Salon duc Tape: "Patrimonio"

Salon duc Tape – “Patrimonio” – May 24th, 2019
A story of popular resistance to creeping feudalism

At the Salon on May 24th, Bill and Denise Steffenhagen will show excerpts from the documentary film “Patrimonio”, and lead a discussion afterward. “Patrimonio” charts the struggle of the residents of a fishing village – Todos Santos - in Baja California Sur to maintain simple ocean access, among other things, as a humongous multinational development moves in. This particular David-vs-Goliath fight has a happy ending (at least so far). But what remains frightening is the ease with which the better-funded, better-connected combatants simply ride roughshod over every official legal right and procedure to get their way — with precious little objection from equally corrupt government authorities. It turns that Colorado State University plays a role in this story as well – and not a noble one.

Bill & Denise moved to Fort Collins in 2017 after living off-grid for 20 years in Central Oregon. Bill worked for General Electric for many years in the area of power generation before moving on to teach Mechanical Engineering at the Oregon Institute of Technology and at St. Martin’s College in Olympia, Washington. Denise has a Master’s Degree in Education and taught in a youth correctional facility in Oregon. The couple have spent 4 – 6 months per year in Todos Santos for the past 13 years as “snow birders.”

Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Fort Collins Community Action Network (FCCAN) meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 -- 9:00 p.m. at the FoCo Café, which is located at 225 Maple Street. Light refreshments will be available. The formal program will begin at 7:10. For more information, email us at, or call us at 419-8944.

Event Date and Time: 
24 May 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
FoCo Cafe, 225 Maple Street, Ft. Collins