Our Social Justice Partner ACLU of Colorado

The state’s oldest and largest civil rights organization whose mission is to protect, defend and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Colorado through litigation, education, and advocacy.  Check out their events and volunteer opportunities https://aclu-co.org/volunteer/. They also have great actions alerts, publications, and resources.

One current campaign the ACLU of Colorado is running is to engage the public in a discussion about the death penalty and how it is unfairly applied. Currently, Colorado has three men on death row and all three are Black men. To learn more about that campaign visit https://www.enddeathpenaltyco.org.

The Second Tuesday Race Forum

The Second Tuesday Race Forum is a place to learn about Race in our lives through monthly conversations. They are always open to new members. Go to their Contact page to see how you can join by trying out a meeting or by signing up for their email list.  Talking about Race can be a scary thing. They can’t promise you will always be comfortable, but they do promise you will be safe from harm.  You can get some reassurance for your first visit by visiting our Guidelines for Effective Community Engagement Page

Black Live Matter 5280

Black Lives Matter 5280 Building a violence-free Denver where Black People are values, protected and safe. This organization is for Black people who want to work together on change, education, and justice.

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform (CCJR) Coalition was founded in 1999 and is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance community health and safety. They are people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families and allies of both. We advocate and organize for public safety strategies that are more holistic, effective and just.

The Denver Justice Project

The Denver Justice Project (DJP): Transforming Law Enforcement. Ending Mass Incarceration. Seeking Racial Justice.  They work with historically marginalized communities to address systemic racism by transforming law enforcement and the structure of the criminal justice system through intersectional movement building, direct action, advocacy, and collaborative education.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) – Denver

SURJ Denver (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is a local chapter of a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Variety of training, events, and actions in support of Black Lives Matter 5280 and other local racial justice groups.

Soul2Soul Sisters

Soul2Soul Sisters is a fiercely faith-based, Black Womxn-led, racial justice organization focused on Black healing and Black liberation. They hold several sessions of Facing Racism each year. These are cohorts of 20 mostly white people from various religious traditions in centering Black Womxn and our experiences. Integrating spiritual, ritual and ancestral fields with anti-racism education toward action. They also hold Self-Love Saturdays and a variety of health programs for Black women. https://soul2soulsisters.org/ending-anti-black-racism-resources/

Race Talk University

Race Talk University is run by Dr. Timothy Tyler, the Pastor of Shorter Community AME Church, Denver & Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, The Chief Catalyst/Founder of the Equity Project, LLC and the HR Shop, It is an intergenerational/interracial Cohort of approximately 50 people.
The purpose of the cohort is to reimagine & envision systems free of racism and white supremacy. Those who desire to participate in the 9 -week study action group will learn how to lead active conversations about racism and white supremacy in their own communities and networks. Shorter Community AME Church also hosts a variety of community conversations about race and other social issues. `

Creative Strategies for Change

Creative Strategies for Change  CSC is driven by a far-reaching vision of thriving vibrant communities that are rich in arts, culturally responsive, socially just, and sustained by restorative systems. They also offer a variety of training and consulting on racial justice and related issues.