2018-19 Week of Action
In addition to the events below, Athletics will also be accepting donations of personal hygiene products for women and children as well as clothing for foster teens in both Worner and the Fitness Center!
Saturday, September 29th
- Friends and Family Weekend CC Community Picnic - Community and/or student orgs will be able to table and present info to attendees
- Worner Quad, 11:30am-1:30pm
- Contact: Debra Zarecky
Monday, October 1st
- Engagement Fair - This event will launch the Week of Action. Come meet with community partners to learn about opportunities to engage in the Colorado Springs community!
- Worner Campus Center, 11:30am-1:30pm
- Contact: Niki Sosa
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore - The ReStore is a self-sustaining fundraising entity benefiting Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity. Join a team of volunteers helping organize and work on projects at The ReStore.
- Toward a Daily Anti-Racist Agenda Workshop, led by Butler Center staff.
1) Learn about and reflect on explicit and implicit bias
2) Learn about the white supremacist foundations of higher education and current examples of white supremacy in higher education
3) Learn about the characteristics/values of white supremacy and reflect on how they may show up in one’s own life
4) Commit to personal action(s) on becoming an anti-racist
5) Acknowledge white supremacist culture in one’s life, organization(s) and/or social group(s)
Tuesday, October 2nd
- Refugee Alliance Blockly Meeting - Join Refugee Alliance for an informative talk on the role of religion in Refugee Acceptance in Europe by Emma Kerr. CC Refugee Alliance is a coalition of CC students, staff, faculty, and alumni who want to help both refugees and asylum-seekers in their transition to life in the United States. We host events on CC's campus, provide cultural mentoring and tutoring through Lutheran Family Services, and do advocacy work with the Colorado Springs Sanctuary Coalition.
- Sacred Grounds, 12:00pm-1:00pm
- Contact: Heather Powell Browne
- Wikipedia Skews White and Male. Let's Change that Together -Want to learn about how you can build a more inclusive understanding of our communities and address systemic bias in one of the most heavily used websites in the world? Join us for this session!
- Tutt Library Special Collections, 1:30pm-2:30pm
- Contact: JoAnn Jacoby
1) Learn about under-coverage of women, people of color, and non-Western cultures and communities in Wikipedia
2) Be inspired by projects to address systemic bias, such as Art+Feminism, Black History edit-a-thons, and Canadian efforts to include indigenous voices and reflect the realities of settler colonialism
3) Hear from CC Professor Rebecca Barnes about her Women In STEM project and consider opportunities to get involved with class and/or community projects
4) Become part of an ongoing team of campus and community partners to help with this work
- Concrete Couch Clean-Up - Join leaders of Concrete Couch on their new land to help clean and create impactful art structures.
- CONO Central/Downtown Neighborhood Chat - Discuss neighborhood issues and solutions with City of Colorado Springs Council members Jill Gaebler and Don Knight. This week will focus on municipality budget game and information on public process
Wednesday, October 3rd
- LPP Staff Experience the Springs - You live, work, and play in Colorado Springs, but how much do you really know about our amazing city? In partnership with Leadership Pikes Peak and TIAA we invite you to “Experience the Springs” like you never have before. Explore and discuss the major sectors of our city. Meet community decision makers and industry leaders. Network and establish strong community ties.
- Mixed Match Documentary Screening - Join the WRC and the CCE for a screening of Mixed Match. Mixed Match is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a seemingly impossible search to find bone marrow donors, all while exploring what role race plays in medicine. With the multiracial community becoming one of the fastest growing demographics in North America, being mixed race is no longer just about an identity, it can be a matter of life and death.
- McHugh Commons, 7:00pm-9:00pm
- Contact: Chris Walters
Thursday, October 4th
- Blood Drive/Be the Match Drive - Organized by the WRC and CCE, Bonfil’s Blood Center and Be The Match will be on campus taking blood donations and signing individuals up for the Be The Match registry to be a marrow donor.
- Fall Harvest Banquet- Come join the CCE and Office of Sustainability as we celebrate the Fall Harvest at the Colorado College Student Farm! Please join fellow CC students for a banquet that includes fresh vegetables from the CC Student Farm, at a special Stewart House event.
- Stewart House (1228 Wood Ave.), 6:00pm-8:00pm
- Ticket information: Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Worner Desk starting Sept. 30. $30, $15 with a student ID. All proceeds benefit the CC student farm – the mission of which is to promote sustainable food production at Colorado College and in the Pikes Peak Region.
- Contact: Anthony Siracusa
Friday, October 5th
- Beautification Projects with Greccio Housing - Greccio Housing provides stable, safe, affordable housing, to offer resources for residents to achieve stability, and to promote solutions to the affordable housing needs of our community. Join a team of volunteers helping with beautification projects.
Saturday, October 6th
- Creek Week Clean-Up - Creek Week is an 8-community effort working collaboratively on parks, trails, public and private lands to clean and protect the Fountain Creek Watershed. Colorado College has been a support of this annual event for the last few years coordinating a crew to clean up Monument Valley Creek.
Sunday, October 7th