I'm Dennis Stretar, creator and producer of Our Community Broadcasting Network (OCBN). As the Vice Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce (2018-2022), I became aware of the various Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) issues impacting our multicultural community. Having a background in Public Affairs Broadcasting, I decided to use that experience to create OCBN to feature companies, non-profits, educational institutions, and government agencies, that utilize best practices in implementing and maintaining DE&I programs and initiatives. Programming has expanded to include Health & Wellness topics with tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle (with an emphasis on mental health), promote health equity, provide health resources, and share information about the best ways to access our complex healthcare system. I am self-funding OCBN to maintain autonomy and encourage cross promotion of all contributors. For a list of supporters visit the Partners page and thank you for your interest in OCBN.
I have been appointed to the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation (DMCLF) Annual Content Advisory Committee to help plan their 2023 Virtual Voices programming. I will be contributing in the areas of Health & Wellness, Housing, Education, Inclusivity, and Criminal Justice, as featured in the OCBN Programming. DMCLF describes the Virtual Voices initiative; "The series takes you on a journey as we look at history, individual and systemic change and collective impact. We will host sessions that provide context on the local and national history of race and racism, space to reflect on your role as an individual leader, the context for how racism shows up in our organizations and the tools to advance anti-racism and equity in your organization.”
For more information about the DMCLF Annual Content Advisory Committee, see the Press Release posted on the Newsroom page. To learn more about the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation programs and initiatives , visit https://denverleadership.org/.
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a collaboration was announced between the University of Denver (DU) and Our Community Broadcasting Network (OCBN) to produce a nine part video series featuring the Colorado Resilience Collaborative (CRC). The CRC 's mission is to identify and counter targeted violence, including identity-based violence, hate crimes, violent extremism, and domestic terrorism, and offer support to those impacted by it. CRC is housed at the DU Graduate School of Professional Psychology and funded by the Dept of Homeland Security. OCBN is self-funding the production and hosting and will make it available to everyone as a public service to help keep our community safe. A press release gives additional information about the video series and is posted on the Newsroom page. The Overview andModules 1 and 2 are currently completed and posted on the CRC Programs page. To learn more about the CRCinitiative visit https://psychology.du.edu/CRC.
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am pleased to announce my appointment to the Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC) Client Advisory Council. The announcement was made by Michelle Daniels, AuMHC Executive Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer, "...On behalf of Aurora Mental Health Center, I would like to congratulate you on being chosen to participate in the Client Advisory Council. From many unidentified applicants, yours was reviewed by current members and selected based on your commitment to address and enhance behavioral health issues." To view the press release for more information about the AuMHC Client Advisory Council visit the Newsroom page. Click on the AuMHC logo to learn more about their programs and initiatives.
To view the press release for more information about the AuMHC Client Advisory Council visit the Newsroom page. Visit https://www.aumhc.org/ to learn more about Aurora Mental Health Center programs and initiatives.
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