Do you want to do paid research on the Pikes Peak region this year? Please attend the Pikes Peak Workshop informational meeting on Monday, October 7 at 12:10 in the Tutt Science lecture room to learn more about how you can form a team to look deeper into our community. We will detail this year’s topics and look at projects from last year. Lunch will be provided.

More info- Pikes Peak helps define the unique character and location of Colorado College; get paid to be part of celebrating and extending that legacy. Targeted research projects through the Pikes Peak Workshop aim to enhance the focus of the college, its students, faculty, courses and extra-curricular programs on the Pikes Peak region. Form a team of 3 to 4 students to address one of the below topics. Teams will be paid $800/student to complete their projects (first half mid Block 5 Jan-Feb 2020 upon demonstrated progress, remainder after Spring 2020 completion). It is a chance to go several steps beyond theoretical, conceptual classroom work to develop and deliver products of use to an evolving public-private management approach.
Topics for 2019-20:
E-bikes on public trails
Social media storytelling– profiles of pikes peak stakeholders
Homeless use of forests
Ring pikes peak creative district
*for more information on this years topics, feel free to visit Pikes Peak Workshop website www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/sustainability/pikes-peak-workshop/

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Block 3, 2019. This course compares the representation of Afro-Caribbean women by male authors in postcolonial writing to female authors in 20th-century writing. We will explore the Afro-Caribbean female corporeality to understand how women’s politicized bodies become artifacts of power. This course has an interdisciplinary approach that examines literature, history, and popular culture from Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. Prof. Ángela Castro, a specialist in Afro-Caribbean female writing, will bring the Colombian writer Adelaida Fernandez, who will offer a talk on her latest novel “Afuera crece un mundo.” Prereq: SP 306

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I am pleased to announce the visit of the Colombian writer to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Colorado College. She’ll offer a talk entitled, “Enfoques femenino y étnico en Afuera crece un mundo” on November 1 at 2 pm at the Max Kade Theater and will share with the students of block 3. You are cordially invited!

In Afuera crece un mundo we are taken back to the 1840s in Colombia were several Maroons fight the abolition of slavery. Fernandez’s novel rescues Nay from the pages of Maria by Jorge Isaacs. This time she is the protagonist and narrator of her story and subverts the imaginary we have built on the black slave woman.

Posted by acastro@coloradocollege.edu for the October 3, 2019 digest.

I am pleased to announce the visit of the Colombian writer to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Colorado College. She’ll offer a talk entitled, “Feminine and ethnic approaches to Afuera crece un mundo” on November 1 at 2 pm at the Max Kade Theater and will share with the students of block 3. You are cordially invited!

In Afuera crece un mundo we are taken back to the 1840s in Colombia were several Maroons fight the abolition of slavery. Fernandez’s novel rescues Nay from the pages of Maria by Jorge Isaacs. This time she is the protagonist and narrator of her story and subverts the imaginary we have built on the black slave woman.

Posted by acastro@coloradocollege.edu for the October 3, 2019 digest.

In “Contemporary Poetry: Investigation and Innovation” (EN280) we study the writing of a handful of contemporary poets by responding to it creatively: we will draw, write our own poems, do erasures, perhaps compose songs or take photographs.It all depends on the creative interests of the class members.

The poets we study include Ross Gay, Linda Gregg, Jack Gilbert, and CC’s new Creative Writing Professor and acclaimed poet, Nate Marshall.

EN280 is taught by Jane Hilberry, English Professor and Professor of Creativity and Innovation at CC.

buying new shoes

he sees the Nikes
boxed, beautiful,
hundred plus. he
hopes. he holds
the box under his
arm like a briefcase
for the unfortunate
business of being
told no

–Nate Marshall
from The Wild Hundreds

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The Education Department invites first-years to a luncheon to learn more about what it means to major in Education at Colorado College. We will discuss tracks of study including outdoor education, policy and reform, diversity and equity in education, and teacher preparation. Because the major is designed to examine education as a civic institution, we invite all students with an interest in reforming U.S. public schools. Thursday, October 3 at 12:15pm in Mierow House. All are welcome!

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RM300/SO290 — Race, Gender, & Crime: Intersections of Injustice
Using first-hand accounts, films, scholarship, and literature, this course examines the dynamics between intersectional identities and the criminal justice system. We address the disproportionate victimization and criminalization of brown and black people. We also challenge common perceptions about criminal behavior patterns. For their final project, students address public policy issues and recommend changes to the criminal justice system. COI will be given to the first 15 students.
Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement

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Monday, October 6, 6:30-8 pm
Flex Room, Cornerstone Arts Center
An experiential introduction to the Theatre and Dance Department’s yearly dance production, DanSix, in the third week of block Six, 2020. If you enjoy performing in public spaces, exploring spatial memory through image and movement, performing in the outdoors, this performing arts opportunity is for you. No formal training in dance is necessary to participate, all who are interested are welcome. The rehearsal schedule and time commitment will be outlined at the workshop. Come and learn more.

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