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November 2019

Give!ing Thanks in the Forest

November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Black Forest Community Club, 12530 Black Forest Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908 United States
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Come Enjoy the Afternoon with Us and Let Us Inspire You with What We Do! Meet Some of the Small Local Nonprofit Organizations Participating in the 2019 Give! Campaign While Sampling Some Delicious Free Bite-Size Desserts. We’ll Have Black Forest Chew Chew and Taco El Bueno Food Trucks Available So Pull Up a Seat, Have a Tasty Lunch While Enjoying Some Great Live Music and Do A Little Shopping at the Holiday Boutique. Visit with the Live Animals and Don't…

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Indy Give! Happy Hour at Bristol

November 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Brewing Company, 1604 S. Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80905 United States
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Join us for the Indy Give! Happy hour at Bristol Brewing Company! Come chat with us about our work, and buy a pint of Black Lager. When you buy a pint of Black Lager anywhere from now until December 31st, vote for Citizens Project so $1 from your beer can benefit our work!

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December 2019

ACLU Presentation: Know Your Rights

December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Citizens Project welcomes the ACLU of Colorado as they present Know Your Rights - Interacting with Law Enforcement. Join us to learn about your rights and how to protect yourself when dealing with law enforcement officers. There will be a one hour presentation with half an hour for questions.

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Drag Show Fundraiser

December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Carter Payne, 320 S Weber St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Citizens Project is having a Drag Show Fundraiser! Mark your calendars for December 12 at Carter Payne (downstairs in The Cellar). Doors open at 7:00pm, show begins at 7:30pm! Pre-sale tickets are $15, and tickets are $20 at the door.

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January 2020

Voter Suppression in Colorado: What You Need to Know

January 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Colorado Technical University, 4435 N Chestnut St
Colorado Springs, CO 80907 United States
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Voter suppression is a strategy used to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing specific groups of people from voting. In 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Shelby v. Holder that voting laws had resulted in voter suppression and discrimination. The AAUW Colorado Springs Branch Public Policy committee members have developed a program to address the means by which voter suppression is manifested in our election process. Deb Walker, Executive Director Citizen’s Project, will lead…

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February 2020

The Law Enforcement Accountability Project: Transparency in Olympic City USA

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Relevant Word Ministries, 1040 S Institute St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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The Law Enforcement Accountability Project presents: Transparency in Olympic City USA. Learn about police accountability in Colorado Springs. Where are we, how did we get here, and how do we compare? Panelists will discuss independent monitoring and the research on promising practices in Colorado and nationally. Let’s talk about where we should put energy for real solutions.

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Know Your Caucus

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Atrevida Beer Company, 204 Mount View Lane, Suite 3
Colorado Springs,
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Participating in the caucus & primary process is a necessary step to participation in our democracy. Learn how to get involved in your party's process so you can have choice over who gets on the ballot. Join us for a casual conversation to learn more.

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Volunteer Open House

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Want to be a force for change in your community? Learn how you can get involved with Citizens Project to promote equity and civic engagement! This is an open conversation to share ideas and begin involvement.

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March 2020

Volunteer at Home to Get out the Census Count

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - March 28 @ 7:00 pm

For the safety of everyone and recommendations from the CDC to not gather in public and practice social distancing, Citizens Project is moving all of our events to virtual events. It is still vital that our most vulnerable communities are counted during the 2020 Census, and we will be reaching our neighbors by making phone calls and texts at home. Contact Joy at joy@citizensproject.org or 719-297-5295 to get involved. We will we reaching out to our neighbors (virtually) every day…

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April 2020

Shining a Light on Oversight: Presented by the Law Enforcement Accountability Project

April 2

Postponed due to COVID-19 From the Law Enforcement Accountability Project with regard to the April 2 event:⁠ ⁠ "Beloved Community:⁠ Please know that we come to you after deep thought and consideration. Your health and safety are our utmost concerns at this time. We have decided to postpone the April 2 event, “Shining a Light on Oversight.”⁠ Amidst the announcement that COVID-19 is categorized both as a global pandemic and as state and national emergencies, and with the first death…

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