Mike Roque is Executive Director of the Colorado Progressive Coalition. Mike was founding Director of the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships as a political appointee of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. He was Executive Director of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) and Executive Director of the Chinook Fund, a radical community foundation located in Denver. He was a part-time faculty member of Concordia University's (Montreal) School of Social Work and has taught in Regis University's (Denver) Masters of Nonprofit Management program.
Alex is currently a student at the University of Colorado - Denver majoring in Communications with a minor in Social Justice. He is a survivor of extreme police violence at the hands of the Denver Police Department. This assault became a catalyst for the work he has come to embrace. As a CPC member, Alex has worked to raise awareness of law enforcement misconduct and methods to help hold officers accountable. He has conducted trainings and workshops, contributed to policy critique and accountability, and collaborated with local and national groups to battle human rights injustices. Alex has focused on police accountability but has also developed a consciousness of other struggles. CPC is excited to have Alex to fight for Economic and Racial Justice in Colorado.