Denver

  • New Initiative Pursues Human Rights for All in Denver

    October 11, 2018
    Denver, CO – Over the past six months, with the direction of Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL), community members gathered nearly 10,000 petition signatures to get the Denver Right to Survive Initiative on the city’s May 2019 municipal ballot. The ballot initiative asks: “Shall the…...
  • #OccupyICE Movement Grows Momentum in Colorado

    August 6, 2018
    Centennial, CO – On the morning of Thursday, August 2, 2018, after sustaining an #OccupyICE encampment vigil for almost four days, eight advocates blockaded the two main driveway entrances to the ICE Denver Field Office. Using PVC pipes to connect their arms, the eight participants,…...
  • ICE Occupation Emerges at Denver Field Office

    July 30, 2018
    Centennial, CO – In the evening of Sunday, July 29, 2018, a coalition of many local immigrant rights and social justice groups gathered outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Denver Field Office to hold an encampment vigil. Watch our live coverage below from Monday…...
  • Denver Police, City Workers Throw Away Belongings Amid Lawsuit

    July 16, 2018
    Denver, CO – On July 9 and 12, 2018, Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL), an advocacy group for people without housing, published two videos documenting Denver police and city workers seizing people’s belongings and throwing them away; also known as “sweeps.” These ongoing sweeps continue…...
  • Class-Action Against Denver for Criminalizing Houselessness Moves Forward

    May 11, 2018
    Denver, CO – The class-action lawsuit against Denver, which claims that the city has been repeatedly violating the constitutional rights of residents without housing, was officially ordered to move forward by Judge William Martínez on March 26, 2018, when he denied the motions for summary…...
  • Second Hearing Postponed for Mobile Home Park Residents Suing Park Owners

    March 18, 2018
    UPDATE: On Saturday, March 17, 2018, during the Aurora City Council’s Winter Workshop, the council decided to move a proposal of a 10-month moratorium on mobile home park redevelopment to an official vote during their city council meeting on March 26, 2018. Aurora, CO –…...
  • Fourth Push for Homeless Bill of Rights in Colorado Legislature

    March 14, 2018
    UPDATE: After seven hours of testimony including over 100 people testifying in favor of the Homeless Bill of Rights and about five testifying against, the bill was voted down for the fourth year in a row with a vote of 10-3. Denver, CO – For…...
  • Ninth Annual CO Love Knows No Borders, No Walls Vigil

    February 5, 2018
    Aurora, CO – On February 5, 2018, poets, musicians, family members of detainees, and other community members will gather outside the for-profit GEO ICE Detention Center in Aurora, CO for the ninth year in a row. Among the nearly 1500 detainees inside this detention center…...
  • Denver’s First Tiny Home Village ‘Beloved Community Village’ Turns Six Months Old

    January 19, 2018
    Denver, CO – On July 21, 2017, after four years of fundraising, community building, and meetings with politicians and city workers to change city codes, sixteen formerly unhoused Denver residents moved into Denver’s first tiny home village called Beloved Community Village. However, the village was…...
  • Longtime Denver Community Residents Boycott ink! Coffee

    December 7, 2017
    Denver, CO – On Saturday, November 25, 2017, over 200 people rallied outside of ink! Coffee shop on Larimer Street in downtown Denver to show their opposition to the shop’s recent advertising displays. Unicorn Riot provided live coverage of the community responses to the incidents…...