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1Book/1Project/2Transform

MSU Denver Roadways welcomes you to 1 Book/1 Project/2 Transform, an annual series that brings members of the MSU Denver community together to read a common book, participate in facilitated book discussions, and engage in a related community service project. By combining reading with social action and activism, Roadways builds community and transforms lives!

This year, we are excited to present Xiuhtezcatl Martinez’s powerful and inspiring call to action, We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement That Restores the PlanetAlthough he was only 17 years old when he wrote this book, Xiuhtezcatl has been a compelling voice of climate activism for more than a decade. He has given TED Talks, spoken to the United Nations, and filed lawsuits against Colorado and U.S. Federal governments to protect our environment. We hope his book moves you to consider issues of culture, creativity, environmental protection, and activism. We also hope this book moves you to engage in direct service of some sort with our greater Denver metropolitan community. As if that’s not enough, Xiuhtezcatl is an accomplished hip hop artist. We are looking forward to his visit to our campus in October 2019!

Make sure to mark your calendar for Xiuhtezcatl Martinez’s visit to our campus during the fall 2019 semester for an author talk on Wednesday October 16th  and a concert on Thursday October 17th.


Book Cover of We Rise the book for 1Book 1Project 2Transform for 2019


Spoken Word Contest

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is an Author, Hip Hop Artist and Climate Activist who speaks on behalf of the environment. He challenges us to connect our own lived experiences to the desire to create a better world for future generations. We ask you to speak up in writing  to tell your own story in the 2019 1Book1Project 2Transform spoken-word and poetry competition . 
 
How are you a "Voice for the Voiceless" in the global call to create a more compassionate, just or sustainable world? 
 
Submission Details: Submissions should we written original work that can be performed aloud if selected and not to exceed three minutes in performance length. Winners will be notified by email by October 8th,  2019. Winning entries will win a $250 scholarship and an invitation to attend to an exclusive reception to meet Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.


This contest is open to all currently enrolled MSU Denver students. Poems can be submitted at this link.

Poems are due Friday,
October 4th by 5:00 pm.


1 Book/1 Project/ 2 Transform


 

 


 

Discussion LeaderDateWhereWhen

Vicki Golich

 

August 29 (Thursday)

 

1146 Golda Meir

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm

 

Randi Smith

 

September 3 (Tuesday)

 

1146 Golda Meir

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm

 

Shaun T. Schafer

 

September 9 (Monday)

 

1146 Golda Meir

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm

 

Jenn Capps

 

September 13 (Friday)

 

1146 Golda Meir

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm

 

CMEI Student Leader Staff

 

September 18 (Wednesday)

 

1146 Golda Meir

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm

 

Gretta Mincer

 

September 25 (Wednesday)

 

1146 Golda Meir

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm

 

Will Simpkins

 

September 30 (Monday)

 

1146 Golda Meir

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm

 

Lunden MacDonald

 

October 7 (Monday)

 

1146 Golda Meir

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm

 

Matt Kring

 

October 10 (Thursday)

 

1146 Golda Meir

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm

 

Arlene Sgoutas

 

October 14 (Monday)

 

1146 Golda Meir

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm

 


 


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If you have any questions, contact Brogan for more information: ebrogan1@msudenver.edu

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