Colorado Equity Compass

The Colorado Equity Compass is a community-driven and -owned platform that elevates the voices of the East Colfax Community. It serves as:

  1. An outlet for East Colfax to publicly define their own identity, own their narrative, and identify their priorities.
  2. A place to celebrate and share the rich history, cultures and stories of East Colfax and promote the urgency of anti-displacement measures.
  3. A platform that presents East Colfax’s united efforts and holds the city, developers, organizations and institutions accountable for how they make decisions within East Colfax.

Partners: Shift Research Lab, The Change Matrix, Denver Office of Storytelling (I Am Denver), Issue Media Group, Urban Institute

Photo by Andrew Kenney of Denverite

THE HOW

  1. History of the Neighborhood + Timeline: 
    • Root causes of racial economic injustice
    • Redlining and current inequity
    • Immigrant community & longtime residents
  2. Data Collection & Visualization:
    • Collecting and sonsolidating data that exists
    • Identifying Gaps in Neighborhood Data
    • Collecting Other Needed Data
  3. Storytelling:
    • Resident stories: celebrating richness of culture and community & communicating urgency around displacement.
  4. Anti-displacement Priorities & Plan (examples):
    • Residential Displacement Mitigation
    • Commercial Displacement Mitigation
    • Free Transit
    • Emergency Fund
    • Sanctuary Neighborhood

For more information on how to get involved, reach out to Dee Dee DeVuyst at deedee@radianinc.org.

Photo by Kevin J. Beaty of Denverite

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