Thursday, Aug. 19 /
11:30 a.m. /
Denver, Colo.

Loving Our City’s Laborers

Event details

As Colorado recovers from the pandemic, many professionals are getting back to “normal,” yet many low-income and hourly wage workers – almost half of working Americans – face familiar challenges: increasing cost of housing, healthcare, and education; access to affordable childcare; financial strain; the need for costly retraining for new jobs; and often a lack of respect for their jobs. 

How might Christian faith shed light on the under-recognized value hourly wage workers contribute to our economy and city? What are the barriers they face to self-sufficiency and human flourishing? What can managers and leaders practically do to “love your neighbors” in your company who may be facing economic, social, spiritual or family challenges? 

Join DIFW Founder Jeff Haanen and a panel of local experts to discuss how historic Christian faith can help us better understand working class communities, reframe tensions between labor and management, and give practical guidance on how workplaces and business leaders can foster belonging, community, and shared prosperity for all workers.


Jeff Haanen

Denver Institute for Faith & Work

State Sen James Coleman

State Senator, District 33

J.J. Ament


Julie Stone

Investment Director of Family Economic Mobility

General Admission

Includes a catered lunch by Nurture Denver