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.
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.
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.
Get your free tickets here.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.