CSDF works in conjunction with community partners and members to bring our community programs and initiatives which include dialogue, education, celebration and awards
Everybody Welcome: A Celebration of Culture and Diversity
2013 General Membership Meeting Topics
March 6 - Elections
June 6 - CSDF Diversity Resource Guide Training
September 9 - 21st Century Library - What can we do in our newest library facility?
November 7 - Member and Sponsor Recognition & History of Pikes Peak Native American Community Presentation and Exhibition
CSDF Diversity Resource Guide
for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses
How do you start, assess or build your diversity program?
Let us help you!
June 6th, 4-5 PM
CSDF General Membership Meeting
Join us for a training with CSDF Board Members on how to effectively use CSDF’s FREE Guide. It is a starting point for examining your existing culture, to continuously improve your progress and for finding ways to foster a more diverse and inclusive environment within your business. Spark innovation.
|DINNER AND DIALOGUE... JOIN US|
Food for Thought:
Breaking Bread, Building Bridges
Next Launch October 2013
is a Colorado Springs Diversity Forum dialogue series. Dialogue is described as civil discourse, "the language of dispassionate objectivity", and ... "it requires respect of the other participants. It neither diminishes the other's moral worth, nor questions their good judgment; it avoids hostility, direct antagonism, or excessive persuasion; it requires modesty and an appreciation for the other participant's experiences." Kenneth J. Gergen
Participate in conversations among people from a variety of backgrounds and experience shared over dinner! Topics which tend to generate a variety of opinions are discussed with the support of ground rules and a neutral facilitator. Several groups are formed each quarter and will commit to meeting 5 times in the following 6 months to engage in respectful dialog. Next session begins January 31, 2013.
IT’S YOUR DEMOCRACY:
Take the Reigns
April 2013 Election Education Panel
Wednesday, March 6th
4 pm Tim Gill Center for Public Media
315 East Costilla Street.
Denise Whinnen, CSDF Board of Directors, Chair of the Public Affairs and Government Relations Committee
Dave Munger, President of the Council of Neighborhood and Organizations
City Council Redistricting Process - Why now? How we got here and what the proposal looks like.
Gary Fornander, Member of the Governing Board of Colorado Common Cause
Election administration and campaign finance at the local and state level
Veronica Frias, and Anthony Giola, Better Pay, Better Candidates
Council Pay - Creating a more diverse and representative council
Susan Davies, Executive Director of Trails and Open Space Coalition
April City Election - TOPS Ballot Initiative - Pros and Cons
Kristy Milligan, Executive Director of Citizens Project
Candidates - Who's running, up-coming forums and survey resources
* WOMEN VETERANS PANEL *
Panelists are women representing a warrior transition battalion at Fort Carson. Hear about their experiences in the military and in combat, about the challenges of navigating military systems, and about the ways in which gender plays out in military settings. There will be ample opportunity for reflection and questions from the audience.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 @ 6:30PM
Gaylord Hall, Worner Student Center,
902 North Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Questions: Joe Barrera 719-432-7247
Colorado Springs Diversity Forum Veterans Remember Community Dialogues.