• June 22nd, 2021
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City Council Districts 3, 11 Host Anti-Racism Community Workshops


The offices of Denver City Council President Stacie Gilmore and President Pro Tem Jamie Torres proudly announce a partnership to offer an anti-racism workshop series in 2021 to community members in their districts.

Conscious Minds Consulting, LLC will facilitate community-building activities, implicit bias and anti-racism trainings, and reflection debriefs for three cohorts of community members. Each cohort will meet once a week from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm for three consecutive weeks starting in early June.

“Especially over the past year, we’ve seen a rising awareness of the need for increased education, accountability, and growth as we all seek to become better allies and combat the systems of oppression that impact so many of our lives,” said City Council President Pro Tem Jamie Torres. “These workshops are a powerful tool to create those opportunities and build solidarity among Denverites on these issues. I’m thrilled to offer my constituents the chance to show up, learn, and grow together.”

“In recognizing the realities of systemic racism and the historical and ongoing injustices throughout our communities, I am excited for this partnership which will provide a safe space for our community to engage in these important conversations. These workshops will offer the tools to acknowledge and promote awareness of how dismantling oppressive systems requires both individual and collective accountability. I encourage everyone to have the courage to lean into discomfort as we learn and grow together in our increased awareness in ally-ship”

“Especially over the past year, we’ve seen a rising awareness of the need for increased education, accountability, and growth as we all seek to become better allies and combat the systems of oppression that impact so many of our lives,”
Jamie Torres, Denver Councilwoman

Residents of City Council District 3 and District 11 are invited to apply and participate in one of three online cohorts. More information on the program and the application can be found http://bit.ly/CommunityAntiRacismWorkshops.  This opportunity is supported, in part, to a grant from The Denver Foundation.

 

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