Join us at the following Diverse Fort Collins events!
June 2020: Two events are in the works for later this month, one of healing for Black and African American community members and another for discussion of the national events, for people of color. Check back for details coming soon! Be among the first to hear: receive updates by entering your email in the Follow box.
Diverse Fort Collins Presents:
“Impact of COVID-19 on the Larimer County Justice System” (Free webinar by Judge Juan G. Villaseñor)
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 at 3 p.m. MDT
30-minute presentation followed by Q&A
Details and Registration
Free! Optional $6 contribution appreciated to help defray administration costs.
Diverse Fort Collins Book Discussion of THERE THERE by Tommy Orange on July 26, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mention this book group for 20% off the paperback at Old Firehouse Books.
SUPPORT Diverse Fort Collins: a $6 per person optional cash gift is appreciated to help defray administration costs. Type “Cash Gift” in the registration comments. We will email payment link.
FREE Registration: to bypass payment option, type “Scholarship” in the registration comments.
We will email the Zoom link the day of the event.
We hope you will join us!
Questions? Email DiverseFoCo@gmail.com or call (970) 286-7113.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Powerful. . . . THERE THERE has so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it’s a revelation.” —The New York Times
Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.
Other Possible Book Group Titles
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung
What The Eyes Can’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys Into Race, Motherhood, and History by Camille T. Dungy
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Brown Is The New White: How The Democratic Revolution Has Created A New American Majority by Steve Phillips
Diverse Fort Collins Book Group – January/February/May 2020
Diverse Fort Collins hosted three book group meetings to provide a safe space for discussing White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.
Jan. 26 (Chapters 1-4)
Feb. 23 (Chapters 5-8)
May 17 (Chapters 9-12)
Photos and summary of our last book discussion.
Read The New Yorker book review.
Watch the 4-minute video “Debunking Common Myths White People Tell About Race” with Robin DiAngelo
Diverse Fort Collins Book Group discussion on The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea. Sunday, Oct. 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House, first floor. 316 Willow St. Free event. Please plan to buy a beverage to thank Wolverine Farm for the gift of this space.
This is one week before the Fort Collins Reads event! See link to tickets below.
The House of Broken Angels is the 2019 Fort Collins Reads selection. It was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and named one of the Best Books of the Year by New York Times Book Review, National Public Radio, BuzzFeed, Newsday, BookPage, WBUR’s On Point.
Check out the following events by Diverse Fort Collins friends
MTOB (More Than One Box): A Mixed Gathering. Monthly meetup for multi-ethnic families and friends. Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m., the Whittier Cafe, 1710 E 25th Ave, Denver. Free.