The Colorado School Counselor Association represents school counselors at all levels in Colorado. Its purpose is to serve its members and the public through programs that advance guidance and counseling in all school work settings: elementary, middle/junior high, high school, and post-secondary.
CSCA serves over 1,500 school counselors in the state of Colorado.
The Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference (EBSCC) provides school counseling professionals with innovative and effective strategies to continually improve school counseling programs. In addition, the EBSCC has a strong network of school counselor educators sharing evidence-based practices and other innovations related to school counselor training. The 2022 EBSCC conference will be virtual again in 2022.
A request from the Colorado Lawyers Committee
I am writing to ask for your help in identifying schools (7th
grade and up) or community groups that might be interested in our free Hate Crimes Education
presentation, either in person or virtually.
Since 1993, Colorado Lawyers Committee volunteers have presented trials to middle and high school students and community groups based on a fictional case arising from a violation of Colorado’s Hate/Bias-Motivated Crimes Statute. In this free program, students/community members act as jurors, listen to the trial and deliberate on the four counts on which the defendant is charged. After closing arguments, the audience members break into smaller jury groups to reach their verdicts with the help of a volunteer facilitator. Students then reconvene to discuss diversity in their community, and the value of preventing the spread of racial slurs and hateful actions.
Any Colorado school, college, university, or community organization (with students who are in Grade 7 and up) may sign up for a presentation. Because of the sensitive material, including realistic racial slurs that help illustrate what might be considered a hate crime, it is not recommended for students below seventh grade.
This program is now available in person or online. We currently use Zoom and Microsoft Teams to present the virtual program but can adapt it to almost any interactive platform.
If you know any schools/groups in Colorado (they do not have to be in the Denver Metro area) that would be interested in this type of presentation, please contact me or invite them to visit our website
P.S. If you are interested in volunteering for the program, check out our website
Constance C. Talmage, Esq.
Colorado Lawyers Committee
1401 Lawrence Street, Suite 2300
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 256-2780 direct
(303) 981-8418 cell
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