Educational Forum: Symbolic Violence, Cultural Racism, & Our Community


March 26th from 5-6:30 pm

The Hangar at Stanley

Panelists Gregg Deal, Dr. Jamie Hodgkins, Lisa Calderón, Dr. Patty Limerick, and Tamara Banks will discuss symbolic violence, cultural racism, and our community. Tamara White will moderate the dialogue.

What is symbolic violence, cultural racism and why does it matter to the residents of Denver and their surrounding communities?
Every single day we make seemingly insignificant choices as residents interacting within our community. But have you ever considered the impact of some of those choices? Symbolic violence and cultural racism contribute to the maintenance of the existing social order to the detriment of neighbors within our community. How have your interactions with schools, law enforcement, neighborhood social networks and local businesses, friends and neighbors caused damage?

Join us for a discussion which we hope will be enlightening and allow us all to reflect on what role we play in symbolic violence and cultural racism, why the community name matters, and why the name is only the start. We have work to do!

Find out how you can take action, immediately following the discussion. Visit with community organizers, activists, and representatives from a variety of groups to find out what they are doing to combat racism and other injustices in Denver and surrounding areas. We have an incredible network of social justice warriors right here in Colorado. We are more powerful together!

To our fellow social justice warriors.

Rename St*pleton for all understands the need to galvanize the community around our vision and to shine a light on local programs that work to dismantle white supremacy and call people to action.

This is where you come in. After the discussion is finished we will invite attendees to find out how they can take action. We are inviting you to have a booth at the event where attendees can visit with you, our community organizers and activists, to find out what you are doing to combat racism and other injustices in Denver and surrounding areas in the hope that they might join you.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We will print out a list of those registered and check you in accordingly. Walk ins accepted; however, registration is appreciated so we know how many attendees to expect. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

If I make a cash donation to Rename St*pleton For All, is it tax deductible?

Rename St*pleton For All (RSFA) is a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c)(3). RSFA appreciates voluntary cash contributions. Contributions are used for operational costs, events, and other expenses directly related to our goals. See our financials page for more information. If you wish to claim the tax deductibility of this gift in the U.S., RSFA’s Federal EIN number is 82-4335101.

Will Spanish/English interpretation be available? What about ASL?

We will have a Spanish/English interpreter at the event. Spanish speakers will be provided headsets allowing simultaneous interpretation and the ability to clearly hear the discussion and to focus, without distraction. We are looking into providing ASL interpretation as well.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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Who do I contact with Media related questions?

Please contact our Media Advisor, Tustin Amole.