Creating an inclusive world in which all people can live their fullest lives regardless of identity or circumstance.
The Brave Coalition seeks to identify and address individual, cultural, and systemic biases by increasing awareness, shifting mindsets, and inspiring action. The goal of our work is to understand, embrace, protect, and celebrate our world's beautiful human diversity. The word "coalition" comes from the Latin coalitiō, which means "to grow together." Please join our expanding coalition of people ready to BE BRAVE!
In the spirit of speaking up in ways that draw attention toward unity, Brave has issued an official position statement concerning the name of our Northeast Denver community. We support a name change as an important step to making our neighborhood a welcoming, diverse, and safe place for all. Click on the button below to read why. Also, check out this local CBS station piece featuring the Brave Coalition’s position.
The Brave Coalition stands with Denver’s Ellis Elementary community after a hate crime was committed there on April 9, 2019. Our organization was formed in response to a similar occurrence when swastikas were painted on the exterior of a neighborhood school in November 2017. We initially felt helpless in how to respond, how to explain the event to our children, and how to engage our community in fostering kindness, compassion, and respect for all persons. We came together, choosing hope and action, and have hosted events, workshops, and discussions to help our community to have “Brave Conversations” with the goal of combatting all types of hate and prejudice. Let us each commit to having such a conversation today about what we can do in our families, neighborhood, and the broader community so no one else has to face a similar event. And read: Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide.