SameSide is a Denver-based organization that makes grassroots political action available through music, culinary arts and cultural events. On Sunday, May 20, SameSide hosts Harvey Milk Boozy Brunch at there… to support LGBTQ+ rights, and Denver for DACA dinner at Cerveceria Colorado on Wednesday, May 30.

The organization creates experiences for like-minded individuals to discuss pertinent social issues. During dinners, discos, brunches, cocktail hours and yoga classes, participants have the opportunity to be advocates for civil liberties, immigration and criminal justice reform, federal legalization of cannabis, gun control and the environment.

Pen to paper at a DACA dinner at Button Mash in Los Angeles. Photo credit: SameSide

David Legacki and Nicole àBeckett, co-founders and brother-sister duo, made the decision to create SameSide after hearing countless friends say, “I want to do more to get involved but I don’t know how.”

“We want to inspire people to ‘get up and do something,'” says àBeckett. “Big, small, close to home or across the country…just find something that excites you and do it. Marching in a rally or making a donation aren’t the only ways to make a difference.”

Cheers to political activism. A toast at DACA’s boozy brunch at Nerano in Beverly Hills. Photo credit: SameSide

Legacki and àBeckett began by rallying 10 people to phone bank during Sara Hernandez’s campaign for California’s 34th Congressional District in Los Angeles in the spring of 2017. The successful gathering is responsible for more than 700 calls before the group bonded over a craft brewery crawl around Los Angeles’ downtown arts district. From there, Legacki and àBeckett says that they “knew they had to grow this idea into a real business.”

Currently, SameSide has a presence in Denver, Los Angeles, and Asheville, North Carolina.

“Each of us has the potential to be a great activist—we’re just making it easier and more accessible,” says Legacki.

Harvey Milk Boozy Brunch

  • What: A bottomless brunch to honor Harvey Milk Day and to kick off Pride Celebrations.
  • When: Sunday, May 20th | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: there… 3254 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80211
  • Why: Enjoy bottomless sangria, mimosas, coffee, brunch, a photo booth and take part in actions to support LBGTQ+ legislation.
  • Cost: Pre-event tickets: $60.00 / At the door: $65.00
Harvey Milk, an American politician, was one of the first openly gay elected officials. Photo credit: SameSide

Denver for DACA

  • What: A flight of craft beer and munchies while advocating for the passing of a clean DREAM Act. Plus, hear from Charlie Berger, co-founder of Cerveceria Colorado, and head brewer, Jason Buehler, share the inspiration behind Cerveceria Colorado’s mission and their beers.
  • When: Wednesday, May 30th | 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Cerveceria Colorado
  • Why: Drink craft Mexican-inspired brews, eat chips with homemade salsa and fresh guacamole, and support the DREAM Act.
  • Cost: $25.00
Food, and craft beer, for thought. Photo credit: SameSide

*Header image courtesy of SameSide