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BLM5280 Vaccine Drive

BLM5280 Vaccine Drive

We are pleased to announce a BLM5280 COVID-19 Vaccine Drive in partnership with Denver Department of Public Health and Environment and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College. Date: Tuesday, April 27th 9am - 3pm Location: Dr. MLK Jr. Early College, 19535 E 46th Ave Denver, CO 80249 Insurance is NOT required! Immigration status is NOT a factor! Vaccine type: Moderna Please make your informed decision to get vaccinated and register online at tinyurl.com/BLM5280Vaccine

#SAAM Campaign Announcement!

#SAAM Campaign Announcement!

CW: sexual violence April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and BLM5280 has launched a public campaign to center healing for members of our community who have experienced sexual violence. Members Ari and Apryl joined IG Live to discuss what BLM5280 will be doing to center healing among survivors this month, and always. View the announcement here!

March 25, 2021 Press Release: DPD Chief Pazen is Lying

March 25, 2021 Press Release: DPD Chief Pazen is Lying

During the Denver City Council Safety, Housing, Education, and Homelessness Committee meeting on March 24, 2021, DPD Chief Pazen provided a community update on the co-responder program and the Support Team Assistance Response (STAR) program. Chief Pazen inaccurately reported that BLM 5280 had representation on the group that aided in creating the STAR program. BLM 5280 nor any of its individual members sit on this advisory board. Chief Pazen nor his team consulted us on this presentation and did not even notify us of the presentation. We support the need for non-law enforcement community responses to 9-1-1 and crisis calls, such as the STAR pilot program. We would not work with law enforcement-led co-responder models, which send police officers and mostly white social workers to calls. The current co-responder models lack trauma-informed care through sending law enforcement to crisis calls. We encourage community engagement and involvement in conversations around public safety and policy changes regarding public safety. Oftentimes, Black people and communities (particularly Black women and Black LGBTQIA folx) are not invited to these conversations. As a chapter, we are also not invited to the table in these conversations, or our input is disregarded. If you want to know about the work that BLM 5280 is doing in the community, please consult our social media pages or our newly revamped website: www.blacklivesmatter5280.com. Questions? Contact blacklivesmatter5280@gmail.com