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'Making Equity': A day of fun and hands-on learning

August 8, 2013

The term 'making' simply means using your creativity to design something and then engaging with your creation in a way that taps into your interests as an individual and as a member of a community. In the 'Making Equity' workshop, we'll be using these techniques to discover how we can make Fort Collins a more equitable place for everyone to live.

Saturday, August 10
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
TILT Building
Great Hall

How do we make Fort Collins a more equitable place? Come find out at "Making Equity," a makerspace* event to be held at CSU on Saturday, August 10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Great Hall of the TILT Building.  

Note, check-in and a continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.

This event is open to all ages in the CSU and Fort Collins community. Participants can:

  • learn more about our city's Latino history,
  • build a cardboard city,
  • make a giant quilt,
  • program computer games,
  • draw comic strips,
  • write stories on Ipads,
  • build a sculpture out of books,
  • visit a photo booth in a bookmobile,
  • play magic cards and board games, and more.

Free food will be available throughout the day.

Envisioning, implementing your own maker activities

In afternoon breakout sessions, teachers, parents, and community members can learn from National Writing Project speakers about how to incorporate maker activities in schools, homes, and the community.

CSU submits winning entry

"Making Equity" was a winning entry in the highly competitive "Project:Connect," a national Summer Youth Programming competition of the Digital+Media Learning organization. CSU English Professors Antero Garcia and Cindy O'Donnell-Allen submitted the proposal.

Representatives from Lady Gaga's "Born That Way" Foundation helped select the winners of the Project: Connect competition.


Sponsors of the program include the MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, Facebook, the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), and the Family Online Safety Institute.

The National Writing Project, The CSU Writing Project, and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery are also funding the event.

*Makerspace - A community-operated workspace where people with common interests can meet, socialize and/or collaborate.

Contact: Cindy O'Donnell-Allen
Phone: (970) 231-8762