RESIST FORWARD SUMMIT
An unprecedented gathering in Denver, CO
Sensing a growing hunger for unity, organization and finding common goals within Denver’s progressive community, Dr. Timothy Tyler, Pastor at Denver’s iconic Shorter Community AME Church, has stepped forward to organize the Resist Forward Summit on Saturday, June 10 from 8:30am to 4:00pm. It will be held at the church at 3100 Richard Allen Ct. in NE Denver.
Local Indivisible Groups have joined Dr. Tyler in spearheading the Summit, which will bring together more than 25 diverse human rights organizations working for social and economic justice on behalf of all races, creeds, colors, and sexual orientations in the Denver Metro Area.
“The Resist Forward Summit will be an opportunity for freedom fighters and potential activists to come together” says Dr. Tyler. “They will join forces to fight the current political and social atmosphere of fear and racism threatening to roll back
decades of progress made in our city, our nation and our world.”
The event will feature
Dr. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jeanette Vizguerra, one of Time Magazine’s “100 most influential people,” and a mother of 4 who lived in Denver’s First Unitarian Church for 86 days to avoid immigration authorities until she was given a stay of removal until March 2019.
Round table discussions of social and economic justice issues faced by these communities
Effective communication training, tools and strategies
Wrap-up non-violent action for social justice
Make a note in your calendars, write it on your news crew’s assignment board. This will be a major community event organizers hope is just the beginning of coalition building throughout Colorado.
Evaluation Deliverables (East5ide Unified|Unido Learning and Evaluation Action Team)
On Monday October 29th Chuck and Kellie gathered additional potential Anchor Institution partners (Children’s Museum, Denver Art Museum, Denver Foundation, etc) together at the Canopy with Emily, Jodi, and Caila to discuss what they might achieve together as a group. These folks have be invited to the November 8th ABCD meeting to listen in, and will be meeting over the next few months to clarify what it means to be and “Anchor Institution” and then weave in with the council (think if you might want to represent the East5ide in this group!).