Aficionados Speakers Series Lunch and Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 3, noon

“Community Conversation with Dr. Angela Valenzuela on Ethnic Studies for Colorado”

Valenzuela is a professor in both the Cultural Studies in Education Program within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Educational Policy and Planning Program within the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin where she also serves as the director of the University of Texas Center for Education Policy.

To make a reservation for any of the lunch lectures, please call (719) 389-6334
or e-mail

Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.
*Admission: $5 Registration Fee/No Cost to CC Gold Card Holders*
Space is limited to 100 registrants
*We are currently working on an online reservation system in order to streamline the reservation process, this will take place soon, more details to follow*

Reservations are required by the Friday before each luncheon.

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Taste Restaurant at the Fine Arts Center is now be open THURSDAY and FRIDAY for lunch service from 11 am to 2 pm. Reservations can be made by calling the front desk at (719) 634-5581. View the menu here:… We look forward to seeing you!

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Monday and Friday 3-4:30pm

South Studio, Cossitt Hall

Join us as we explore the healing cultural dances of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. We will explore Samba rooted dances including and Samba Reggae and Afro-Brazilian dance. Come prepared to sweat and experience what the Brazilians call AxĂ©, meaning joy or “soul, light, spirit or good vibrations”. ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME!

Kebrina Josefina De Jesus is a dancer, actor, director, choreographer, and multi-faceted performer. Born in Queens, New York into a family of Puerto Rican Salsa dancers, Kebrina Josefina was gifted with the heartbeat, rhythms and appreciation of Salsa music, dance and culture. Ms. De Jesus has performed as an actor and professional dancer, with over two decades experience on stage in musicals, plays, independent films, and performances. In her Samba classes Kebrina explores the healing cultural dances of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, as well as, Samba rooted dances including and Samba Reggae and Afro-Brazilian dance.

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LUNGS, an award winning play seen all over the world, is about a young couple worrying about the effect on the planet of having a baby – with a subject like this Andrew Manley has directed & designed a show that has minimal impact on the planet – no electricity, no set, costumes & props from thrift stores…a CC FIRST! (but hopefully not the last)~~~~LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan is a fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Family & Friends Weekend and performed by students Emily Gardner and Theo Merrill~~~~~See it FRI or SAT in TAYLOR THEATRE – and its FREE!~~~~~
“This distinctive, off-kilter love story is brutally honest, funny, edgy and current. It gives voice to a generation for whom uncertainty is a way of life…beautiful and startling”- New York Times

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Nominations for both years will close Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

Each year, the selection rotates among the academic divisions. For 2019-20, the book will be drawn from the social sciences; for 2020-21, the book will be drawn from the natural sciences. The book must also engage issues of diversity, value diverse cultural perspectives, and raise important questions around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To read more about the purpose of the Common Read program or to nominate a book, please visit the FYE website:

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Do you create posters and other promotional print materials for your office or department? Have you missed the cut-off point to request projects from Communications? You can now learn to use Canva to produce most of your print needs on your own. Canva is a web-based, easy-to-use design service that lets you transform templates into compelling print projects to promote your event or message. And it’s FREE for you to use.

Join Graphic Designer Chris Schwing who will provide a demo on how to use this service quickly and effectively on Friday, October 5 at 2 p.m. in the Yalich Boardroom, Spencer Center. Please RSVP to Questions? Contact the Office of Communications at x6603.

Don’t worry! If you miss this one, a Canva training will be offered every second Friday of the Block.

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As part of the “Assistant Vice President Invites” series, LGBTQIA+ members and allies are invited to the Pride Luncheon on Thursday, October 4th from 12:15 to 1:30pm in Gaylord Hall, Lloyd E. Worner Campus Center. This year’s luncheon will feature Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, author of Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home (short-listed for the Lambda and Publishing Triangle Awards), Bodymap, Love Cake (Lambda Literary Award winner) and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. She is a lead artist with Sins Invalid.
This is an all campus event and attendees are asked to RSVP by clicking the following link:…

*Please note that this is a scent-free event. Please do not wear any scented products (i.e. cologne, perfume, etc.)

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The second CC Contact Improvisation jam of the year is happening this Saturday 9/29 in Cossitt South Studio from 11 a.m.-1 p.m!
Contact is a form that welcomes every BODY, and a great way to get moving, connect with people, be silly, mindful–whatever you need. Beginners are welcome, and we will have a very short lesson at the start of the jam as part of the warm up. We strive to make an inclusive, consent-oriented space. Please come and feel welcomed. Bring friends; come alone; share this event with others; we would like your energy.
We’re excited to see you and connect with you through this dance form, the CC CI core team.…

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