Hello, friends! We have a lot going on this month and next. Join us!
NEW EVENT! TOWN HALL ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 AT 9 A.M. MST [ Here’s the link to the video. ]
Fort Collins Interfaith Council and World Wisdoms Project present the fourth and final Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) featuring local BIPOC (Black Indigenous and Other People of Color) organizations working toward racial equity and dismantling structural and institutional racism: Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow Wow Association, The BIPOC Alliance, Diverse Fort Collins, La Familia, and New Eyes Village.
Diverse Fort Collins founder Katherine Valdez has been invited to speak about the community project’s origin and mission, the launch of its new Advisory and Action committees, recent and upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and its positive impact on the community.
Join us! Free. Click here to register.
UPCOMING DIVERSE FOCO EVENTS
October 4 The Color of Law book discussion
January/February/March – So You Want To Talk About Race book discussion
Details and registration: click here.
Congratulations to Shawna and Julie who recently won drawings for our book club titles, The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein and There There by Tommy Orange.
Attend our book groups for a chance to win!
COLORADO POLITICS COVERS AUGUST 16 WEBINAR
Colorado Politics reporter Michael Karlik wrote an article on Diverse FoCo’s Aug. 16 webinar “Impact of COVID-19 on the Larimer County Justice System” featuring Judge Juan G. Villasenor, Larimer County’s first Latino district court judge.
Read the article here.
DIVERSE FOCO IS NOW ON MEETUP AND EVENTBRITE!
You can now find Diverse Fort Collins on Meetup and EventBrite!
Search for Diverse Fort Collins events on these platforms.
Meetup is subsidizing memberships for community groups working to advance racial equity, antiracism and #BlackLivesMatter.
They are waiving the monthly membership fee for community groups like Diverse FoCo.
DiverseFoCo is now a member of Meetup’s Communities for Black Justice and Equity network!
Join our Meetup group by clicking here.
Check out Diverse Fort Collins Meetup Group on Meetup
DIVERSE FOCO SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
We’re searching for volunteers to assist us with Event Coordination, Social Media, Website Development, Strategic Planning, and other projects.
Interested? Learn more by emailing your LinkedIn profile to DiverseFoCo@gmail.com with “Volunteer” in the subject line, and tell us which area interests you.
See more volunteer categories on the About page.
“Volunteer” photo by ray sangga kusuma on Unsplash
ONLINE SPANISH CLASSES AND CONVERSATION GROUPS
Would you like to start learning to speak Spanish or brush up on your Spanish skills from courses you took years ago?
Are you an intermediate or advanced Spanish speaker who would like to practice with a friendly group of community members twice a month?
Well, you’re in luck! Diverse FoCo is partnering with Spanish teacher Maureen (“Marina”) McCarthy to offer affordable, small-group language classes (no more than four students per class).
Classes meet on Mondays, and start at the beginning of every month. Whether you’re a beginning, intermediate or advanced student, Marina offers a class for you.
Online prices are $25/one student, $40/two students, $48/three students, $52/four students. Four is the maximum per class.
To supplement your studies, Marina also offers participation in a twice-per-month Spanish Conversation Opportunity via Zoom for intermediate and advanced speakers.
Intercambio is at 5:15 pm on first Wednesdays and third Tuesdays of every month.
A beginners group is starting soon. [Every other Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. starting October 14 via Zoom.]
We welcome native speakers to join to make this an Intercambio!
For more information and to register, contact MaureenMcCarthyCO@gmail.com or call (970) 980-1151
Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash.com
POPULAR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
Here are a couple of our recent popular social media posts.
News from Teresa Funke & Company: V de la Victoria
“Adults and children are loving the Spanish edition of “V for Victory.”
“The story continues to inspire appreciation for the past and motivation to make the world a better place in the future.
“Get your copy for the Spanish readers and speakers in your life.”
Diverse Fort Collins has more than 500 followers on Facebook and nearly 600 website/blog followers. Thank you, friends!
Click here to watch the video “Bigger Love” by John Legend.
Diverse Fort Collins is a volunteer-driven community project connecting people with resources and each other.
Let’s co-create an inclusive community!
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