Courageous Conversations

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 from 12:00pm to Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 1:00pm

About

Courageous Conversations is our virtual event series that explores topics around social justice and racial equity.

During each session, we host leaders in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to share their insights into the social justice issues facing communities of color. Courageous Conversations is intended to encourage collective understanding and action and to explore how, as an organization and as individuals, we can work to build greater equity in our community.

As a learning organization, Mile High United Way has been on our own equity and anti-racism journey. We hope you will join our Courageous Conversations to grow your knowledge and join the fight against systemic racism.

Mile High United Way's Commitment to Equity
For 133 years, Mile High United Way has believed that a community and a country can only succeed when we are united, and that every individual must receive equal opportunity to pursue their dreams and maintain their livelihood. We stand united against the injustices and cruelty of systemic racism. We stand united for the values of equal treatment and equal access to resources. And we recognize that it will take action and it will take work from each one of us.

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Any time before each shift ends or when space runs out.

Shifts (8)

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DR. IBRAM X. KENDI12:00pm (MT)1:00pm (MT)
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Join us for a conversation with Christine Benero, President & CEO of Mile High United Way, and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award Winner, #`1 New York Times Best Selling author, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, and Director of Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. The link to...337/500Register

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EQUITABLE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE: RACISM AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS - DISPARITIES / MATERNAL MORTALITY12:00pm (MT)1:15pm (MT)
https://zoom.us/j/93428440306
Inequities within our healthcare system have existed for a long time, but recent big headline events such as Serena Williams' birth story and Chadwick Boseman's death have brought the conversation of health disparities within communities of color back to the forefront. Join us as we learn about how poverty, racism,...367/500Register

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DECOLONIZING WEALTH: HOW TO ADVANCE SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH PHILANTHROPY12:00pm (MT)1:00pm (MT) LINK TO JOIN: https://zoom.us/j/92893885497In our next Courageous Conversations, we will discuss the history of wealth accumulation in the US, the dysfunction that it has perpetuated, and what we can do to change it now. We’ll explore what decolonizing wealth means and why it’s important to consider when addressing social justice...236/500Over

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ECONOMIC JUSTICE: HOW THE INCOME GAP DISPROPORTIONATELY HINDERS WOMEN AND BIPOC COMMUNITIES12:00pm (MT)1:15pm (MT)
https://zoom.us/j/92731080072
Income inequality isn't new - it's been growing in our country for decades, disproportionately impacting women and people of color. Like so many other inequities present in our society, the pandemic only served to worsen the pay gap. When paired with the insidious nature of systemic racism, financial outcomes have...228/500Over

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The Complexities of Food Insecurity and Race12:00pm (MT)1:15pm (MT)
https://zoom.us/j/93196262070
"There is no possible excuse for children to go hungry in this country. Yet it happens - every day, in every community." - No Kid Hungry  In Colorado, it is estimated that nearly 1 in 8 children do not always know where they will get their next meal from; 1...232/500Over

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HOUSING ACCESS: REDLINING AND HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN DENVER/COLORADO12:00pm (MT)1:15pm (MT)
https://zoom.us/j/92643169367
Redlining was the federal government's deliberate, discriminatory practice of denying home loans to residents in neighborhoods that predominately housed immigrants or populations of color. Though redlining may seem like a thing of the past, it's an issue that still occurs today. Even in communities where it's no longer common practice,...297/500Over

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TRICIA ROSE: HOW SYSTEMIC RACISM WORKS12:00pm (MT)1:15pm (MT) Join here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86303471315Systemic racism–the normalized and legitimized range of policies, practices, and attitudes that routinely produce cumulative and chronic adverse outcomes for people of color, especially black people–is the main driver of racial inequality in America today. In our next Courageous Conversations, we will learn about the topic of systemic racism in America from...282/500Over

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VOTING RIGHTS: A HISTORY OF VOTER SUPRESSION AND ATTEMPTS TO ADDRESS IT12:00pm (MT)1:15pm (MT)
https://zoom.us/j/99853007088
https://zoom.us/j/99853007088
Voter suppression has been a part of the politics of our country since its inception. Despite amendments built into our constitution to ensure voter rights, communities of color still face unnecessary obstacles and disenfranchisement that makes exercising their right to vote incredibly difficult. Join us as we learn about the...315/500Over