MAR 12, 2021
While national foundations like Black Lives Matter are often in the public eye, it’s the chapters on the ground across the United States that are addressing city-specific issues. Hear from Co-Founder of Denver's BLM5280, Amy E. Brown, about the origins or the chapter and what their work looks like now.
JUNE 18, 2020
Episode features Amy E. Brown, she is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter 5280 and a community organizer in Denver.
Right now, the US is at a critical point in its history. Millions of Americans are rallying to make their voices heard, particularly, Black Americans. Racism is steeped into the core of this country and now in 2020, a movement has to arise from the ashes of the moment.
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Denver's Marade, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., usually attracts thousands of people, who march as one united community from City Park to Civic Center.
But on January 18, the 2016 event was interrupted by demonstrations by local activists, including Black Lives Matter 5280 co-founder Amy E. Brown, who took the podium at Civic Center Park, uninvited, and offered a riled-up crowd pointed criticisms of Mayor Michael Hancock.