Weekly Update for 2/22/17

February 22, 2017

Greetings Community,

We’re doing several community outreach events and trainings on social justice and environmental impact in the next few months. I love that we’re reaching outside of these walls to interact with the real world and make a difference. I hope you’ll participate in these rewarding opportunities!

In This Issue:

  • We’ll be volunteering at the soup kitchen again on Friday, March 3rd.
  • We’re hosting two Diversity Dialogs addressing issues of Power and Oppression and Native American wisdom.
  • We’ll be hosting a dance and contact improv fundraiser for International Women’s Week.
  • The Early Bird Deadline for the Kid’s Permaculture Course is March 1st.

There’s a lot of great events so look at our online calendar for more info and any last minute changes.


In Community,
Jacki Saorsail
Membership Coordinator, Building Manager, etc.

Bridgehouse Soup Kitchen ~ Community Service Project

Friday March 3rd 4:15pm – 6:15pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church 1419 Pine

Come and join us to share our practice of presence and authentic relating as we give back to Boulder at the LOCAL SOUP KITCHEN – BRIDGEHOUSE. Every other first friday of the month!

“You just being here and having a smile on your face, giving good healthy food, being willing to talk to people for a while will make a difference.”

We will be serving a good healthy meal to someone who really appreciates it with hands-on and direct service to about 100 homeless locals in boulder.

We’ll want to aim for about 8 – 10 volunteers during those hours. If we have more volunteers we’ll organize in two shifts 4:15-5:15pm and 5:15pm – 6:15pm

“Volunteering is more than just serving food, it’s about relating & human interaction.”

There will be minimal preparation because all food is provided: yummy, warm and healthy. You will have a chance to serve food as you interact with the patrons.

To volunteer for Bridge House is to experience and participate in that sense of humanity with the homeless and less fortunate to show that people really care, are compassionate and have enough interest to come and share their hearts with them.

WE are The Integral Center.

It takes a village to make a difference and we need you as part of our community. Let’s bring our practice. Let’s come together and give back to boulder.

Diversity Dialogs

Wednesdays March 8th and April 12th 6:00pm-9:00pm in the Chapel

Key Components of Power & Oppression: Looking Through the Lens of Race with Dara Burwell

March 8th
Sliding Scale ~ $10 – 35 / Evening. Please self–select your rate based upon your ability to pay, the Green Bottle Theory.

Dara Burwell is the President and founder of Transformative Alliances LLC, and is dedicated to personal and collective liberation. Dara has formally worked as an anti-oppression and equity consultant for nine (9) years, and has led trainings, discussion groups, and other anti-oppression related activities for fifteen (15)
years. Her work has encompassed both continuing and short-term projects, customized to suit each organization, including designing and conducting workshops, providing individual and small group coaching, and supporting equity based organizational development. Her upbringing as a queer woman of mixed racial heritage has always provided her with multifaceted observations on privilege and power.

Arapaho, The people and earth before colonization with Darren Silver

April 12th
Sliding Scale ~ $10 – 35 / Evening. Please self–select your rate based upon your ability to pay, the Green Bottle Theory.

Darren Silver, MA, is a rite of passage guide, life-coach, ceremonialist, and innovative educator. He has over a decade of involvement in ritual, wilderness living skills, and transformational work residentially and internationally. A gifted storyteller and apprentice to the old myths, Darren weaves the power of the natural world, vision, and community into his teachings and workshops dedicated to the remembrance of regenerative culture.

Dance for Life Fundraiser

Sunday March 5th 6:30pm – 10:00pm in the Studio

Member Margo Ende, who leads Contact Improvisation on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays from 7:00pm – 10:00pm in the Studio will be leading a Contact Improv warm-up before we let loose on the dance floor. Join us to support women’s health and have a great time!

Kid’s Permaculture Course

Saturday and Sunday 3rd Weekends April 15th – October 21st 9:00am-5:30pm

As a member of the Junior Design Team, your children will boldly cross the generational divide to construct a regenerative future. The Edgewalker’s Passport catapults us all into the worlds of whimsical waters, the deep dark underground, the mysterious forests, and beyond!  Activate your senses, explore the unknown, and collaborate to build a bridge across the great divide.

The Path of Least Effort… Fun

In this side-by-side course with the Boulder PDC, we will explore permaculture through the lens of the imagination, games, and hands-on exploration. Your children will have the opportunity to discover permaculture topics in a playful, kid-friendly fashion. Embark upon a fun-filled community experience that inspires connection, discovery and creativity.


Sproutlets:  5-8 years

Pollinators:  9-11 years

Web-Spinners:  12-14 years


Before March 1st: $1000

On/After March 1st: $1200

Enroll Here https://campscui.active.com/orgs/TheKivaCenter

Parents taking the Boulder PDC!!! 

Receive a $200 discount with the coupon code you receive upon registration of the Boulder PDC. Sign up first for the adult PDC here.

Siblings receive a 15% discount.

For mobile friendly version of the schedule Click Here.
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