Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.


Friday, July 13, 2007

Denver Black Arts Festival And The Community Re-Entry Center

Yes, It is true I am going to spend another weekend out in this lovely Colorado weather. If you have a chance to stop by City Park that would be great. Just as important is the the grand opening of the Community Re-entry Project on Saturday. Go say hi to Mayor Hickenlooper and meet all the people who have worked so hard to put this project together.

Please join CCJRC and the Colorado Progressive Coalition at the Denver Black Arts Festival this coming weekend. This will be our last festival of the summer and we would love to have you stop by and meet with staff and volunteers from both organizations.

The Festival will is located at City Park West from Friday July 13th through July 15th from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. I have included festival highlights and activities from the DBAF website. Also, the grand opening of the Community Re-entry Project will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The grand opening will be at held at 3030 Downing St.

As always, thank you for your support!!

Pam and Christie

“A Legacy Unfolds”

2006“A Legacy Unfolds” restores our values and revives our rich African and African American Heritage. It instills a sense of pride to our younger generation for them to see and experience and continue to celebrate the people of African decent in America.
All are invited to experience and participate in helping to create and celebrate this rich African American heritage tradition. The 21st annual Denver Black Arts Festival celebrates our rich Arts and Cultural traditions revealing and renewing old and new works of Art in the Visual and Performing Arts media.
The Setting:
Denver City Park West July 13th through July 15th 2007 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Four stages of Performing Arts highlighting Jazz, Blues, Soul. Reggae, World Beat, Gospel Tradition African and Hip Hop music. The Dance of, Modern, Tap, Interpretative and Traditional African, the Theater arena presents, vignettes of famous African American Playwrights, fold tales and stories of African American life and moving poetry.
Festival 2007 presents the Visual Arts as a center attraction in an expanded exhibition in the media of Paintings, Drawings, Photography, Sculpture, Glass, Carvings and Fiber. The popular Marketplace known as the “Watu Sokoni” (Peoples Marketplace) offers an array of Afro Centric gifts and goods, to adorn your body and living space with Oils, Incense, Clothing Fabrics, Head Gear, African Carvings and Jewelry.
The festival also offers an opportunity for Community Groups who provide services in Health, Housing, Employment, and Education. It is our tradition to present educational and hands on exhibits that depict and tell the stories of our accomplishments and struggles through the eyes of local Arts and Cultural Non-Profit Organizations and Institutions.
Perry Ayers, Executive Artistic Director of Creativity/Co-Founder