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Colectivo de Paz is a non-profit organization based in Colorado with a mission to create communities of action that empower working-class immigrants, refugees, people of color, veterans, unhoused community members, at-risk students, and other historically marginalized peoples and families in the greater Denver area.

MISSION

Colectivo de Paz creates communities of action that empower working-class immigrants, refugees, people of color, veterans, unhoused community members, at-risk students, and other historically marginalized peoples and families in the greater Denver area.

The end goal of the organization is to increase their access to resources and services and to liberate these resources and services from systems of exploitation by building power at the grassroots level.

​VALUES

​To effectively address the roots of societal inequities that affect American citizens and immigrants alike.

We believe in making changes to societal injustices that minority communities face in their everyday lives has to start from the root cause.
 

​​ BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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​HRIDITH SUDEV

PRESIDENT

​Sudev is a public health scientist, writer, poet, and community organizer. Born in India and raised in Oman, Sudev migrated to the United States in 2018 to pursue higher education in Denver, where he has lived ever since. For the past ten years, Sudev has worked in both governmental and non-governmental capacities to expand healthcare access to historically marginalized communities and create governments of action that fight for working-class interests. His passion for community work began in 2012 when he founded Project Greenworld International, a children’s environmental action group in his hometown in Oman. Over the years, his activism has expanded to the frontlines of immigrant and refugee rights agitation, community building, racial justice movements, student organizing, and labor organizing. Outside of his work with Colectivo de Paz, Sudev is the Community Health Specialist at Sheridan Health Services. Also, he works with Level-1 trauma centers across the region to research ways to address the growing epidemic of bullet-related injuries affecting black and brown men in the Denver metro. Through his work, art, and advocacy, Sudev is dedicated to creating self-reliant and liberated communities in Colorado and beyond.

​Email: hridith.sudev@colectivodepaz.org

​METHUSELLA RWABOSE

VICE - PRESIDENT

Methusella is a distinguished individual whose professional journey reflects a deep commitment to social and political causes. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Methusella relocated to the United States in 2015, bringing many experiences and a passion for change. He is a University of Denver graduate majoring in Political Science with minors in Economics and Leadership Studies. He is a 2023 USA for UNHCR Refugee Storyteller Winner and is passionate about highlighting issues affecting refugees and immigrants. In his spare, he is a speaker to students on refugee journeys. 

He has worked as a Policy Analyst and Research Associate at the Colorado Department of Human Services. As a college student, interning for Sen. John Hickenlooper, Congressman Joe Neguse, and Representative Leslie Herod gave him invaluable exposure to legislative processes and constituent services. His work encompassed various issues, from immigration and housing to foreign affairs and education policy, showcasing his versatility and deep understanding of diverse policy areas.

Email: methusella.rwabose@colectivodepaz.org

CLARE NICHOLSON

GENERAL TREASURER

​Hailing from Northern California, Clare Nicholson is a student of environmental science, public policy, and leadership studies at the University of Denver. Clare has been socially active since childhood, volunteering with numerous nonprofits throughout her life. She began organizing politically with other students during high school, and after high school, she took a gap year, during which time she lived in the Barahona Province of the Dominican Republic and worked as a teacher through the British nonprofit COPA. Through Clare’s experiences in the leadership studies minor program at DU, she has only continued to become more involved with a number of causes, most recently acting as a mentor for the Youth Sustainability Board, a local nonprofit founded by a DU alum to engage and educate middle- and high-school students in sustainable action. She oversaw the financial management team’s grant writing process and helped connect the team to grant opportunities and experience, which paved the way for Clare’s involvement in the founding of Colectivo de Paz.

Email: clare.nicholson@colectivodepaz.org

JULIAN TEMIANKA

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH AND ADVANCEMENT

​Julian Temianka studied Public Policy and Sociology at the University of Denver and is a Fellow of the Daniels Ethics Fund. Julian grew up in mid-city Los Angeles, California, and has been politically involved, volunteering at local shelters and voting booths since a young age. From the age of 20-23, Julian has led canvassing efforts for local and international non-profits, worked for the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, and worked to create a transparent ethical food system. He hopes to engage in expanding public transportation and material resources for the American working class.

​Email: julian.temianka@colectivodepaz.org
 

RAYSHAWN HOLMES

AT-LARGE GENERAL BOARD MEMBER

Sleepy is an artist, structural designer, and podcaster. After living in Atlanta for most of his life, he moved to Colorado in 2022 and is interested in building community in the most literal sense. He is an aspiring developer interested in creative, affordable living and stronger communities. He has experience in Biology, architecture, engineering, real estate, education, and professional development. He is heavily invested in utilizing local media, small businesses, labor and cultural organizations, STEM, real estate, esotericism, and inclusive engineering and architecture to disrupt how people coexist and create an ideal society.

Email: rayshawn.holmes@colectivodepaz.org
 

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Colectivo de Paz is a 501c3 non-profit, and donations are eligible ​for tax exemption, EIN 88-3224355

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