We admit it: The competition wasn't steep in the Best of Denver 2016 category for Best Civic Olympics. But Stompin' Ground Games, the latest venture by Denver's Warm Cookies of the Revolution, a civic health club started by Evan Weissman, was definitely a winner.
Starting last September, Warm Cookies of the Revolution took to the road to visit the city's neighborhoods and learn what issues people in different areas are thinking about as they suffer through dramatic changes and growing pains. Each inroad culminates with a monthly Stompin' Ground Games neighborhood Olympics event, which introduces attendees to each community's culture and concerns with a mix of performance and group problem-solving. The spirit infusing these events is strong, and each stop gets people talking.
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But now word comes that after the March event in Elyria/Swansea, Stomping Grounds will take a detour this month, postponing the planned event in Westwood on April 30 to September. As a backup, Warm Cookies will return to a previous format, offering The People Vs VOTING from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, at History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway:
We the People have put Police, God, Children, and Retirement on trial, and now we're challenging the most interesting minds in our community to prosecute or defend: VOTING
"Voting is our civic duty." "Voting changes nothing." "Voting is strategic." "Voting is mindless." "If you don't vote, you can't complain." "Voting is the opiate of the masses."
Where do YOU stand? Come hear the prosecution and defense, take part in the audience rebuttal, and then we'll decide who won by...um....well, we'll figure it out!
And when they do, you'll find the details at warmcookiesoftherevolution.org. In the meantime, mark your calendars for late June, when the award-winning Stompin' Ground Games will land at La Raza Park.