Social equity is our capstone.
Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) is rooted in our social equity collective impact engagements with residents of and businesses in District 9. Watson for Denver acknowledges that most institutions throughout our city were not constructed through a lens of equity but through the fog of bias. As we co-create with communities to imagine a city that works for all and not just a privileged few, we must purposefully elevate the voices of marginalized communities, knowing that the wisdom of our solutions to the city’s most vexing problems will be best generated by those who do not typically have access to the levers of power. The success of Denver City Council District 9 will only be achieved if we are measurably and transparently equitable in our processes and intentionally inclusive in our outcomes for all communities.