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2017-2018 Events

Block 1

Friday, September 1: "Welcome Back, Sophomores" from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Cornerstone Main Space. Sophomore standing students are encouraged to learn more about NEW exciting opportunities available to the sophomore class.

Monday, September 4: "Students of Color Reception" in Bemis Great Hall from 3:30-5:00 p.m. All students of color are invited to this annual reception.

Thursday, September 7: "Student Spectrum Training"  in Barbara Yalich Board Room (Spencer) from 3:30-5:00 p.m. All students are encouraged to attend this training which reviews basic terminology and provides an intersectional understanding of transgender, intersex, bisexual, lesbian, gay, and queer life. Attendees will also consider inclusive practices to employ in their respective spheres of influence

Wednesday, September 13: "The Butler Center Fall Open House" in the Butler Center L (Worner 2nd floor) from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Learn about this year’s activities and programs and meet the staff of the Butler Center, CC’s hub for diversity, equity and inclusion. Light refreshments provided.

Wednesday, September 13: "I Am Not Your Negro" Film Screening in the Cornerstone Screening Room (131). All students, staff, faculty, and the public community are invited to attend the film screening.

Friday, September 15: "What: Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off!" at Soroity Field (next to the Glass House). Come join SOMOS in celebrating the start of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. If you have any questions you can email Brianna Apodaca.


***PAST EVENTS***

2016-2017 Events

Tuesday, May 2: "Mind, Body & Soul" from 5:15-6:00 p.m. in the Interfaith House.  All women of color are invited to join in discussion on ways to nurture the minds, bodies, and souls of women of color on campus. Contact Aracely.Navarro@ColoradoCollege.edu with questions and to RSVP for dinner.

Sunday, May 7: "The Butler Center Annual Awards Banquet" from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Antlers Hotel. All students, faculty and staff are invited to RSVP and request a seat at the banquet by Friday, April 28th at 11:59 p.m. This event includes recognizing the service and achievements of several members of the Colorado College community through the Butler Center and Heads of State Awards for Diversity & Inclusion named after key figures in the college’s history. This event includes dinner, student performances, a keynote speaker, and awards ceremony.

Tuesday, May 9: "Incoming Heads of State Orientation" from 3:30-5 p.m. in Slocum Commons. This event is for all incoming and new co-chairs of Butler Groups.

Wednesday, May 17: "Stoling Ceremony" from 4-6 p.m. in Bemis Great Hall. This event is for graduating seniors of Butler Groups

Tuesday, April 4: "Mind, Body & Soul" from 5:15-6:00 p.m. in the Interfaith House. All women of color are invited to join in discussion on ways to nurture the minds, bodies, and souls of women of color on campus. Contact Aracely Navarrowith questions and to RSVP for dinner.

Thursday, April 6: "Craig G. Campbell Lecture Featuring: Kay Ulanday Barrett" from 7-8:30 p.m. in Slocum Commons. Free and open to the public. Please honor this as a scent-free space.
 
Friday, April 7: “Art, Activism, and Self-Care Student Workshop with Kay Ulanday Barrett" from 1-3 p.m. in 301 Cornerstone Arts Center. All students are invited to attend. Please honor this as a scent-free space.
 
Friday, April 7: "Faculty & Staff Reception with Kay Ulanday Barrett" from 4-5:15 p.m. in the I.D.E.A. Space, Cornerstone Arts Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Please honor this as a scent-free space. 

Monday, April 10: "Hot Chocolate Mondays" from 3-5 p.m. in The Butler Center. All are welcome to take a study break and enjoy some hot chocolate! 

Monday April 10: "The Summit" from 5-7 p.m. in Barbara Yalich Boardroom. Invite only.

Wednesday, April 19: "Break the Block" from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Butler Center area. All are invited to share a complimentary lunch and discussion as we decompress from the block and start block break! 

Monday, Jan. 30: "The Butler Center Spring Open House" from 12-2 p.m. in The Butler Center area. All CC community members are invited to enjoy this gathering and meet The Butler Center staff (especially our two new staff members!). You are encouraged to bring your lunch, but finger foods and refreshments will be provided.


 Tuesday, Jan. 31: "Student, Faculty & Staff Mixer" from 3-5 p.m. in Bemis Great Hall. All are invited to join the 3rd Annual Student, Faculty & Staff Mixer! Food and refreshments provided.

Tuesday, Jan 31: "The Butler Center Presents...Confronting How We Perform Racial Justice at CC: A Social Justice Theatrical Engagement” from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Tutt Science Lecture Hall, 122. All students are invited to attend this highly interactive and unique workshop to talk about race and social justice at CC. Affinity Arts Consulting uses theatre to advocate for social equity and justice, encourage civil discourse and energize the development of community and organizational leadership. No prior experience needed! Hot chocolate bar provided for your enjoyment!

Wednesday, Feb. 1: "Luncheon with James Mills, presentation and discussion of The Adventure Gap” from 12pm-1:30 p.m. in Slocum Commons. Spaces are limited so please RSVP.

Wednesday, Feb. 1: "Movie Showing of An American Ascent and Q&A with James Mills" from 7-9 p.m. in Kathryn Mohrman Theater. This documentary follows the first all African American expedition team to climb Denali. No Tickets Required as this is free event!

Thursday, Feb. 2: "Community Meeting for  Members of the Native American/Indigenous Community" from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Slocum Commons. Meet new people, build community, and share your thoughts with friends and the staff of the Butler Center! Refreshments provided.

Friday, Feb. 3: "The Enigma of Diversity book discussion for the Division of Student Life" from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Slocum Commons. All staff members from Student Life are invited to this book discussion on The Enigma of Diversity: the language of race and limits of Racial Justice by Ellen Berrey. 

Wednesday, Feb 15: "Break the Block" from 12-2 p.m. in The Butler Center area. All are invited to share a complimentary lunch and discussion as we decompress from the block and start block break!

Open Circle Dialogues for the CC community: All CC students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a series of Open Circle Dialogues facilitated and sponsored by The Butler Center. Open Circle Dialogue #1: “Campus Responses to the 2016 Presidential Election” on Wednesday, Nov. 30th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Gaylord; Open Circle Dialogue #2: “Dialoguing in Difficult Times” on Thursday, Dec. 8th  from 12-2 p.m. (lunch provided) in Gaylord; and Open Circle Dialogue #3: “The Real or Perceived Impact of a Trump Presidency” on Monday, Dec. 12th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Gaylord.

Questions? Email butler@coloradocollege.edu

  • Campus Responses to the 2016 Presidential Election”**: All CC students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend “Campus Responses to the 2016 Presidential Election” on Wednesday, Nov. 30th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Gaylord. This is the first part in a series of Open Circle Dialogues facilitated and sponsored by The Butler Center. Questions? Email butler@coloradocollege.edu

  • Community Meetings with The Butler Center staff: The Butler Center is hosting a series of community meetings with various groups during blocks 4 & 5. All students, faculty, and staff who identify as members of the following groups are invited to attend these gatherings with the staff of The Butler Center.

o   Wednesday, November 1 – Community Meeting #1 from 4-5:30 p.m. with members of the Black/African American community in Gaylord

o   Thursday, December 1 – Community Meeting #2 from 2-3:30 p.m. with members of the Asian/ Asian-American community in Slocum Commons

o   Thursday, December 8 – Community Meeting #3 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. with members of the Hispanic/Latinx Community in TBC Leadership Lounge (Glass House)

o   Friday, December 9 – Community Meeting #4 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. with members of the Queer community in Gaylord

o   Thursday, December 15 – Community Meeting #5 from 4-5:30 p.m. with members of the International Community in Slocum Commons

o   Friday, December 16 – Community Meeting #6 from 4-5:30 p.m. with members of the First-Generation community in TBC Leadership Lounge (Glass House)

Wednesday, Aug. 31: "Ice Cream Social for International Students,"

4-5:30 p.m. in Gaylord Hall. This event is for all international students.

Thursday, Sept. 1: "S.A.I.L. Mentoring Program Orientation and Peer Leader Training,"

4 p.m. in Loomis Lounge. For all sophomore students.

 Friday, Sept. 2: "Heads of State Retreat," 

3-6 p.m. in Slocum Commons. This event is for all Heads of State leaders. Dinner included.

Sunday, Sept. 4: "Police Violence: What's Really Going On?," Brunch, presentation and dialogue

from 12-3:30 p.m. in Slocum Commons. This event is for students. RSVP to Butler@ColoradoCollege.edu.

Monday, Sept. 5: "Students of Color Reception,"

3-5 p.m. in Bemis Hall. This event is for all students who identify as students of color.

Tuesday, Sept. 6: "Mind, Body, and Soul,"

5:30-6:45 p.m. in the Interfaith House. This event is open to all students who identify as women of color. Dinner provided.

Wednesday, Sept. 7: "Dialogue Series: White Privilege,"

4-6 p.m. in The Butler Center Gathering Space. All are invited to RSVP to Butler@ColoradoCollege.edu

Thursday, Sept. 8: "Dialogue Series: White Privilege,"

4-6 p.m. in The Butler Center Gathering Space. This event is for first-year students only. RSVP to Butler@ColoradoCollege.edu

Thursday, Sept. 8: "S.A.I.L. Mentoring Program: Match Party!"

6-7 p.m. in Slocum Commons. This event is for all students involved in the S.A.I.L. Mentoring Program.

Thursday, Sept. 15: "First-Generation Collegiate Program Luncheon,"

12:15-1 p.m. in Slocum Commons. This event is for all first-generation students, faculty, and staff.

Tuesday, Sept. 20: A Brief History of Seven Killings 

6:30 pm in Gaylord Hall 

7 Killings

Wednesday, Sept. 21: "Break the Block,"

12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in Upstairs Worner (The Butler L). All are welcome to enjoy lunch, decompress from the block, and connect with friends.

Tuesday, Sept. 27: Men's Leadership Interest Meeting 

12:00-1:30 pm Bemis Great Hall

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Wednesday, September 28: International Student Initiatives: First Wednesday

6:30pm-7:30pm, Slocum Commons

Poster B2

Tuesday, Oct. 4 : Spectrum Training for Faculty and Staff 

2:00- 4:00 pm - Tutt Science : Lecture Hall 122

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Dialogue Series: Race & Internalized Oppression 

4:00-6:00 pm - The Butler Center Gathering Space 

Click here to RSVP

Monday, Oct. 10: Spectrum Training for Students 

2:00-4:00 pm - Barbara Yalich Boardroom 

Monday, Oct. 10

Indigenous Peoples Day

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Thursday, Oct. 13: First Generation Collegiate Program

12:15-1:00 pm Barbara Yalich Boardroom 

Click here to RSVP

Wednesday, Oct. 19: "Break the Block,"

12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in Upstairs Worner (The Butler L). All are welcome to enjoy lunch, decompress from the block, and connect with friends.

Block 3 Programs:

Wednesday, Oct. 26 Pride Luncheon

Noon-1:30 pm: in Slocum Commons

RSVP Here!

Wednesday, Oct. 26: First Wednesday for International Students

How Do They Do It Here?  Job Searching for International Students: Presented by Laura Snyder, Career Coach- Career Center

4:00pm-6:00 pm

Barbara Yalich Boardroom

Sunday, Oct. 30: Police Violence: What's Really going on: Part 2

12:00pm- 3:30pm

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Email The Butler Center to RSVP (SPACE IS LIMITED)

Tuesday, Nov. 1: Native American Heritage Month Kick-off

Location & Time: TBD

Tuesday, Nov. 1: Mind, Body & Soul

5:30pm-7:00pm

Interfaith House

Wednesday, Nov. 2: Dialogue Series: Nationality

4:00pm-6:00pm

The Butler Center Gathering Space

Please click here to RSVP ( SPACE IS LIMITED)

Friday, Nov. 4: CC Drag Show

7:00pm-10:00 pm

Cornerstone Main Space

Saturday, Nov. 5: International Education Week Kick-Off

5:00pm- 7:00 pm

Bemis Great Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 9: Rosa Clemente- The Day After- Discussion on 2016 Presidential Election Results & Meaning

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Thursday, Nov. 10: First Generation Collegiate Program

12:15pm-1:00 pm

Slocum Commons

Click here to RSVP

Wednesday, Nov. 16: "Break the Block,"

12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in Upstairs Worner (The Butler L). All are welcome to enjoy lunch, decompress from the block, and connect with friends.


2015-2016 Events

Friday, April 22: Dinner with Dr. Tae-Sun Kim

5:00 pm at The Glasshouse

Saturday, April 23: Annual Awards Banquet

5:30 pm at The Antler's Hotel, Downtown Colorado Springs

Busses leave Worner at 5pm

Thursday, May 5: First Generation Collegiate Luncheon

12:15 pm at Slocum Commons 

Wednesday, May 11: Stoling Ceremony and Dinner

4pm-6pm- Gates Common Room

Wednesday, March 23: "Class of 2016 International Student Luncheon" 

12:15 p.m. in Tutt Learning Commons Room 3  

Monday, March 28: "Dialogue on Dialogue,"

3:30-5 p.m. in Gaylord Hall. Dinner included. 

Tuesday, March 29: "SafeZone Training for Students,”

2-4 p.m. in Loomis Lounge.

Tuesday, March 29: "Vanessa Roberts Lecture,"

5:30-7 p.m. in McHugh Commons. 

Wednesday, March 30: Dialogue on Privilege- Presented by Dr. Paul Buckley and Pearl Leonard-Rock

3:30-5 p.m. in Barbara Yalich Board Room (formerly Spencer)

Friday, April 8: “Good to Great 2.0: the personal journey to inclusion”  

Faculty/Staff  please click here to register 

Monday, Feb 15: “Heads of State Meeting,”

4-5:30 p.m. in McHugh Commons

Wednesday, Feb. 17: “SafeZone Training for Faculty and Staff,”

2-4 p.m. in the WES room (Worner) 

Tuesday, Feb. 23: “Mind, Body, and Soul,”

5:30-6:45 p.m. in the Glass House.

Reoccurring blockly meeting: Second Tuesdays.

Theme for Block 6:Women of Color in History

THURSDAY, Feb. 25: "Diversity and Representation in Hollywood"- F.W. Gooding and Faculty Panel,  

5pm in Cornerstone Screening Room 

One “space,” broadly speaking, rare in Hollywood is one that includes diverse roles for and positive representation of people of color and members of marginalized communities – not to mention jobs for same. This presentation by scholar F.W. Gooding, assistant professor of ethnic studies at Northern Arizona University and author of “You Mean There’s Race in My Movie?: The Complete Guide to Understanding Race in Mainstream Hollywood,” critiques matters of diversity and representation in Hollywood cinema and will include a panel discussion with CC professors Claire Garcia, Jamal Ratchford, Michael Cucher, and Bryan Rommel-Ruiz.

Thursday, Feb. 25. Artists and Makers of Undying Nobility (AMUN) Presents- Time Capsule: Harlem Renaissance 

Friday, Feb. 26: “The Summit: An Update from The Butler Center” 

12:00pm- 2:00pm Barbara Yalich Board Room (Spencer) 

Monday, Feb. 29: “Dialogue on Dialogue,”

3:30-5 p.m. in Gaylord Hall

Tuesday, March 1- Friday, March 4: Women of Color Week

Thursday, March 3: First-Generation Collegiate Lunch:

Networking and the development of other critical employable skills,

noon-1:30 p.m. in Armstrong Board Room. 

Thursday, March 3: Is there an Outdoors Divide At CC, 2-3:15 pm in Gates Common Room 

Block 5 Campus Community Dialogue- "Unmasking CC's Racial Climate: Seeking Dr. King's Beloved Community"

Students, Staff and Faculty are invited to a Campus Community Dialogue entitled “Unmasking CC’s Racial Climate: Seeking Dr. King’s Beloved Community”, from 3:00-4:30pm on Monday, January 18th (MLK Day) in Bemis Great Hall.  The dialogue, facilitated by staff from The Butler Center, will provide an opportunity for the campus community to discuss our understanding of the campus climate, consider how we may influence it, and make some commitments to change it.  All are invited to attend and share in this important conversation

Dialogue Series: Students Discussing Learning Disabilities in Higher Education

Lunch with ACM Chicago Program Activist Ms. Dorothy Burge

Wednesday, February 3rd 12:00pm

Glass House Living room

Ms. Dorothy Burge brings students into a greater understanding of the human rights issues facing Chicago and other American cities.  Ms. Dorothy’s activism around the case for reparations for survivors of police torture in Chicago can be used as a case study for students engaging with racial justice, the criminal justice system, classism, segregation,and the many other complications that confront activists both on college campuses and out in the world. 

In addition to being an organizer, Ms. Dorothy also lives her activism through her art, and recently had a quilt honoring Nelson Mandela selected as part of a traveling exhibit. She recently completed a quilt called “Trayvon Could Be My Son” that speaks to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Student of Color Reunion

Thursday, February 4, 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm

Bemis Great Hall

Craig Campbell Lecture Series: CeCe McDonald

Read more about CeCe’s story in the Rolling Stone article, “The Transgender Crucible”. Learn about the upcoming documentary “Free CeCe”.

Student Workshop with CeCe McDonald

Friday February 5, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

The Glasshouse Living Room

Space limited; contact The Butler Center to RSVP

“Break the Block” Lunch and Dialogue.

Wednesday, February 10, 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm

The Butler Center (Upstairs, Worner)

Mini-Conference for Men of Color