Thank you Javier Flores, Johnny Santos for your hard work
All our partners... Tlazo
The César Chávez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver
Councilman Paul D. López
Artist Javier Flores
Griego: For 30 years, he's been studying gangs,
seeking an antidote
By Tina Griego
Denver Post Columnist
Daniel "Nane" Alejandrez arrived in Denver on Tuesday and spent Wed sitting in a wing-back chair fielding questions from Dr. Vincent Harding daughter, Rachel. Have you met Dr. Harding? Alejandrez asks me.
At that point, I hadn't even met Alejandrez, who has a national reputati three decades of work with youth involved in gangs, in the life of the st supplants the life of the soul. "The madness that destroys our youth," A calls it.
He'll be speaking Friday night at 6:30 at Su Teatro on Seventh Avenue Admission is free.
"You have to meet Dr. Harding," Alejandrez says. "He's a great man."
Harding was friend and speechwriter to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. professor emeritus of religion and social transformation at Iliff School of Twelve years ago, he started the Veterans of Hope project. It revolves depth interviews with key leaders, thinkers and activists in civil-rights m past and present.
Stand up, Move forward, Prevail was the theme of this years conference, and GRASP not only presented and informed young people in the community about Barrios Unity, but teens from the GRASP program
Barrio Unity stories from young people throughout Colorado were filmed, great conversations took place, and one GRASP teen took home a scholarship from College in Colorado!