy, he and his company operate mining operations on every continent in the World. His is directly responsible for the poisoning of the environment through the use of Cyanide leach mining, the destruction of indigenous communities here in the US, especially in Latin America and else where around the World, the theft of indigenous resources and the desecration of spiritual and religious sites World wide. Newmont mining and "Dirty" Murdy are the World's worst corporate criminals and they are directly responsible for the continued genocide of indigenous peoples. Murdy is our generations Columbus. We often say Columbus was so lo ng ago and I was not even there to object, but you are here now and you should be objecting. To allow the University of Denver to award this man for being a positive model in our community to go unchallenged would be an assault on our humanity. Calling the Dean of the University is one option, be he has already made up his mind, regardless of mass opposition he has received from leaders of communities under attack by Murdy's murauders and from leading professors and students at his own University. It is time we take action and reclaim our dignity and humanity as a community.

This is a two for one opportunity to protest an assault on our humanity and dignity. The key note speaker of the event will be none other the international war criminal Madalaine Olbright. The beauty who when asked about US sanctions being directly responsible for the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children on the show 60 minutes responded that it was all worth it.

Who: The University of Denver's Korbel Dinner
What: Protest how you see fit, some will bring picket signs others more creative ideas, let your humanity guide your actions and do what is necessary!!!
Where: The Denver Marriot on 17th and California
When: August 30th at 5pm
Why: We have no other choice. Don't fail your community and others communities that are under attack, they desperately need your help!!!


Key Events from 2006-2007 School Year

The Weather Underground Thursday Dec. 14 5pm film 7pm (Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn) HUMN 1B50

Weather Underground







Lost Film Fest Hale 270, CU campus Friday, October 13th, 2006 7:00 to 10:00 PM FREE

Lost Film Fest

Political Pornography Fillms Every Week in the Art Building

Political Pornography


CU Boulder