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Women in Sustainability Quarterly Meeting (Denver, CO)

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4280 Tennyson Street

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Women in Sustainability Quarterly Meeting: Telling Your (Sustainability) Story Made Simple (In Person - Denver, CO)

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WIS Quarterly Meetings are back in person!! Join us for our quarterly event on October 27 at 6:00pm to network and learn about a specific topic on sustainability.

In October, BookBar is graciously hosting Women in Sustainability's meeting. We will feature Renee Fajardo with Metro State University to discuss "Telling Your (Sustainability) Story Made Simple". Attendees can come to network, learn and browse the aisles for books while supporting a local, independent book store. BookBar has a wine & beer bar available along with non-alcoholic options.

Tentative Schedule:

  • 6pm - 6:30pm - drinks / network / check out BookBar (attendees)
  • 6:30pm - Program begin
  • 6:45pm - Renee's Storytelling Workshop
  • 8:00pm - Program ends

About our Presenter:

Renee Fajardo is a mother of seven and a cultural activist who has spent the past 30 years preserving and promoting the rich heritage of Colorado’s multi-cultural communities through her work as a storyteller and writer. She has co-authored the numerous books in the Tummy Tale series (Holy Mole Guacamole plus seven other books) that preserve family food traditions of Colorado. She has written hundreds of articles celebrating Latinx artist, culture and historic insights. She is the co-founder of the Return of the Corn Mothers project a national traveling exhibition that highlights women’s stories from the South West.

Since 2010 she has been the director of the Metropolitan State University Chicana/o Studies Journey Through Our Heritage program (a program that partners community organization and university students with local high schools and middles schools to create teams that work on service learning projects). She is the board chair of the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council. In 2018 she was inducted into the Denver Public Library César Chavez Leadership Hall of Fame. Her TEDx Talk can be found at: Renee Fajardo: In the Spirit of the Corn Mothers: Celebrating the Stories of Women | TED Talk

This event is free and open to any person interested in sustainability and the environment and all are welcome to attend no matter where you are on your journey!

Women in Sustainability Quarterly Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each quarter.

COVID Guidelines:

WIS follows all CDC, State, City and venue protocols that are in place at the time of the event. We ask that all attendees follow the required guidelines for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals including wearing a mask if you are not vaccinated. We also encourage those to wear masks that feel more comfortable doing so. Regardless of your vaccination status, if you are not feeling well or have come in contact with someone with the COVID-19 virus, please do not attend this event. We appreciate your help in keeping our community and their family members safe during these unprecedented times. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside with plenty of space to social distance. In addition, WIS implements a COVID conscious name tag system for all attendees based on their level of comfort of contact (green = hugs & handshakes, yellow = handshakes & high fives, red = toe taps and air high fives).

About the Venue:

BookBar, owned by Nicole Sullivan, is known for doing a wide variety of things and doing them well. As an independent bookstore with a small but well curated selection, a wine bar and coffee shop with tasty options, and as the organizer behind BookGive, a nonprofit that distributes free books to underserved locations, this unique local business has a huge presence in the Northwest Denver community and throughout the city. BookBar’s newest venture, independent publishing company BookBar Press, continues their community-driven and locally focused mission in what is perhaps their most creative way yet – by releasing titles written by Denver-based writers as an alternative to traditional publishers.

Women in Sustainability:

Women in Sustainability (WIS) is a women-led nonprofit dedicated to facilitating community action to fight the climate crisis and social injustices. WIS intentionally creates a safe space for like-minded and diverse individuals to create purposeful and transformational connections in the environmental movement. WIS believes that inclusive collaboration, education and advocacy are the keys to creating meaningful change that benefits ALL for a better future.

We encourage our members to challenge the status quo and each other's views, however, we focus on this with civil discourse and positivity. WIS has a no tolerance policy and any individual that makes negative or ill-will comments towards other attendees will be immediately asked to leave the event. Please engage in conversation that "challenges ideas, not the person."

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Women in Sustainability (WIS) is a women-led nonprofit dedicated to facilitating community action to fight the climate crisis and social injustices. WIS intentionally creates a safe space for like-minded and diverse individuals to create purposeful and transformational connections in the environmental movement. WIS believes that inclusive collaboration, education and advocacy are the keys to creating meaningful change that benefits ALL for a better future. Women in Sustainability is a U.S. based nonprofit headquartered in Denver, CO.

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