2018 Annual Luncheon—come see yourself in our photos

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

The Colorado Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon is known for entertaining courageous conversations about issues impacting the well-being of our kids. In keeping with the spirit of this event, the Children’s Campaign welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Define American Founder and author, Jose Antonio Vargas, to share his compelling personal story as an undocumented American, as well as how he is using media and storytelling to change the frame of the immigration conversation. Thank you, Jose, for sharing your story and lending your voice to this complicated conversation!

The real highlight was in the way Mr. Vargas brilliantly moderated a panel of advocates ages 14-18 from across Colorado who shared their advocacy journeys and lessons learned with an audience of 600 policymakers, business and community leaders and engaged citizens. From common sense gun laws, equity in education, mental health supports in schools, LGBTQ equality and increased representation of youth in policy development, these amazing young people educated and inspired and received a standing ovation for their thoughtful words.

Many thanks to those who attended our 2018 Annual Luncheon last week, especially our event sponsors and table hosts. The Annual Luncheon is our largest fundraiser of unrestricted funds—support that is crucial for us to remain nimble in a dynamic policy environment. It’s not too late to support the luncheon or the Children’s Campaign.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.