All cultures, identities, and abilities
First things first: Land Acknowledgement
Colorado State University collaborated with students and staff of the Native American Cultural Center and the native community on a land acknowledgement for university events “as a statement of truth, gratitude and respect.”
Diverse Fort Collins appreciates this land acknowledgement and shares the link above as a show of support for efforts to advance racial justice, racial equity and racial healing.
WHO WE ARE
Diverse Fort Collins is a volunteer-driven community project that connects people with resources and each other.
We’re dedicated to advocating for antiracism and racial equity.
We’re developing a website for resources and community—all things related to antiracism, racial equity, diversity, and inclusion—and hosting book discussions, panel discussions, and webinars to cultivate friendships and increased understanding among community members.
Join us! Let’s co-create an inclusive community!
The website features links to resources, businesses, community organizations and events (See the Events page for details here).
See Community Voices and other Volunteer opportunities below.
Follow our Facebook page, Instagram account @DiverseFortCollins, and Twitter @DiverseFoCo.
Continue the conversation with #DiverseFortCollins and #DiverseFoCo
Enter your email in the Follow box on this website to be among the first to read news and event announcements.
We look forward to hearing from you!
COMMUNITY VOICES – WRITE A GUEST COMMENTARY
Diverse Fort Collins editors seek guest commentaries of no more than 600 words about what it’s like to live, work, and play in our community. Deadline is one week before the publication date. Email DiverseFoCo@gmail.com to inquire about upcoming publication dates.
- Include your guest commentary in the body of the mail. No attachments.
- 12 point type, Times New Roman
- Include a suggested title
- Include a bio of no more than 50 words. If your commentary is selected for publication, we’ll ask for your portrait but it’s not required.
- Please use language that is respectful and inclusive
Read sample essays here:
- DFC Community Voices Commentary by Teresa R. Funke
- DFC Community Voices Commentary by Juan G. Villaseñor
- “Hollywood Smile” by DFC Founder Katherine Valdez
- Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction
This project is an independent, grassroots, community effort.
We seek volunteers for:
Community Voice guest commentaries
Translations (all languages)
Website and Technology
Website content development
Writing and Editing
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES LAUNCHING SOON
- Advisory Committee
- Action Committee
Stay tuned for details!
Please direct submissions, comments, and questions to DiverseFoCo@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!
Virtual Office Hours: Saturdays 1:00-4:00 p.m. (970) 286-7113
La obscuridad no puede combatir la obscuridad; sólo la luz puede hacerlo.
El odio no puede combatir el odio; sólo el amor puede hacerlo.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
—Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
Thank you to the wonderful folks who spread love and light in our community by sponsoring events or contributing their talents and wisdom to Diverse Fort Collins.
Rev. Kimberly Salico-Diehl
Teresa R. Funke
Photos of “Love Not Fear” and “America Means All of Us” by Diverse Fort Collins
Photo of “Love is color” mural by Chris Barbalis on
Diverse Fort Collins is a volunteer-driven community project connecting people with resources and each other.
If you’d like to help, see the above section for volunteer opportunities, upcoming book group discussions, and other events.
Let’s co-create an inclusive community! All welcome. All cultures, identities, and abilities.