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FLTI Week 3

Dear Leaders,

Thank you for sharing your Stories of Change last week. Our stories are so important to the work we do together – our stories remind us of why, and for whom, we do the tough work to strengthen our community. It was fun getting to know each of you a bit more, and I look forward to our group continuing to learn more of each other.

THIS WEEK:
In Session 3, we will discuss Family Leaders as Change Agents.

Objectives of Session 3:

  • See our potential, as family leaders, to be change agents.
  • Define power, how power is used and its importance in leadership.
  • See the connection between power, effective leaders and a strong constituency.

Important Information:

  • For class, please bring any magazines you are willing to cut up for an activity.
  • Start the process of your Community Project! Bring any questions you have about the Community Project Form given to you on Tuesday.
  • See below reading material to supplement our discussion. This is not required.

REMINDERS:

  • We will be having a POTLUCK on Week 5 (February 12). I will send out an electronic sign up soon.
  • Please bring your own coffee mug and/or water bottle to class.
  • Join our cohort Facebook group and like our general Facebook page.

NEWS:

  • Mark your calendars! The Civic Canopy’s Spring Lecture Series is hosting economic and social justice champion Angela Glover Blackwell on June 6! More information here.
  • Join Creative Strategies for Change for Community Cypher: Place Matters. A community gathering that mobilizes the art of storytelling and dives into the importance of place.
  • Young Invincibles, a young adult research and advocacy organization, is accepting applications for the Spring 2019 Young Advocates program in Denver. More information here.
  • Qualified individuals with 5+ years of gang outreach experience may be interested in applying for the Outreach Program Coordinator position at the City of Denver. Apply here.
  • Subscribe to the Live Smart Colorado blog to receive resources, info and more on living a healthy lifestyle.

“We are needed. We have to be engaged and get ourselves elected to school boards and city councils. Sí se puede!”
-Dolores Huerta, United Farm Workers co-founder

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.