Colorado Black Round Table Announces “Gaining Ground in the Black Community Summit”

The Colorado Black Round Table (CBRT), in conjunction with numerous community organizations, leaders and citizens will hold its annual Gaining Ground in the Black Community Summit on Friday and Saturday, October 27-28. The main focus of this year’s summit activities is to revisit the CBRT Gaining Ground Black Community Report and take a close look at progress, successes and potential action initiatives in the current landscape.

The summit is free to attend and prior registration is not required. See below for details and agenda:

Friday, October 27

3–9 p.m., Holiday Inn Stapleton

2 p.m.: Registration/Sign-In

3–3:45 p.m.: Black Community and Philanthropy in Denver

3:45–4:45 p.m.: A Serious Discussion on Black Boys & Girls

4:45–5:30 p.m.: Black Community and the Denver Media

5:30–7 p.m.: COLORADO FUTURE FORUM #1- A Sense of Where We Are, A leadership discussion with candidates for Governor of Colorado

7 p.m.: CBRT Celebrating Our Success Awards and Black Community Reception


  • Acknowledging Our black elected officials, community organizations, churches, clubs, professionals, businesses, educators, public safety personnel, sororities, fraternities, health practitioners, media, policy -makers, veterans, community activist, parents, concerned citizens, employee groups
  • Recognition of positive people & programs serving the black community
    • Glynis Thompson-Pan Hellenic Council, be well Health & Wellness Initiative
    • DPS African-American Equity Task Force
    • Rev. Tammy Garret Williams, Above Waters Project
    • Simon Peter O’Hanlon, Denver Achievement Academy
  • Special Welcome, Remarks & Acknowledgements,”Metro In The Community”
    • Dr. Janine Davidson, President, Metropolitan State University and Metropolitan State University Black Alumni
  • Celebrating Our Success Community Service and leadership recognition To honorable Gloria Travis Tanner
    • Remarks By Denver Mayor Michael Hancock & Community Leaders

Music provided by Glen Brown & Ron Ivory

Art Exhibit by Sherry Allen

Cash Bar/Soul Food Tasting

Saturday, October 28

7 a.m.–4 p.m., Manual High School

7–9 a.m.: Registration/Sign-In

7:30–8:30 a.m.: “Healing Circle” Coffee Hour & Discussion

8 a.m.: Daddy Bruce Job Fair Opens

8 a.m.: African Market Place Opens

9 a.m.: African/Black Art Exhibit by Dr. Paul Hamilton & Sherry Allen

9–9:15 a.m.: Welcome-Acknowledgements

9:15–10:30 a.m.: PANEL #1: Criminal Justice Disparity UPDATES

10:30 a.m.: PANEL #2: Housing Disparity UPDATES

11 a.m.: PANEL #3: Health Disparity UPDATES

11:30 a.m.: PANEL #4: Economic Opportunity Disparity UPDATES

12 p.m.: WORKING LUNCH, provided by TWO SISTAHS’S Catering

12:30–1:30 p.m.: COLORADO FUTURE FORUM #2 – FUTURE TRENDS, What Will the World/Denver Look Like In The Year 2047? 30 Years From Now.

1:30–3 p.m.: PANEL #5: Education Disparity UPDATES & Black Parent Empowerment Workshop


First Bank • Denver Public Schools • Metropolitan State University of Denver • Stapleton Foundation • and many black community organizations

For more information, contact: or 303-745-9649