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By The Denver North Star staff

Regis Gives April 16-17

A 48-hour fundraising initiative, Regis Gives, invites the community to support a range of the university’s internal and outward-facing projects and programs. As a Jesuit institution, many of the highlighted programs connect students and faculty with opportunities to serve in the community. 

Among them this year is the Virtual Inside/Out Prison Education Program, which enables incarcerated individuals in Colorado to earn college credit. The initiative pairs incarcerated students with external counterparts in a virtual class. Participants earn 18 credits toward a bachelor of arts degree within a year.

The RU Guatemala Interfaith Medical Service Project is a medical immersion partnership between Regis healthcare students, a volunteer medical team and Ciudad de la Esperanza in Cobán, Guatemala. Regis supports a primary care clinic, sending student and medical teams each spring, supplying a year’s pharmacy stock and supporting a Guatemalan pediatrician’s stipend.

Visit to learn more about these and dozens of other Regis Gives projects. 

City Council Encourages Public Comment by Youth

In March, City Council began prioritizing youth speakers on the first Monday of the month at its general public comment session.

General public comment is held weekly on Mondays from 5-5:30 p.m. Anyone can still sign up to speak, but on those Mondays, priority will be given to those 18 years old and under. Speakers are allotted three minutes and can make remarks via Zoom or in-person at the council chamber at 1437 Bannock St.

Sign-up opens every Friday at 11 a.m. and closes Monday at 3 p.m. To sign up, visit or call 720-337-2000.

Cocina Libre: Immigrant Resistance Recipes Launches May 16

A cookbook, which is produced in English and Spanish by the University of Denver, launches next month on May 16 and at a May 21 event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Raíces Brewing (2060 W. Colfax Ave.). Written by Dr. Julia Roncoroni and Dr. Delio Figueroa, the cookbook features stories and recipes by refugees and immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Ukraine and Venezuela.

Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will be donated to Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC). More information can be found at

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