AUGUST 2013 SCHEDULE
11th World at the Peak Festival
12th Community Dialogue
12th Human Library
13th Bridging Military to Community
14th Latino Community Luncheon
15th Asian Pacific Community Luncheon
16th Immigration Symposium
17th Cotton Club
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Earlier this week:
August 12th Everybody Welcome: Food for Thought Community Dialogue
East Library, 6-8PM
Explore report findings demonstrating disparities in social progress between Colorado’s three main population groups: Whites, Latinos, and Blacks. Learn about educational programs that are making a difference from a panel of local experts. Followed by a “Food for Thought” dialogue where participants can share opinions and ideas for action.
Introduction: Joe Hight, Editor, The Gazette
Panelists: Kevin Vaughan, I-News Journalist; Andre Spencer, Superintendent Harrison School District; Felix Lopez, Vice President of Student Success, Pikes Peak Community College; Kee Warner, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusiveness; Theresa Newsome, Black Educators Network; Julie Fahey, Principal, Queen Palmer Elementary School
Moderator: Dee Sabol, Board Secretary, CSDF
August 12th Everybody Welcome: Human Library
East Library, 5-8pm
What are your prejudices? Face your prejudices in a Human Library space for dialogue and interaction.
Visitors to a Human Library are given the opportunity to speak informally with “people on loan”. It aims to reflect the challenges of people and groups in the community, that are or have been, exposed to stigma, discrimination, stereotyping or prejudice, based on their lifestyle, sexuality, religious beliefs, social background or status, occupation, ethnicity and so forth. It is intended to give a voice, space and visibility to those of often have none or are overlooked as part of their marginalization.
Join us for a presentation on the changing OFCCP laws related to military veterans and disabled veterans presented by Chris Chrisbens, Esq. of Holland and Hart;
How will these changes impact our community presented by Andrew Merritt, Chief Defense industry Officer, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance;
Followed by a round table discussion. Human resources professionals, veterans and interested community members are welcomed. Community resources will be available.
Presented in partnership with Colorado College. Details/flyer for distribution
Keynote speaker Rob Rush, Director, Business, Community and Governmental Affairs at Memorial Hospital, University of Colorado Health presenting:
August 15th Everybody Welcome: Asian Pacific Community Luncheon
Asian Pacific Trade, Travel and Tourism
Benefits of direct flight between Colorado and Japan
Antlers Hilton, 11am Registration, 11:30 am - 1 pm Tickets: $20.00/person;
Laura Jackson, Senior Director, Research and Market Intelligence, Denver International Airport and Lainey Kennedy, Account Manager, United Airlines present about the predicted regional economic impact of a direct flight between Colorado and Japan.
Held in partnership with Pikes Peak Library District Asian Pacific American Endowment, Japan America Society of Southern Colorado, Golden Lotus Foundation, Filipino American Community of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute.
For more information; please contact Paul Maruyama at 719.440.0599, Cynthia Chung Aki at 719.271.5050, Mali Hsu at 719.287.7624, or Dennis Apuan at 719.291.9898.
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Asian Pacific Community Luncheon Tickets Available Online:
*Thank you to Pikes Peak Library District Foundation (PPLDF) for hosting our online registration! Here is how to pay for your seats:
August 16th Everybody Welcome: Immigration Symposium
Colorado Spring Utilities Leon Young Service Center,
Registration 11:30 AM Program, Noon-4:30PM.
Impacton military personnel and families.
immigration and American strength. "It's not about keeping people out, its about keeping America strong and staying true to our founding values. Immigration through the lenses of security and fairness."
Jose will demonstrate the impact (using real life examples) of immigration reform and military families. He will show expectations and solutions to this topic.
Welcome to join us for all or part of the programming!
August 17th Everybody Welcome: Cotton Club
Stargazer’s Theatre and Event Center
Snacks and drinks available for purchase!
A celebration of our City's vibrant history of inclusion, a reenactment of Fannie Mae Duncan's Cotton Club featuring Jazz by Tony Exum Jr. and the great sounds of R&B, Funk, Motown, and top 40 hits a flow of “Hot dance music by
Suga Bear and the Showtime Band. The 2013 honoree is the Ute IndianTribe of Colorado, historical local proponent for inclusion.
A FREE Family event Featuring multicultural performance on two stages, an around the world cultural activity passport for children, ethnic food and booths. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy this showcase of the diversity of talented local performers, artisans, cultural craftsmen through distinct activities and exhibits, to educate the community wherein difference is looked upon as an asset and where curiosity and a desire to engage are the first response to difference.
NEW THIS YEAR: Health and Wellness, Military, Fitness and Education Villages
CHILDREN'S PASSPORTS: take a FREE trip around the world and get your passport stamped for completing cultural activities at each continent. Enter a drawing for PRIZES! (up to age 16) at main stage 12:30pm and 2:50pm.
ETHNIC FOOD representing a variety of cultures - available for purchase.
FESTIVAL BOOTHS a variety of organizations which support the values of diversity and inclusion, support diverse populations and provides services for diverse populations. apply today!
SOME VENDORS ACCEPT CASH ONLY!
Stages emcee'd by Craig Coffey, FOX21 News, FOX21 reporter Kristyn Leon and FOX21 social media reporter Trav Ruiz and DJ Mike Anderson Booyah Productions.
FOX21 NEWS MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE
10:00 AM Wake up to Zumba with Melaina Bjorklund
10:25 AM US Taekwondo Demonstration Team
10:50 AM Ne Kamali’i O Hawaii Dancers
11:15 AMProject Lighthouse Native American Dancers and Drummers
11:40 AM Kashiwa Bujinkan Ninjutsu Dojo Nijitsu Demonstration
12:05 PM Hadiya Brown African Dance Group
12:30 PM Children’s Prize Drawing
1:00 PM Balkinika Folk Dance
1:35 PM Conjunto Folklorico La Raza Mexican Folk Dance
2:00 PM Tony Exum Jr.
2:25 PM Harrison School District JROTC Color Guard, Flag Presentation
2:30 PM City Council Proclamation
2:35 PM Fujiyoshida, CS Sister City, Jr. High School Student Chorale
2:50 PM Children’s Prize Drawing
3:15 PM Brazilian Carnival Samba with Lulu & Crystal
3:40 PM L.I.F.E Step Team
4:00 PM Closing Remarks
UNIVISION BAND STAGE SCHEDULE
10:00 AM Colorado Springs Conservatory Jazz Band
11:45 AM Rare Oulde Times Irish and Scottish Band
1:30 PM The Legacy Band
3:00 PM Splitt Personality
3:55 PM Closing Remarks
Na Kamali'i O' Hawai'i and the musicians of Hawaiian Harmony are a performing Hawaiian Polynesian group here in Colorado Springs that has performed here in Colorado, New Mexico, California and Hawai'i. This group is 25 years old and many of the original dancers have children and grandchildren performing now. Hula is a way of expressing your aloha, love for all things around you. We dance our hula to perpetuate our culture and where our families our Ohana originated from.Project Lighthouse Native American Dancers
Ballet Folklorico De La Raza Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to bringing the beauty of Mexican folkloric dance and training to all cultures in the State of Colorado. Founder of Ballet Folklorico De La Raza, Connie Benavidez, provides all lessons, appropriate dress and accessories free of charge. The director and instructors of the group have been contributing folkloric dance lessons and performances to Colorado Springs and the Colorado community since 1994 all on a volunteer basis. Selected to Represent the State of Colorado at the 57th Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C.
Tony Exum Jr
The soulfulness of a David Sanborn, the sultry sounds of the late, great Grover Washington, Jr. and silky smoothness of the late George Howard.
Harrison School District 2 JROTC Color Guard
Jr. High School Chorale, Fujiyshida, Japan
Brazilian Carnival Samba
Crystal Bliss Lardy is a Professional Counselor and Performing Teaching Artist. A vocalist, percussionist, dancer, and creative arts educator/facilitator, she has studied and performed regionally and internationally since 1991, traveling to West Africa, Europe, Central and South America, and Asia. As part of her vocal and personal development, she attended the first American training in Voice Movement Therapy in 2003/2004. In 2007, Crystal earned her BA in Drama and Dance at Colorado College, where she continues to provide accompaniment by drumming for modern and African dance classes. In 2011 she completed her MA in Counseling and Human Services at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and is a provisional practitioner of Voice Movement Therapy. Crystal continues to perform and teach while integrating the Expressive Arts Therapies into her work as a counselor.
Luciana da Silva was born in Brazil where she started her first training in dance genres like Carnival Samba, Flamenco and Bellydance. In 2004 she moved to the US and continued these studies and travelled to Spain in 2006 to advance her training in Flamenco.
Colorado Springs Conservatory Jazz Band
L.I.F.E Step Team is a community step team coming out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are a nonprofit organization that raises money for scholarships for graduating high school students enrolled in our program. We are a young group of steppers/dancers who push ourselves everyday to become the best we can be as well as to set positive examples for the youth. With all of our dedication and hard work we have made many accomplishments. L.I.F.E has been competing and performing locally here in Colorado for a while, but the time has come! We are pushing harder then ever as we want to set out and explore the world! As a team, we would like to thank everyone who has been supporting us and everyone who will support us in the future.
Colorado Springs Samoan Community - wandering
The Rare Ould Times is a collection of musical friends who matured globally but live locally and share a deep love of traditional Irish and Scottish music, both vocal and instrumental, featuring strong harmonies and fleet fingers. Members have performed, studied and played their music separately in Ireland, Iceland, Japan, China, Costa Rica, Thailand, South Africa and all over the United States, and came together at Colorado Springs’ lively traditional Celtic sessions. Happy songs of rebellion, war and drinking, sad songs of love, exile and transportation, sea chanties, dance tunes, airs and planxties … an all-ages show.Legacy Band
Splittt Personality is a young, high-energy Pop/hip-hop/reggae artist and professional Boxer aka "The Shockah" based in Oklahoma city, OK. His novel style of mixing modern hip-hop and dub beats with his Island accent is creating a new vibe that hip-hop, rap, reggae, dancehall and dub-step fans of all ages can easily relate. Splittt’s rich, deep vocals have been compared to the voice of a fellow Islander, Jamaican artist Bounty Killa.
Splittt has been performing since he was in his early teens growing up on the island of St. Croix. When Splittt moved to New York City, he took the opportunity to continue to polish his musical writing and performing talents. Now that Splittt has made his home in Colorado Springs, he has built a strong following and continues to perform to wildly enthusiastic crowds at events and clubs in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.