Community Conversations Thursday, August 13th from 1:00-2:15pm MST

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Meet the Experts

Saoirse Maloney

Saoirse Ginny Maloney (ser-sha) they/them/theirs and she/her/hers grew up in a town that was 200 people on a good day! They are an Irish-American non-binary femme who resides in Denver, Colorado, and works as a Library Assistant for Denver Public Libraries. They have multiple years of experience in providing direct service support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through working on rape crisis lines and the Boulder-based domestic violence shelter Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN).  She currently serves as a board member on the Trans Steering and Events Committee (TSEC) to guide trans centered programming and advocacy for OutBoulder County.   They currently find themselves wondering what kind of social systems that promote community, healing, and justice could arise if Boulder and Denver County defunded and/or abolished the police.

Derek McCoy

Derek McCoy, PAVE’s Prevention Director, is a former collegiate & professional football player who turned his focus to being a part of transforming the narrative around what it means to “Be A Man,” in an effort to empower healthy expressions of gender identity and healthy relationship behaviors. After 8-years as a staff member at PAVE, Derek is now well known locally (a little bit nationally) for his expertise on gender-based issues and ability to connect with a broad demographic of people around issues relating to masculinity.

Beatriz Sanchez

Beatriz graduated from Fairview High School in Boulder, CO class of 2020 and is an incoming freshman at the CU Boulder College of Arts and Sciences. She wishes to pursue a bachelors in social psychology to then obtain her MSW. She is a social justice activist, researcher and creator on the Crown Institute’s “m.b.v.” Youth Team, and an Afro-Latinx youth. She is constantly open to listening, learning and being there for people in need. Her motto is “I see you, and I love you”.  Beatriz hopes to one day work with diverse communities and advocate for them on a larger level.

Annika Spilde

Annika is a Boulder, Colorado native who currently attends Fairview High School as a junior. She joined Youth Advocating for Change as a freshman and has expanded her work in advocacy and social justice since then, reaching out to Boulder Valley School District just this year to address the significant policy and culture issues around sexual assault in Boulder Valley schools. In her free time, Annika plays softball with her high school and watches far too much Grey’s Anatomy.

Pints for a Purpose: September 2nd

Brave Bold and Beautiful

Join us for a night of music, art, food, prizes, and comedy by our host Vinnie Montez!
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All proceeds go to support our 24-hour hotline, prevention education, support groups and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence.

October 23rd, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder
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