Autumn Programs & Events

 

TO Tree10/2: THEATER FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

TUESDAYS | 10/2-11/27 | 6-8PM | 2900 Downing St. Suite 1B
Take a deep dive into creative tools for structural change in this 9 week Theatre of the Oppressed workshop series. Our collective devised work will be shared at a culminating community presentation on November 29. Applicable for individuals engaged with all types of institutions: schools, universities, businesses, organizations, families, communities, collectives…. no experience necessary, all are welcome! 
 
Tuition: $240 Sliding Scale, Scholarship, Work Exchange Options
 
The first workshop on October 2 will be donation based and open to the public, all are welcome!

Register today or get in touch to find out more! 


10/11: Restorative Practice Sessions

Thursday | October 11 | 6-8pm | 2900 Downing St. Suite 1B
Navigating conflict takes practice! These sessions are meant for us to come together in community and practice transforming conflict through restorative practices and circle facilitation. We also aim to build our collective capacity for community accountability. This work has roots in aboriginal and indigenous cultures around the world. It aims to transform relationships, increase safety, heal harm, and build capacity amongst communities. Communities practice in the ways that are specific to them, though the practices have common principles.

Open to the public, all are welcome!

Donation-based. No one will be turned away; any donations really make a difference in continuing restorative practice events and circles.  

10/25 & 11/29: Place Matters Community Cypher Fall Series

ARTS. DIALOGUE. ACTION | GUEST HOST: QUEENZ OF HIP HOP!CSC PLACE MATTERS FALL SERIES-2

These monthly sessions cultivate creative spaces for cultivating community across social divides. The intergenerational events incorporate a wide range of arts (music, spoken word, dance, healing arts, visual arts, etc.) with dialogue and action related to place, history, culture, and identity. The fall series will be co-facilitated by guest host: The Queenz of Hip Hop. Light refreshments are included. Sessions are donation based and open to all, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 
*Made possible in part with generous support from Moew Wolf Denver!
October 25: 6-8pm
November 29: 6-9pm
Light refreshments / Donation Based

11/1 Cervezas for Causes 

Thursday | 11/1  | 6-9pm
Cerveceria Colorado: 1635 Platte St. Denver, CO 80202
Cypher_CPR_2017Each week Cervecería Colorado partners with a non-profit to have a celebratory happy hour with proceeds benefiting that non-profit!

All funds raised from your drink purchases on 11/1 will directly support CSC’s innovative arts and social justice programs in Denver Public Schools. Your support contributes to equitable access to the arts for young people, and equitable pay for local artists!

11/19: Place Matters Performance Event

Blair Caldwell Library 6pm

This event will take place in coordination with the Undesign the Redline exhibit. The 2018 Social Imagination production Place Matters is place-based, happening in non-traditional venues and amplifying their relationship to the shifting landscape of community, culture, and access, both in Denver, and in a more universal sense. Place Matters is an interactive performance, locating the audience in the midst of the story, as an invitation to reckon with diverse perspectives and the roles we play. The cast will explore the complexity and nuance of redlining, gentrification, and displacement through one woman’s story of her family over 3 generations. 

September With CSC!

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CSC is thrilled to be hosting more community events in our space at the Whittier Neighborhood Association Community Center. Please mark your calendars and join us on September 13th, and every second Thursday, for our Restorative Practice Sessions. These sessions are meant for us to come together in community and practice facilitation, transformative justice, community accountability, and restorative systems. Navigating conflict takes practice: this time is about doing so in community. These events are open to the public and donation-based. No one will be turned away; any donations collected go to funding future restorative practice events and circles.

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Join us on September 27th for Community Cypher: Place Matters. Community Cypher includes intergenerational, interactive performances and dialogue around our relationships to the shifting landscape of community, culture, and access, both in Denver, and in a more universal sense. This is an invitation to reckon with the diverse perspectives and roles we play. The heart of the work centralizes our shared humanity and liberation. Free event, sponsored by Meow Wolf!

Creative Strategies for Change. 2900 Downing St. Suite 1B. Denver, CO. 80205

Join us for our upcoming Facilitator Workshop!

Join us for an interactive introduction to the CSC 3 Facilitation Model, integrating social justice frameworks, arts engagement, and restorative practices. This model has relevant applications for navigating challenging conversations in a variety of contexts, incuding classrooms, organizations and communities.

If you are interested in working with CSC, or are considering if CSC’s programs and services might be right for your school or organization, this is a great opportunity to dig in and learn more. 

Group rates are one way to make the workshop accessible for all people. If you are unable to pay the organizational rate, individual rates are also an option for organizations.

Sliding scale, work exchange, scholarships, and group discounts available if needed. Follow the ticket link for details!

Friday, August 3rd: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, August 4th: 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, August 5th: 10:00am-5:00pm

REGISTER HERE!


Snapshots of Moe Gram’s mural from CSC’s June 27th Place Matters event.

Check out these sweet snapshot’s of Moe Gram’s mural as it happened!

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You, me, this place, we matter. This mural was commissioned to be specifically about the changing Five Points neighborhood in Denver, Co. For me, this piece sends a much more broad message to take time to gain information about the places we go. How without realizing it, we transition from one previously redlined neighborhood to the next. It is about how people travel, people stay, people offer their flavor while accepting new flavors, some resist change, some are abscent minded and contribute nothing. Regardless of when we land, these places we go have a historical context that we should all seek out. Because sometimes without knowing it, there could be a historical flavor that exists there. When in doubt remember place matters. Happy Independence Day everyone. Be safe. Be easy! . . . . . This mural was commissioned by Sam Sharp on behalf of @cscdenver. . . . . . #mural #moegram #muralpainting #denverartshare #denverlove #denverartists #denvermurals #muralist #painting #publicpainting #creativestrategiesforchange #placematters

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Spring Cypher: Place Matters!

What is the significance of place? Why does it matter where we call home? How do we co-exist in a healthy way that cultivates community, harmony, and equity?

Join us on May 12th for our Spring Cypher: Place Matters– a community showcase featuring spoken word artist Jozer Guerrero, Queenz of Hip Hop dance troupe, local dancer Deanna Lowman, local youth performers, CSC’s Social Imagination crew, and more! CSC’s team will provide social and restorative justice frameworks to explore issues related to place, history and housing in Denver, and local artists will perform place-based art through hip-hop, spoken word, dance, visual arts and mixed media. Free and open to the public! Lunch provided!

Our Spring Cypher is the final event of our Spring Series, funded by a grant from Denver Arts and Venues, who we thank immensely! Our monthly interactive workshops cultivated community through dialogue, story-telling, and the arts as we explored what “place” means to us. Denver, like many cities around the country, is experiencing rapid gentrification and displacement.

We honor the land that we stand on and all those who have been here before us, as we talk about how it has changed, what those changes mean for different groups of people, and how we can move forward in responsible and equitable ways.

We would love for you to join us!

May 12th, 10:30-1:30. 2900 Downing St. Suite 1B. Denver. 80205

Contact tessa@creativestrategiesforchange for more info.

January 2018 Facilitator Workshop

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In 2018 we are back with our Bi-Annual Facilitator Workshop from January 5th-7th.

This workshop is an interactive introduction to the CSC 3 Facilitation Model, integrating social justice frameworks, arts engagement, and restorative practices. This model has relevant applications in any context where people live and work together.

If you are interested in working with CSC, or are considering if CSC’s programs and services might be right for your school or organization, this is a great opportunity to dig in and learn more.

Sliding scale, work exchange, scholarships, and group/organization discounts available.

Registration open now, link here!