Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)! Celebrate Kwanzaa with Special Guests Friends of Joda and Pam Jiner, Girltrek Denver

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Kwanzaa is a celebration that honors the African first fruits harvest tradition. Take part in a festive cross-cultural virtual experience highlighting the principle of Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility). The program will feature Friends of Joda who will welcome us into the space and provide an introduction to Kwanzaa and Pam Jiner who will discuss how her work with Girltrek Denver has inspired community and individual change agents across Colorado. Q&A to follow. Ideal for all ages.

Please click here on December 28 at 1:00 PM to join the program or register below if you'd like to receive an email reminder. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join this virtual Zoom session. 

Since 2016, Pam Jiner has been advocating for a safer and healthier community and lifestyle for all Denver residents. Ms. Jiner formed the Montbello Walks, a subsidiary program of the Montbello 2020 Nonprofit Registered Neighborhood Organization, with the intent to promote walking, hiking, bicycling in groups as a way to bring people together regardless of the many language barriers preventing people from connecting. The Montbello Walks Program was instrumental in securing sidewalk installations from CDOT under the I-70 @ Peoria Street Intersection, including lighting under the freeway onto the 40ft wide sidewalks, with crosswalks, flashing pedestrian beacons, traffic calming signage, upgraded traffic lights, and sidewalks on all four ramps. They were also part of initiatives to establish the Bicycle Obstacle Course at the Recreation Center; a Bicycle Pump Track at Montbello Central Park, bicycle lanes coming soon on 4 major Montbello interior streets. Last year, the Mobile Food Pantry distributed over 868,000 pounds of food amidst COVID-19, a service that has been feeding elders and families with children since 2018. Follow Montbello Walks on Instagram, Twitter or on the website.

*Ujima (oo-JEE-mah) - To build and maintain our community together and to make our Brother's and sister's problems, our problems and to solve them together.

Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability: DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

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