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 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!


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:

Community Voice guest commentaries
Event Planning
Event Facilitation

Graphic Design
Podcast development
Strategic Planning
Translations (all languages)
Website and Technology

Website content development
Writing and Editing
Voter Registration


  • 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.

Alex Manning
Anonymous Donors
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

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.