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Press room

The BIPOC Alliance Statements

2 FEB 2021
Kaiser Permanente Commits $500,000 for Racial Equity in Colorado

The BIPOC Alliance.

Kaiser Permanente, the state’s largest integrated, nonprofit health system, has awarded $500,000 to support 5 nonprofit and community-based organizations in Colorado whose programs address systemic racism and its accompanying trauma on individuals and communities of color. These grants are part of a $25 million commitment Kaiser Permanente announced in June to promote health equity and break the cycle of racism-driven stresses that lead to poor health outcomes for its members and communities.

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7 JAN 2021
Some of our thoughts about yesterday...

The BIPOC Alliance.

Here we are, watching on high definition tv the images that demonstrate what we have been saying for centuries. White supremacy is a tenant of this country: you might call what took place yesterday an attempted coup. The main problem with this language is that the “coup” yesterday was sanctioned by police officers on-site, was sanctioned and encouraged by some politicians in power, and was fueled by the sitting President of the country. What we all witnessed yesterday was white supremacist national terrorists trying to remain in power.

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2 OCT 2020
We are not okay

The BIPOC Alliance

We are not okay. We, the collective. We, the Black, Brown, Indigenous bodies. We, the ones on the frontlines, in grassroots organizations, in non-profits. We, the ones that participate in small and big ways as sentinels to justice and humanity. We are not okay. We are in the midst of feeling the weight of it all.

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25 AUG 2020
Black Lives Matter

The BIPOC Alliance.

The most recent atrocities that have brought anguish to our communities are this weekend's murder of our Black brother, Trayford Pellerin, by police in Louisiana and the attempted murder of our Black brother, Jacob Blake, by officers in Wisconsin. This killing and far too many others happened before any jury made up their minds. Before any trial (even a trial in a biased, broken, racist, criminal court system). Before anyone was charged with a crime. Even before anyone had read their Miranda rights.

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25 JUN 2020
Open letter to young community leaders regarding SRO’s at PSD

The BIPOC Alliance.

Dear Young Community Leaders, This letter is in the aftermath of an expected and yet disappointing conclusion of the process related to School Resources Officers (SRO) in Poudre School District. The response from the Board is not surprising. The ability to center BIPOC voices is not in their DNA or ingrained in their systems. The all-white Board has been influenced by the same supremacist system that oppresses us every day. Only through intentional, systematic work could they ever reconnect to what has been stolen from them and us.

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24 JUL 2020
Statement

The BIPOC Alliance.

Every time we are faced with an event where police brutality is wielded against black and brown bodies, we find ourselves pondering questions that for us, BIPOC, have been our constant companion since we were very young. It is not the "why" that occupied us and fuels our rage. We know the why: racism, discrimination, and white supremacy; the lack of accountability by systems that protect the acts by police officers that brutalize us and diminish us. And having that answer doesn't make the reality less painful.

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