“The Raising of America”

Affordable Childcare – The Key to Thriving Communities

Wednesday, September 30th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Davis Auditorium at Sturm Hall at the University of Denver, 2000 E. Asbury Ave.

Parking Available in Evans Garage or Sturm Hall Lot

The evening of September 30th, the Women’s Collaborative, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado – Empowerment Council, the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver , and Zonta – Colorado District 12 are hosting a joint event focused on the challenges of affordable childcare and a discussion of the work underway to address this persistent problem. 

 We will be screening a segment of the “The Raising of America” documentary, “Are We Crazy About  Our Kids?” followed by a panel of expert community activists and organizations involved in early childcare issues. We know that access to affordable childcare has a direct impact on whether our communities can thrive and prosper and we want to get more involvement from the community and others to help solve the problem.

The panel  will consist of Louise Myrland, Vice President of Community Initiatives and Investments at The Women’s Foundation of Colorado;  Bill Jaeger, Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives at the Colorado Children’s Campaign; Danielle Butler, Programs Director of the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County; and Flor Marquez, Quality Improvement Navigator at the Denver Early Childhood Council.  The panel discussion will focus on current efforts and local initiatives underway to address these challenges, and more importantly, they will discuss what interested community members can do to support and accelerate these efforts. 

The free event will be held at Sturm Hall on the University of Denver campus, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm September 30th.  Light refreshments will be served and childcare is available upon request.

The event is free but registration is required no later than September 25th.  To register, contact Betty Flaten at BFlaten@rimail.net and if you are interested in onsite childcare for the evening, please contact, no later than September 23rd,  Trish Becker-Hafnor at Trish.Becker-Hafnor@du.edu.

Come to expand your understanding of this important issue…and leave with your commitment to help us support the change that is necessary!

Hope to see you there!