In response to the historic COVID-19 pandemic, I Am Denver has worked with residents including a graduating senior, a new father, a restauranteur and an ICU nurse to capture how Denverites have survived the crisis. We've documented city employees taking on new roles to help their communities. And we've celebrated essential personnel who show up to work each day with a calling to serve.
To give voice to and preserve the stories of those who lived through internment, we conducted multiple interviews with members of Denver's Japanese American community — some of whom were interned themselves and some whose families suffered yet persevered and rebuilt their lives in our city.
In celebration of Pride month, we gave Denver's LGBTQ members and drag queens the chance to tell the story of their own community, which has been entertaining Denver crowds for generations in spite of any personal risk.
Only a few years ago, Denver’s City Council designated the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day in the city. In honor of that recognition and celebration of the area’s original inhabitants, we talked with several members of Denver’s Indian community about what it means to be Native in Denver.