Gentrification Summit: Our Communities Are Not for Sale
Saturday, January 13, 2018
9:30am – 3:30pm
Shorter Community African Methodist Episcopal Church
3100 Richard Allen Court Denver, CO
Registration is filling up fast! Over 300 people registered and 2,400 interested. Register today!
Breakfast and lunch provided on a first come, first served basis.
PARKING: Free street parking, however, we encourage carpooling and public transportation.
We are Denver Community Action Network (DenverCAN), a grassroots collective of progressive organizations and individuals working collectively in a citywide effort to resist gentrification, create ownership opportunities for marginalized residents, and cultivate new political leadership. Denver Community Action Network (DenverCAN) is comprised of social justice organizations including Colorado Latino Forum, Cross Community Coalition, GES Coalition, Ditch the I-70 Ditch, Project VOYCE and Black Lives Matter 5280, Indivisible Denver, Denver Food Rescue, All In Denver, Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance, and Shorter Community AME Church.
Our goal of the summit is to connect our movements including affordable housing, justice reform, transportation alternatives, environmental sustainability, food justice, educational equity, health access, and renaming/removing racist signage/symbol initiatives through the lens of gentrification.
The expected outcomes of the summit include the collective development of a citywide policy platform that we can all fight for, recruiting and promoting progressive candidates who will truly work for those who are most impacted or at-risk of displacement, and activating an expansive network to create change through direct democracy initiatives.
9:00am – 10:00am Registration and Breakfast
10:00 am Opening – Plenary
Welcome: Why Gentrification is a Social Justice Issue – Rev. Dr. Timothy Tyler
Ink! Coffee Protest Recap: Tay Anderson
Purpose of Summit and Overview of Organizing Breakout Sessions: Lisa Calderón
Promoting Business Social Responsibility – Kayvan Khalatbari
Systemic Accountability – Holding Politicians Accountable through Direct Democracy – Lisa Calderón
Developing Affordable and Accessible Home and Business Ownership Opportunities – Candi CdeBaca
Cultural Preservation: A Celebration of Resistance – Ara Cruz
10:40am Transition to Organizing Breakout Sessions
10:45am – 12:00pm Morning Organizing Breakout Sessions
Promoting Business Social Responsibility – Fellowship Hall
Systemic Accountability – Sanctuary
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch – Fellowship Hall
12:45pm – 1:15pm Lunchtime Plenary: Gentrification and Policing Equity – Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler
Dr. Phillip Goff, Center for Policing Equity via Skype – Sanctuary
1:15pm – 3:00pm Afternoon Organizing Breakout Sessions
Developing Affordable and Accessible Home and Business Ownership Opportunities – Sanctuary
Cultural Preservation: A Celebration of Resistance – Fellowship Hall
3:00pm – 3:30pm Closing Plenary Wrap-up and Next Steps
4:30pm – 6:30pm After-Summit Celebration – Randall’s at the New Climax Lounge 2217 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205.
We are grateful to our sponsors who have covered much of the costs of this event: Sexy Pizza, Zeppelin Development, Meow Wolf, Shorter Community AME Church, GES Coalition, Whittier Café, Prodigy Coffee, Indivisible Denver, Latino American Law Enforcement Association (LALEY), and Fraternal Order of Police, Denver Lodge #27 (Sheriffs’ Union).