Diverse Fort Collins: Week of March 27

Horsetooth Reservoir by Feipus Song
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Hello, friends,

We hope you’re healthy and safe while adhering to the Stay-At-Home order.

A few quick updates for you.

LIFE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

  • We’ve added local and state links to COVID-19 information on our News page.
  • Also, Larimer County has created a COVID-19 text alert to share current updates by zip code. Text the word COVID19LC to 888777 to register.

Nanette D. Massey’s webinar is this Sunday.

YOUR WHITE FRAGILITY QUESTIONS ANSWERED

If you’re interested in an African American writer’s perspective on White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, sign up for Nanette D. Massey’s webinar at 1 p.m. MST this Sunday, March 29, “White Fragility: Black Echo.” It’s $13.

She’ll answer your questions during the first hour, then speak on one of the book’s topics. All are welcome, although the event is intended for those who have read the book.

Information and registration:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2934732889926428/?active_tab=about

*Sunday Webinars*

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-fragility-black-echo-a-unique-opportunity-tickets-100756218562

Photo by Olivia Tschida on Unsplash https://unsplash.com/@cheeta

ENJOY FORT COLLINS NATURAL AREAS

Your City of Fort Collins natural areas are still open! Enjoy the outdoors while keeping six feet between you and others.

That’s all for now. Take care, and be safe and healthy.

Follow us on social media for more updates: @DiverseFortCollins on Instagram, @DiverseFoCo on Twitter, and http://www.Facebook.com/DiverseFortCollins

Your Friends at Diverse Fort Collins

Diverse Fort Collins: Week of March 15

Hello, friends!

We hope you’re staying healthy and safe. What a roller-coaster of a week.

Let’s pause for a minute and enjoy the beauty of Colorado.

Photo of yellow flowers and mountains by Jessica Fadel on Unsplash
Photo of Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road Summit, by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash

Remember to take care of yourself by drinking plenty of water, preparing healthy meals, washing your hands frequently, and staying in touch with loved ones via phone, email, text, and social media.

NEWS

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser warns Coloradans to be on the lookout for coronavirus scams

COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of people all over the world.

The past week has been strange, with people across the U.S. panic-buying toilet paper and food, schools and other institutions closing, and major events being canceled.

It’s unsettling how quickly things developed.

Fortunately we have trustworthy sources of information. Here are a few:

Book Discussion Postponed

To adhere with “social distancing” guidelines promoted by health and government organizations, we have postponed the March 22 White Fragility book discussion until May 17.

(In the meantime, would you participate in an online discussion in a private Facebook group? Weigh in with your ideas and comments by emailing DiverseFoCo@gmail.com)

As the date approaches, we’ll provide updates, and change plans if necessary. We’ll discuss Chapters 9-12 at that third and final discussion of Robin DiAngelo’s book.

Please download and print the free Reading Guide at http://www.RobinDiAngelo.com and bring it with you to the meeting.

(Donations are welcomed to the church to thank them for the meeting space, as well as cash gifts to DFC to help defray the cost of refreshments, copied materials, and administration.)

To tide you over, here’s a short video “Debunking The Most Common Myths White People Tell About Race” featuring Robin DiAngelo. There are many others on YouTube. Check them out!

Watch for announcements later in the year about the next book group selection, There There by Tommy Orange.

Diverse Fort Collins Goes To Washington, D.C.

Every year, 100 state and community leaders attend the Colorado Capitol Conference to learn about our form of government and the legislative process. Here’s a brief video.

Diverse Fort Collins founder and executive director Katherine Valdez has accepted an invitation from the office of CSU President Joyce McConnell to join her delegation for the June 10-12 event!

“It will be an honor to represent our community at the Colorado Capitol Conference,” Valdez said. “I invite Diverse Fort Collins friends and community members to submit questions to ask our representatives in Congress. What’s top of mind for you?”

Submit your questions to DiverseFoCo@gmail.com or via social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

FoCo StartUp Week Highlights Diversity and Representation

If you missed the free sessions during Fort Collins Startup Week, here’s a glimpse of artist Gregg Deal’s Feb. 25 performance, “The Punk Pan-Indian Romantic Comedy.”

Deal told stories of growing up in a predominantly white Utah ski town, of his challenging relationship with his white father, and of finding his way as a Pyramid Lake Paiute artist. His style of memoir storytelling interspersed with punk music lyrics and song clips proved to be a powerful combination.

Check out the free exhibit of Deal’s art in the Duhesa Gallery, second floor of the Lory Student Center, Colorado State University.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind author visits Northern Colorado

William Kamkwamba, author of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, visited Windsor High School on Feb. 22 for the Clearview Reads event.

Congratulations to Diverse Fort Collins volunteers Jamie and Tom on receiving two tickets to this event!

SOCIAL MEDIA

Diverse Fort Collins achieved a milestone: 300 followers on Facebook! Thanks to you all for liking our posts about local and national news and events.

These were some of our most popular social media posts over the past couple of weeks:

Stay safe out there, and have a great week!

Your friends at Diverse Fort Collins

Community members discuss good/bad binary of racism

Thank you to the 41 community members who attended the Feb. 23 Diverse Fort Collins book group!

We discussed Chapters 5-8 of Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.

Trying something new this time, we divided into affinity groups (people of color and non-binary folks, white women, white men, white women and men, social justice and equity/diversity/inclusion advocates) and reviewed information from the author’s Reading Guide:

Principles for a constructive discussion (such as “a strong opinion is not the same as informed knowledge”)

Common patterns and responses (such as “Positioning themselves as already getting this/Giving evidence for why this discussion doesn’t apply to them: “I already know all this.” “I am married to/have children who are____” followed by distancing (rather than insight and recognition that this doesn’t exempt them and their learning is not finished).

Silence breakers (such as “I’m really nervous/scared/uncomfortable saying this and/but…”)

…and finally the Reading Guide chapter questions.

If you haven’t read the book yet, here are chapter titles to give you an idea of the content:

Chapter 5 The Good/Bad Binary (He’s not a racist. He is a really nice guy)

Chapter 6 Anti-Blackness

Chapter 7 Racial Triggers For White People

Chapter 8 The Result: White Fragility

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and facilitators for helping make this a successful event:

Mia, Jessica, Jamie, Ricardo, David, Victoria, Kit, Kimberly, Tom, Katherine, and Mara.

Thanks again to Rev. Kimberly and American Baptist Church for the gift of this meeting space.

***RESCHEDULED TO MAY 17***Join us on March 22 at 2 p.m. for the final meeting. We’ll discuss Chapters 9-12.

Details and RSVP at http://www.DiverseFortCollins.com/events

We hope to see you then!

Forty-five community members gathered to discuss WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo at January meeting!

About 45 people attend the January book discussion. We look forward to seeing you at 2 p.m. today at our new location: American Baptist Church!

We look forward to seeing you today — Sunday, Feb. 23 — for a discussion of Chapters 5-8 of WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo!

Please note the NEW LOCATION! American Baptist Church at 600 S. Shields, just south of Mulberry.

BRING your own water bottle and travel mug.

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, we’ll have fruit, pan dulce/empanadas, tea, coffee.

Please PRINT and BRING the Reading Guide from http://www.RobinDiAngelo.com

Event details and RSVP at http://www.DiverseFortCollins.com/events

Facilitators Jessica, Katherine, Mia, and Jamie from the January meeting will be joined by additional facilitators Victoria, David, and Ricardo at today’s book discussion. We look forward to seeing you!

Diverse Fort Collins: Week of Feb. 14

Hello, friends!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Be sure to tell a loved one how much you appreciate them.

We have so much great news to share with you.

Our Jan. 26 book discussion drew about 45 folks!

Thanks to all who joined us to discuss Chapters 1-4 of White Fragility: Why Its So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

We packed the upstairs Event Hall and the first floor with six small groups. Thank you to Mia, Jessica, Jamie, and Katherine for volunteering as “guides” for these discussions.

Join us in a NEW location on Feb. 23 for conversations about Chapters 5-8! Details and RSVP at http://www.DiverseFortCollins.com/events

NEWS

The Jan. 28 State of The City Address focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.

Check out Stacey Abrams’ website on fighting against voter suppression at http://www.DiverseFortCollins.com/vote

Did you attend the Jan. 20 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Celebration? It was a beautiful day of camaraderie, social justice, inspiring speeches and performances.

Anna’s sign

Wendell’s sign

MOST POPULAR POSTS

Here are a few of our most popular social media posts over the past few weeks.

Temple Grandin Equine Center

Parasite

Marketing For Latino Business Owners (Fort Collins StartUp Week)

JLo and Shakira

The Punk Pan-Indian Romantic Comedy (Fort Collins Startup Week)

A Diverse Team: Employing Populations of All Abilities (Fort Collins StartUp Week)


UPCOMING EVENTS

Make new friends and discuss books!

Feb. 23 WHITE FRAGILITY book discussion #2 of 3 (Chapters 5-8)

March 22 WHITE FRAGILITY book discussion #3 of 3 (Chapters 9-12)

Mark your calendar for the 28th Annual Powwow on May 2-3 at Northside Aztlan Community Center. Everyone is welcome! Support Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Join us and make some new friends in Fort Collins!

Get out the vote! It’s important for everyone to vote. If you’d like to help Diverse Fort Collins with voter registration, email us at DiverseFoCo@gmail.com with “Voter Registration” in the subject line.

SPONSORSHIPS

If you’d like to help Diverse Fort Collins develop sponsorships to buy books for our book group, email DiverseFoCo@gmail.com with “Sponsorships” in the subject line.

That’s all for now! Enter your email in the Follow box for exclusive content and updates, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Diverse Fort Collins Update: Week of Jan. 14, 2020

“Good people will fight if we lead them.”Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

“The goal is to focus on what connects us, rather than what divides us.”The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Happy new year, friends!

We know some of you have gone through a rough couple of months over the holidays with unexpected financial hardship, illness and the like.

But it’s a new year, a new decade, and we’re grateful for all the good in our lives, including family and friends we can lean on during challenging times.

We’re ready to embrace what’s next!

The above two quotes summarize what’s been on our minds recently here at Diverse Fort Collins.

Both apply to efforts to advance racial equity, anti-racism, diversity, and equity & inclusion. Many challenges lie ahead, but together we can accomplish our goals, one of which is understanding each other better and making new friends of different cultures, identities and abilities.

Are you hopeful? We are!


RECENT NEWS

The new Diverse Fort Collins logo is now live on the website, and will soon be rolled out across our social media! Many thanks to graphic designer Grant Smith for designing this beautiful, dynamic logo that embodies the spirit of our mission and values: “All welcome. Let’s co-create an inclusive community! All cultures, identities and abilities.

We stopped by the Dec. 14 Community Health Fair at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center that featured tables hosted by U.S. Veterans Administration, Planned Parenthood, Rep. Joe Neguse, Colorado Universal Healthcare, and others.

Here are a few photos of posters displayed by Gerri and Julie at the table hosted by Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care. Visit http://www.CoUniversalHealth.org for information.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Local activist Cindy participated in the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. march and celebration holding signs such as “How are you using your privilege and power to stand up for others? – Bernice King” and “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressors; it must be demanded.” – MLK Jr. Photos by Diverse Fort Collins

Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Celebration

It’s not just a day off from work. If you’re interested in co-creating a community in which everyone can thrive, bundle up, makes some new friends and educate yourself by participating at the Martin Luther King, Jr. event.

Join the march from Old Town Square to CSU, and the celebration at CSU’s Lory Student Center! Last year’s celebration included informative, inspiring presentations, and this year’s will be equally amazing. The theme: “Preservation to Manifestation” (“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”)

Jan 23 We Are The Radical Monarchs free film screening and discussion at The Lyric! Film is in English with live interpretation in Spanish. Dinner provided. The focus is to engage parents and caregivers of children of color to talk about youth development and social justice. Hosted by ACT Human Rights Film Festival and Poudre River Public Library District.

Jan. 26 Join us for an empowering Diverse Fort Collins Book Group discussion on the accessible first floor of Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House: Chapters 1-4 of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

We have three talented facilitators – Jamie, Jessica and Mia – who will guide small-group conversations during this event. Some groups will be geared toward teenagers, LGBTQIA+, people of color, etc. if there’s interest among attendees. Buy the paperback at Old Firehouse Books (20% discount if you mention this book group!) and expand your knowledge and social circles.

Porgy & Bess. Photo by The Metropolitan Opera.

Feb. 1 The Metropolitan Opera Met Live in HD will broadcast Porgy & Bess, featuring Fort Collins’ favorite opera singer and our friend Anthony P. McGlaun in the chorus! Field trip, anyone? We’re planning to watch this at Cinemark Greeley Mall.

Feb. 4 Hope for Today event at the Fort Collins Senior Center by NoCo SafeSpace. Hear a member of the LGBTQIA+ community (with lived experience of suicide and recovery) discuss: the signs of depression and suicide; risk ractors and warning signs, etc.

Would you like to volunteer? Write a guest commentary or be featured in a Community Member profile? As always, we’d love to hear from you. Email DiverseFoCo@gmail.com

Your friends at Diverse Fort Collins

All welcome. Let’s co-create an inclusive community!
All cultures, identities and abilities

http://www.DiverseFortCollins.com

http://www.facebook.com/DiverseFortCollins

Twitter @DiverseFoCo

Instagram @DiverseFortCollins

다채로운 포트 콜린스에 오신 것을 환영합니다 (Welcome)(Korean)

Welcome to Diverse Fort Collins (Korean)

다채로운 포트 콜린스에 오신 것을 환영합니다!

ALL WELCOME

모두 (모든 민족을) 환영합니다

Thank you for visiting Diverse Fort Collins, a volunteer-driven community project connecting people with resources and each other.

다채로운 포트콜린스에 방문해 주셔서 감사합니다. 이곳은 자원 및 사람을 연결하는 자원 봉사 공동체 프로젝트 입니다.

Read more about the Diverse Fort Collins Book Group below.

다채로운 포트 콜린스 독서회에 대한 관심이 있으시면 아래 정보를 확인해 보세요.

As this website develops, you’ll be able to see lists of community organizations, ethnic businesses (such as restaurants that specialize in the cuisine of other countries) and businesses owned by people of color; a land acknowledgment, a glossary of terms, a list of the wonderful people who are Diverse Fort Collins sponsors, advisers and volunteers (including those who will translate this welcome message into Arabic, French, German, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, and other languages).

이 웹사이트는 지역사회 단체, 민족 기업(외국의 요리를 전문으로 하는 식당 등)과 유색인종들이 경영하는 사업들의 목록을 볼 수 있을 것입니다. 게다가 토지 인정서, 용어 사전 및 다채로운 포트 콜린스의 후원자, 고문, 자원 봉사자들의 목록 또한 열람 가능합니다. 이 목록에는 이 환영 메시지를 아랍어, 프랑스어, 독일어, 한국어, 중국어, 스페인어, 러시아어, 다른 언어로 번역해 주신 분들 또한 포함됩니다.

You’ll also be able to connect with new friends who want to expand their social circles through discussions and other events.

그리고 토론이나 다양한 행사를 통해 새로운 친구들과 연결되고 사회 영역을 확장할 수 있는 좋은 기회입니다.

A little about me: I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. My mom is from the Philippines and my dad (who is Mexican-American from Roswell, New Mexico) grew up in East L.A. I moved to Fort Collins in 2002, and though I was often aware that I was the only person of color in the room, it wasn’t until I attended the 2015 Multicultural Community Retreat and joined my workplace’s equity and inclusion team that I began making new friends of diverse backgrounds, identities, abilities and experiences.

저는 캘리포니아 로스앤젤레스에서 태어나 자랐습니다. 저희 어머니는 필리핀 출신이시며 아버지는 멕시코계 미국인 이시고 뉴멕시코주 로스웰 출신이십니다. 저희는 동 로스앤젤레스에서 살다가 2002년에 포트 콜린스로 이사했습니다. 그동안 보통은 제가 유일한 유색인이라고 생각하고 있었지만 2015년 다문화 커뮤니티 유향 여행 (Multicultural Community Retreat)에 참석하면서 다양한 배경, 정체성, 능력, 경험을 가진 새로운 친구들을 처음으로 사귀게 되었습니다.

My love of Fort Collins and my work in racial equity, diversity and inclusion inspired me to create Diverse Fort Collins.

포트 콜린스에 대한 저의 사랑과 인종적 형평성, 다양성, 포용력 덕분에 저는 다채로운 포트 콜린스를 만들어 낼 영감이 생겼습니다.

Our community lands on many top 10 lists for reasons we’ve all heard. On the flip side, many of my friends and colleagues who are people of color and I have had not-so-positive experiences. Some have experienced racism, racial profiling and discrimination. Some have been vocal; others silent. Some have moved away and returned; others will never return.

콜로라도는 많은 미국인들이 살고 싶어하는 지역 10위 안에 올라와 있습니다 (관련정보 클릭). 반면에 내 친구들, 동료들 중 많은 사람들은 유색인종이지만 이 곳에서의 긍정적인 경험이 많이 없었습니다. 일부 사람들은 인종차별, 인종 프로파일링 등과 같은 차별을 경험을 했습니다. 어떤 사람들은 목소리를 높였고 어떤 사람들은 침묵 했습니다. 어떤 사람들은 이사를 갔다가 돌아왔고 어떤 사람들은 절대 돌아오지 않을 것입니다.

On a happier note, I’m glad to see many businesses displaying signs such as “All Are Welcome Here” (Thank you, Toolbox Creative!) and “Safe Zone: This space respects all aspect of people, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, religion and ability” (Thank you, Happy Lucky’s Teahouse!)

매우 기쁜 소식으로는 “모두(모든 민족이) 여기에 온 것을 환영한다”와 “안전지대(Safe Zone): 이 장소는 인종, 민족, 성적 지향, 성별 표현, 나이, 종교, 능력 등 사람들의 모든 측면을 존중한다.”라는 간판을 내걸고 있는 기업들이 많아 지고 있다는 것입니다. Toolbox CreativeHappy Lucky’s Teahouse 이러한 메시지를 표현해 주셔서 감사합니다.

One opportunity to get involved in Diverse Fort Collins is by joining us for book group discussions. Read details about the next book group meeting on the Events page. 

다채로운 포트 콜린스에 참여할 수 있는 또 다른 기회는 다채로운 포트 콜린스 독서회에서  책에 대해 함께 토론하는 것입니다. 이벤트 페이지에서 다음 독서회에 대한 정보를 찾을 수 있습니다.

Mention the Diverse Fort Collins Book Group at Old Firehouse Books to receive a 20 percent discount off the paperback. Book group selections feature fiction and nonfiction titles. 

Firehouse Books에서 다채로운 포트 콜린스 독서회에 대해 말씀하시면 페이퍼백(paperback)을 20% 할인을 받으실 수 있습니다. 독서회에서는 픽션과 논픽션 책    항목 중에서 선택하실 수 있습니다.

If you like what Diverse Fort Collins is about, please consider supporting us with your time (volunteer) or money (sponsor)(watch for PayPal and other links coming soon.) We seek volunteers to help with strategic planning, event coordination, technology, sponsorships, writing guest commentaries, etc.

다채로운 포트콜린스의 목적과 임무가 마음에 드신다면 자원봉사자나 후원자로서 지원하는 것에 대해 고려해 보시길 부탁드립니다. 곧 페이팔 및 다른 링크들을 웹사이트에 넣을 것입니다. 전략적 계획, 행사 조정, 기술, 후원, 게스트 해설 작성 등에 도움을 주실 자원봉사자를 모집합니다.

Email DiverseFoCo@gmail.com if you’re interested, or if you have questions or comments. We’d love to hear from you.

관심이 있으시거나 질문, 의견이 있으시다면 DiverseFoCo@gmail.com으로 이메일을 보내주세요. 당신의 생각을 꼭 듣고 싶습니다.

And follow us on social media:

저희의 SNS를 팔로우 해 주십시오:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DiverseFortCollins and www.facebook.com/DiverseFoCo

페이스북: www.facebook.com/DiverseFortCollins, www.facebook.com/DiverseFoCo

인스타: @DiverseFortCollins

Twitter: @DiverseFoCo

There’s so much more I could say. I’ll leave it for future posts.

저는 포트 콜린스를 사랑하고 이 곳에서의 제 인생과 친구들을 사랑합니다. 다채로운 포트 콜린스 공동 제작에 참여해 주시길 부탁드립니다.

I love Fort Collins, and I love my life and friends here. 

저는 포트 콜린스를 사랑하고 이 곳에서의 제 인생과 친구들을 사랑합니다.

I hope you’ll join us. All welcome. Let’s co-create an inclusive community! 

다채로운 포트 콜린스 공동 제작에 참여해 주시길 바랍니다. 다시 한번 모두 환영합니다. 우리 다 같이 보다 폭넓은 공동체를 함께 만들어 봅시다.

Katherine Valdez
Founder and Executive Director, Diverse Fort Collins

캐서린 발데스 “다채로운 포트콜린스” 겸임 전무이사, 설립자

Photo by Timothy Ries on Unsplash

¡Bienvenido a Diverse Fort Collins! (Welcome)(Spanish)

TODOS BIENVENIDOS

¡Bienvenido a Diverse Fort Collins!

Gracias por visitar Diverse Fort Collins, un proyecto comunitario impulsado por voluntarios que conecta a las personas con los recursos entre sí.

Lea más sobre el Diverse Fort Collins Book Group (Grupo de Lectura)a continuación.

A medida que se desarrolle este sitio web, usted podrá ver listas de organizaciones comunitarias, empresas étnicas (como restaurantes que se especializan en la cocina de otros países) y negocios que pertenecen a personas de color; un reconocimiento de tierras, un glosario de términos, una lista de las personas maravillosas que son patrocinadores, asesores y voluntarios de Diverse Fort Collins (incluidos aquellos que traducirán este mensaje de bienvenida al Árabe, Francés, Alemán, Coreano, Mandarín, Ruso y otros idiomas).

También podrás conectarte con nuevos amigos que quieran expandir sus círculos sociales a través de discusiones y otros eventos.

Un poco sobre mí: Nací y crecí en Los Ángeles, California. Mi madre es de Filipinas y mi padre (que es México-Americano de Roswell, Nuevo México) creció en el Este de Los Ángeles. Me mudé a Fort Collins en el 2002, y aunque a menudo era consciente de que era la única persona de color en el cuarto, no fue hasta que asistí al Retiro Comunitario Multicultural 2015 y me uní al equipo de equidad e inclusión, de mi lugar de trabajo, que comencé a hacer nuevos amigos de diversos orígenes, identidades, habilidades y experiencias.

Mi amor por Fort Collins y mi trabajo en equidad racial, diversidad e inclusión me inspiraron a crear Diverse Fort Collins.

Nuestra comunidad aterriza en muchas de las diez primeras listas por las razones que todos hemos escuchado. Por otro lado, muchos de mis amigos, colegas y yo hemos tenido experiencias no tan positivas. Algunos han experimentado racismo, perfil racial y discriminación. Algunos han sido vocales; otros callan. Algunos se han alejado y regresado; otros nunca volverán.

En una nota más feliz, me alegra ver que muchas empresas muestran carteles como “Todos Son Bienvenidos Aquí” (¡Gracias, Toolbox Creative!) y “Zona Segura: este espacio respeta todos los aspectos de las personas, incluyendo raza, etnia, orientación sexual, expresión de género, edad, religión y habilidad” (¡Gracias, Happy Lucky’s Teahouse!)

Una oportunidad para involucrarse en Diverse Fort Collins es uniéndose a nosotros para discusiones grupales de libros. Lea los detalles sobre la próxima reunión del grupo en la página de Eventos.

Y mencione el Diverse Fort Collins Book Group en la tienda Old Firehouse Books para recibir un descuento del 20 por ciento en libros de pasta blanda. Las selecciones del grupo literario incluyen títulos de ficción y no ficción.

Si le gusta de qué se trata Diverse Fort Collins, por favor considere apoyarnos con su tiempo (voluntario) o dinero (patrocinador) (esté atento a PayPal y otros enlaces próximamente). Buscamos voluntarios para ayudar con la planificación estratégica, coordinación de eventos, tecnología, patrocinios, o escribiéndonos sus comentarios, etc.

Envíe un correo electrónico a DiverseFoCo@gmail.com si está interesado, si tiene preguntas o comentarios. Nos encantaría saber de usted.

Y síguenos en las redes sociales:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DiverseFortCollins
Instagram: @DiverseFortCollins
Twitter: @DiverseFoCo

Hay mucho más que podría decir. Lo dejaré para futuras publicaciones.

Amo a Fort Collins, y amo mi vida y mis amigos aquí.

Espero que te unas a nosotros. Todos son bienvenidos. ¡Co-creemos una comunidad inclusiva!

Katherine Valdez
Fundadora y Directora Ejecutiva, de Diverse Fort Collins


Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash

Diverse Fort Collins Update: Week of Nov. 19, 2019

Hello, friends!

Due to out of office plans and a series of unfortunate events, we’re a bit delayed in bringing you this update. But we’re back, and there’s so much to share!

Take a look, and as usual, don’t hesitate to reach out with comments and suggestions by responding to this post or emailing DiverseFoCo@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!


Recent News

  • Veterans Day honors people who have served in the military and sacrificed so much to defend the U.S. and allies around the world. One movie gets it right in representing military women, according to The Cherry Picks, a women-focused alternative to IMDB. Info on the film.

Upcoming Events

  • Gearing Up for Giving. Read North Forty News’ roundup of opportunities to donate or volunteer.
  • Fort Collins Rescue Mission needs donations and volunteers for its annual Thanksgiving Banquet.
  • Did you know local Native American families need your help? The annual Christmas Gift and Food Drive by Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is coming up! Read details here.
  • Interested in contributing yours skills and expertise to Diverse Fort Collins? We seek volunteers for our Advisory Committee. This is a group that provides ideas, insights and guidance to Diverse Fort Collins via email and (coming soon) quarterly meetings. We also seek volunteers to help with translations, technology, sponsorships, etc. Email DiverseFoCo@gmail.com and let us know about your interests!
  • Diverse Fort Collins Book Group will provide a safe space to discuss Chapters 1 through 4 of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo on Jan 26.

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We publish monthly updates, and will be on hiatus over the holidays.

Whether you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving or not (here are some things to consider), have a wonderful time off with your loved ones. See you in the new year!

Your friends at Diverse Fort Collins