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‘Communities Against Poverty’ will shed light on equity issues to explore the current crisis and celebrate those who are making a difference in the Communities Against Poverty event. The virtual event is hosted by The Colorado Center on Law and Policy and runs from November 19 to 21. The event is free to anyone who wants to understand Colorado’s current poverty situation.

The economic crisis continues to reveal widening racial and social disparities across the state. The Colorado Center on Law and Policy is raising awareness of Coloradoans who are making a difference in the fight against poverty and inequality while identifying policy solutions that could drive change to create a more equitable future.

This celebratory and informative event will feature a series of short sessions on issues pertaining to The Colorado Center on Law and Policy’s focus areas of food, health, housing, and financial security.

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This year’s event is being held virtually due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and health guidelines. Click here for the full schedule of the event.

Colorado Lieutenant Governor, Dianne Primavera who is a vocal advocate for economic justice and health equality, will share her insights and provide brief congratulatory remarks during the ‘Champions of Economic Justice and Equity’ awards on November 19.

Also, on November 19, four recipients of the CCLP’s Colorado Champions of Economic Justice and Equity awards will be honored. This year’s recipients are:

  • Senator Julie Gonzales, 9to5 Colorado
  • Marivel Klueckman of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance
  • Karla Gonzales Garcia of the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Tony Messenger will share his perspective from covering issues of race, criminal justice, and poverty for the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Messenger is a native Coloradan and has earned national acclaim for exposing debtors’ prisons in Missouri and nationwide.

There will be four educational mini webinars over the course of the three-day event with topics including “Administrative Barriers to Health Coverage,” “Food Security During Insecure Times” and “Protecting Tenants’ Rights During the Pandemic.”

Click here to register.