Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock made a call to action to local churches, faith leaders and community organizations to come together starting this weekend following the wake of police shootings across the country.
"My heart is filled with sorrow for the tragedies that took place last night in Dallas and for the lives lost in St. Paul, Baton Rouge and too often across the nation," said Hancock in a statement. "There are no words to make sense of the sickness that continues to rear its head in America."
The proposed gatherings are meant for the community to come together to mourn, to voice their concerns and to work to find solutions together, the Mayor said.
"There is no great covenant than the one between our safety officers and the community. But that covenant has been breached. All of us must commit to being the repairers of the breach," Hancock said.
The Mayor added that it would take the collective effort of each and every citizen to change what is happening across the nation.
"We cannot afford to wait a moment longer before we take meaningful action. Let us begin by taking that action, together, today," Hancock said.
The Mayor's Office has shared the following locations for these community gatherings:
- Church in the City, 1580 Gaylord Street in Denver from 3 p.m - 4 p.m.
- Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO), 4455 Paris Street, Suite 300 in Denver from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
- Southwest Improvement Council, 1000 South Lowell Boulevard in Denver from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
- St. Charles Recreation Center, 3777 Lafayette Street in Denver from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
- United Church of Montbello, 4879 Crown Boulevard in Denver from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- New Hope Baptist Church, 3701 Colorado Blvd. in Denver. Noon - 1:00 p.m.
- CrossPurpose Community Center, 2959 Franklin Street in Denver. 9:00 a.m. - Noon.
- Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO), 4455 Paris Street, Suite 300 in Denver from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Escuela Tlatelolco Centro De Elementary School, 2949 Federal Boulder in Denver from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
- Elevate Denver, 2205 West 30th Avenue in Denver from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
- The House Worship Center, 2150 South Cherry Street from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
- Kimball Hall, 700 East 24th Avenue in Denver from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Mi Casa Resource Center, 360 Acoma Street in Denver from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
- New Hope Baptist Church, 3701 Colorado Boulevard in Denver. Time to be determined.
- New Nation Church, 2001 Jamaica Street in Aurora, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
- The Rock Church: Denver Campus, 4821 East 38th Avenue in Denver from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
- Solomon Temple, 3000 Holly Street in Denver from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Everyone Gets Home Forum @ St. Charles Recreation Center. 3777 Lafayette St in Denver.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Highlands United Methodist Church, 3131 Osceola St. in Denver. 7:00 p.m.
- Urban League of Metro Denver 700 E. 24th Ave. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- New Birth-Balm of Gilead at the Dayton Opportunity Center 1445 Dayton St. in Aurora. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Providence Bible Church 3590 Jasmine St. Denver 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
- Potter's House, 94495 East Florida Avenue in Denver from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- CrossPurpose Community Center, 2959 Franklin Street in Denver. 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Denver Community Church, 1595 Pearl Street in Denver. Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Locations and times are subject to change. Visit denvergov.org for updates as they change.