A Decade of Decolonization – Kickoff Friendraiser

⚫ DECADE OF DECOLONIZATION⚫️

Creative Strategies for Change is celebrating 10 years of embodied decolonization work that we have been doing in community over the last decade. We are SO excited to celebrate in community with you all again during this “friend-raiser” event. Our February Kickoff will be a bit different from our previous cyphers with the inclusion of: •FEATURES • SILENT AUCTION • CATERED EVENT • OPEN MIC

Decade of Decolonization – 10 year anniversary kickoff event! Thurs, Feb 16th 6:30PM -9 PM

$5-$35 sliding scale tickets

Decade of Decolonization – 10 year KICKOFF – February “Friendraiser”

We are kicking off our 10 year anniversary at our February Community Cypher with food, vendors, a silent auction and artistic features!

Join us Thursday, February 16th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm where we will have various artists perform as well as food and vendors from the Denver community. This will be part celebration, part open mic/performances extravaganza, part fundraiser and all love filled for making it to this milestone in our organization.

This will be the first event of the year where we will celebrate the embodied decolonization work we have been doing in the community over the last decade. We are SO excited to celebrate in community with you all again during this “friend-raiser” event. This will be a ticketed event with tickets available for purchase on a sliding scale of $5 – $35.

Spring 2023 Community ACT Institute *Registration is OPEN*

Registration for our Spring 2023 Community ACT Institute opens January 4th with the last day of registration being March 6th. This ACT program will be held virtually March 13th – March 24th

What is ACT? 🎨

Designed for students aged 13-18, ACT’s curricula uniquely combines the arts, social justice, and social-emotional learning, allowing teens to deeply understand themselves, their art, and the communities they interact with daily all while being paid.

Wait…did you say paid? 💰

Yes, paid! Community ACT Institute requires deep work, and participants deserve compensation for their time and artistic expertise! Participants commit to meet two hours a day after school (Monday through Friday), for two weeks and will receive a $200 stipend with the opportunity of receiving $25 extra if they attend our Community Cypher that month!

Scan the QR code or click the button below to register today!

COLORADO GIVES DAY

CSC programs are needed more than ever during this time of unprecedented uncertainty, and escalated bias and discrimination. The arts, racial equity, and social-emotional learning are imperative for individual and collective health and wellness.

Every DOLLAR makes a difference!

CSC is looking forward to our 2023 programming in January, stay tuned on the lookout for upcoming dates!

Mental Health Monday’s- Join US to learn from each other how to cope with our Mental Health in a way that is positive and restorative!

About this event

For half an hour, people participating will receive culturally responsive facilitation honing the opportunities available for centering self and others. We are creating a culturally responsive, healing centered space where we can identify and practice utilizing healthy coping mechanisms. By utilizing arts and information, we will celebrate protecting our wellness and strategize our mental safety. This program is supported by wellness advocacy from Check Your Head, hosted by Creative Strategies for Change, and facilitated by Bianca Mikahn. A donation of $5-20 is suggested, all are welcome! Your donations of any size keep this programs open and accessible to all! Our Mental Health Mondays also occur Monthly and are donation based.

Creative Strategies for Change Facilitator Workshop: Experience healing and growth through this amazing workshop!

The Creative Strategies for Change Facilitator Workshop is taking place January 14-22, 2022!

Join us for this immersive workshop building relationships and community rooted in racial equity. Engage with incredible tools for understanding and navigating one’s life experience, and build skills to successfully communicate with others around challenging topics. This interactive and impactful experience will grow participants’ knowledge of self, identity, power, oppression, liberation, and the many factors that make up the context in which we live… and why that all matters. Folks walk away with new creative facilitation techniques, a fresh understanding of oneself within the larger world, knowledge of social justice and restorative practices, new language to use around tough topics, and the confidence to make a unique mark on the world! Our Facilitator Workshops occur quarterly and are registration-based.

What participants are saying:

“With this model, I am better able to serve my community and create opportunities and shape policies and procedures in my workplace and organization.”

“I’ve been in a lot of virtual webinars, classes and meetings and I have to say this was the most engaging, thoughtful and creative experience on Zoom yet!”

“All of the creative practices were meaningful and powerful from the beautiful rituals that were employed to the fun and energizing exercises and games we experienced. The sharing in circles were very meaningful and within this particular group I experienced a wonderful healing energy and beautiful expression of blended peoples voices and hearts.” 

“Something that has had a significant impact on me is being in a space with BIPOC folks in leadership positions and also being in a space where I am not the only or one of few BIPOC people. This has not happened many times in my life. Hearing what the BIPOC folks in this space have experienced makes me feel like what I have experienced as a WOC is real, valid, and relevant.”

To register, please go to our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169768579391

Questions? Please contact us at csc@creativestrategiesforchange.com

ACT Youth Institute is back this October!

Youth ages 13-18 are invited to join an in-person month long institute focused on arts & social justice. We will meet from 4:00pm-6:00pm MST on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from October 18th-November 19th. Here, youth get to connect, explore where we fit into current events and create music based upon our experiences and hopes for the future.

Youth who complete the institute will be paid a stipend and invited to perform or present at Community Cypher, our monthly open mic. Join us for this amazing opportunity to engage community!

Find more information about registration process here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/october-act-youth-institute-in-person-workshop-series-tickets-179016642597

For further information contact our Program Manager Fati Zulaikha at fati@creativestrategiesforchange.com!

CSC Fall Facilitator Workshop: Registration is open!

The Creative Strategies for Change Facilitator Workshop is taking place November 5-13, 2021!

Join us for this immersive workshop building relationships and community rooted in racial equity. Engage with incredible tools for understanding and navigating one’s life experience, and build skills to successfully communicate with others around challenging topics. This interactive and impactful experience will grow participants’ knowledge of self, identity, power, oppression, liberation, and the many factors that make up the context in which we live… and why that all matters. Folks walk away with new creative facilitation techniques, a fresh understanding of oneself within the larger world, knowledge of social justice and restorative practices, new language to use around tough topics, and the confidence to make a unique mark on the world! Our Facilitator Workshops occur quarterly and are registration-based.

“With this model, I am better able to serve my community and create opportunities and shape policies and procedures in my workplace and organization.”

“I’ve been in a lot of virtual webinars, classes and meetings and I have to say this was the most engaging, thoughtful and creative experience on Zoom yet!”

“All of the creative practices were meaningful and powerful from the beautiful rituals that were employed to the fun and energizing exercises and games we experienced. The sharing in circles were very meaningful and within this particular group I experienced a wonderful healing energy and beautiful expression of blended peoples voices and hearts.” 

“Something that has had a significant impact on me is being in a space with BIPOC folks in leadership positions and also being in a space where I am not the only or one of few BIPOC people. This has not happened many times in my life. Hearing what the BIPOC folks in this space have experienced makes me feel like what I have experienced as a WOC is real, valid, and relevant.”

To register, please go to our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169768579391

Questions? Please contact CeCe at cece@creativestrategiesforchange.com

ACT is up next! 9/7-9/20

Youth ages 13-18 are invited to join a two week long institute focused on arts & social justice. We will meet online from 4:00pm-6:00pm MST Monday-Friday from September 7th-September 20th. Here, youth get to connect, explore where we fit into current events and create music based upon our experiences and hopes for the future.

Youth who complete the institute will be paid a stipend and invited to perform or present at Community Cypher, our monthly open mic. Join us for this amazing opportunity to engage community!

For more information contact our Program Team at csc@creativestrategiesforchange.com!