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October 22, 2013

Leadership summit to draw students interested in social justice to campus

CO-LEADS – Colorado Leadership for Equity, Advocacy and Discovering Social Justice – will host its fifth annual student  summit  on Friday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tivoli Turnhalle.

The annual leadership summit brings together college students from across Colorado to join in discussions of social justice, activism, advocacy, and social change. Students participate in a day of interactive workshops, speakers and networking sessions.  This year’s theme is “Our Space, Our Place: Everyday Activism in Our Communities.”

The opening and closing sessions will be led by members of the Brown Boi Project, an Oakland, Calif., community of people redefining traditional gender identities, and their allies. They will engage participants in reflection, discussion and action-planning.

“Co-LEADS has consistently been a unique space for students from across Colorado to come together and discuss the multiple points of entry for social justice,” said Carisa Weaver, coordinator for the University of Colorado Denver Women’s Resource Center, and a member of the planning committee. “The conference allows space for them to engage, question, and grow with their peers while building their skills to build justice in their own communities.”

Cost for MSU Denver students, faculty and staff is $15, which includes breakfast, lunch and all conference materials.

CO-LEADS was established in 2009 by a group of individuals on the Auraria and University of Denver campuses as a way to build intercampus connections and to discuss leadership and social justice in a meaningful way.

The 2013 Summit is co-sponsored by MSU Denver, University of Colorado Denver, Community College of Denver, University of Denver, Colorado Mesa University, and Iliff School of Theology.

Register for the 2013 CO-LEADS student summit.


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