Social Justice

Check here often for information on upcoming events in the Colorado Springs area and other ways to work towards social justice and help provide a voice for the marginalized in our community. Occasionally, changes are made to these events after publication. Please click on the links provided if you are interested in attending something, to make sure the details have not changed!



8th Annual Latina Voices

9/22 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM @East Library, PPLD

Join Friends of the PPLD for one of their signature events.  “Latina Voices” is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Doors open at 9:30 AM with substantial refreshments and the program starts at 10 AM.



National Public Lands Day

9/22, 8 AM – 12 PM @ Red Rocks Canyon

Come work alongside City of Colorado Springs staff to restore and close an illegal trail in Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Registration is required. Check out the event website for more information.



National Public Lands Day

9/22, 8 AM – 2:30 PM @ Garden of the Gods Park

Celebrate public lands with a day of stewardship and recreation in one of our region’s most iconic public parks, the Garden of the Gods! Kick off the morning by giving back to this park we all love with a stewardship project focusing on trail maintenance and restoration. After work, enjoy lunch and then go enjoy the park on a group excursion of your choice with one of our recreation partners! Pre-registration is required! Check out the event website for more information.



ESL 101 Training for Volunteers

9/26, 5:30 – 7:00 PM @ Tutt Library, Colorado College, 1021 N. Cascade
Join Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains for  training for those interested in tutoring one-on-one with refugee youth or adults. Registration required. Check out the event website for more information.



What is Anti-Blackness Workshop

10/6, 3:00 – 5:00 PM @ Ruth Holley Library

This workshop, hosted by The Empowerment Solidarity Network, will answer the question of what is Anti-Blackness. There will be presentations from local organizers as well as a panel to partake in a question and answer forum with the audience.



Edwidge Danticat Reading Group

10/24, 6:00 – 7:30 PM @ Wild Goose Meeting House
In conjunction with the final Converge Lecture program of the year, All Souls is co-sponsoring an Edwidge Danticat book reading group in the weeks leading up to her appearance at ASUUC. The group will meet each Wednesday, from 10/24 through 11/14 from 6-7:30 PM at the Wild Goose Meeting House.  In preparation for her November 4, 2018 lecture, the group will work through two short stories from the book The Dew Breaker and the memoir Brother, I’m Dying. We will kick things off with the short story Waterchild.


Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian-American, is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; and Krik? Krak! Drinks, conversation, and relationships will be had.