J.E.D.I. Initiative

Alires J. Almon
Chair, CSBR J.E.D.I. Space Council
Founder, Deep Space Predictive

Daudi M. Barnes
Co-Chair, CSBR J.E.D.I. Space Council
President & Founder, Agile Space

The greatest journey in human history is the ongoing evolution of our awareness of who we are, the potential of where we are going, and most importantly how we get there. It is our purpose to create a J.E.D.I. Space environment as we journey into the great space frontier. We will be fearless in our mission as we rise to the challenge of difficult, yet courageous conversations. While we elevate the impact and inclusiveness of people, we will also transform our technologies’ impact on the environment and how we engender our earth for future sustainability.

The Aerospace Industry is experiencing a renaissance, a new eagerness for innovation and exploration fueled by an accelerating human awareness of the importance of space to our sustainable and prosperous future. To realize this opportunity to its fullest potential we must nurture and utilize all the gifts and talents of those that share this vision.

CSBR’s commitment is put forth by establishing a dedicated committee to focus on all areas necessary to create J.E.D.I. Space. We plan to ensure that our events and activities are inclusive, that we promote and encourage our partnerships to be just and equitable in our dealings.  We have diverse individuals that represent the best that Colorado has to offer.  

2023 Events

This year we will provide three workshops facilitated by Ms. Sonia Stovall, J.D., founder of No Offense, LLC.   She will equip you with a toolbox to challenge implicit bias, increase your emotional intelligence and discover how the tenets of J.E.D.I. benefit your organization culturally and economically.  Each session is interactive and has an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session.  As a result of attending the workshop, employing newly gained tools will enhance your personal and professional interactions, recruitment, and retention.

J.E.D.I. Basics –
Understanding the J.E.D.I. Culture
Friday, April 14th
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Metro State University Denver

J.E.D.I Principles in Practice

Thursday, August 10th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Metro State University Denver

J.E.D.I. Council Member Panel

Wednesday, December 6th
Colorado Space RoundUp
Denver Museum of Science and Nature

“I am honored to be asked to lead this important effort. In order for Colorado to remain competitive and a leader in the aerospace industry, we must enable a J.E.D.I  Space environment. We can’t afford to turn away those who wish to contribute their talents to humanity’s greatest cause – space exploration.  I look forward to working with our CSBR Board members, their organizations and the greater aerospace community to keep us moving in the right direction and make space for all of us. ” 

Alires Almon, Chairman CSBR J.E.D.I. Space Committee.

“CSBR’s commitment is put forth by establishing a dedicated committee to focus on all areas necessary to create J.E.D.I. Space. We plan to ensure that our events and activities are inclusive, that we promote and encourage our partnerships to be just and equitable in our dealings.  We have diverse individuals that represent the best that Colorado has to offer.”

– Robert Cone, Chair CSBR

For sponsorships and more information, contact Alires Almon, Chair CSBR Space J.E.D.I. Council.
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