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Immigrant & Refugee Commission

  

 

The Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission advocates for the immigrant and refugee communities of the City of Denver. They connect communities with allies, stakeholders and resources in Denver and provide valuable community context and input to policy makers. The Commission engages communities in an integrative and meaningfulway and provides education by raising awareness about resources that will make their integration into the Denver community constructive.

ROLE OF THE COMMISSION: To develop collaborative and partnership potential between Denver’s immigrant and refugee communities and the City & County of Denver and to identify and impact mutual community challenges and opportunities.

2016 Commission Meetings

Meets the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm-7:30pm

January 27 Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
1373 Grant Street, Denver CO
AGENDA MINUTES
February 24   AGENDA MINUTES
March 30   AGENDA MINUTES
April 27   AGENDA MINUTES
May 25   AGENDA MINUTES
June 29   AGENDA MINUTES
July 27   AGENDA MINUTES
August 31   AGENDA MINUTES
September 28   AGENDA MINUTES
October 26   AGENDA MINUTES
November 30   AGENDA MINUTES
December 28   AGENDA MINUTES
 

Immigrant & Refugee Affairs Commission News

Contact the Commission

To apply: 
Complete the application 
and send it to anthony.aragon@denvergov.org.

For questions, comments, or more information please contact:
Jamie Torres, DIRC Liaison
720-913-8471
jamie.torres@denvergov.org

Commission Members

Bridget began serving the Commission in February of 2015.

She is originally from Ghana West Africa and immigrated to Colorado in 2002.

Bridget graduated from the University of Denver with a Master of Library and Information Science degree and currently works with the City and County of Denver, Office of Economic Development, Division of Small Business Opportunity.

She has also worked for the Denver Public Library, University of Denver Penrose Library and University of Colorado Health Sciences Library as a practicum student where she conducted a study in conjunction with Colorado State Library on Serving African Immigrants in Colorado Public Libraries.

She is trilingual speaking English, Ga and Twi. 

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Fran Campbell is a Denver native born to Filipino immigrants. She has been an active volunteer, advisor and leader in the Denver APIA community for almost thirty years. Her focus has been on developing programs for APIA youth; removing the stigma of mental health in the APIA community; and acting as a voice for the community to municipal and state agencies.

Currently, Fran is Senior Clinical Support at Jefferson Center for Mental Health, serving on the Cultural Competency Task Force as APIA Community Liaison. Fran is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor/Trainer.

Fran is a frequent guest speaker on issues important to the Asian Pacific American community.  Public speaking engagements including Emily Griffith Technical College; Generation Connect Workshop; Youth Partnership for Health (CDPHE); Next Generation Voices; Denver Sheriff’s Department; Comcast; Colorado Bureau of Land Management; Asian Chamber of Commerce; Federal Dept of the Interior.

Fran was awarded the Denver Foundation Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award in June 2011. On January 17, 2014, Fran was a recipient of the Martin Luther King Social Responsibility Award.  And in May 2015, Fran was recognized as an Asian American Hero of Colorado by Asian Avenue Magazine.

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