Upcoming Community Events

By the G.E.S. Gazette staff

Reading Den Literary Series Continues April 24 at Fort Greene Bar

A free monthly reading series that launched in February continues at 7 p.m. on April 24 at Fort Greene Bar in Globeville at 321 E. 45th Ave. Joe Fassler, Caitlin Barasch, Patricia McCrystal and Ahja Fox will read.

Reading Den was devised by Adam Vitcavage and Sarah Ann Noel to bring a “sexy not stale” element to Denver’s literary community. The series has featured writers like Anna Qu, Erika T. Wurth, Steven Dunn and Vauhini Vara.

Future Food Forest Site Tree Planting Day May 1

The GES Coalition and Tierra Colectiva in partnership with Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) invite the community to join in planting trees and plants at the community-owned land at 4790 Josephine St.

Come by the site between 9 a.m. and noon. Times are subject to change so please call or text 720-432-1188 with questions or to learn more about how to get involved.

Garden Place Academy’s Community Carnival Coming May 16

Garden Place Academy and the Tigres Unidos Parent Teacher Leadership Team bring the school’s community carnival back this spring. Prior to the pandemic, the carnival was an annual tradition that brought Garden Place families, Globeville neighbors and the Denver community together to support the school’s mission to provide a nurturing and enriching educational environment for students.

The fundraising effort is focused on purchasing essential instructional materials, including books, science kits, art supplies and technology tools that will empower educators to engage students in meaningful and enriching learning experiences. Additionally, funds will go toward field trips, guest speakers and extracurricular activities that complement the curriculum and broaden students’ horizons beyond the classroom walls.

The community is invited to come celebrate and support Garden Place Academy on Thursday, May 16, from 4-7 p.m. at the school at 4425 Lincoln St.

City Council Encourages Public Comment by Youth

In March, City Council began prioritizing youth speakers on the first Monday of the month at its general public comment session.

General public comment is held weekly on Mondays from 5-5:30 p.m. Anyone can still sign up to speak, but on those Mondays, priority will be given to those 18 years old and under. Speakers are allotted three minutes and can make remarks via Zoom or in-person at the council chamber at 1437 Bannock St.

Sign-up opens every Friday at 11 a.m. and closes Monday at 3 p.m. To sign up, visit www.denvergov.org/citycouncil or call 720-337-2000.

‘Cocina Libre: Immigrant Resistance Recipes’ Launches May 16

A cookbook, which is produced in English and Spanish by the University of Denver, launches next month on May 16 and at a May 21 event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Raíces Brewing (2060 W. Colfax Ave.). Written by Dr. Julia Roncoroni and Dr. Delio Figueroa, the cookbook features stories and recipes by refugees and immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Ukraine and Venezuela.

Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will be donated to Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC). More information can be found at www.juliarpsychology.com/cocina-libre.

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