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Live Local Plenary [clear filter]
Friday, February 9
 

10:25am

Welcome
Longtime Boulder resident and filmmaker Ava Hamilton will present an informal talk offering her personal view of local history as an Arapaho woman. Ava is a descendant of Chief Little Raven. She will recognize the people who have lived here throughout the centuries and who left no environmental disturbances. They left us clean air, clean water, a land of bounty. She will talk about the history of Arapaho in this area and how we see this as our home. Ava will acknowledge how we are all related, that we are not separate from any living things, that we are all responsible for what happens to our environment and that we must work harder to take care of these gifts of life, including our own.

Speakers
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Ava Hamilton

Arapaho
Ava Hamilton (Arapaho) is an independent documentary filmmaker, writer and historian.  Ava is currently active with Right Relationship with Native Peoples – Boulder which is working with local governments and organizations to help all Boulder Valley residents learn about the Native... Read More →


Friday February 9, 2018 10:25am - 10:45am
SEEC Auditorium 4001 Discovery Drive

5:00pm

The Chicano Movement is an Environmental Movement! Stories from Decades of Effective Change-Making
A proud Chicana born on the eastside of Denver, Nita credits her father’s influence for steering her course in the world, down a path for social justice and human rights. She also credits the influence of her mother, Geraldine Gonzales, her grandmother and her tías.  With such strong philosophical and intellectual influences, Nita became a teacher and a community activist. She served as president/CEO of the national model for Chicano/Mexicano and indigenous education at Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios, co-founded with her father. Her involvement in the Denver and Colorado communities far transcends the four-decade legacy of Escuela Tlatelolco. As a community organizer, Nita founded of the Denver Youth Employment and Education Task Force and the Chicano/Mexicano Education Coalition and co-founded the Colorado Latino Forum. Ms. Gonzales is the recipient of many awards and honors for her work in educational and community empowerment, including Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Denver and the first Colorado Latina named one of President Obama’s Champions for Change.  

Speakers
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Nita Gonzales

A proud Chicana born on the eastside of Denver, Nita credits her father’s influence for steering her course in the world, down a path for social justice and human rights. She also credits the influence of her mother, Geraldine Gonzales, her grandmother and her tías.  With such... Read More →


Friday February 9, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
SEEC Auditorium 4001 Discovery Drive
 
Saturday, February 10
 

10:25am

Collaborating Across Cultures
Dr. Lydia Prado will outline how a community-informed approach to mental health has always been at the core of Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-being. Her approach to community building holds communities as equal partners in discussions and development of how a project will move forward. She will discuss how community conversations were able to transform a space from an empty vacant lot into a national model in community mental health. She will explore concepts of historical context, food deserts, responsive community engagement, real-life social determinants of health, inclusivity and services across the lifespan.

Speakers
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Lydia Prado

Director of Community Partnerships, Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise at the University of Denver
Lydia Prado grew up feeling culturally enriched, speaking both English and Spanish, and thriving in a community where she was surrounded by many talented, creative and resilient people. When she left to attend college, she was surprised to learn that the mainstream and academic view... Read More →


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:25am - 10:45am
SEEC Auditorium 4001 Discovery Drive

6:00pm

Feature Event: Climbing PoeTree performance
Climbing PoeTree’s acclaimed performance is composed of dual-voice poems, unconventional hip hop, and multi-media theater that exposes injustice, and makes a better future visible and irresistible. With flawless cadence and impeccable lyricism, Alixa and Naima weave together their voices to tell powerful stories of love and liberation, state and personal violence, social and environmental justice, race, gender, and sexuality, and human transcendence.

Note: Parking is free starting at 6pm. 

Additional Event: Climbing PoeTree Workshop for CU Students, Sunday 12-4pm.  Register in Advance: https://cucpworkshop.eventbrite.com 

Speakers
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Climbing PoeTree

Over the last 13 years, Climbing PoeTree has infused our movements for justice with healing and imagination, inspiring thousands through their award-winning multimedia theater, dual-voice spoken word, visual art, sustainable touring, and community organizing. Co-creators Alixa Garcia... Read More →


Saturday February 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
SEEC Auditorium 4001 Discovery Drive