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Events for February 16, 2013

Social Change Praxis: Ethical and Sustainable International Development

February 16, 2013 9:00am-4:30pm

Description: Join us for a weekend Social Change Praxis: “Ethical and Sustainable International Development” led by Jenny Whitcher, PhD., director of the Master of Social Change Program. As a method of social change, international development has historically met with mixed reviews as to its efficacy, sustainability, and ethics of approach. In this course we will critically analyze diverse international development efforts with a particular lens focused on ethical and sustainable policies and practices. Through critical reflection, discussion, and dialogue with practitioners, we will explore our own cultural biases and reflect on our identity and vocational role in such work, and identify critiques and best practices for ethical and sustainable approaches.

This Social Change Praxis is presented as a credited course for our students and also as a part of a community-wide Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project. Registered Iliff students can take the praxis as a part of their program credit and it is also open to weekend learners, $200/person.

Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project

Using the arts as a springboard to convene an important community conversation about hatred and bigotry, Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project is a three-month project designed to bring Coloradans together in a united front against indifference and prejudice. It is a broad collaboration that includes local arts organizations, human rights groups, Jewish organizations, churches, schools, universities, GLBT groups, women’s organizations, African American groups, Latino organizations and other institutions that address issues such as hate, bullying, discrimination, genocide, civil rights and equality.

As a community partner, Iliff’s Diversities Program is sponsoring “5280 knits 4 peace” in collaboration with the Denver Public Library and Susan McKee’s Women4Women – Knitting4Peace. “5280 knits 4 peace” project will begin in Jan. 21 and continue to April 2013.

The Light Project will kick off with a press conference on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21, 2013 and run through Holocaust remembrance week, mid-April, 2013. Governor Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock have agreed to be honorary chairs of the Light Project.

Date: Friday, Feb. 15, 1-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project, Jan. 21-April 17, 2013

Iliff projects, as a community partner of The Light Project:

  • 5280 Knits 4 Peace with Denver Public Library and Susan McKee’s (MDIV ’09) Women4Women – Knitting4Peace. Click to download patterns for supporting the project. 5280 Knits 4 Peace begins, Jan. 23.
  • Etched in Memory: The Graphic Art of the Holocaust – An exhibit of prints from the collection of Arthur Gilbert, Jan. 13-March 10, Mizel Arts & Culture Center at the JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. The exhibit is an act of remembrance of the millions of Jews and others who died at the hands of Nazi killers. The etchings are compelling, authentic, and masterfully rendered. In a sense, we are all Holocaust survivors. The artists who created the dark and fearsome work in this show were not survivors in the literal sense, but they had to memorialize through their artistic visions a sense of common humanity and common sorrow, a link to the years when innocent people died for no reason. It is the hope of the exhibit that we will be joined in our understanding of this terrible story and to remember that genocide is still with us in our time.
  • Social Change Praxis: Ethical and Sustainable International Development, Friday, Feb. 15, 1-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Join us for a weekend learning opportunity on social change led by Jenny Whitcher, PhD., director of the Master of Social Change Program.

Location: Iliff School of Theology, S101-102, 2201 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210

Info/Contact: For praxis information, contact the Dean's Office: Leslie Inman, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 303-765-3183. Diversities and Justice & Peace Programs are coordinating Iliff's participating in the Light/Holocaust & Humanity Project. Contact: M. Celeste Jackson, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 303-765-3119