The Western Slope is an incredibly beautiful region where Spanish and English have mingled for hundreds of years across landscapes of sun drenched mesas, alpine mountains, and red rock deserts. The ancient Ute nation called this sacred land home before being forcibly removed by the US government. Today, the legacy of resistance against oppression and solidarity with this native people continues as our communities fight for liberation and freedom here.
Immigrants in the West Slope are essential to keeping the region’s modern, rich economy going from ski resorts to hotels, commercial farms to small businesses. Yet, it is also a place where ICE is active in breaking up families, endangering our economy, and harming our diverse communities. However, long distance from Denver has made us resilient and self-reliant and resistance and unity for immigrant rights in the West Slope is stronger than ever.