Re-posted from City of Fort Collins Equity & Inclusion Office:
Dear Fort Collins Community,
There is too much grief across the nation to stay silent on these matters. Communities and families are deeply suffering and collectively we are all scarred from the recent horrific acts of violence, particularly those directed toward communities of color.
These incidents are a stark reminder of the issues we need to address as a nation – racism, mental health, and gun violence. None have a one-size-fits-all answer. They are complex, emotional political matters. However, what we all know is that the safety and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance.
The City of Fort Collins works diligently with community members and organizations to find solutions that best meet the needs of the community. We have work to do, and we each have a role to play.
The Office of Equity & Inclusion connects and partners with Black, Indigenous, Latino/ Hispanic, Asian-American, LGBTQIA+, faith-based groups, people living with disabilities and other identities to bring visibility and recognition.
We stand firmly in support of equity, belonging, dignity, and justice for all and celebrate the diversity in our community.
Celebrate, learn and support our diverse communities at the following events:
• Day of Racial Healing and Pride Month Proclamations (June 7): https://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/agendas.php
• LGBTQIA+ history in Fort Collins: https://www.fcgov.com/historicpreservation/pride
• Asian American history in early Fort Collins: https://www.fcgov.com/historicpreservation/aapi
• Fort Collins Juneteenth Events (June 17-19): https://www.focojuneteenth.com/
• Native American Re-Emergence Encampment (June 12-19) – former Hughes Stadium site: https://www.tiyospayewinyanmaka.com/events
• Equity Indicators Community Conversation Series (coming in July): www.fcgov.com/equity
• Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff at Northside Aztlan Center (September 18): www.fcgov.com/equity
Equity & Inclusion Officer
City of Fort Collins
From City of Fort Collins Natural Areas, an event sponsor:
Join Diversify Whitewater for the third annual Community River Float on the Cache la Poudre River near Fort Collins, Colorado. Participants will ride in rafts with experienced river guides down an exciting stretch of whitewater. All equipment and instruction will be provided for you at no cost!
The link to register is below. Spots are limited, so sign up today! The recommended minimum age for rafting is 7 years old. We are also looking for event volunteers to guide rafts, set safety, and help with on-shore tasks. Volunteers can sign up at the same link.
Who: The BIPOC & ally communities of Northern Colorado (ages 7+)
What: The 3rd Annual Diversify Whitewater Community River Float
When: Saturday, June 25, from 8:00am-1:00pm
Where: Picnic Rock, Bellvue, CO (click here for a pin)
Registration: Click Here
— Español —
Únase a Diversify Whitewater para el tercer Descenso de Río Anual Comunitario en el Río Cache la Poudre cerca de Fort Collins, Colorado. Los participantes navegarán un emocionante tramo de aguas bravas en balsas con guías de río expertos. ¡Todo el equipo y la instrucción se proveerán sin costo alguno!
El enlace para registrarse está abajo. ¡Espacio limitado, inscríbase hoy! La edad mínima recomendada es de 7 años. Este evento es 100% GRATIS para todos los participantes. Esperamos verle en el río.
Quién: BIPOC y aliadas del norte de Colorado (7 años y mayores)
Qué: 3er Descenso de Río Anual Comunitario de Diversify Whitewater – Norte de Colorado
Cuándo: Sábado, 25 de junio, de 8:00 a. m. a 2:00 p. m.
Dónde: Picnic Rock, Bellvue, CO (haga clic aquí)
Registro: Haga clic aquí
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