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Patience Kabwasa’s heart is to work and create a more socially just, healthy and racially equitable Colorado Springs through creating better access to and knowledge around healthy foods. She has served on Colorado Springs Food Rescue’s board of directors from 2015-2016, and joined as the Director of Programs in 2016.
Additional community involvement includes serving as a parent advisor through the Black Alliance for Educational Options (2007-2008), garden ministry coordinator through Relevant Word Christian Cultural Center (2008-present), participating in the African-American Youth Leadership Conference (2011-2012), and a member of the Colorado Transforming Safety Local Planning Team (2018-present), and a member of the Colorado Springs District 11 Policy Committee (2018-present). She is also a weekly columnist for the Colorado Springs Independent, delivering original insight into local race relations, health equity, the criminal justice system, and education.
She has given lectures on the topic of food equity at the Pikes Peak Food Shed Forum, Colorado College, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, & the Forward Food Summit, is a 2018 graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership Strategic Leader training, Kabwasa is a 2018 recipient of the prestigious Live Well Colorado Community Impact Champion award, and is a 2019 Aspen Ideas Health Scholar. She is also a mother of 3 musically and engineeringly gifted passionate teenagers. She is grateful to join the Citizen’s Project in advocating for a more racially just, equitable and diverse community.