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DEI Updates for 02.07.22

Week of 02.07.22

  1. Upcoming: Black History Month Events

  2. Feb 14 – Community Presentation: Black Women in American History

  3. Feb 23 – DuSable Museum Virtual Talk Back Session: Equiano.Stories

  4. Feb 28 – Black History Patch Showcase

  5. Please check gsEvents to register or share these events.

  6. Upcoming: Monthly Equity Talks – ADA Accessibility in the Outdoors

  7. Our next MET session is on Feb 23. Please check your calendar for an invite. The chat will be recorded for those who can’t attend and would like to tune in later.

  8. New: Implicit Bias & Microaggressions gsLearn Course

  9. We have a new gsLearn course that focuses on understanding unconscious bias and its connection to microaggressions. The course has three modules: definitions, everyday examples, and strategies for intervention. Please check it out and reach out with any input.

  10. DEI Learning Track

  11. Complete this brief form to let us know which DEI trainings and events you’ve attended.

Call to Action

  1. Action Beyond the Quote

  2. Join Points of Light and Morehouse College on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 11:00am MST, for a conversation that will explore a collection of MLK’s most well-known quotes. Learn how you can use his words as a foundation to advance his teachings and nonviolent philosophy in your own community. Click here to register.

  3. Black History 365

  4. Reconstruction is an organization that offers live, virtual workshops and classes to teach kids and adults about Black culture and contributions all year long. Check out their list of classes and continue your learning about Black intellectuals and culture beyond February.

Upcoming Opportunities

  1. Learn to DJ at Inside Out Youth Services

  2. All IOYS young folx are welcome to join this six-week program to learn how to DJ, sponsored by @Takenoteco! IOYS has the equipment, the educators, you brin the passion and drive! Classes are on Wednesdays starting Feb. 9! Click here to register.

  3. Melanin MagiQ: QTBIPoC Community Group

  4. Calling all LGBTQIA2+ and BIPOC young people! Melanin MagiQ is a new program that Inside Out is hosting in partnership with Joy as Resistance! Meet and connect with queer BIPOC adults and other youth, and embrace your melanin magic! Groups meet on alternating Thursdays. Next Melanin Magiq will be Feb. 17

  5. History on the Plate: Deconstructing African American Food History

  6. Wednesday, Feb 23 at 5pm MST. Join Phipps Conservatory for a virtual free special presentation with Dr. Jessica B. Harris on African American cuisine. At this special virtual event, Dr. Harris will use traditional stories, illustrations and history to discuss the importance of food in African American history and culture. Beginning with a traditional African American plate, the presentation will focus on eight plants important to African American cuisine: rice, corn, peanuts, okra, watermelon, chili peppers, leafy greens and sweet potatoes. The presentation will run 40 – 45 minutes and be followed by a 15 – 20 minute Q&A. Sign up here.

  7. A Black Homestead Homecoming

  8. Saturday, February 12 at 1:00 PM MST. Celebrating Black Connections to Nature in Colorado: Join us for an agricultural reunion to acknowledge and amplify the Centennial State’s Black urban and rural farming communities. Co-hosted by Outdoor Afro and Denver Botanic Gardens. A free virtual event celebrating Black connections to nature in Colorado past and present. Advanced registration is required.

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