On March 1st, 2014, Nate Mancha defended himself against a homophobic hate crime. Nate was arrested and remained in jail for almost 9 months until his trial. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for 1st degree Felony Assault charge. On December 12th, Nate was given the maximum sentence of 32 years. Nate’s support campaign continues through 2017. Jessie Hernandez was a young queer Latin@ who was murdered by the Denver Police Department on January 26, 2015. The fight for justice for Jessie’s family and community continues through 2017.
Grantee Changemakers: Survivors Organizing for Liberation (formerly known as Colorado Anti-Violemce Program)