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Celebrating Black History Month

This #BlackHistoryMonth, The Blue Bench aims to elevate the ongoing conversation around the intersection of institutional and systemic violence and oppression in BIPOC communities.

We understand that societal privileges, like race, class, and gender, can be used to exert power and cause harm.

Historically and today, BIPOC communities experience instances of interpersonal racism with medical providers, police officers, university officials, or other individuals in positions of power, as well as institutional racism within social service organizations, educational settings, governmental systems, law enforcement, and the legal system.

These experiences can cause BIPOC survivors and their loved ones to distrust the institutions that are supposed to assist them.

We work to ensure BIPOC survivors are safe and heard by offering accessible and confidential advocacy, crisis intervention, and counseling services.

Throughout the month, The Blue Bench will highlight Black advocates and share valuable resources and stories related to BIPOC experiences. We continue our journey to educate ourselves and enrich our organizational culture.

  • Cliff Stricklin
    Cliff Stricklin
  • Karen and Brian Adkins
    Karen and Brian Adkins
  • Donal and Lindsay Grogan
    Donal and Lindsay Grogan
  • Amy Gaines & Ron Litvak
    Amy Gaines & Ron Litvak
  • Wana Brands Foundation
    Wana Brands Foundation
  • Rose Medical Center
  • King & Spalding LLC.
    King & Spalding LLC.
  • Illegal Petes
    Illegal Petes
  • Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
    Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
  • Kulture Music Hall
    Kulture Music Hall
  • MPLX
  • Old Barrel Tea Company
    Old Barrel Tea Company
  • Native Roots
    Native Roots

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