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February 22: Join PBJ this Friday as we particpate in an event hosted by The Studio Project at BMoCA (Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art). The event will begin at 7 pm and will include discussions, activities, food and a film screening. PBJ will be providing Dating Bingo!

The current installation, Museum of Broken Relationships, is incredibly relevent for TDV Awareness Month.

Art Lounge #3: Love on the Reel
Friday, February 22, 7-9pm

Created by and for junior high and high school aged youth, Love on the Reel will feature films by local teens and art-making based on healthy relationships and sexual awareness. Meet a local filmmaker and take part in Teen Open Wall, a pop-up exhibition/art exchange. Created by BMoCA’s Studio Project in collaboration with S.H.A.P.E.

Sponsored by The City of Boulder Youth Opportunities Program, The Georgie Fund at The Community Foundation, and the Luff Family Fund.

See you then!

Out Boulder’s BOLD Youth Films

5:00pm – Saturday, February 23rd

Out Boulder’s BOLD Youth Program, in collaboration with Bent Lens Cinema, proudly presents the premiere of the youth films made during BOLD’s Fall 2012 Director’s Journey Youth Filmmaking Project! This year we have a wide variety of wildy creative youth films! Please join us as a community for this very special evening! This portion of the evening is FREE and open to all!

Bent Lens

**some content may be inappropriate for folks 12 & under. contact B. for more info: / t: 720 248 8183

Get involved this February

Here are 3 things you can do to get involved this month:

1.Wear Orange
The color for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is orange. Wear orange out to events this February and take time to talk with people about TDV and why you are choosing to wear orange. Let those who ask know that you are wearing orange in order to endorse healthy relationships within our communities.

2.Write a post on Facebook
Whether it is from friends or news pages, a lot of us get our news and updates from Facebook. A really powerful tool this TDV Awareness Month is your Facebook wall! Take a few minutes to learn more about TDV and write a short post; letting your friends know why it’s important to learn more about how TDV affects our communities.

3.Learn More
If you would like to learn more about TDV and its affects on our communities please frequent our blog, as we will be uploading information on TDV as well as ways to engage in healthy relationships that are filled with equity, love and respect.

Museum of Broken Relationships

from BMoCA…


February 14 – May 26, 2013 Please join us for the opening reception on February 14, 2013 –  Valentine’s Day.

In a throwaway consumer society, where everything is disposable, upgradable, and replaceable, items that remind us of past relationships rank particularly low on our personal value scale. The common response or advice for dealing with a breakup is to dispose of everything that reminds us of the other person and to get over him or her as quickly as possible, with the fact that the relationship did not last taken as self-evidence that this was not “the right one.” But as more and more people experience several significant relationships during their lifetime, with second and third marriages becoming increasingly common, we begin to acknowledge that our expectations and needs change as much as we do as we live longer, more educated, and self-determined lives. Simultaneously, the notion that the person we spent part of our life with was just “the wrong one” and should be erased from our memory becomes less plausible.

So what to do with the formerly cherished objects that carried so much personal meaning and emotions when the relationship is over? 

Read more…

LGBTQ & Art: talking circle and art project

Below is some information we just received from our friend b. mann at BOLD.  This sounds like a really great project to be a part of!

Brought to you by Out Boulder in collaboration with Boulder High School:

LGBTQ & Allies:

Talking Circle & Art Project for Teens

• Talking circles: express yourself in a safe space. We will be
discussing bullying issues in BVSD and beyond!
• Collaborate and Create a Zine (a DIY magazine): Bring talking circles
into action using art, writing, and creativity! Help create a youthdriven
guide to anti-bullying!
• Project will meet Saturdays, February 16-March 16, 12-4 at the
Out Boulder Pride House, 2132 14th St. Snacks will be provided.

Questions? 720 248 8183
Open to High-school aged students, LGBTQ and Allied.

Be the Change.

2013 MLK Events

Events: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


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Thursday, January 17:

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Boulder Main Library Canyon Theater FILM SCREENING: “FREEDOM SONG” A stirring tale of unsung small-town community members who risked their lives to effect change.

Monday, January 21:

11:30am – 1:00pm – Pearl St. Mall, Boulder County Courthouse
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – CU Boulder, UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
CALL FOR ACTION REMARKS by Dorothy Rupert, former State Senator and Joe Neguse, CU Regent

Thursday, January 24:

7:00 p.m. – CU Boulder, UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
MLK SPEAKER, Reverend Dr. James D. Peters, Jr.
Reverend James worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before serving as a Baptist pastor for over 50 years.


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Tuesday, January 15:

Proclamation “Honoring Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Week”
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Council Chambers, 350 Kimbark, Longmont
Program: City Council will issue a proclamation declaring the week of
January 21st, 2013 in honor of Dr. King’s work on civil rights and social
justice for all people.

Monday, January 21:

Dr. King Celebration “Civil Rights for All”
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Rd., Longmont

Marade (March/Parade)
Time: 1:00 pm
Native American drummer and marchers will do an
honorary march around Silver Creek High School; please
join us.

Program: Trail Blazors of Boulder County film, speakers
and singers.
Time: 2:00 p.m.


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Monday, January 21:

March for Peace
12:00 pm
location: northwest corner of W. Waneka Parkway and Public Road

12:30 pm
location: Escuela Bilingue Pioneer

Boulder YOAB Writing Contest!

Who can participate?
+ The contest is open to middle or high school age youth living in
or attending school in the City of Boulder.

Entries in each of these categories will be judged separately:
1. Middle school – fluent in English
2. Middle school – not yet fluent in English
3. High school – fluent in English
4. High school – not yet fluent in English

Designed for youth by youth, celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Winners will receive a $50
gift card & a chance to
read their work at the
Martin Luther King Jr.
Day rally on the Pearl St.
Mall in January

Deadline: Monday, December 14th, 2012

Rules & Application

Project PAVE’s Transformations Scholarship

The Transformations Scholarship recognizes students who have taken action to end the cycle of relationship violence and promote healthy relationships in their lives, their school and community.

The scholarship:

  • has no GPA or financial requirements
  • is open to students 21 & under
  • typically is a one-time award to 10 students of $2,000-$4,000
To download the application, please visit or call 303.322.2382