Special Event: A Day With Vu Le – Exploring Equity and Community Building

Mon Jun 20, 2016
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Do you ever feel like you have too many balls in the air to juggle? Are Equity and Community Building important to your organization, but those balls are falling to the floor?

Come spend a day with Vu Le, the genius behind the popular blog, Nonprofit with Balls. Vu’s insight, candidness and humor will inspire you to scoop up the balls of equity, community engagement and collaboration and start juggling. By attending “Exploring Equity and Community Building,” participants from a wide range of sectors will be provided with a foundational understanding of equity and how to incorporate it in their own work to support fair and just opportunities for all. The event will ultimately serve as a catalyst for strengthening community relationships and building equity champions.

A registration fee of $15 will be charged to cover the keynote address, lunch, and all additional sessions (except for drinks at the Westin). If this amount is a financial hardship for you or your organization, please email Meghan (meghan.king@eaglecounty.us) before completing the registration form to request a scholarship. The deadline to request a scholarship is June 3.

Space is limited – please register early! Registration will close on June 6.


10:30 AM Check In

11 AM Equality & Equity Keynote Address

Outcome: Participants understand the differences between equality and equity, and why equity is important to our work

12:30 PM Facilitated Networking Lunch (light lunch provided)

Outcome: Participants have an opportunity to build community networks and equity champions

1:45 PM Workshop 1: Authentic Community Engagement as a Way to Build Equity

Outcome: Participants will understand authentic community engagement and how/why it builds equity, and tools for how to foster inclusion in community processes and organizational structures

3 PM Workshop 2: Collaboration as a Way to Build Equity

Outcome: Participants will understand how collaboration does/does not build equity, successful tools for building community collaboration, and will work through the strengths and weaknesses of Eagle County community collaborations

4:30 PM Happy Hour with Vu at Maya Restaurant (The Westin) – open to all registered participants

Outcome: Celebrate!


This program is presented by Eagle County Public Health & Environment in partnership with Vail Symposium, Eagle River Youth Coalition and SOS Outreach.

In preparation for the event, please explore Vu’s blogs on equity, community engagement and collaboration.



We will be providing a variety of lunch options to meet gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan dietary restrictions. For any special accommodations to participate, contact ashley@vailsymposium.org.

If interested in lodging accommodations for the event, contact Vail Symposium for room rates.