I have been remiss in not writing to you sooner to thank you for the outstanding contributions you make to all citizens of our community. When one reaches their “golden years” and has worked to make a difference their entire lives, it becomes even more of a passion because of the passing of time.
I appreciate what you do from both a personal and professional standpoint. I have been employed as a speech-language pathologist for thirty-eight years, thirty-five of those in Colorado Springs School District 11. Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to work with all populations and age groups from infants through the geriatric population. I have been an advocate for what is right for those who have challenges, for their families, caregivers, and those that support them in a therapeutic setting. While we have come far in what we recognize as “fair” by the Americans with a Disability Act, at times I see agencies doing things to avoid a lawsuit versus making a difference for another person. What you do as an agency is treat others as you would hope you, your family member, and friends would be treated. My mother used to say “The gift without the giver is bare.” Continue reading →
Frederick Douglass escapes Southern slavery, forges an alliance with Northern abolitionists, writes a narrative of his life & times, and after a two-year anti-slavery tour of the British Isles returns to the United States. But when his abolitionist colleagues attempt to curtail his growing political independence, Douglass is forced to confront racial prejudice in an entirely unexpected locale – among his abolitionist friends themselves. Through force of conviction, eloquence of language and the liberating power of thought, this anti-slavery leader and growing “woman’s rights man”, emerges triumphant, not only in his quest for personal and professional dignity, but in his general assault against the slavery system itself.
FREE TO SCHOOLS & THE PUBLIC 10:00-11:30AM on February 27, 2013
Stargazers Theatre and Event Center
RSVP to [email protected]
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 6:30-8:00PM on February 27, 2013
Stargazers Theatre and Event Center
Sandwiches, Snacks & Desserts available for purchase
RSVP [email protected] Space limited
Portrayed by: Charles Everett Pace is a full-time national Chautauqua scholar residing in Texarkana who presents solo interpretations of historical and literary characters. Thematically, his body of work tells the story of how African-American leaders during the last 190 years overcame many barriers of race, caste, class, and gender. His Civil War program on Douglass highlights the character’s personal and political relationship with President Abraham Lincoln. , Pace’s shows, seminars, and workshops are about creativity and leadership–the American quest for democracy.
This article examines the legal ramifications and significance of the issues surrounding the birth control battle between Federal law and the Catholic Church et al objections. It is not as simple as first presented and will certainly have long-lasting repercussions.
What is a precedent and how important is it?
A precedent is a court case’s legal decision that may be used as a standard in subsequent similar cases. Roe vs. Wade set a legal precedent and because of that court decision abortion became legal. Prior court case decisions are cited often in legal cases to demonstrate that their side is already on established ground and thus should win.
The approaching birth control-insurance coverage showdown will set a precedent that could dramatically shape this country going forward. But, the legal precedent that may be set has some serious ramifications that have gone largely unconsidered. We shall explore a few of those issues in this article.
Religious Exemption from law as a precedent
The Catholic Church (at last count there were well over forty separate legal actions) has filed legal responses to the requirement for insurance companies to cover the cost of birth control pills. This is the most common form of contraception and impacts all employees of Catholic hospitals and other Catholic enterprises or charities, whether the women are Catholic or not. The Catholic Church, is aggressively pushing for a religious exemption from this federal law that impacts a third party, insurance companies, to cover what is considered common preventative care. Continue reading →
Stand as ONE. Let your VOICE be heard. SHARE your story. Join us for LGBT Lobby Day!
LGBT Lobby Day is your chance to tell your legislators what matters to you. Learn about important LGBT legislation, get trained on how to discuss the issues with your elected officials, and head to the Capitol with us at LGBT Lobby Day 2013!
February 4, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church
1660 Sherman Street in Denver
Citizens Project is a proud co-sponsor of LGBT Lobby Day presented by ONE Colorado!
NAACP Colorado Montana Wyoming State-Area Conference
Invites You to Attend Its
First Quarterly Meeting “Changing the Game for 2013”
Saturday January 26, 2013
9:30 AM Executive Committee Meeting
11 AM General Membership Meeting
Gill Foundation Building, 2215 Market Street, Denver 80205
*Lunch with State Elected Officials
*Education Game-Changer Presentation
*Legislative Action Panel
*Business Meeting & Training with NAACP Regional Director Kameron Middlebrooks
Hosted by the NAACP Denver Branch
Sponsor: The Gill Foundation
RSVP to [email protected] or (719) 233-0243 not later than January 22, 2013
Check out the NAACP State Conference Flyer 1.26.13
Citizens Project is pleased to announce our ninth annual Divine Award Celebration, an event that honors an individual in the Pikes Peak region who has worked tirelessly to create a vibrant democracy in which equal rights are protected and differences are respected.
This year’s honoree is Sharon Friedman-producer, long-time community director, arts advocate, teacher, therapist, activist, associate publisher and environmentalist.
Previous recipients include Mary Lou Makepeace, Dr. Jim White, Pam Jones and Juliet Draper (shared award), Lorne Kramer, Richard Skorman, John Weiss, Mary Ellen McNally, and Rosemary Harris Lytle.
Tuesday, February 5, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Stargazers Theater, 10 Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 The event is open to the public, and a $20 donation is suggested. View the invitation
In 2012, Citizens Project maintained our long-standing commitment to creating a community that values equality, diversity, religious freedom and civic engagement through our ongoing programs, and we even had a few special additional programs. Read on to learn about what makes us most proud this year: Continue reading →
The grief is relentless. The holiday season and our sense of ourselves have been upended by the slayings at Sandy Hook. The response must not be a pendulum swing. It must be the end of the cycle.
Increasing and unthinkable mass murders, along with some 30,000 additional gun deaths in the U.S. annually, have perhaps finally awakened the nation. Yet the usual finger pointing comes right along with the shock and horror. Gun control advocates, unsurprisingly, want weapons bans and better background checks. Gun owners, riffing on an old tune, note that spoons are not blamed for obesity so why should guns be blamed for what people do with them? Thus far, folks in these camps have also blamed video games, unarmed teachers, media coverage, godless schools and a culture that glorifies violence. Continue reading →