2018 Summer Update
Labor Day weekend signals the end of Summer for many Americans. Though Fall does not officially begin until the Autumnal Equinox on September 21, our society has begun its shift into a new season. School is starting. Regular rhythms are returning. It's a time to transition into new days of life, work, and community.
Please stay tuned for announcements relating to both of these projects in the coming weeks. Below, please find several exciting updates from CVC from the Summer of 2018 and enjoy the end to your summer days.
For our sisters and brothers on the streets, this shift towards a new season may signal a welcome end to some of the long hot summer days and the sunburn associated with those days. It means the nights are growing a bit longer, the mornings a bit cooler. This break from the heat may be welcome for now, but it also signals the reality that winter is coming. It won’t be warm forever. For our friends on the streets, a new season may also mean an increase in sweeps along the river and throughout downtown, as police move in to break up some of the encampments that have grown as people gathered together to survive throughout these summer months.
As the summer season draws to a close, we wanted to take a minute to look back on all that has occurred in the life of our organization over these last few months. Despite the setback incurred from the historic preservation commission’s ruling on the Womens’ Village at St. Andrews, summer has been an amazing season of growth for CVC. We have grown our staff, celebrated the first anniversary of Beloved Community Village, been all over the news, and seen support and energy for self-governed tiny home villages expand!
As this season concludes, we feel more prepared for what is ahead of us this fall and winter. In December we will be moving the Beloved Community Village to a new site, and that move will coincide with the construction of a new and improved community space for BCV! Simultaneously, we are aiming to provide home and community for 8 Women and members of the LGBTQ/Transgender Community in the forthcoming Women's Village this Winter.
-Colorado Village Collaborative