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If you know and love Denver like we do, or you’re just learning to, you surely have some tales to share — or something that only you would be able to tell — from your own perspective. I Am Denver is us. It’s our history told in our voices, through our stories about our families, neighborhoods, schools and favorite restaurants. Ourselves. 


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Oct 14, 2019

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

To honor Indigenous Peoples Day, the I Am Denver team created the special project Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day: "We Were Denver Before Denver Was Denver."

Oct 02, 2019

Storytelling Labs: Denver Public Library

Stories gathered at different at labs held in Denver Public Library branches across the city.

Sep 24, 2019

Gabriela Gonzales: Meet the 12-year-old Salsa Dancer Who Is a World Champion

For #IAMDENVER, 12-year-old salsa dancer Gabriela Gonzales shares her love of Latin music and culture.

Sep 09, 2019

Bringing Native Students Together Is Goal of Charter School Slated to Open in 2020

Have you heard about the American Indian Academy of Denver? The #IAMDENVER team tagged along at a family camping outreach event, as the school tries to reach prospective students who would benefit from an indigenous-focused education.

Aug 30, 2019

Polly Baca Blazed a Trail for Latinas in Colorado and Across the Nation

From a segregated farm town to the Colorado statehouse and onto the national political stage, Polly Baca has been crashing through glass ceilings for decades. She was first elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1974 and to the Colorado Senate in 1978, serving in the State Legislature for 12 years.

Aug 21, 2019

Denver Actor Peter Trinh Tells Parents’ Immigration Story in One-Man Play “Boat Person”

Denver actor, playwright and standup comedian Peter Trinh says, “The story of my people is one of triumph,” as he recounts “the most American story” in his one-man play “Boat Person,” based on his parents’ escape from Vietnam and journey to Denver.

Aug 12, 2019

Storytelling Lab: Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods

I Am Denver partnered with Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods and invited residents to a Storytelling Lab. After a writing workshop, they recorded their work on video and/or audio. Here are their stories.

Jul 25, 2019

Anna Jo Garcia Haynes Reflects on Education as a Civil Right for Kids

Anna Jo Garcia Haynes has been Denver’s driving force for early childhood care and education, spending well over 50 years providing visionary leadership to improve the lives of children and families across the state of Colorado.

Jul 23, 2019

Artists Bring Indigenous POP X, Comic Convention & Culture Fest, to Denver

Kristina and Rafael Maldonado Bad Hand came together over their mutual love of indigenous art and comics. They are helping to put on Denver’s first IndigiPop X, a three-day comic convention and pop culture festival that highlights indigenous artists, actors, creators and fans.

Jul 18, 2019

Storytelling Lab: Health Equity Collaborative Goes Home Again

Home plays a vital role to our health and well-being. I Am Denver, in partnership with Denver's Office of Health Equity, invited collaborative members who work for health equity in our communities to talk about what home means to them.

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Office Of Storytelling

Rowena Alegria, Chief Storyteller
Office of Storytelling - Human Rights & Community Partnerships
City and County of Denver
720 -865-9084




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