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Participate in MSU Denver Virtual Advocacy Day and tune in for 2021 Bridge Speaker events.

By Lindsey Coulter

February 22, 2021

MSU Denver Virtual Day of Advocacy graphic with student seated near Capitol.MSU Denver Virtual Advocacy Day


9-11:30 a.m.

Please register by Wednesday

Learn insights about advocacy, the University’s priorities and discovering ways to get engaged. Participants will be equipped with useful information to be effective advocates for Metropolitan State University of Denver and will have an opportunity to engage lawmakers, share their MSU Denver experience and explain why an investment in the University is an investment in Colorado.

Opening General Session | 9-9:30 a.m.

  • Welcome with Kaycee Gerhart, Government Affairs director, MSU Denver
  • University Strategic Priorities for 2021 with President Janine Davidson, Ph.D. – core priorities for the year, Strategic Plan 2030

30-Minute Breakout Sessions | 9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • You can sign up for two workshops, plus virtual meetings with legislators
  • How to Write a Letter to the Editor and a Commentary Piece
  • How the State Budget Works and MSU Denver’s Budget
  • Getting Connected and Building Your Network via Internships, Mentoring and Community Connections
  • Know Your Rights and Campus Legal Resources
  • MSU Denver Legislative Priorities and Strategy: Occupational Licenses to DACA Recipients, National College Admissions Tests Optional and much more
  • Public Service and Civic Engagement for MSU Denver Students

Virtual Breakout Meetings With Legislators | 10:30-11 a.m.

Closing Session and Call to Action | 11-11:30 a.m.

You will need to know your legislators or districts for registration. Find them here.

Join MSU Denver Champions today.

For more information, please contact Michele McKinney.


Denver Downtown Partnership Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Speaker Series


8-9:30 a.m.

The Downtown Denver Partnership’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Speaker Series is a four-part series that will offer partnership members, partners and stakeholders the opportunity to learn from and engage with speakers whose expertise will provide understanding on how we as a community can build a city that works for everyone.

Join the DDP to hear from Tamika Butler, who will discuss how Denver can build equity as the city emerges from these challenging times. Butler is a nationally recognized consultant who uses her expertise in law, community organizing, transportation planning and nonprofit leadership to help communities and organizations become more inclusive and equitable.

Registration Directions:

  1. Click here to register.
  2. Complete the invitee information by entering the name of someone who IS attending.
  3. Check the small box below if you are helping to register others but are NOT attending the event.
  4. Use the event table name MSU.

A unique viewing link and password will be sent prior to the start of the program to all registered guests.


The 2021 Bridge Speaker Event: Building Coalitions for Care and Liberation


The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy’s annual Bridge Speaker event serves as a bridge between Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March. In the event's 31st year, GITA and community partners — including the Departments of Africana Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Social Work as well as TRiO SSS, CAMP, Immigrant Services and student org Building Allies for Diversity — invite Roadrunners to dialogue about the BIPOC "Safer Space" Resolution and to learn about what it means to be antiracist from Black Feminist Queer cultural/memory worker, curator, and organizer Cara Page. 

The 2021 Bridge Speaker series includes four panel events:

Creating Coalitions for Change


12:30-2 p.m.


Building Coalition


2-3:30 p.m.


Going Beyond Anti-Racism Education


12:30-2 p.m.


Bridge 2021 Keynote Speaker: Cara Page


5-6:15 p.m.


Page is a Black Feminist Queer cultural/memory worker, curator and organizer. She comes from a long ancestral legacy of organizers and cultural workers from the southeast to the northeast. For the past 20-plus years, she has fought for LGBTQGNC and People of Color liberation, and organized in the southeast with movement builders such as SONG, Project South, and the Atlanta Transformative Justice Collaborative and has built with many organizers, healers and cultural workers across the country.

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