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.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Music, food set the mood at People's Fair - The Denver Post

Music, food set the mood at People's Fair - The Denver Post
Think dancing. Think music. Think deep-fried Twinkies.

Think the Capitol Hill People's Fair is open, signaling that the summer festival season has officially begun.

The People's Fair, with a full roster of street-vendor food and homegrown music, runs through Sunday evening at Civic Center in downtown Denver.

The fair began in 1971 after residents of Capitol Hill weren't happy with city planners' decision to turn some avenues into one-way streets.

The residents, the city and Denver police decided to mend relations by having a neighborhood get-together. The neighborhood confab turned into a full-blown festival that eventually grew so large it had to migrate from Morey Middle School to the big downtown park.

The People's Fair will feature food, and tons of it, from turkey legs, cinnamon roasted nuts, fried Twinkies and buffalo burgers to roasted corn and other traditional summer fare.

Kids can bounce in a bubble tower or test their mettle in the Denver Firefighters Museum obstacle course.

Local bands will perform on six stages scattered throughout the park, featuring jazz, rock, blues, country, Latin, Mexican, rhythm and blues, soul and folk music. A variety of dancers will leap, stomp, shimmy or shake their bellies and bon bons in Aztec, Bolivian, Irish and ballet dance forms.

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