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Thursday
Mar102011

March Temazcalli 



Thursday
Feb102011

Barrio Unity Mural Project in the Denver Post 


"Permission walls" help create a canvas for managing graffiti


The exterior walls of a one-time Denver lumberyard have become a legal canvas for graffiti artists to spray-paint their creations with the owners' blessing.

At least four of the buildings that made up Kroonenberg Lumberyards on West Jewell Avenue between South Acoma and South Bannock streets are now "permission walls" where graffiti is encouraged.

"There has been a lot of gang-banger graffiti over there, so to prevent that, we have had some people come and do more artistic stuff," said Steven Cook, one of the property owners.

Attractive to property owners because they help prevent unwanted graffiti on other parts of a business, permission walls have become popular in cities across the country in recent years.

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Thursday
Feb032011

Tattoo Program in the Denver Post 



Nonprofit group helps tattoos, former gang life fade away

The laser clicked and pulsed, pounding the tattooed gang initials that mark Lexi's arm, bringing her a step closer to a fresh start.

Once a member of the Crenshaw Mafia Gang Bloods, the Commerce City 14-year-old now wants to leave that life behind. Gazing at the patch of fading green ink on her arm, she said, "I get happy when I see it."

She is one of about 40 former gang members who will have gang tattoos removed this year through a program run by the nonprofit Gang Rescue and Support Project, or GRASP.



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Monday
Jan172011

MLK Marade 2011

 

 

Tuesday
Sep212010

2nd Annual Eastside Peace March


Tuesday
Sep212010

Heal the Hood Peace March 


Saturday
Jul312010

Heal the Hood Peace March 2010



 











OGs workin for peace 

Saturday
Jul312010

BARRIO UNITY MURAL PROJECT 13th and Osage St Mural 

Friday
Jul302010

Garden de Esperanza-Family Movie Night  

Garden de Esperanza-Family Movie Night.   The documentary  The Garden 


 

Wednesday
Jul072010

A fruitful project: Cafeteria will serve food that kids grow




Memo Perez, of Denver, shovels dirt around the base of a fruit tree last week for the Fruit Tree 101 project at Kepner Middle School in Denver. Produce from the fruit trees will be served in students lunch when the trees are fully grown. Trees also were planted at Denver School of Science and Technology in Stapleton.
Provided by: Kristin Morin/YourHub.com 


by: Kathryn Richert

Article Contributed on: 7/7/2010 10:04:54 AM

Despite being on summer break, Kepner Middle School and Denver School of Science and Technology students showed up at school last week, not with books, but with shovels.

They were there to plant fruit trees in the school's garden that when full grown, will bear apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, plums and pears. The fruit will then go in students' lunches and to community members who help plant and harvest the trees.

The effort is part of a multi-organizational push to promote urban gardening and particularly school gardening at districts metrowide, including Denver Public Schools, especially in "food deserts," or areas with limited access to healthy food, such as the area in which Kepner sits.

"It's good for the community because it brings people together," said Alondra Sandoval, 14, who helped plant trees with GRASP, or Gang Rescue and Support Project

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