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Inward and Upward: Specific Resources for Denver, CO regarding Racial Injustice

Updated: Jun 8


Original document compiled by Denver Seminary Littleton students: Abby Klima, Kristen Hintze, Christina John, Reid Bervik, and additional members of the Denver Community

The purpose of this document is to equip non-black citizens in the Denver-area with opportunities to take actionable steps against systemic racism in our neighborhoods, city, state and beyond. We’ve compiled resources for personal learning as well as specific ways to respond and become involved in this fight for change.


OVERARCHING RESOURCES


There are many people who have spent a lot of time compiling overarching resources to join this revolution. Here are some links to those resources:

COMPILATION OF RESOURCES:

LIST OF BOOKS:

FILMS/DOCUMENTARIES/THINGS TO WATCH:

*A lot of films (non-documentaries) address race. Watch this for things to think about as you discern helpful movies to avoid the White Savior Trope.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:

VOICES TO FOLLOW:

Protesting as White Accomplices created by Showing Up for Racial Justice’s Denver Chapter

DENVER RESOURCES


PAST EVENTS:


Thursday, June 4th

  • Highlighting our Youth and Educators

  • When: 4 pm

  • Where: Civic Center Park Greek Theatre


Thursday, June 4th

  • Car Rally - 14 mile car march organized by Black Lives Matter Denver

  • When: 6 pm

  • Where: Shorter AME Church at the intersection of Colorado and MLK


Friday, June 5th:

  • A Time for Black Healing: Celebrating the beauty and power of Black culture through art, music, joy, and love

  • When: 2 pm - 8 pm

  • Where: Civic Center Park Greek Theatre


Saturday, June 6th:


UPCOMING EVENTS (TBD):


For more up to date information, see Quincy Shannon’s Instagram, Tay Anderson’s Twitter and TT’s twitter.

VOTE:

The Colorado Primaries are on June 30th!

  • Register to vote here.

WHO TO FOLLOW IN DENVER:

WHO TO CALL AND EMAIL:


**Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod just introduced the “Law Enforcement

Accountability and Integrity Act”. Please go to this link for more information about the

bill and this link to find the number for your senator and representative to call as well as

a script so that we can urge them to pass this bill.**


For help with what to say and/or write, please see 5 Calls, Black Lives Matter, 8 Can’t

Wait, and this resource created by Deray, Samuel Sinyangwe, and Brittany Packnett

Cunningham after they research 100+ cities (search for Denver).


  • Senator Cory Gardner:

Phone: (303) 391-5777

  • Senator Michael Bennet:

Phone: (202) 224-5852

  • Colorado Attorney General - Phil Weiser:

Phone: (720) 508-6000

Email: email through this form

  • Colorado Governor - Jared Polis:

Phone: (303) 866-2885

Email: Governorpolis@state.co.us

  • Mayor of Denver - Michael Hancock:

Phone: (720) 865-9000

Email: email through this form or mayorsoffice@denvergov.org

  • Denver City Chief of Police - Paul Pazen:

Information desk: (720) 913-6010

Email (for media inquiries): dpdpio@denvergov.org

Address to send letters:

Police Administration Building

1331 Cherokee Street

Denver, CO 80204

BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT:

ORGANIZATIONS TO VOLUNTEER FOR, WORK WITH, OR DONATE TO:

PLACES TO DONATE: