Steven Chavez, Director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) will be our speaker on February 6. The CCRD strives to protect individuals from discrimination in employment, housing and at places of public accommodation through enforcement and outreach consistent with Colorado civil rights laws. A Colorado native, Steven attended West High School in Denver; he received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado.
Steven believes that education and outreach are vital to CCRD’s mission, and he has partnered with numerous community organizations in Colorado to advance civil rights, including Servicios De La Raza, the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs, and the Colorado Pay Equity Commission. He assists civic and governmental leaders in civil rights issues and continues to teach in legal and civic educational programs. Steve is also a trans rights advocate.
The New Families Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 in Room 104. The annual meeting, at which Board members are elected (see the article on page 2 of the February Newsletter), will start at 7:30 in the Community Room, program to follow.
The speaker for the January 2 program will be Daniel Ramos, Director of Organizing & Alliance Building at One Colorado. He will speak on the topic of the pathway to marriage equality in Colorado.
Daniel, who grew up in northeast Colorado, graduated from University of Colorado-Boulder with a degree in sociology and Spanish. He was active in student government and was elected Student Body President in 2009. Prior to joining One Colorado, Daniel was an organizer involved with voter engagement, access to higher education for all, and immigration issues. In his current position Daniel leads One Colorado’s work to mobilize and educate the LGBT community around important issues. Please see More below about mobilizing for marriage equality.
The New Families Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 in Room 104. The program will be presented at 7:30 in the Community Room.
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The PFLAG Holiday party has been rescheduled for Thursday December 12th.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL!
It would be DELIGHTFUL if you joined us for the PFLAG Holiday Party rescheduled for December 12th!
Please bring your favorite side dish to share. PFLAG will provide the turkey and ham, rolls beverages, and a special dessert. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
We hope to see you there.
December 12, 2013
Please plan to arrive between 6 and 6:30 p.m.
in the Community Hall at the CHUN mansion
1290 Williams Street Denver
Support groups will not meet formally, but facilitators will be available after 5:30 p.m. for any individual or family seeking support. Please go to the community Hall and ask one of the greeters.