East5ide Unified and Servicios De La Raza have come together from the East Side and the West Side of Denver to plan this most crucial conversation across communities.
Please save the date, share with your networks and attend. Let us know if you or someone you know might be interested in being a panelist or supporting this or future dialogues.
The context of this event is based upon the results of the 2012 report: Assessment of African American and Latino Race Relations in Denver – which was conducted by MSW students and members of the Shades Of Brown Alliance (SOBA) – a student organization at the University Of Denver Graduate School Of Social Work at the request of the Office of the Mayor. The information gathered in this study was consistent with findings in literature exploring race relations between African Americans and Latinos in cities throughout the United States, including that the fact thatAfrican Americans and Latinos experience common adversities and have a legacy of shared struggle.
Dinner will be provided with cuisine representing both cultures (suggestions have included El Jardin, Santiagos, Creamery, Welton St. Cafe, Kashbah, and Three Sista’s Eats and Treats)
The event will include an opening framing of the issue, a panel of experts, and small and large group discussions, ultimately focusing on Building Relationships – within and across our own communities.
It is our hope that this event will serve as the “flashpoint” – and the first of what we hope will be a series of quarterly conversations that will ultimately lead to action – a shift in the paradigm and true unity across struggles. If you are from the Eastside or the Westside or care about Black/Brown Unity and Collective Impact throughout Metro Denver please come and be a part of this crucial conversation!