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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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Read more stories from our storytelling labs and special storytelling projects

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Nov 10, 2019

Councilman Chris Herndon: From War Veteran to Politician

Before being elected to represent District 8, Councilman Chris Herndon served in the U.S. Army for nearly seven years. In honor of Veterans Day, Herndon sat down with #IAMDENVER to discuss his transition to civilian life, the biggest challenges facing veterans today, and why public service is so important to him.

Nov 01, 2019

Denver Father Honors Son Through Suicide Prevention Work

Rick Padilla lost his son to suicide. Now the Denver father has changed careers and works to prevent teen suicide.

Oct 21, 2019

Longtime Denver Fashion Designer Promotes Ageless Beauty

Brooks Luby has been dressing Denverites for over 40 years. From her former Cherry Creek storefront to her current LoDo location, Brooks Ltd. provides custom one-on-one designs for fashionistas of all ages.

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.




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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
IAmDenver@denvergov.org

 

 

 

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