The Denver Black Reparations Council (DBRC) mission is to:
Rebuild institutions, religions, languages and traditions within the Black Community of the Denver Metro Area as well as throughout the State of Colorado and beyond that were destroyed during the enslavement of African and African descendant people.
Facilitate the reestablishment of Black institutions that were destroyed by the oppression that was imposed post-slavery.
Facilitate the development of Black institutions that were prevented from coming into existence by that oppression.
Reparations is not just about cutting a check. It's about repairing a community.
We have been conditioned to be frightened by the word “Reparations” because the definition has been restricted to only giving out money. We see Reparations as a process, not just a financial transaction. The heart of Reparations is to repair a community that has suffered for centuries. Financial compensation is one of several restorative processes that includes changing an educational system that is based on supremacist ideology, creating a system of security and policing that is not based on controlling Black bodies, fast-tracking home and land ownership, which is a foundation for wealth accumulation, and connecting Black people to a history that was taken from them.
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This Denver Black Reparations Council prioritizes funding for organizations that focus on remedying societal and institutional acts that continue to negatively impact the economic and social progress of African Americans residing in Colorado. Your donation helps us to provide the funding.
Areas of funding interest include:
Financial literacy and wealth acquisition
Mental and physical health access and education
Black history, culture, knowledge, and awareness
Reimagination of career options and pathways
Community building and advocacy
Access to critical life sustaining services