What’s Next?” is the question we’ve heard since the Dec. 11 community-wide listening sessions about keeping or changing the Stapleton name. Five organizations that contribute to the community in different ways sponsored the two sessions, one afternoon and one evening, to get a sense of community views on the subject. All five organizations have Stapleton associated with their names.
In 1974, acting under the direction of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge William Doyle issued an order that the Denver Public Schools (DPS) be desegregated.
If you know the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” you’re most likely Black—and you also know it is often referred to as the Black National Anthem. If you’re White, you likely know none of the above.
In a community-wide vote, Stapleton property owners will receive a ballot in June on whether to change the Stapleton name. Read about why the ballot is happening and what’s on it here.
Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the biggest changes in his life since moving into Fusion Studios, says Jesse Parris, who spent 13 years sleeping on Denver’s streets.
Being home (whether or not in time for the holidays) will soon have a profound new meaning for over a hundred Denver residents—the Quality Inn on Quebec is being transformed into 139 affordable microhousing units.
“We know there is no silver bullet. Nobody has gotten it right,” says city planner Laura Aldrete, Executive Director of Denver’s Community Planning and Development (CPD) office, when asked what can be done to fix Denver’s housing crisis.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s March 23 “Stay at Home” order underscored the half-hearted response to social isolation. The weekend before this order, Denver parks and playgrounds were crowded again after a thaw in the late March snow. Buy-in for social isolation is understandably challenging for many in a society that cherishes individual freedoms and individualism over the collective.
Like you, we’re feeling shell shocked by the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis, first to people’s health and —a close second— to the economic impacts on their lives, particularly those who were already struggling.
Many of us catch glimpses of it from the street, but few have had the chance to enter its gates.