PUBLIC PEACE FORUMS
Where you can engage in community and with peacemaking opportunities through love, justice, and generosity.
On January 18, 2021 we stood together in unity to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and form a multi-ethnic prayer gathering to honor King’s vision for the Beloved Community. During this time we petitioned God for healing across racial divides and injustices.
“But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends. It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into the exuberant gladness of the new age. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. –
On August 8th, 1968 the first Martin Luther King Blvd. was named and dedicated in Chicago. And on August 8th, 2020 we celebrated the MLK Blvd. in Denver and prayed in unity to break the chains of racism and injustice.
“For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility” Ephesians 2:14
Commitment to the City’s Homeless
Hosted at Denver Public Library
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, Colorado 80204
May 25, 2018
8:30am – 10:00am
Kayvan Khalatbari is an Iranian-American entrepreneur, advocate, and 2019 mayoral candidate in Denver and is at the forefront of advocacy for Denver’s homeless population.
Kayvan Khalatbari has become a vocal leader concerning the topic of homelessness in Denver. A live video he posted to his social media account of Denver Police Department Officers confiscating blankets from homeless people in freezing conditions went viral. Facing pressure from the NAACP and ACLU, Mayor Hancock lifted the “urban camping ban” until April 2017 to get the homeless population through cold winter months.
In March 2017, he found success as a principal member of the Alternative Solutions Advocacy Project (ASAP) by helping to get the first tiny-home village for the homeless approved in Denver. Beloved Community Village will be established as a 180-day pilot program for individuals experiencing homelessness to create a democratically self-governed community aimed at self-empowerment and reestablishing lives. The village will consist of 11 houses, showers, restrooms, and a yurt for cooking and village events.
Khalatbari’s entrepreneurial, philanthropic, and advocacy efforts have begun to attract positive recognition. He was a finalist for Colorado Biz Magazine’s entrepreneur of the year 2016 and Colorado Business Committee for the Art’s EY Next Wave Leadership Award.
What is a Tiny Home Village for the Homeless?
Come learn about the Beloved Community Village – the first of its kind in Denver. The village is a self-governed community made of 11 homes, gardens, a shared shower house and common area.
You will meet a panel of villagers and organizers with the Colorado Village Collaborative, learn about the next tiny home village and how you could address the current housing crisis by hosting a tiny home village in your community.
YOU’RE INVITED TO GATHER AND ENGAGE
Connect with fellow peacemakers. Engage in the community. Interact with creative presentations. Eat, drink, and dive into meaningful conversations.
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