Kayvan Khalatbari is an Iranian-American entrepreneur, advocate, and 2019 mayoral candidate in Denver, Colorado. In addition to founding a pizza chain, a free arts magazine, and the longest operating cannabis company in Denver, Kayvan is at the forefront of advocacy for Denver’s homeless population.
Kayvan Khalatbari has become a vocal leader concerning the topic of homelessness in Denver. A live video he posted to his social media account of Denver Police Department Officers confiscating blankets from homeless people in freezing conditions went viral. Facing pressure from the NAACP and ACLU, Mayor Hancock lifted the “urban camping ban” until April 2017 to get the homeless population through cold winter months. Khalatbari continues to work on the issue of homelessness via encouraging public dialogues such Art & and Move Along to Where? A Public Dialog and Call to Action, as well as call for donations to help those in need.
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EVENT: May 25th
Denver Public Library
10W. 14th Ave. Parkway
REGISTER HERE: https://creativemornings.com/talks/kayvan-khalatbari