The road ahead and more ways to fight for progress this week (December 6)

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Tomorrow our Colorado Gives Day campaign comes to a close. Thanks to everyone who has already scheduled your donation for tomorrow. And for those who have a box on your calendar to check, thank you in advance! We’re thrilled with the show of support we’ve seen so far.

Remember that this year your donation will go even further than before! Organizers have generously provided a matching incentive up to $1.5 million–but only on the ColoradoGives Day platform, so don’t miss your chance to double your impact.

Looking ahead to 2022, we’ve got a huge job ahead of us in 2022. Implementing the historic Build Back Better Plan once it’s finally passed by Congress, setting up Colorado’s new family leave and Colorado Option healthcare plans, confronting air pollution and climate change, defending reproductive rights, and continuing Colorado’s path of smart criminal justice reform. That’s just the start as we continue to build on the historic progress we’ve made in recent years in Colorado while defending our most important values.

With your help, we’re ready for whatever comes next. Let’s get to work! Here are a few more ways to make a difference for the week of December 6, 2021:

The Center on Colfax: Call for Pride Committee Members!

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Have you always wondered what it takes to put on a massive outdoor festival? Do you want to make Denver PrideFest bigger, better and more inclusive? If you answered yes to any of the above then you should consider joining the Denver PrideFest Committee. The Center will be having an open call and informational session for potential new committee members on Monday December 6th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Come out, meet current committee members, and see what it takes to run Denver PrideFest.

When: Monday, December 6 at 6:30pm
Where: The Center, 1301 E Colfax Ave., Denver

Click here to RSVP.

Denver Task Force to Reimagine Policing and Public Safety Community Forum

The Denver Task Force to Reimagine Policing & Public Safety is excited to kick off our monthly community forum series. This month we are partnering with The Conflict Center to share de-escalation skills to use with family, friends, and neighbors.

When: Tuesday, December 7 at 6:00pm

Click here to RSVP.

When: Saturday, December 10 at 10:00am

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Film Screening: “Kiss The Ground” presented by 350 Colorado

Narrated by and featuring Woody Harrelson, Kiss the Ground is an inspiring and groundbreaking film that reveals the first viable solution to our climate crisis. Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle. This movie is positioned to catalyze a movement to accomplish the impossible – to solve humanity’s greatest challenge, to balance the climate and secure our species future.

When: Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30pm
Where: Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder

Click here to RSVP.

Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education: EdEquity Corner

Please join us for EdEquity Corner, a monthly Zoom chat with neighbors about how to address every day education challenges with anti-racist values. Drop in, meet your neighbors for some much needed perspective, hope, and practical solutions during these uncertain times.

When: Wednesday, December 8 at 7:00pm

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9to5 Colorado: Making a Difference Donation Livestream / Facebook Live para Marcando La Diferencia

Join us for our 9to5 Making a Difference Donation Livestream to learn more about our role in the community and how we can make a difference together! This is a short Facebook Live with a quick overview of how 9to5 pushes out resources and what is needed to be able to complete that and as to why donations are important to our non-profit. Tune in and donate to help make a difference!

When: Thursday, December 9 at 6:00pm

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Thanks again! We’ll see you next week.


Sara Loflin, Executive Director

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