EVENTS: Join us for WHITE FRAGILITY on June 7 and THERE THERE on July 26

Foothills Trail through Maxwell Natural Area on May 23. Photo by Katherine Valdez/Diverse Fort Collins

Hello, friends!

We hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Here’s a different perspective of this holiday by the late historian Howard Zinn and “10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day.”

WE’RE CULTIVATING COMMUNITY THROUGH BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Thank you to the 20 community members who joined us via Zoom on May 17! It was our third book group discussion on Robin DiAngelo‘s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.

We gathered in small groups of five people to focus on Reading Guide questions for Chapters 9-12. These two breakout sessions allowed participants to hear a variety of opinions and perspectives. Did you attend? Take this 3-minute survey to tell us what you liked and how we can improve future meetings.

Thank you to Rev. Kimberly and American Baptist Church for the use of their Zoom account, and to volunteer facilitators Beth, David, Katherine, Mara, Mia, Ricardo, and Victoria!

We’re hosting an informal chat on June 7 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to continue the conversation and focus on your questions. FREE event.

If you haven’t already received an invitation via Hobnob, please REGISTER here.


Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

BOOK GROUP TO DISCUSS THERE THERE BY TOMMY ORANGE ON JULY 26

Join us July 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for our next book group discussion!

Mention the Diverse Fort Collins book group for 20% off the paperback at Old Firehouse Books.

The New York Times called it “Powerful. . . . THERE THERE has so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it’s a revelation.”

From the publisher: “Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.”

See details on the Events page.


ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

In honor of this celebration, here is History Colorado’s offerings on the experience of Asian Pacific Coloradans.

Do you have a favorite Asian cuisine recipe you’d love to share with the world? Visit www.Slantd.com. Submissions open until June 14.


POPULAR POSTS

#BirdWatchingWhileBlack

“The white woman who called police on a black man in Central Park after a dispute about her unleashed dog has been fired from her job, her employer said Tuesday,” by Amir Ver and Laura Ly/CNN

“A Black Man Bird-Watching in Central Park Asked a White Woman to Leash Her Dog. She Called The Cops, by Elliot Hannon/Slate

How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate Racism” by Joe Pinsker/The Atlantic

“Sociologist Margaret Hagerman spent two years embedded in upper middle class white households, listening in on conversations about race.”


MORE COMMUNITY VOICES AND EVENTS

We have exciting announcements to share soon. Stay tuned!

Until then, take care and stay healthy. Remember to wash your hands before and after wearing your face covering. #InThisTogetherColorado #ForFoCo

Your Friends at Diverse Fort Collins

Published by diversefortcollins1184

Born in 2019 in Fort Collins, Colorado. A volunteer-driven community project connecting people with resources and each other. All welcome. Let's co-create an inclusive community!

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