Published: Sept. 20, 2016
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On Saturday September 17, CU Boulder hosted the 2016 Puksta Foundation Inter-Collegiate Retreat.  56 scholars from CU Boulder, CU Denver, Colorado State, Denver University, and Metro State University Denver spent the day attending workshops, networking, and advancing work for the public good.  Alex Landau, UCD Puksta Alum, Community Organizer with the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and Co-Founder of the Denver Justice Project, was our keynote speaker.  His profound talk helped students reflect on what it means to succeed, to fail, and to respond rather than react.  He also helped students map out their projects over the course of the year.  Scholars also chose workshops such as power mapping, building relationships, measuing impact, cutting the issue, time management, and working within institutions.  This year, we tried a new model of having senior scholars and alums lead sessions.  Special thanks to breakout session facilitators Bill Shurm, Aria Dellepiane, Laleobe Olaka, Sarah Sunderlin, and Patrycja Humienik.