Indigenous Ways of Being Symposium

Tuesday, April 26 @GOCA 121

Doors open @ 6:30p | Program starts @ 7p

Suggested $10 donation advance, $15 door | FREE for UCCS students and GOCA PAC members

Seating is first-come, first-served - we recommend arriving early to guarantee preferred seating.  

Mark Lakeman of The City Repair Project will chat about urban permaculture. Art Goodtimes, a poet and San Migue County Commissioner, will talk about poetry and politics. 

ChitChat is a series of mash-up talks on contemporary culture and DIY topics. Each program features two speakers, hands-on and participatory learning, and a whole lot of lively conversation. This program sparks diverse discussions on contemporary life-specifically in the Pikes Peak Region-and features some of the most interesting minds in Colorado Springs. We are in our 5th season of this popular series; join us and reserve your seat today!

ChitChat tickets include snacks + beverages, two speakers, lively conversation, and more fun than you can shake a stick at.


SEATING All unclaimed seats will be released at 6 pm. Seating is first-come, first-served - we STRONGLY recommend arriving early to guarantee preferred seating. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? 
No age limits - but all guests must have a ticket. ID's will be required and checked at registration.

Free parking is provided in the Plaza of the Rockies garage for this event. Please bring your parking stub to GOCA staff memeber so it can be validated.More questions? Contact GOCA at 719.255-3504 or email gallery@uccs.edu


Mark Lakeman is a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. In the last decade he has directed, facilitated, or inspired designs for more than three hundred new community-generated public places in Portland, Oregon alone. Through his leadership in Communitecture, Inc., and it’s various affiliates such as the The City Repair Project (501(c)3), The Village Building Convergence, and the Planet Repair Institute, he has also been instrumental in the development of dozens of participatory organizations and urban permaculture design projects across the United States and Canada. Mark works with governmental leaders, community organizations, and educational institutions in many diverse communities.

Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. He is a noted poet and writer of several books and the poet laureate of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. He grew up in California and graduated from San Francisco State University in 1970.  He has also served as co-chair of the Green Party of Colorado.


Doors 6:30p; Program 7p