(Below is the speech Interfaith Alliance of Colorado executive director Shara Smith gave on a March 9 Zoom video call with White House staffers and leaders of other Colorado-based organizations.) Good afternoon, everyone! My name is Shara Smith. I’m the executive director of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado. We are an interfaith public policy andContinue reading “IAC Executive Director Shara Smith’s Speech to the White House”
Job Description: Administrative Assistant About The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado:The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado promotes justice, religious liberty, and interfaith understanding through building relationships in order to educate, advocate, and catalyze social change. The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado was founded in 1998 by a group of faith leaders from multiple backgrounds who were frustrated thatContinue reading “We’re hiring: Apply to become our new administrative assistant!”
The public systems we navigate every day — from the education system, criminal justice system, and welfare system, among others — often have coercion baked into them that can deprive people of their ability to make free choices. Regardless of what systems we engage with, everyone deserves the right to make informed decisions. Sam Carwyn,Continue reading “Coercion in Systems (education session and panel)”
(Reproductive rights are under attack across the country, and Denver held a march for womxn — including trans women and non-binary individuals — in solidarity with womxn in Texas opposing the latest anti-abortion law. The following is the speech delivered by the Rev. Tamara Boynton, Interfaith’s director of strategic partnerships, at the Denver Womxn’s MarchContinue reading “Rev. Tamara Boynton’s Speech from the March for Reproductive Rights”
No matter our individual identities or faith traditions, we all believe in the common good. This requires us to do our homework to make sure we are informed, compassionate, and proactive. Critical race theory is rooted in these very same ideals.
Interfaith Alliance of Colorado is reframing the concept of reproductive health, rights, and justice. We strive to create a different way of looking at a person, situation, and the impact of one’s actions. We are advocating for a broader idea of who needs access to reproductive healthcare. We seek to change the perspective that peopleContinue reading “Reframing Reproductive Justice with Sam Carwyn”
HB21-1214, with strong bipartisan support, was signed into law on July 6th, throwing open the doors of opportunity for thousands of Coloradans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 6, 2021 (PDF version available here) Denver, CO — Clean Slate Colorado, an effort led by criminal justice reform advocates, faith leaders, grassroots organizations, and directly-impacted individuals and families, celebrates theContinue reading “Press Release: HB 21-1214 Record Sealing Collateral Consequences Signed Into Law!”
Who would have imagined that what took place 52 years ago, would be making an impact on our country and communities still today? With defiance, courage, and conviction, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allied individuals reacted on June 28, 1969, to the police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. This outcry forContinue reading “Proud, Prideful: Brian Henderson, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado Board Chair”
Last month, we joined seven partner organizations to host a reproductive justice virtual lobby day for advocates and a handful of our state legislators. During that event, our storyteller Ev uplifted the experience of trans masculine people while Rev. Heather Haginduff shared her abortion story, highlighting the importance of comprehensive sexual education. Both of theirContinue reading “Reproductive Justice Lobby Day Stories: Ev Evnen & Rev. Heather Haginduff”
April is National Minority Health Month, a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities. This week is also the fourth annual national Black Maternal Health Week. It was founded and is led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. The campaign serves to amplify the voicesContinue reading “Black Maternal Health Week: Claiming our Power, Resilience, and Liberation”
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