Meaningful conversations, for good. 

Communities heal and thrive through collective effort. Denver Arts &and Venues provides support for programs like the How To Be An Anti-Racist Organization event series by paying forward proceeds from events at Denver’s iconic venues — creating positive change, for good. 


As part of our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion work, we present a discussion on integrating anti-racism into your organizational structure.

Please join Denver Arts & Venues for the “How to Be an Anti-Racist Organization with Dwinita and Tariana” speaker series. We continue to discuss the necessary work organizations must commit to in order to be anti-racist with a focus on tactical and actionable steps.

Our most recent event in the series: Oct. 25, 1-2:30.

Thanks for making these sessions so accessible. You address many of the questions we are often afraid to ask and you do it with so much wisdom and kindness.
- Zoom webinar participant

Event Focus Areas

Collective Leadership
Collective leadership is committed to high impact results across Denver.
Arts, culture and creativity are truly inclusive and accessible for all.

Previous Sessions

Other EDI events

The Color of Conversation: Inspiring a Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity through the Artistic Lens

Following months of major social and political change, organizations, as well as individuals are taking the lead to increase diversity, inclusion and racial equity through imaginative and immersive methodologies. Moderated by Stephanie T. Rance - Run&Shoot Filmworks along with Tariana Navas-Nieves - Denver Arts & Venues; James Mejía - Denver Film; Kwame Spearman - Tattered Cover and Gary Steuer - Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.


IMAGINE 2020 Speaker Series: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 101

Audience demographics are changing and it is becoming critical to engage diverse communities if organizations wish to remain relevant. Where do you start? How do you create an internal culture of equity? In this session, you will hear from Tariana Navas-Nieves from Arts & Venues, Eleanor Savage from the Jerome Foundation and Suzi Q. Smith from Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Through a lecture and panel moderated by Nita Mosby Tyler, Ph.D. from Equity Project, LLC, learn steps you can take to embark on this journey, and will leave with tools to initiate change.



Denver Talks: Jennifer Harvey, Ph.D. - Raising White Kids: an Anti-Racism Conversation for All

Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships and the Office of the Mayor, hosted Denver Talks: an in-depth discussion with author and educator Jennifer Harvey. Harvey, a professor at Drake University, is a writer, educator and public speaker. Her work focuses on the encounter between religion and ethics, race, gender, activism, politics and spirituality in the U.S. Her greatest passions are racial justice and white anti-racism.


IMAGINE 2020 Speaker Series: Web Accessibility 101

Join Fen Slattery, the Accessibility Lead at Clique Studios, to learn the basics of modern web accessibility, including motivations for creating an accessible website, how those of us with disabilities use the web, models of disability, and legal compliance. This event is a great fit for government and non-profit sector employees, and broadly applies to anyone doing digital work.


IMAGINE 2020 Speaker Series: Keeping Your Website Accessible

In this webinar led by Clique Studios, attendees will further develop their accessibility knowledge by learning the basics of managing an accessible website. This includes gathering institutional support, selecting vendors that can ensure accessibility, onboarding other team members to accessibility, content entry, and monitoring accessibility over time.