All Welcome!
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.

(One size does not fit all. Definition of health equity by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Definition of racial equity by the new Race Forward.)


Diverse Fort Collins is a volunteer-driven community project that connects people with resources and each other.

We’re developing a website for resources and community—all things related to diversity, equity and inclusion—and hosting book discussions to cultivate friendships and increased understanding among community members.

Join us! Let’s co-create an inclusive community!


The website will feature links to resources, businesses, community organizations and events (including upcoming book group discussions. 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

We look forward to hearing from you!


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
  • Double-spaced
  • 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:


This project is an independent, grassroots, community effort. We seek volunteers for translations (all languages), strategic planning, sponsorships, events (such as book discussions), website and graphic design, writing, editing, voter registration and education, and podcast development.

Please direct submissions, comments, and questions to DiverseFoCo@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!

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.

Alex Manning

Anonymous Donor

Beth Wittmann

Cassandra Tautou

David Hayes

Gloria Garcia

Grant Smith

Jamie Moyer

Katherine Valdez

Kelly Watts

Rev. Kimberly Salico-Diehl

Kit Baker

Mara Croissant-Lenders

Mia Donley

Phil Donaldson

Ricardo Croissant-Lenders

Teresa R. Funke

Tom Brandle


Victoria Baumgart

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 Unsplash