66 results for tag: diversity


#IHeartCOS

If you love Colorado Springs (and we know you do) join Citizens Project and the Pikes Peak Equality Coalition to spread the love today in our city: Follow the action on Twitter and use #IHeartCOS to share your own reasons for loving this city Change your own profile picture to the image at the right Take a selfie and share with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers why you ♥ Colorado Springs Finally check out this Buzzfeed article to see why others love Colorado Springs and maybe get some inspiration yourself! We believe in the transformative power of language. By changing the conversation about our community, we can change our ...

The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion has Something to say for Anti-LGBT Propaganda at the Olympics

We're pretty fond of the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion's response to much of Russia's anti-LGBT propaganda surrounding this year's Olympic Games: Watch the video on Buzzfeed here      

Community Conversation at the Educating Children of Color Summit

By Meghan Devall, MSW Intern I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2014 Educating Children of Color Seminar: YOUth Be the Change. The purpose of Educating Children of Color (ECOC) is to “dismantle the cradle to prison pipeline for children of color, and children in poverty, through education”. The ECOC annual summit brings noted speakers to Colorado Springs and awards laptops and scholarships to high school students. The all day summit is a great way for students, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens to collectively learn, become involved, and work towards common goals. The powerful conversations that take place in such places can ...

Happy End of the Gregorian Calendar Year!

By Anya Arndt ***Disclaimer: It’s “War on Christmas”-time again, and I’m sick of it. So if you think the “War on Christmas” is a real thing, you should probably stop reading here, because I’m about to take on “Happy Holidays” as well, and explain to you why that too should be removed from casual conversation with strangers. It’s the “Holiday Season,” and as we grow accustomed to the inundation of society with red and green, it’s sometimes easy to forget how uninclusive even a wish of “Happy Holidays” can be. The “Christmas Spirit” permeates society, and in the back corner at Target, we see a small Hanukkah ...

Everybody Welcome Week: August 117th-17th

Everybody Welcome: A Celebration of Culture and Diversity is a City of Colorado Springs sponsored week long celebration of the richness of our community. The week begins with a festival, a FREE Family event showcasing the diversity of talented local performers, artisans, cultural craftsmen through distinct activities and exhibits, educating the community wherein difference is looked upon as an asset, and where curiosity and a desire to engage are the first response to difference. Educational programs throughout the week include Bridging Military to Community, Latino and Asian Community Luncheons and an Immigration Symposium. The week concludes with ...

We Had a Great Time at Pride This Weekend!

 


What Will Your Community Investment Be?

By Kristen R. Downs Having moved from Washington D.C. to Colorado Springs more than 12 years ago, my husband and I had envisioned a ‘life-style’ change, from the hustle and bustle of traffic congestion and work-stress, to one of the most beautiful locations in the United States.  Colorado Springs, a tourist destination, with an ideal climate for year-round recreational activities and less commute-time seemed like the perfect community.  Having lived in Chicago and Washington D.C. prior to moving to Colorado, we were accustomed to diversity; the local grocery store was an eclectic mix of language and culture, and work colleagues represented ...

Divine Award Celebration honors, inspires

Nearly 150 community members gathered at Citizens Project's Divine Award Celebration on February 5 to honor the 2013 Divine Award recipient, Sharon Friedman. Photos courtesy of Rob Larimer: