Colorado Springs Protest Support Fund

During the day and in front of the news camera CSPD comes with hugs; at night they come with tear gas, rubber bullets, and arrests. Chinook Center, The Empowerment Solidarity Network and Colorado Springs DSA have come together in a coalition of support for local protests in response to the murder of George Floyd and Read more about Colorado Springs Protest Support Fund[…]

THE PEOPLE AND THE POLICE: EXAMINING THE DIVIDE

Chinook Center To Co-host “Just Talk” Discussion of Police Brutality and Community Relations Six years after the founding of Black Lives Matter and four months after the shooting of De’Von Bailey in Southeast Colorado Springs, what is the state of the relationship between the police and the community? Do different communities within Colorado Springs experience Read more about THE PEOPLE AND THE POLICE: EXAMINING THE DIVIDE[…]

Nuts and Bolts: Building Power through Effective Organization

The Chinook Center will host a workshop on ways to build effective organization on July 21 at the UCCS Downtown campus located at 102 S Tejon St., Suite 105 A. Social change groups are often driven by passion for a cause rather than a passion for structure and process. Learn how to turn that activist Read more about Nuts and Bolts: Building Power through Effective Organization[…]

Displacing activism? The impact of international service trips on understandings of social change

This article published in 2011 in the journal Education, Citizenship and Social Justice was co-authored by Chinook Center founding board member and treasurer Jonathan Christiansen. The relationship between service work and activism continues to interest him. Article abstract: This article reports key findings from in-depth interviews with undergraduate students returning from international service trips (ISTs). Read more about Displacing activism? The impact of international service trips on understandings of social change[…]