Community Voices: Karen Wong-Brown

“The Evolution of An Immigrant’s Dream” by Karen Wong-Brown.

Almost three decades ago, a naïve 19-year-old came to Colorado State University in Fort Collins as a first-generation college student. My mother brought me to America for a better education. This was my first time away from home and I carried my mother’s dream of her daughter earning a degree…

Join us this Sunday Feb 28 to discuss SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE (Chapters 6-11)

On Sunday, Feb 28 at 2 p.m. we’ll discuss Chapters 6-11 and Discussion Questions 3 and 4:

Question 3: The author states that she grew up in a major white, liberal area and was raised by a white mother. How might that upbringing have influenced the way she wrote this book? How might it have influenced the personal events she describes in the book? How might this book have been different if written by a black person with a different upbringing, or if written by a person of color of a different race?

Fort Collins Documentary “2020 Hispanic Community Voices: Impact of COVID-19” Premieres Tomorrow

Documentary Film by Shari Due and Betty Aragon-Mitotes to premiere on Sunday.

“2020 Hispanic Community Voices: The Impact of Covid-19” will be unveiled during a special Zoom premiere from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday [Jan. 31].

The film is presented by several community organizations, including Mujeres de Colores and the Interfaith Solidarity and Accompaniment Coalition (ISAAC) Fund.

The Diverse FoCo book group drew local and international attendees on January 24 for conversations on Chapters 1-5 of Ijeoma Oluo’s best-selling book SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

From the City of Fort Collins: As part of the community-wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the City of Fort Collins is collaborating with Colorado State University’s Black/African American Cultural Center (BAACC), CSU Police Department, Poudre School District, Poudre River Public Library District, and New Eyes Village, among other organizations, to put togetherContinue reading “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events”

Exciting New Opportunities for Fort Collins Writers and Artists

New magazine The Silver Lining plans to showcase Black voices sharing Black stories, art, music, and issues in our community in its February issue.

Tidings of Comfort and Joy from Diverse Fort Collins

Despite the challenges, so many community members made time to join us for various online events to increase their awareness and advance their racial justice education. We are grateful.

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.

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.

Community Voices: 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! …