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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion


The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services supports library and information science workers in creating safe, responsible, and all-inclusive spaces that serve and represent the entire community. To accomplish this, we decenter power and privilege by facilitating conversations around access and identity as they impact the profession and those we serve. We use a social justice framework to inform library and information science workers' development of resources. We strive to create an association culture where these concerns are incorporated into everybody's everyday work. 

The American Library Association's Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services would like to honor the individuals who make Denver a beautifully diverse, vibrant, and dynamic city through its restaurants, museums, cultural centers, and businesses. This list of diversely-owned businesses is a sampling of businesses and does not encapsulate all the diverse businesses in Denver. 


Indigenous Tribes of Colorado

The American Library Association would like to acknowledge the indigenous history of the Denver region and Colorado, more broadly, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.