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 advocating for antiracism and racial equity.
We connect people with resources and each other.
We’re developing this website for resources and community—all things related to antiracism, racial equity, diversity, and inclusion—and hosting events such as book and panel discussions, webinars, and workshops to cultivate friendships and increased understanding among community members.
Read more in the founder’s Welcome message.
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.)
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 seeks 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:
- Coordinators and Assistants
- Development (Grants/Sponsorships/Fundraising)
- Graphic Design
- Social Media
- Website Development
- Podcast development
- Translations (all languages)
- Writers and Editors for Community Voice guest commentaries
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES LAUNCHING NOW
- Action Committee: four subcommittees have formed as a result of the September kick-off meetings: Voting, Policy & Legislation, Environmental Justice, and LGBTQIA+ Safe Spaces. Email ActionDiverseFoCo@gmail.com for more information.
- The Advisory Committee will guide DFC’s direction and assist with strategic planning. The first meeting will be scheduled in November. Email DiverseFoCo@gmail.com for more information.
Please direct submissions, comments, and questions to DiverseFoCo@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!
Virtual Office Hours: Saturdays 2:00-4:00 p.m. (970) 286-7113
Race is a social construct.
“Racism is a system, not an event.”- J. Kēhaulani Kauanui
Call to Action
Let’s work together to dismantle institutional and systemic racism by educating ourselves with articles, books, discussions; speaking at public forums and to our elected officials; and making an effort to become acquainted with people from diverse backgrounds and expand our social circles.
It’s up to each of us to co-create the community we want to live in.
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 and businesses who spread love and light in our community with generous gifts, sponsoring events, or contributing their time, talent, and wisdom to Diverse Fort Collins.
- Alex Manning
- Amber Lane
- Anthony P. McGlaun
- Anonymous Donors
- Bailey W
- Beth Wittmann
- Cassandra Tautou
- David Hayes
- Gloria Garcia
- Grant Smith
- Karen Wong-Brown
- Jamie Moyer
- Jan Iron
- JJ Levy & Saul Hopper
- Judge Juan G. Villaseñor
- Julie Patterson
- Katherine Valdez
- Kelly Watts
- Rev. Kimberly Salico-Diehl
- Kit Baker
- Mara Croissant-Lenders
- Mia Donley
- Phil Donaldson
- Rabbi Hillel Katzir
- Ricardo Croissant-Lenders
- Saja Butler
- Sarah Chimblo
- Sunday Supply Co.
- Teresa R. Funke
- Tom Brandle
- Tomoko H
- 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 dedicated to advocating for antiracism and racial equity.
We connect 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.