City of Fort Collins Seeks Community Comments on Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Equity Indicators Project: The City of Fort Collins seeks feedback from community members on what measures it should track in the equity/diversity/inclusion space. Along with partner the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance, the city is gathering community input to select equity indicators to track in a dashboard for increased accountability and resource alignment.Continue reading “City of Fort Collins Seeks Community Comments on Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion”

EVENTS: Sept 15 & Sept 28 Action Committee Info Meetings

The purpose of the Action Committee is to enable action around racial equity and work toward dismantling systemic racism in our Northern Colorado community. We intend to partner with local anti-racist organizations and co-create inclusion with local partners.

Listen to Diverse FoCo on 88.9 FM KRFC Radio at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15!

Rabbi Hillel Katzir of KRFC Radio Fort Collins interviewed Katherine Valdez, Mia Donley and Victoria Baumgart of Diverse Fort Collins for the “Faith In Progress” public affairs program. They discussed Diverse FoCo’s origins, purpose and goals; how the national landscape has changed since the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many others,Continue reading “Listen to Diverse FoCo on 88.9 FM KRFC Radio at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15!”

EVENT: SEPT 3 Town Hall Featuring Diverse FoCo and Other BIPOC Groups

Fort Collins Interfaith Council and World Wisdoms Project present the fourth and final Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) featuring local BIPOC community groups including Diverse FoCo.

NEW EVENT: Oct 4 THE COLOR OF LAW Book Discussion

The New York Times called THE COLOR OF LAW “a powerful and disturbing history of residential segregation in America.” Join our book discussion on Oct. 4. FREE event.

EVENT: July 26 Book Discussion of THERE THERE by Tommy Orange with 3 Native guest speakers

Three Native guest speakers will kick off the July 26 discussion of THERE THERE by Tommy Orange with their thoughts on the novel: Gregg Deal, Amber Lane, and Jan Iron.

EVENT: June 28 Panel “Talking It Out: Being Black In America” featuring Saja Butler, Phil Donaldson, Anthony P. McGlaun

Diverse Fort Collins invites you to a thought-provoking online panel discussion and Q&A featuring three Black community members – Saja Butler, Phil Donaldson, and Anthony McGlaun.

The program will also feature musical performances by Mr. McGlaun and Ms. Butler, and a brief history of Juneteenth by Mr. Donaldson.

EVENT: A Space to Process & Breathe for Black Folx on Sunday, June 14

Event: “A Space to Process & Breath for Black Folx” (June 14)

Diverse Fort Collins invites you to this space to process and breath and find healing space in meditation with other African American and Black folx of all identities and abilities.

Say Their Names

Diverse Fort Collins stands in solidarity with our Black and African American community members.

Race Forward Statement:

JUSTICE NOW

“In the days since four Minneapolis Police Department officers killed George Floyd, hundreds of demonstrations have broken out around the country.

“Race Forward stands in solidarity with the millions who have marched to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and for those Black lives who have been taken prematurely by police brutality…” Read more

Community Voices Guest Commentary: Larimer County’s First Latino District Court Judge Juan G. Villaseñor

Larimer County’s First Latino District Court Judge: Juan G. Villaseñor

Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, I never imagined that I’d be the first lawyer in my family or the first Latino district judge in Larimer County.

While my grandmother wanted me to be an architect or an engineer, she would’ve been proud that I became a judge! …