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The BLAST ~ September 24, 2019

SEP 25

Talk on “Sustainable Clean Water Social Enterprise in Nepal” Hosted by SOIL Development Group Wednesday at 12:15 PM Hybl Community Center, Colorado College

Join us this WEDNESDAY, Sep. 25th at 12:15pm in the Hybl Community Center for a conversation on environmental and social entrepreneurship!

Tyler McMahon ’07 is an environmental entrepreneur hailing from Colorado who works in Nepal. Following graduation from CC with a degree in Economics, he studied on a Fulbright Scholarship in Nepal on the Economics of Urban Rainwater Harvesting. He then spent two years at UN World Food Programme Nepal.

In 2011, he co-founded SmartPaani and the company has completed over 500 systems in Kathmandu Valley, while 2500 rural household filters provide clean water to 15,000 individuals. More than 110 schools have clean filtered water, benefitting over 40,000 students. SmartPaani won the 2013 Surya Nepal Social Entrepreneur Award, the 2017 Aim 2 Flourish Award (Case Western University) and the 2018 Positive Business Silver Award (University of Michigan).

Come learn more about the lessons from starting and scaling a sustainable social enterprise in Nepal this Wednesday! Lunch will be served!

SEP 25

Community Conversations: The Opioid Crisis in Colorado

Hosted by The Gazette and KKTV 11 News Wednesday at 6 PM – 8 PM Studio Bee 190 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Join The Gazette and a panel of experts as we meet to discuss the opioid crisis in Colorado. Panelists: – José Esquibel, Associate Director, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – Cathy Plush, founder and executive director of Springs Recovery Connection. – Anne Cutter, mother of a boy who has been addicted to heroin for years, and has been in and out of treatment. – Amanda Smith, Substance Use Disorder director for AspenPointe. – Nathaniel Granger, Jr., PsyD, Founder & Director of Be REAL Ministries.

SEP 26

CJI and El Pomar Reception

Hosted by Colorado Judicial Institute Thursday at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM El Pomar Foundation - Penrose House 1661 Mesa Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

The Colorado Judicial Institute would like to cordially invite you to learn more about our organization and our efforts in safeguarding our state's judicial system. We are hosting a reception in conjunction with El Pomar Foundation on Thursday, September 26th at 5:30 p.m. at the Penrose House. Please RSVP

SEP 27

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum Luncheon

Hosted by Pikes Peak Environmental Forum and 2 others Friday 12:00PM The Margarita at Pine Creek 7350 Pine Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919

A delicious luncheon paired with amazing speakers and interested citizens makes for a great way to enter the weekend. Six times a year, the Pikes Peak Environmental Forum shares news of our environment that affects our Pikes Peak citizens. RSVP  to Michele@cultivatehealthcolorado.com

SEP 27

Get Out The Vote Postcard Writing

Hosted by League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region and 2 others Friday at 4 PM – 6 PM The Principal's Office 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905

Join Citizens Project, The Sierra Club, League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, and members of the Pike Peak Equality Coalition to write postcards to let neighbors in underrepresented neighborhoods know how important their vote is to our community!

SEP 26

Colorado Springs Civic Engagement Program

Hosted by Pikes Peak Library District - Library 21c Thursday at 7 PM – 8 PM Pikes Peak Library District - Library 21c 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920

September is Civic Awareness Month. To commemorate, please join Eric Phillips, founder of the City of Colorado Springs Civic Engagement Program.

This presentation will cover how to get involved with the program and local government, and why it’s important to get fresh faces and new ideas into local government. The goal of the Civic Engagement Program is to give citizens the opportunity to educate themselves on the structure and policy issues of the City by shadowing and potentially serving on Boards, Commissions, and Committees.

SEP 29

Canvass for Joseph

Hosted by Joseph Shelton for School District 11 Sunday at 12 PM – 3 PM John Adams Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910

Join us as we canvass and spread the name of Joseph Shelton in District 11. We will meet at 12pm at Adams Park and take off at 12:30pm.


Defeating a Silent Epidemic: Preventing Youth Suicide.

Hosted by School District 49 and Rocky Mountain Classical Academy: A K-8 Public Charter School Tuesday, 6 - 8PM Rocky Mountain Classical Academy: A K-8 Public Charter School 4620 Antelope Ridge Dr, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80922

District 49 is partnering with Peakview Behavioral Health and the Jason Foundation, Inc. to host a presentation on the prevention of youth suicide.

The Jason Foundation was founded in 1997 by Clark Flatt after the tragic death of his son, Jason. Flatt is now a nationally recognized speaker who helps equip young people, educators and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

OCT 1 Normalizing the Prison Environment Hosted by Colorado College Tuesday 7PM Armstrong Hall, 16 E Cache La Poudre

Executive Director Dean Williams, Colorado Department of Corrections will speak on how changing prisons can help rehabilitate individuals and reduce the prison population.

OCT 2 Next Women's Initiative Meeting Wednesday, 7:00pm  Webinar... Register here

The Women's Initiative meets monthly via webinar - this is our next meeting.

Thank you to those of you that participate in our Women’s Initiate of the Colorado Democratic Party, we appreciate your ongoing interest and welcome your support. In keeping with our objectives to ensure that women count; in addition to, our business discussion, our next session’s speaker will be Christine Pelosi, Chair of the  Women's Caucus of the California Democratic Party.

Wanted: Democratic Election Judges!

The staff at the County Elections Department has issued a full-throated call for election judges from the El Paso County Democratic Party. There are several different positions that need filling and all of them are paid positions, including ballot pickup, ballot preparation, counting, signature verification, and a few others.

If you’re interested in serving as an election judge, contact Michelle Stroup at (719) 575-8683, or Stacey Peacock at (719) 520--6227.

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