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August 2020

Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

12:00 PM ET I  Online Webinar In advance of the online premiere of the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation’s new documentary Starting at Zero, The Hunt Institute, the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation, and The Ounce invite you to join them for a pre-premiere conversation on August 10 on the importance of state and federal investment in early learning featuring North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, President and CEO of the Education…

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Build Safe Online Learning Environments for Youth

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Build Safe Online Learning Environments for Youth August 11, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. EDT 12:00 P.M. PDT | 1:00 P.M. MDT | 2:00 P.M. CDT With the explosion of online learning opportunities, it is important for educators to build safe online learning environments for young people.  The aim of this webinar is to teach risk management policies and practices that promote online youth safety.  Dr. Skuza will share examples from the Minnesota 4-H Youth Development program. Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Skuza…

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Advance Screening of the Award-Winning Film Boys State

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 7PM ET / 4PM PT Facing History and Ourselves, in partnership with Apple Original Films and A24, invites you to join us for an exclusive advance screening of the award-winning film Boys State, followed by a talkback exploring youth civic and political engagement. RSVP HERE ABOUT THE FILM The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Boys State is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in…

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Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.: “America is Changing. Are You Ready?”

August 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 5:30 - 8 p.m. MST America is Changing: Are You Ready?" with Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. How can we take action against hatred, bigotry, privilege and oppression? We need more leaders for social justice and equity across America. Do you have the skills and ability to lead? Register here for this event.

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Early Childhood Education & Colorado’s Economy

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11:00 AM MT I  Online Webinar Join Colorado Succeeds for a conversation on the importance of early childhood education (ECE) and care, its impact on the Colorado economy, and how business can lead.  Michael Cooke of Council for a Strong America will share ReadyNation's recent report on the impacts of childcare on the Colorado workforce, and Ryan Beiser of PNC Bank, will discuss options and ideas for how business can strategically lead in innovative, equitable ECE practices. Register for the event here.

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Back to School? Colorado Students Reflect on New Pandemic Realities

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MT I  Online Webinar As Colorado students prepare to enter their second school year disrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic, they are continually forced to adapt to a widely different school system and way of life. Join high school students from Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism and Colorado Youth Congress as they share their perspectives on starting an unprecedented school year. You will be able to listen as students reflect on how the pandemic…

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Back to School: How to Organize a Childcare Collective

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We don’t just organize for elections - we organize to support each other and create community. Join us as we teach essential organizing skills this fall like creating a childcare collective, organizing your workplace to protect from COVID, and more. Back to School: How to Organize a Childcare Collective Back to school means many parents are juggling full-time work with remote schooling and childcare. Learn, step by step, how to safely organize a childcare collective within your community. 8/12 @…

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Design your landscape like a pro

August 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Arapahoe County Extension Office, 6934 S Lima St.
Centennial, CO 80112 United States
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Learn how to create a resilient, sustainable and beautiful landscape for all seasons using the basic principles of good design. Start with a good understanding of space design, then filling in with color, texture, pattern and other elements that are visually appealing and provide good structure and flow for the outdoor living spaces. The emphasis with this class is to introduce you to the elements that create a long-lived and water conscious space for front range Colorado landscapes. Carole Kastler…

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Colorado Legislative Panel: Leading in Extraordinary Times

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Wednesday, August 19th - 12:00-2:30 PM MT A panel of state legislators will discuss the work that happened during the 2020 legislative session to improve health equity in the state and contribute to an equitable recovery from the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislator panel will be followed by a panel of local policy advocates and organizers who will talk about what the work looks like moving forward. Register here for this event.

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“Building Communities of Belonging in the Face of Othering” – a conversation with john a. powell

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Friday, August 21st - 11:00 AM-1:30 PM MT Building Communities of Belonging in the Face of Othering" - a conversation with john a. powell As Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley john powell brings together stakeholders to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society in order to create transformative change. This session will dive into the conversation of his most recent work, Racing to Justice: Transforming our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an…

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.