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Week of Action

The Week of Action for 2020-2021 is now concluded! We extend a big "Thank You!" to all who participated this year, and we look forward to next year's Week of Action, which will return to it's regular fall schedule.

Stay tuned for more information!

 

Although typically done in the fall, the CCE's 2020-2021 Week of Action activities  were held from the end of Block 7 through the first week of Block 8, culminating in the annual Community Engagement Recognition Night (CERN) Check below for information on everything that happened!

 

To view Week of Action activities from 2019, click here!

 

Chalk Art KickOff Celebration

Help BreakOut kick off the CCE's Week of Action! Join us outside of Worner at 4:00pm on Friday, April 23 to decorate the sidewalk. The goal is to spread the word about the Week of Action on our campus and get students involved with community engagement.

Date: April 23
Location: Outside Worner
Time: 4:00pm
Contact Person: Maddi Schink

Week-Long Activities

BreakOut Tabling and Banner Creation

Come say hello to BreakOut outside of Worner on Friday, April 23 from 5:00-7:00pm. We will be making a collaborative community banner with paint handprints to celebrate the first day of the CCE's Week of Action! We will also have more information about BreakOut for those who are interested in getting involved with local service projects.

Date: April 23
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Outside Worner
Contact Person: Maddi Schink

CCE Issue Coalition Tabling

Brief Description: Hop over to Worner daily (Monday-Friday) during the Week of Action 12:30-2:30 to get to know our Issue Organizers and the CCE Issue Coalitions. Schedule of Issue Organizers can be found our the CCE Week of Action Page. Come learn more about how you can dig deeper and get involved locally in issues you care about. 

Dates: April 26-30
Time: 12:30-2:30pm 
Location: Worner 
Contact Person: Niki  Sosa 

Book Drive (Racial Equity Coalition)

Brief Description: Collecting books< in Worner to support the Chinook Center. The Chinook Center is hosting a People’s College, a resource where people can learn for free through local scholars. In honor of the people’s college, the racial equity coalition is coordinating a book drive to collect educational resources for the community at large. When talking about Racial Equity, we also have to be mindful of the fact that communities of color are constantly and intentionally left out of conversations regarding resources. The SAT, higher education, even finishing a high school diploma are all fundamentals for living in our current reality. With the racial wealth gap in mind, this project is hoping to redistribute those resources in a more equitable manner.

Location: Worner
Contact person: Misbah Lakhani

"What Does 'Criminal Justice' Mean to You?" Art Contest (Criminal Justice Coalition)

Brief Description: Artwork/writing contest that gives the opportunity for students to show how they view criminal justice or how criminal justice has played a role in their lives.

Dates: Contest starts on April 25 and ends by Friday, April 30.
Prize(s): TBD
Contact Person: Denise Geronimo

Calendar of Events

4/22

CC Farm Volunteer Day with Food to Power (BreakOut)

Brief Description: Join  BreakOut  for this two-day project in collaboration with Food to Power! It will take place on 4/22 and 4/23 from 9:00am - 12:00pm. On Thursday we will be celebrating Earth Day at the CC Farm working with the compost piles and on Friday we will be doing some light construction to fix the compost bins on the property. Yay for the Earth + being outside + community engagement!

Location: CC Farm
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
In-Person/Virtual: In-person
Contact Person: Maddi Schink

Hotspot Mapping Training (Racial Equity Coalition)

Brief Description: Hot Spot Mapping is an activity that allows the local community to be heard and for them to hold the people in positions of power accountable. Inside Out Youth Services and the Racial Equity Coalition at CC are partnering to sense the needs of the Colorado Springs and Colorado College communities. This data will be then analyzed by Inside Out Youth Services who will proceed to make recommendations to City Council and CC Leadership. We hope for a big turnout for us to be able to gather the most data possible. Equity starts with ensuring that everyone’s safety and everyone’s needs are met. Folks will be trained by IOYS staff on April 22nd to then administer the Hot Spot Mapping survey in Downtown Colorado Springs on April 29th as part of the Week of Action and ongoing during block 8 on Colorado College’s campus.


Location: Zoom link in registration
Time: 12:00 and 4:00pm (30 minutes)
In-Person/Virtual: Virtual training, in person activity on April 29th (Downtown COS)
Contact person: Misbah Lakhani

 

4/23

CC Farm Volunteer Day with Food to Power (BreakOut)

Brief Description: Join  BreakOut  for this two-day project in collaboration with Food to Power! It will take place on 4/22 and 4/23 from 9:00am - 12:00pm. On Thursday we will be celebrating Earth Day at the CC Farm working with the compost piles and on Friday we will be doing some light construction to fix the compost bins on the property. Yay for the Earth + being outside + community engagement!

Location: CC Farm
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
In-Person/Virtual: In-person
Contact Person: Maddi Schink

 

4/24

Great American Clean-Up - Monument Creek (BreakOut)

Brief description: Join  BreakOut  and the Fountain Creek Watershed District for the Great American Cleanup! We will be walking on the Tiger Trail and picking up trash along Monument Creek. Come join us for a nice day outside during CC's Week of Action to clean up our own backyard! 

Time: 9:30-11:30 am
In-person/Virtual: In-person
Location: Tiger Trail (East side of Monument Creek)
Contact Person: Maddi Schink

 

4/25

Historical Photo Project of the Old North End Neighborhood

Brief Description: Join BreakOut on Sunday of Block Break to contribute to a historical photo project that has been underway since 1976! We will be walking through the Old North End Neighborhood to take photos of the homes. No photography expertise or equipment needed! It should be a beautiful, sunny day so join us to get outside and contribute to this unique community project directed by a retired CC political science professor! 

Time: 12:45-3:00pm
In-Person/Virtual: In-person
Location: Walking, north of campus
Contact Person: Maddi Schink

 

4/26

Supporting Environment Bill in Colorado: Contact Your Senator!

Brief description: This campaign is supporting an environmental bill introduced in the Senate which will define the action taken in Colorado to achieve the environmental goals stated by the state of reducing CO2 emission by a 90%. Our senator has big chances of supporting this bill, but he needs a slightly push. We will be calling, drafting emails, social media posts, and making and writing postcards to send to our senator!

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Virtual/In-person: In-person
Location: Worner
Contact Person:  Julieta Lechini

Phone-Bank to Support Voting Access (Political Advocacy Coalition)

Brief description: We will be calling the constituents of key legislators to urge them call their representatives in support the passage of the Colorado Votes Act (COVA) which broadly supports the expansion of voting access. This event will be held in partnership with New Era Colorado.

Time: 2:00 pm
In-Person/Virtual: In-person with virtual engagement option
Location: Picnic tables behind the CCE
Contact Person: Elena Martinez-Vivot

CCE Issue Coalition Open Forum

Brief Description: Join the CCE co-op to learn more about the work of building issue coalitions and getting plugged in to an issue area(s) you’re interested in. The CCE is building coalitions in the areas of Criminal Justice, Racial Equity, Gender and Sexuality, Poverty and Inequity, Health and Accessibility, Political Advocacy, K-12 Education and Youth Organizing, and Immigrant and Refugee Justice. Starting Fall 2021 we will also support a Arts and Media for Social Change coalition and Environment and Ecology Coalition. Come learn about work happening in these areas locally! 

Time: 4:00-5:00pm 
In person/Virtual: Virtual
Location: Zoom
Contact People:  Niki Sosa, Misbah Lakhani

SAAM Consent@CC Poster Contest (Gender & Sexuality Coalition)

Brief Description: It’s not too late to submit to the “Consent at CC” poster Contest! Join this casual hangout anytime between 4 and 6pm to get ideas and work on your poster or any other crafts, listen to music, and chat.

Time: 4:00-6:00pm
In-Person/Virtual: Virtual
Location: Zoom - https://coloradocollege.zoom.us/j/94125041813
Contact Person: Angelina Chen

 

4/27

 

Screening of "Crip Camp – A Disability Revolution" 2021 Oscar Nominee (Health & Accessibility Coalition)

Brief description: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is a 2020 American documentary film directed, written and co-produced by Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht. Barack and Michelle Obama serve as executive producers under their Higher Ground Productions banner. Crip Camp starts in 1971 at Camp Jened, a summer camp in New York described as a "loose, free-spirited camp designed for teens with disabilities. The film focuses on those campers who turned themselves into activists for the disability rights movement and follows their fight for accessibility legislation. The screening will be followed by a short reflection on how we can be better disability advocates at CC and in Colorado Springs.

Time: 3:00 pm
In-Person/Virutal: Virtual
Location: Zoom Netflix party
Contact Person: Wiktoria Grzech

Awareness and Activism around the Criminalization of LGBTQIA+ and HIV-positive individuals in CO (Cooperative activity with the Gender and Sexuality Coalition and Butler Center and Criminal Justice Coalition)

Brief Description: Organizers from community partners Inside Out Youth Services and Black & Pink will be joining us to share about their organizations, how their work tackles the criminalization of queer people and ways for CC students to get involved. The second half of the event will center on a birthday card-making activity for incarcerated LGBTQIA+ and HIV-positive individuals in Colorado. The attendees will also participate in the campus-wide hot-spot mapping project IOYS and the Racial Justice coalition are leading.

Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
In-Person/Virtual: In-person, but the guest speakers will be tuned in through Zoom
Location: Backyard of the CCE
Contact Person: Denise Geronimo and Angelina Chen

Adolescent Brain Development for Community Engaged Students (K-12 and Youth Organizing Coalitions)

Brief Description: Explore adolescent psychology and its impact on learning with Suzy Olson. 

Time: 5:00pm 
In-person/Virtual: Virtual 
Location:  Zoom
Contact People: Emma Olsen and Laila Marshall

Hotspot Mapping Training (Racial Equity Coalition)

Brief Description: Hot Spot Mapping is an activity that allows the local community to be heard and for them to hold the people in positions of power accountable. Inside Out Youth Services and the Racial Equity Coalition at CC are partnering to sense the needs of the Colorado Springs and Colorado College communities. This data will be then analyzed by Inside Out Youth Services who will proceed to make recommendations to City Council and CC Leadership. We hope for a big turnout for us to be able to gather the most data possible. Equity starts with ensuring that everyone’s safety and everyone’s needs are met. Folks will be trained by IOYS staff on April 22nd to then administer the Hot Spot Mapping survey in Downtown Colorado Springs on April 29th as part of the Week of Action and ongoing during block 8 on Colorado College’s campus.

Location: Zoom link in registration
Time: 5:00pm (30 minutes)
In-Person/Virtual: Virtual training, in-person activity on April 29th (Downtown COS)
Contact person: Misbah Lakhani

Documentary Viewing: "The Infiltrators" (Immigrant & Refugee Justice Coalition)

Brief description: The Infiltrators weaves together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with moving re-enactments to tell the inspirational true story of young DREAMers tapping into the power of crowd-sourced activism while illustrating the need for compassion in the evolving dynamics of immigration. The DREAMers deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center.

Time: 5:00 pm
In person/Virtual: Virtual
Location: https://coloradocollege.zoom.us/j/95677538929
Contact Person:  Peniel Owusu-Ansah

Dark Days Virtual Screening

Brief Description: "Marc Singer's documentary "Dark Days" (2000) takes us into the lives of a group of homeless people who live in the underground railroad tunnels beneath New York City." Following the virtual viewing there will be time for discussion and reflection.

Time: 5:00-7:00pm
In-Person/Virtual: Virtual
Location: Zoom
Contact Person: Willik Mir

Reclaiming Our Radical Consent: Confronting Harm, Gender, Race, and Class Borders, a SAAM Workshop with FGS Artist in Residence (Gender & Sexuality Coalition)

Brief Description: In this workshop artist in residence Edxi Betts explores how we reclaim consent in daily life and the question of accountability for sexual harm in a society deeply divided by race, gender, and class.

Time: 6:00pm
In-person/Virtual: Virtual
Location: Zoom
Contact Person: Angelina Chen

 

4/28

Supporting Environment Bill in Colorado: Contact Your Senator!

Brief description: This campaign is supporting an environmental bill introduced in the Senate which will define the action taken in Colorado to achieve the environmental goals stated by the state of reducing CO2 emission by a 90%. Our senator has big chances of supporting this bill, but he needs a slightly push. We will be calling, drafting emails, social media posts, and making and writing postcards to send to our senator!

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Virtual/In-person: In-person
Location: Worner
Contact Person: Julieta Lechini

Build a Free Little Library (Racial Equity)

Brief Description:  Re-energizing the space outside the Chinook Center, a local community partner of the Racial Equity coalition at CC. The Chinook Center is hosting a People’s College, a resource where people can learn for free through local scholars. In honor of the people’s college, the racial equity coalition is helping to build a library and fill it with open educational resources for the community at large. When talking about Racial Equity, we also  have to  be mindful of the fact that communities of color are constantly and intentionally left out of conversations regarding resources. The SAT, higher education, even finishing a high school diploma are all fundamentals for living in our current reality. With the racial wealth gap in mind, this project is hoping to redistribute those resources in a more equitable manner.   

Time: 2:00 pm
In-person/Virtual: In-person
Location: 2551 Airport Rd #107, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Contact Person: Misbah Lakhani

Curriculum Development (K-12 Coalition and Youth Organizing Coalitions)

Brief Description: Explore strategies for curriculum development with Professor Tina Valtierra.  

Time: 3:00pm
In-person/Virtual: Virtual 
Location:  https://coloradocollege.zoom.us/j/6657817342 
Contact People: Emma Olsen and Laila Marshall

Suicide prevention in El Paso county (Health & Accessibility Coalition)

Brief description: a virtual event with our high impact partner – Community Health Partnerships on ways to get involved in preventing suicide rates in our county and various local groups and organizations that need volunteers

Time: 3:00 pm
In-Person/Virtual: Virtual
Location: Zoom
Contact Person: Wiktoria Grzech

Political Advocacy and Storytelling Workshop (Political Advocacy Coalition)

Brief Description: Come learn how to make your voice heard on issues you care about! You'll gain valuable, practical skills that you can carry with you into your communities to build power through advocacy and storytelling. We'll spend the first hour learning about the tactic of storytelling and crafting our stories, and the last half hour, you are welcome to stay with us to continue workshopping your story and share out if you're comfy! Hosted by CU Denver Student Government Association and New Era Colorado.

Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
In-Person/Virtual: Virtual
Contact Person: Elena Martinez-Vivot

TED Talk: We Need to Talk About Injustice (Criminal Justice Coalition)

Brief Description: Listen to lawyer, activist, and founder/director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson’s talk today for his thoughts on the power of reinforced identity and affirmation against injustice, relating to his work with individuals who are incarcerated and on death row: https://www.ted.com/talks/ bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice?language=en

Time: 5:00 pm
In-person/Virtual: Virtual
Location: Zoom
Contact Person: Denise Geronimo 

 

4/29

Community Engagement Recognition Night

At this event, we will celebrate the various ways in which our campus engages in community-based work, democratically invests in shared futures, and develops our students into engaged citizens. A (very) light program will begin at 4:30, followed by two optional 30-minute breakout sessions to talk to award recipients, listen to student capstone presentations, and more!

Time: 4:30-6:00pm
In-Person/Virtual: Virtual
Location: View on YouTube!

 

4/30

Supporting Environment Bill in Colorado: Contact Your Senator!

Brief description: This campaign is supporting an environmental bill introduced in the Senate which will define the action taken in Colorado to achieve the environmental goals stated by the state of reducing CO2 emission by a 90%. Our senator has big chances of supporting this bill, but he needs a slightly push. We will be calling, drafting emails, social media posts, and making and writing postcards to send to our senator!

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Virtual/In-person: In-person
Location: Worner
Contact Person: Julieta Lechini

Trans Asylum Support Network (TASSN) Speaker (Immigrant & Refugee Justice Coalition)

Brief Description: Collaboration event with Keysha and @transasylumsupport. Keysha will be speaking to us about her experience in detention as well as the various organizations that have supported her and the new future that they are constructing together to support trans immigrants. Anyone is welcome!

Time: 12:00 pm
In-Person/Virtual: Virtual
Location: https://coloradocollege.zoom.us/j/95677538929
Contact Person: Olivia Petipas

Reflection and Goal Setting (K-12 Education and Youth Organizing Coalitions)

This event has been cancelled. Thank you for your interest!

Brief Description: A designated space for community members involved in youth engagement to reflect on their experiences and set goals for the upcoming summer and academic year.

Time: 12:15 pm
In-person/Virtual: In-person
Location: If possible, outside at the labyrinth by Shove
Contact People: Emma Olsen and Laila Marshall

Re-instituting GROW Event (Health & Accessibility Coalition)

Brief Description: workshop with Heather Horton or Bill Dove on ways to facilitate discussions around mental health on campus for people that are interested in being part of grow. First 15 people that sign up for this zoom event will receive a free guided journal or subscription to a meditation app

Time: 3:00 pm
In-person/Virtual: Virtual
Location: Zoom
Contact Person: Wiktoria Grzech

 

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