Dreamers unite to secure their future

Dreamers unite to secure their future

Thirty young people stepped out of the shadows, declaring they were undocumented and unafraid. The applause from 250 of their peers filled the Driscoll Student Center at the DU  Campus. Activists touched on the themes of resiliency at the first student-led United Leaders in Higher Education conference over the weekend. Their mission was to bring […]

‘Right to Rest’ fest brings awareness to Capitol steps

‘Right to Rest’ fest brings awareness to Capitol steps

Activists gathered to eat, rest and protest on the West Steps of the Capitol on Jan. 29. These basic acts of survival often raise suspicion from Denver authorities as a violation of the urban camping ban ordinance. The 4th Annual Right to Rest Fest hosted by Denver Homeless Out Loud brought awareness to the daily […]

Witch Collective hosts 34 local small businesses

Witch Collective hosts 34 local small businesses

Shoppers looking for locally made products perused through 34 socially conscious vendors during the two-day Winter Solstice Market held at the Mercury Café on Dec. 2 and 3. The weekend sale, organized by Witch Collective, highlighted the work of small business owners of color and LGBTQ vendors. According to their website, Witch Collective is a […]

Mourning families gather to #SayTheirName

Mourning families gather to #SayTheirName

Four families who never crossed paths before now have one painful similarity that bonds them for life. The death or beatings of a family member by law enforcement officers brings them together. The voices of the Marshall, Eagle Feather, Ronquillo and Kindell families trembled and roared in unison as they demanded justice for their loved […]

Activist Dolores Huerta is celebrated in new film

Activist Dolores Huerta is celebrated in new film

Dolores Huerta’s soft spoken demeanor on stage easily hid the historical trajectory she’s paved after nearly five decades of social justice organizing. Huerta attended early screenings of Dolores, the documentary that has captured her legacy, at the Mayan Theater on Sep. 29. “My hope is that people might now see Dolores’ story as part of […]

Saving heritage through art

Saving heritage through art

Powwow dancers of all ages, from tots to elders, swayed in their colorful regalia to the thundering drum and the belting of native singers during the 28th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration on Sept. 9 hosted by the Denver Art Museum. Hundreds gathered at the Acoma Plaza, the space between the Denver Public Library […]

Water percolates to the forefront in art exhibit

Water percolates to the forefront in art exhibit

Sculptures of colorful repurposed plastic waste, a daily journal of the relationship between a river in New Delhi and its inhabitants and a simple pitcher of water are examples of the thought-provoking works sharing an  artistic home under MSU Denver’s Center for Visual Art until Oct. 21. “Visitors will learn not only about the challenges […]

Survivors share stories and support at SlutWalk

Survivors share stories and support at SlutWalk

Donning pasties, attendees adorned with colorful tattoos, fishnets, combat boots and wrapped in yellow caution tape marched toward the west steps of the Capitol holding signs while chanting, “autonomy for all bodies.” Survivors of sexual violence and their allies first gathered at the amphitheater in Civic Center Park to kick off the 7th Annual SlutWalk […]