Join Us: Unveiling Amplify Colorado

Join us from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2023, at the Buell Public Media Center (2101 Arapahoe) for a festive reception, where COLab will unveil Amplify Colorado – a publicly accessible directory of members of communities of color with expertise and experience in subjects journalists typically cover, as well as reporter and editor contact information to allow members of communities of color and marginalized groups to better connect with their local newsrooms.

This event brings together Voices Initiative participants, Colorado journalists, and community members who have lent their names to Amplify Colorado to celebrate the progress that has been made since the first recommendations were published in 2021.We look forward to hearing your feedback and continued suggestions for the directory.

To RSVP for the free COLab reception, please see instructions below!

NOTE: This event and the 2023 Colorado Media Project Summit are special FREE pre-conference sessions of the CO Press Association’s 145th annual convention (Sept. 22-23), and the RSVP page is on the CPA site. Full instructions to RSVP for ONLY the free Thursday events are below – but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call us!

TO REGISTER FOR THE COLAB RECEPTION

From the CPA Convention registration page:

Under Affiliation, select “CMP grantee or summit invitee”, “COLab partner”, “student”, “Community/civic leader” (and/or any other affiliation/s you hold)
Under convention pass options, select “Yes, I only want to attend on Thursday”
Under Events, select “CMP pre-convention summit” and/or “Opening reception”

IF YOU LIVE >40 MILES FROM DENVER: TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. CMP grantees and invited guests from the Voices Initiative who live more than 40 miles from downtown Denver are eligible to receive one complimentary night at the conference hotel. To be considered for a travel scholarship, on the CPA registration page, under Scholarship contribution, select “Yes” indicating your wish to be considered for a travel scholarship, and a sentence about your situation and what you hope to get out of attendance. For more information on registration or travel scholarships, please email Sam Moody.

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