It is time for nonprofits and leaders in our community to come together to understand and implement change in our organizations and our community. Let’s start the conversation and commit to the improvements we need to advance our practices on how we impact and serve others in 2023.

Registration is free to all community members. Listen, Learn & Create Change is presented by Mountain Metro Association of REALTORS.

APRIL EVENT: Accessibility in the Arts

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER  |  5:30 – 7 pm  |  All Ages

With guest speakers Damon Mcleese, Executive Director of The Access Gallery, and Lindsey Miller, Coordinator of Lifelong Learning & Accessibility at the Denver Art Museum.

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AUGUST EVENT: Social Justice Practice in Art with Nikki Brooks

August 9, 2023  |  5:30 – 7 pm  |  All Ages

Please join us Wednesday, August 9 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Center for the Arts Evergreen. Admission is FREE to the public. 

As an artist, you may struggle with how to explore social themes and tell truths about how you see the world in your practice. Hear from Nikki Brooks, an artists, activist, and arts educator based out of the Washington, DC region.

Brooks will be in Evergreen this August doing a residency sponsored by Fire & Bliss Creative. Brooks is a teaching artist at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she earned her MFA. She is a multi-disciplinary artist that works specifically in installations and assemblage that are infused with digital and audio elements, paintings, sculpted text and collage spaces. Brooks has painted several large-scale public murals and recently curated her first show, “The Cost of Living,” at DuPont Underground.

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OCTOBER EVENT: Art to Prevent Burnout

October 25, 2023  |  5:30 – 7 pm  |  All Ages



October 5, 2022 | 5:30 - 7 pm We welcome several speakers invested in the mental well-being of our community's youth. The conversation will be moderated by Robert Franklin, Head of Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion for Children's Hospital Colorado. Our guest panel for the evening includes:
Katherine Reed - Manager and Art Therapist, Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Jasmine Chu - Arts Coordinator, Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Heather Aberg - Executive Director, Resilience 1220
Meagan Andersen - Art Therapist

April 5, 2022 | 5:30 - 7 pm | LGBTQ Allyship: Doing the Work to Be There for Others Featured Speaker: Luke Colaciello - Executive Director of Congregation Beth Evergreen ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Luke Colaciello (he/him) is the Executive Director of Congregation Beth Evergreen, a Reconstructionist synagogue situated in the foothills of Colorado. With a diverse background in the arts, science, marketing, and advocacy, Luke brings a dynamic approach to his work and to his life. Prior to this role, Luke was the Brand Manager of The Regis Company, a leadership development consulting firm, but his academic background is in the sciences. Luke earned his master’s degree in materials science from the Colorado School of Mines in 2017. During this time, he volunteered for two years as the Director of Digital Storytelling on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Out in STEM Inc., an international non-profit serving individuals at the intersection of queer identity and the STEM professions. This work included co-facilitating LGBTQIA+ allyship (Safe Zone) trainings to faculty, staff, and students at Mines. Since joining Congregation Beth Evergreen, Luke has facilitated two Safe Zone trainings for the congregants as well as led the congregation’s first-ever Pride Shabbat. He is currently a Hineni Fellow (part of a one-year leadership program for queer Jews) and part of the adjunct teaching faculty at the Kabbalah Experience where he co-teaches courses on Tarot and astrology using a Kabbalistic lens. Luke enjoys spending time in the foothills with his dog and taking improv classes through the Evergreen Players. Watch Recording from April Panel
January 27, 2022  |  5:30 - 7 pm | Creating a Compassionate Community Moderator: Alisha Andrews - Director of Equity and Employee Experience, Denver Art Museum The first installment of Center for the Art Evergreen's "Listen, Learn, & Create Change" speaker series focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Moderated by Alisha Andrews - Director of Equity and Employee Experience at the Denver Art Museum. Panel guests: Adeeb Kahn - Vice President of Social Responsibility and Executive Director of the DDCO Foundation for Delta Dental; Jesse King - Founder and Chief Leverage Strategist for Fulcrum Advisors LLC; Julia Fliss, M.Ed. - Middle School Educator at Evergreen Middle School; Rabbi Benjamin (Jamie) Arnold, Congregational Rabbi at Congregation Beth Evergreen. Watch Recording from January Panel