“From Incarceration Nation to Opportunity for All: Restorative Justice, Public Policy, and Community Organizing in Colorado” on Nov. 19th from 5:30-7:30pm in Gates Common Room (Palmer Hall, 2nd floor).

Join State Senator Pete Lee and community organizer Juaquin Mobley to learn more about Colorado’s efforts to create opportunities for people who have been incarcerated. Senator Lee will discuss his background in restorative justice practice, and how this work led him to create Transforming Safety – a statewide program that redirects Department of Correction dollars to community based programming to prevent recidivism by providing opportunities for people who have been incarcerated. Mobley will talk about creating these opportunities formerly incarcerated individuals through Community Works, a program supported in part by Transforming Safety funding. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! There will be appetizers served.

Posted by spray@coloradocollege.edu for the November 15, 2019 digest.

You know what tastes great?  Homemade chicken noodle soup (gluten-free), apple sauce, and yummy desserts!  Join us in the Tech Sandbox in the library on Tuesday, November 19th at 2:00 PM to see how to cook with some cool kitchen tech and taste the fruits of technology.

Wooglin’s will be temporarily closing on Friday, Nov. 15 for construction to begin on the arena. To celebrate their 30th birthday and last day in this space, we invite you to come through on Friday to enjoy the ambiance, say hi to the staff, snap a selfie, sign the walls, jam to 80s tunes, and play board games.

Wooglin’s and the Division of Student Life will be providing anyone with a CC ID*:
– free coffee & a muffin, 7 am – 11 am/while supplies last
– free coffee & a cookie; 11:30 am – close/while supplies last

Come dressed in 80s gear for a special treat!

Until they reopen in the arena, please visit them at their NEW, second location at the corner of Barnes Rd & Oro Blanco Drive. Same great food and staff – just in a new location!

*Everyone is welcome to come through this event but free food and drink will only be available to those with a Gold Card.

Posted by ahill@coloradocollege.edu for the November 14, 2019 digest.

Packard Hall
Canadian composer Cait Nishimura will discuss her career and creative process. The discussion will be hosted by Jeremy Van Hoy, CC Band Director, and will preview the band’s performance of Lake Superior Suite later that same evening. Cait Nishimura is a composer, songwriter, and music educator based in Toronto, Ontario.

Posted by aschumacher@coloradocollege.edu for the November 14, 2019 digest.

Celeste Theatre
CC Concert Band will present its Winter Concert featuring music all by female composers. This will include music by Nadia Boulanger, Julie Giroux, and Jennifer Higdon. Featured artists will be Cait Nishimura, Toronto composer, introducing her work Lake Superior Suite and CC faculty member Mike Van Arsdale on alto saxophone. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Posted by aschumacher@coloradocollege.edu for the November 14, 2019 digest.

Start Block 4 at First Mondays with Carter Roberts, CEO of the World Wildlife Fund. Roberts presents “We Are Still In: How Colorado College is Moving the U.S. Toward Its Paris Agreement Targets.” Since 2004, Roberts has led the WWF, an organization that strives to combat the effects of climate change through promoting cross-disciplinary communication between the fields of science and policy. He’s the featured Block 4 First Mondays speaker Monday, Nov. 18, 11:15 a.m.-noon in Mohrman Theatre. Roberts’ presentation will also highlight and amplify CC’s carbon neutrality 2020 initiative in support of the “We Are Still In” goals.

In this talk, professor Wendy Pearlman, from Northwestern University, will present her new book “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria,” a collection of testimonials from more than 400 displaced Syrians across the Middle East, Europe, and the United States since 2012. Called “essential reading” by the New York Times, the book is a mosaic of stories and reflections that express the human dimension of the Syrian uprising, war, and refugee experience, exclusively through the words of ordinary people transformed by these events.

Thursday, November 21st
Celeste Theater, Cornerstone Arts Center
825 N. Cascade
7:30PM – 9:00PM

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Sponsored by CC AIMES – Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Posted by ebroderick@coloradocollege.edu for the November 13, 2019 digest.