Brave Beyond Words (Willow Elementary): So You Want to Talk About Race (Winter, 2020)
Jan
7
to Feb 4

Brave Beyond Words (Willow Elementary): So You Want to Talk About Race (Winter, 2020)

As part of our continuing effort to bring Brave Conversations to local school communities, we are bringing our heartfelt examination of Ijeoma Oluo’s powerful book So You Want To Talk About Race to Willow Elementary teachers, staff, and parents. Oluo is an exceptional writer with straightforward solutions for engaging in difficult, crutial, and BRAVE conversations. If you’ve wondered how you can help combat racial inequality and are looking for a safe space to explore the issue, this book club is for you. No matter where you are on the path of racial education, let’s explore the author’s solutions for healing the divide together.

The book club will be held on four evening sessions from 5:30-7:00 pm: Tuesday January 7th (Chapters 1-4); Tuesday January 14th (Chapters 5-7); Tuesday January 21st (Chapters 8-12); Tuesday February 4th (Chapters 13-17). Participants are asked to attend all four sessions.

The cost of the workshop is $40. Please pay Beverly in the Willow Elementary front office by cash or check (made out to Willow Elementary).

Individuals with a connection to the school may REGISTER HERE. Questions? Email: Christine@bravecoalition.com.

Registration direct link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z5TVW9D

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Mod Pizza Fundraiser
Sep
25
10:30 AM10:30

Mod Pizza Fundraiser

To support our community programming, Mod Pizza in Northfield will be donating 20% of sales made with the mention of Brave Coalition on Wednesday, September 25. Come anytime during business hours (10:30 am to 10:00 pm) and eat delicious food for a cause! See you at the corner of Central Park and Northfield Boulevards (9135 Northfield Blvd, Suite 140).

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Brave Beyond Words (Izzy B School): So You Want to Talk About Race (2nd Run)
Sep
24
to Oct 15

Brave Beyond Words (Izzy B School): So You Want to Talk About Race (2nd Run)

  • Isabella Bird Community School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of our continuing effort to bring Brave Conversations to local school communities, we are holding another heartfelt examination of Ijeoma Oluo’s powerful book So You Want To Talk About Race with Isabella Bird Community School teachers, staff, and parents. If you missed the first run, we encourage you to sign up this time. We will hold a safe space to explore the book’s solutions for addressing racial inequality.

The book club will be held on three afternoon sessions from 3:30-5:00 pm: Tuesday September 24 (Chapters 1-6); Tuesday October 1 (Chapters 7-12); Tuesday October 15 (Chapters 13-17). Participants must attend all three sessions.

Registration Closed


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Brave Beyond Words (Izzy B School): So You Want to Talk About Race
May
8
to May 22

Brave Beyond Words (Izzy B School): So You Want to Talk About Race

  • Isabella Bird Community School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At the special request of members of the Isabella Bird Community School, we are bringing our heartfelt examination of Ijeoma Oluo’s powerful book So You Want To Talk About Race to the school community. This will be a safe place for teachers, staff, and parents to explore the author’s solutions for addressing racial inequality. The Brave Coalition was founded in 2016 following hate graffiti at Izzy B, and we are excited to host a Brave Beyond Words book club at the school.

The book club will be held on three afternoon sessions from 3:30-5:00 pm: Wednesday May 8 (Chapters 1-6); Monday May 13 (Chapters 7-12); Wednesday May 20 (Chapters 13-17).

Individuals with a connection to the school may REGISTER HERE. There is no cost for this program, but participants will need to purchase the book in advance (find it on Amazon here). Registration direct link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8JV26GY

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Brave Beyond Words: So You Want to Talk About Race
Apr
3
to Apr 24

Brave Beyond Words: So You Want to Talk About Race

[Update: As this event has reached capacity, registration is now closed. We hope to see you at a future event!] It’s time for our next Brave Beyond Words Book Club, and we would love to have you join us! This 4-week series will be a heartfelt examination of Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want To Talk About Race. Oluo is an exceptional writer with straightforward solutions for engaging in difficult, crutial, and BRAVE conversations. If you’ve wondered how you can help combat racial inequality, this book club is for you. No matter where you are on the path of racial education, let’s explore the author’s solutions for healing the divide together. To ensure meaningful dialogue and deeper connection, we are capping this group at 10 participants. Please REGISTER NOW if interested!

What: Brave Beyond Words is not your ordinary neighborhood book club! At the Brave Coalition, we recognize the need in our community to provide a safe place to discuss difficult topics and have Brave Conversations. We choose thought-provoking books that will challenge and inspire you. Books are discussed over several weekly sessions (3-6 weeks). All we ask is that you stay up-to-date with the reading and show up with an open and curious mind. The small-group setting will allow participants to honestly and courageously untangle issues of race, while experiencing a facilitator-led but group-driven discussion, a sense of community, and personal enrichment.

Dates: Four Wednesday evenings. April 3 (Chapters 1-4); April 10 (Chapters 5-7); April 17 (Chapters 8-12); April 24 (Chapters 13-17). 

Location: Turn A Page Book Shop, 9575 Montview Blvd, Aurora (free parking)

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost: $30 for the 4-week session. This does not include a copy of the book, which participants must purchase in advance at Turn A Page Book Shop or HERE

PayPal Registration: CLICK HERE (https://bravecoalition.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2239ca66637ac282d52d9f0a&id=fa79df2033&e=decc26264d)

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Brave Kids: Race and Justice Grant Project
Oct
19
8:30 AM08:30

Brave Kids: Race and Justice Grant Project

Brave is honored to have been awarded a 2018 Race and Justice Mini-Grant by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's Office of Community Affairs-Denver Human Rights and Community Partnerships. The grant supports community-driven projects designed to promote Denver as a welcoming, accepting, and inclusive city. 

Our project will bring a full-day program to 160 middle school students and their faculty at the Denver School of Science and Technology-Stapleton, which is located in an area of relative affluence but has a diverse student body (84% minority, 69% free and reduced lunch, and 41% English language learners). The middle school years are a powerful time for diving deeply into issues of diversity, inclusion, and bias. 

The program will be co-faciliated by Seattle-based Rosetta Lee, a nationally-renowned diversity speaker and trainer, and Bridging the Gap: Kids and Cops, which seeks to proactively improve relationships between youth and law enforcement in Denver. This day of learning, reflection, expression, and interaction will provide students and school staff with strategies to recognize and mitigate intolerance in the school setting, as well as strategies to stay safe out in the community and during interactions with law enforcement. We are grateful for the participation of Denver Police Department officers and community facilitators, and seek to promote empathy and trust among participants.  

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Brave Conversations: One Small Step
Jul
29
to Jul 31

Brave Conversations: One Small Step

Interested in having a Brave Conversation with someone who has a different political view than you? The Brave Coalition is excited to partner with NPR's StoryCorps on One Small Step, a new project to host and record civil conversations between people who hold different political views. We intend these conversations to serve as a space to break down barriers created by the political climate and just get to know each other as people. Participants will not come to argue about politics or debate political issues. Rather, the goal is to empower those who have - and those who hear - these conversations to cross partisan divides and better understand each other. Simply put, to take a small step towards each other and recognize our common humanity. Please join us for a conversation.

NOTE: Online registration has closed. Please contact us if you are interested in participating.

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Brave Conversations: Alphabet Rockers Workshop for Adults
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Brave Conversations: Alphabet Rockers Workshop for Adults

Please join The Brave Coalition and the Grammy-nominated Alphabet Rockers for a FREE, fun, and powerful 90-minute workshop for EDUCATORS, PARENTS, and CAREGIVERS! The Bay Area-based Alphabet Rockers is a preeminent group of children's music artists who use hip hop to focus on social change and racial justice: "We make music that makes change."

The Alphabet Rockers will be in Denver the week of March 5th, performing concerts at area schools to help kids understand bias, diversity, and kindness. Whether your child has this opportunity in their school or not, we invite ALL educators, parents, and caregivers to attend this companion program for adults. If you are an educator curious about ways to celebrate diversity and inclusion in your classroom or a parent/caregiver struggling with ways to communicate with your children around these difficult topics, this workshop is for you! Come learn about the power of empathy, as well as how to interrupt bias and create brave, inclusive communities. Be the change you want to see!

Coffee and pastries will be provided. Thanks to a generous donation from Jim Loveridge of Weichert Realtors, the event is free! However, registration is required to secure a seat. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and please consider a $10 donation. All proceeds will support The Brave Coalition in bringing you this and future programming. 

*Please note that this workshop is designed for grownups.* Event registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-brave-coalition-and-alphabet-rockers-diversity-workshop-tickets-42096768568?aff=es2

 

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2018 Events
Jan
1
12:00 AM00:00

2018 Events

The new year marks a time for reflection and renewed commitment to making our world better. We are currently working on our 2018 event lineup and will announce our first program after the holidays. Check back for exciting updates!  

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Brave Beyond Words: Just Mercy
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Beyond Words: Just Mercy

Please join us for the Brave Coalition’s inaugural Brave Beyond Words, a book club unlike any other.  This 3-week series will be an enthralling deep dive into Bryan Stevenson’s remarkable book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. The small-group setting will create a safe space for participants to have Brave Conversations and to honestly and courageously untangle themes of race, privilege, and justice. Space is limited to just 10 participants, who will experience a facilitator-led but group-driven discussion, a sense of community, and personal enrichment. Additional materials will allow for deeper discussion and understanding. Sign up with PayPal HERE.

Dates: Wednesday evenings, November 1 (Chapters 1-3); November 8 (Chapters 4-10), and November 15 (Chapters 11-16). 

Location: Turn A Page Book Shop, 9575 Montview Blvd, Aurora

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost: $30 for the 3-week session. This does not include a copy of the book, which participants must purchase in advance at a local bookstore or HERE

PayPal sign up: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3UE523XZTRMQL

 

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Brave Moving Pictures: Girl Rising
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Moving Pictures: Girl Rising

  • Regis University's Mountain View Room at Claver Hall (Bldg C, Upper Lot 4) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In celebration of October's International Day of the Girl Child, The Brave Coalition in partnership with Women in Security and Regis University's College of Computer and Information Sciences will host an unforgettable evening focused on the powerful film "Girl Rising.” Directed by Academy Award Nominee Richard E. Robbins, and featuring the moving words of prize-winning authors and the voices of renound actors, the film spotlights the unforgettable stories of girls living in the developing world. Its message is simple: "Educate a girl, change the word." This event will weave the stories from the film with live panelists who can speak to the barriers facing women, inspiring and challenging attendees to work to create a better world for girls, women, and everyone. 

Tickets are available by clicking HERE. The $15 entrance fee includes one glass of wine and will benefit The Brave Coalition to offset our 501(c)(3) costs and support future community programming. If you cannot attend, we encourage buying a gift ticket to allow another person to attend in your place. We also encourage donations to the Girl Rising Foundation.

**Please note that Girl Rising is rated PG-13 for mature content. There is no violence, nudity, or inapropriate language but there are some difficult themes and images.  

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Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

Brave Moving Pictures: Surviving Skokie and Q&A with Jack Adler

  • The Hangar at The Stanley Marketplace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a special community screening of the documentary Surviving Skokie, followed by a powerful Q&A session with Holocaust survivor and the main subject of the film, Jack Adler. Surviving Skokie is a story about a group of courageous men and women who survived the horrors of the Holocaust only to face virulent anti-Semitism in America. A post-film discussion will feature Jack Adler, a survivor whose testimony is a guiding light in the promotion of justice and respect among all people. This event will also feature The Whole Truth Booth, a mobile storytelling platform. 

Presented by The Brave Coalition, The Jewish Life Center-Chabad Denver North, The Mizel Museum, The Stanley Marketplace

Get your free tickets here. 

 

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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Brave Conversations: Parenting Safe Children

Join us for an interactive and invaluable workshop designed to educate parents on how to prevent sexual abuse, while raising children with healthy boundaries and body pride.  Because we believe that keeping children safe is a community imperative, co-founders of The Brave Coalition have joined with parents from Denver's High Tech, Westerly Creek, Swigert, Bill Roberts, and Isabella Bird schools to partner with Parenting Safe Children to bring you this illuminating workshop.

Tickets can be purchased here

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Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Brave Moving Pictures: Being Enye Screening with Mayor Michael Hancock

“being ñ” is a powerful story about being first-generation Latino and living between two worlds. Join us for the unforgettable ñ Experience, an engaging 90-minute presentation that combines a screening of the “being ñ” documentary infused with directors cut-style commentary from the film’s star and co-director Denise Soler Cox. Denise leads the audience on a powerful journey of cultural self-discovery and personal reflection. The result is a heartfelt, humorous, and interactive program that offers a refreshing perspective on how to talk about culture and the feelings we all share around acceptance. 

Post-screening we will host a dynamic discussion with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. 

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Feb
12
2:00 PM14:00

Brave Conversations: Bullying and Assaults on Marginalized Members of Our Community

  • St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral (Dagwell Hall) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as Brave co-founder Katica Roy participates on an interfaith panel with Rev. Dawn Duval and Iman Jodeh, sponsored by the Abrahamic Initiative and the Anti-Defamation League. This event will explore what has happened locally and nationally since the election on 11/8/16 and how respond to bullying situations that occur in your presence. It will conclude with a small-group breakout session for participants to share experiences and reflections.

Learn how you can participate here

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Brave Conversations: Community Forum on Equity and Inclusion

Join us for a community forum on equity and inclusion led by Bill de la Cruz, Denver Public Schools' Director of Equity and Inclusion. We are pleased to co-sponsor this event in partnership with Isabella Bird Community School and the Denver Public School's Culture and Equity Team.

 

 

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Dec
27
5:30 PM17:30

Brave Celebrations: Community Menorah Lighting

Chanukah is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. In response to the recent hate crime at Isabella Bird Community School, join us and the Stapleton community in a proud display of unity and solidarity as we light up the night on Dec. 27th. The Stapleton Jewish Life Center's Community Menorah Lighting begins at 5:30 pm at Founders Green in Stapleton.  It will include refreshments, hot cocoa, and a spectacular fire performance.

More information here

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