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Thank you for coming!!

We're so grateful to all of you who made it to the event on the 27th.  We had over 150 people, some great presentations, awesome group discussions, and the comments on post-its were incredible!. If you couldn't make it, hopefully this email gives you an nice overview of what happened. The dialog that was started was so inspiring.  We'd love to keep it going on our Facebook page. 


In this email you'll find:


Apologies for the delay in getting this email out.  We had a lot of information to gather.  You can expect more regular updates from us going forward.  In the mean time, we've started connecting volunteers who signed up with schools.  Thank you to those of you who signed up.  There's still plenty of need, if you have time to commit, click here.  
We are also working out the details for the task force to look at solutions.  If you haven't received the survey and you are interested in participating, please click here
In the future, this newsletter will include updates on our progress, interesting articles we're reading, and updates on our volunteer activities.  Please forward it to friends and encourage them to sign up here

Some Info About the Roughly 150 People Who Came

- Approximately %55 of people who registered have school-aged kids
- Text polling showed kids of the following ages
- About half of the families represented had kids in school in Greater Park Hill.
- Most kids attend their home school.

Click here for a full gallery of pictures from the event.


Post-It Note Thoughts

The thoughts captured on the post-it notes were incredible - we're so grateful to everyone for sharing so openly.  There were some very powerful insights.  Click on the word cloud to see a list of comments.  You can also add additional thoughts.  We'd love to keep the conversation going. 
 

What insights did you gain?

 
What are your fears?
What are your hopes?

Updates From Our Amazing Speakers

Alan Gottlieb

Alan's report on the benefits of integration will be published by A+ Colorado sometime this month.  We'll update you when it is out.
He was gracious enough to answer some of the questions submitted that we didn't get to during the presentation.  

Dr. Nita Mosby-Tyler

For more on Nita's explanation of the 5 types of power, here's a blog post from Nita. 
Here is a piece she wrote on "not seeing color". 

Laura Lefkowits

To see Laura's annotated slides, click here:
She also answered many of your questions here.
Here is an interactive view of some of the data shared.

Resources

Strengthening Neighborhoods Initiative
African American Equity Task Force
GPHN Article by Laura - July 2017
GPHN Article by Laura - Jan 2018
When White Parents Wont Integrate 
This American Life podcast with Nikole Hannah-Jones
The Problem We All Live With Pt 1” and “Part 2.
A great piece from the NY Times by NHJ
John Oliver from Last Week Tonight

Sign Ups

If you didn't get a chance to sign up at the event, we still welcome  you to participate either in our task force to find solutions to these issues, or our volunteer committee.  

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

The food was incredible, and we are very grateful to have not only such wonderful food in our neighborhood, but restaurant owners who care about their community and were willing to donate to our event.  Please visit them often and thank them for helping us!




And special thanks to James Roy and Park Hill Collective Impact for their support.
We'll keep you updated with this newsletter from time to time, but in the mean time, please like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.  
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