138 results for tag: activism


Who is Simply Divine? You Tell Us!

Citizens Project invites you to submit nominations for the prestigious Divine Award that recognizes a person in the Pikes Peak region who has worked tirelessly to create a vibrant democracy in which equal rights are protected, individual freedoms are secure, differences are respected and people fully participate in civic life. Tell us in 300 words or fewer why your nominee should be recognized. Please provide specific information about your nominee's roles in the community - both officially and informally - and how you believe your nominee has made a lasting impact on the community. Please include your name and daytime phone number with your ...




Join Us for a Volunteer Open House on July 9th!

We are delighted to invite you to a volunteer open house at our office. Meet other supporters, hear about opportunities to get involved, and see where much of our work takes place! Please save the date and plan to join us! Tuesday, July 9, 2013 5:00 until 6:30 pm Citizens Project office at 322 N Tejon St. Suite 225 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Map   If you're interested in volunteering, but are unavailable to attend the open house, please email Kristy Milligan or call the office at (719) 520-9899.  

Creating Community Breakfast

It's not too late to join Citizens Project at the 8th annual Creating Community Breakfast! This fun and free fundraising breakfast will feature speakers, musical entertainment and a few surprises. Thursday, June 6, 2013 7:30 – 8:30am (check-in begins at 7:00am) DoubleTree by Hilton, 1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Rd. Learn more about the work Citizens Project is doing in the Pikes Peak region to promote equal rights, diversity, religious freedom through separation of church and state and civic engagement, and learn how you can help! RSVP today! Read more about last year’s event and see pictures here!

Summary: Digital Disconnect

Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy by Robert W. McChesney Summary by Ellen Slavitz Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo. We believe they exist to make our lives more convenient, more interesting, more fun. According to Robert W. McChesney, these Internet marvels are the products of carefully designed operations that enable a small number of corporations to earn huge profits, while providing the public with less and less value, service, and information essential in a democratic society. McChesney, a media activist and professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author of Rich Media, Poor ...



Book Review: The “Secular State” – picking words and picking battles

by Ken Burrows Reflections on How to Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom by Jacques Berlinerblau “Every new and successful example of a perfect separation between ecclesiastical and civil matters is of importance. Religion and government will both exist in greater purity the less they are mixed together.” --- James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, 1822 “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute.” --- John F. Kennedy, speech in Houston, 1960 “The ‘wall of separation between church and state’ is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide ...