Presentation of Scholarship Awards on May 4

This Thursday evening, May 4, please join PFLAG Denver as we present the 2017 scholarship awards to seven worthy recipients (read their biographies in the newsletter). We will hear from the awardees as they share their stories, cite their goals, and tell what the scholarships mean to them. Light appetizers and a dessert buffet will be served.

The ceremony will begin in the Community Room of the CHUN Mansion, 1290 Williams St., at 7:30 p.m. The New Families Support Group will meet at 6:30 prior to the ceremony.

Scholarship Awards To Be Presented May 4

The May program will once again be the presentation of the PFLAG Denver scholarship awards. The ceremony will begin in the Community Room of the CHUN Mansion at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by an informal reception. We will hear from the awardees about their plans for the future, and what the PFLAG scholarships mean to them. The creation and awarding of scholarships has become one of the chapter’s signature achievements, and the presentation ceremony is always inspiring and memorable.


Program on March 9: Legislative Update

The program planned for January, which had to be cancelled due to adverse weather, has been rescheduled for March 9. Our speaker will be Daniel Ramos, Executive Director of One Colorado, and his subject will be an update on Colorado legislative issues, the 2017 legislative session, and the status of LGBTQ protections.

Daniel graduated from Sterling High School and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. He graduated with a degree in sociology and Spanish and holds a Certificate in the Study and Practice of Leadership. Throughout his college career he was involved in many local, state, and national organizations. His involvement in the University of Colorado student government led to his election as Student Body President in 2009. During his term, he advocated for many diversity and sustainability initiatives, including a program that established CU-Boulder as the First Zero-Waste Student Government in the United States.

Prior to joining One Colorado, Daniel served as an organizer for the Stonewall Democrats’ “Elect-Equality” Initiative. As an organizer in Palm Springs, CA, he executed an aggressive field plan to recruit, train, and manage volunteers to facilitate voter engagement. He also returned for graduate studies at the University of Colorado School of Public Affairs, and earned a Masters of Public Administration in May 2014.

Before becoming Executive Director at One Colorado, Daniel served as Deputy Director, Director of Safe & Inclusive Schools, as well as the Political and Organizing Director — managing the safe schools program and leading One Colorado’s work to mobilize, educate, and engage the LGBTQ community around important issues.

The meeting of the New Families Support Group will be held on March 2. The speaker was unable to come on that date, hence the switch to March 9. The program will begin in the Communi- ty Room of the CHUN Mansion at 7:30 p.m.