Courage is Change is a local nonprofit organization that seeks to address all of the causes and effects of violence and abuse in the lives of individuals through education, communication, and community involvement. The organization has had a particularly busy and productive year.
In addition to continuing its support of Red Tent Clubs in area high schools, which provide a space for young women to create community, to be accepted, to learn tolerance and to create healthy relationships with peers, the organization has launched a public service campaign, It STOPS With ME. This campaign, created in conjunction with Abby’s Voice, is designed to raise awareness about the issues of dating and domestic violence through a series of public service announcements (PSA’s) and through a personal pledge to end the cycle of violence. The Colorado Mammoth have shown their support through participation in the PSA’s, and the Denver Roller Dolls are currently working on producing a PSA in support of the campaign as well.
Courage is Change also recently announced a new partnership with GlobeMed at CU-Boulder. GlobeMed, a student run non-profit organization with chapters across the country, focuses on improving global health equity by partnering with grass-roots non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) around the world. GlobeMed at CU-Boulder recognizes that health equity and social justice are not only concerns for developing countries, but are a real issue here in Boulder, Colorado as well. Through this partnership Courage is Change and GlobeMed hope to spread the word about domestic and dating violence throughout the Boulder community and provide an outlet for victims to seek help.
The Boulder Business and Professional Women will be hosting a silent auction to benefit Courage is Change on November 17th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at A Spice of Life Event Center. The evening will include a buffet dinner, dessert, and a cash bar, and will feature speaker Brian Tsuchiya, founder of the Startup Guru. Brian will be addressing the Entrepreneurial Zone of Genius(EZOG), which focuses on the spiritual foundation of entrepreneurs with the goal of turning their business dream into a practical reality. Silent auction items available for bid include artwork, restaurant certificates, romantic getaways, and much more. Tickets for this event are $20 for members, $35 for non-members, and $25 for guests of members ($25 for member walk-ins and $35 for guest walk-ins). For more information, visit boulderbpw.org.