Local Resources

NEW! Podcasts: A User’s Guide, by Linae Warden


#StopAAPIHate


“What Can I Do?

  1. Read the resources and statement by Race Forward decrying violence against Asian Americans.

  2. Register for free Bystander Intervention Training to stop Asian-American and Xenophobic Harassment by the nonprofit Hollaback!

  3. Visit Asian Americans Advancing Justice and report an incident through Stand Against Hatred.

4. From MakeNoiseToday.org: “If you’re asking yourself how you can help stop Asian hate, here are resources we encourage you to learn from and get involved with.

“Below is a list of resources & links on how you can organize, who to consider donating to, non-financial ways you can support communities, and suggested further reading material.”

https://makenoisetoday.org/what-can-i-do

5. Read the article by Jeff Chang/The Washington Post “The long history of violence against Asian Americans that led up to Atlanta”

6. Read the statement by the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI):


Celebrate Black History Month all year long. Visit our Fort Collins History page for information on local resources

Leading Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Domestic Terrorism at U.S. Capitol

“The vigilantism and attacks in Washington, DC yesterday are nothing short of treason. They are part and parcel of the arc of violence enshrined in the modus operandi of white supremacy and white nationalism….” Read more.


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.

“We join their condemnation of all forms of racist violence, whether state or state-sanctioned or from individuals and groups. We join the call for the arrest and prosecution of all four officers involved in this merciless murder…” Read more


Lessons on Peaceful Protesting by My Black Colorado

Antiracism resources by Fort Collins-based Culturs Magazine

Antiracism Q&A by CSU Office of the Vice President for Diversity

The BIPOC Alliance

The Obama FoundationANGUISH AND ACTION

Black community mental health (statistics & resources)

Blavity

CivilRights.orgNew Era of Public Safety: An Advocacy Toolkit for a Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing

Hollaback! free Bystander Intervention Training

National Police Accountability Project

City of Fort CollinsRacial Equity Rapid Response Team

City of Fort Collins Police Services

CSU Black/African American Cultural Center

CSU Office of the Vice President for DiversityBlack Rams Matter: A Note of Solidarity

CSU RISE Center: Race and Intersectional Studies in Educational Equity

Cultural Enrichment Center of Fort Collins (Connecting participants with history, literature, arts, music, dance, traditions, and folklore of the African American experience.)

New Eyes Village is a faith-based, grassroots, nonprofit organization founded to support the self-sufficiency of marginalized families in areas of mental health services, financial literacy, and wellness while collaborating with our community.

Queen’s Legacy Foundation is a social justice and health equity organization in Northern Colorado that supports black families in civic education and engagement, financial resources for legal aid, and generational education.

Walking Towards Justice


WATCH FOR MORE RESOURCES COMING SOON! See below for an A to Z list.


“What can I do?”

READ

NPR Book Concierge: Best Books of 2020

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo and our next discussion. Buy it from Old Firehouse Books for 20% off the paperback when you mention the Diverse FoCo book group.

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. Buy it from Old Firehouse Books.

Book Review: A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism by Katy Waldman

LISTEN

Podcasts:

The New York Times: 1619

National Public Radio (NPR): Code Switch

Othering & Belonging Institute: Who Belongs?

On The Media – Boiling Point (May 29, 2020)

1A radio program – “To Be In A Rage Almost All The Time” (June 1, 2020)

WATCH

Trevor Noah: Video “Black American Have Seen Their Principles Completely Delegitimized”

13th: A Netflix Original Documentary by Ava DuVernay, Director of Selma. “From Slave To Criminal With One Amendment”

STUDY HISTORY

Juneteenth Celebration

ADVOCATE

8 to Abolition

8 Can’t Wait A Project by Campaign Zero

TAKE THE QUIZ

Project Implicit

SHOP

Black-owned businesses. See our Businesses page.


***COVID-19 Resources***

COVID-19 Activity & Risk Levels

City of Fort Collins

Larimer County

Support and resources for Fort Collins artists and creative businesses

Feeding America

Mental Health Resources for People of Color during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Rental Assistance/Eviction & Foreclosure Prevents (Colorado Department of Local Affairs)


Resources: Nonprofits & Community Organizations

  • Local (A-Z)
  • Regional
  • State
  • National
  • International

Resources – Articles, Publications, Books

A

The Arc of Larimer County

B

The BIPOC Alliance @bipocalliance (Larimer County)

Black American West Museum (Denver)

Black Lives Matter 5280 (Denver)

NEW: Black community mental health (statistics & resources)

My Black Colorado

Therapy for Black Girls

C

Chair Table Home LLC

City of Fort Collins

  • Social Sustainability Department Strategic Plan: Equity & Inclusion (page 20)

Culturs Magazine antiracism resources

Code For Fort Collins

Colorado State University (CSU)

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Cultural Enrichment Center of Fort Collins (Connecting participants with history, literature, arts, music, dance, traditions, and folklore of the African American experience.)

Dementia Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado

D

Disabled Resource Services

Downtown Fort Collins Creative District

F

Fort Collins Community Action Network

Fort Collins Interfaith Council

Fort Collins International Center

Foothills Gateway

Fuerza Latina

G

H

Herbal Gardens Wellness
Goal: To protect inherent rights of Indigenous and Native Populations including health and wellness, environmental preservation and research, and to build capacity for current and future Native and Indigenous generations

I

Intercultural Change Agents

Intercultural Community Builders

Islamic Center of Fort Collins

J

K

L

La Cocina (mental health services)

LGBTQIA+ Organizations in Northern Colorado PFLAG

Poudre River Public Library District

  • A Note From The Executive Director
  • The Equal Access Poster that hangs in all of our library locations is simply a document to affirm the Library’s steadfast assurance to maintaining an inclusive environment that serves and welcomes ALL people.
  • The Poudre River Public Library District will never condone any behaviors that spread bigotry, discrimination, stereotyping, harassment or racism.
  • We open our doors daily to offer an environment where people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures can find a caring and supportive environment whereby users can engage in lifelong learning, creativity and discovery. Everyone is welcome here.

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New Eyes Village is a faith-based, grassroots, nonprofit organization founded to support the self-sufficiency of marginalized families in areas of mental health services, financial literacy, and wellness while collaborating with our community.

Local News and Media: see our News page for a list of English and Spanish local news and radio

No Barriers USA www.nobarriersusa.org

NoCo Safe Space LGBTQIA+

Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-Wow Association (NCIPA)

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P

People’s Initiative For Equity (P.I.E) (formerly FoCo BLM) Peoplesinitiative4equity@gmail.com

Planning Action to Transform Hughes Sustainably (PATHS)

  • (Environmental justice) Sign the petition before the mid-October deadline.

Project Implicit

Q

Queen’s Legacy Foundation

R

Respite Care (Embracing Extraordinary Kids and Their Families)

Red Cloud Renewable a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that is managed by, and primarily staffed by Native Americans from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

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T

Therapy for Black Girls

U

United Way of Larimer County www.uwaylc.org

V

W

X

Y

Z

Facilitators/Training

Diversity Solutions Group (Consulting, Coaching, Training)(FortCollins)

Vanessa Roberts (Facilitator, Educator, Researcher)(Denver)

DeEtta Jones & Associates. Next Generation Leadership (Management training and organizational development)

Regional

Better Angels https://www.better-angels.org/

Native American Rights Fund (50 Years of fighting for native rights) (Boulder-based nonprofit)

State

ACLU of Colorado

GayColorado.com Pride Guide http://www.gaycolorado.com/fort-collins/

My Black Colorado https://myblackcolorado.com/

National

Center for Refugee Poetics at the Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, PA) (launched by Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Ocean Vuong)

LatinaMedia.co

National Police Accountability Project
Native Governance Center (How to write an indigenous land acknowledgement)


Open Society Foundations
Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation

PayUp Fashion (fighting for women garment workers around the globe)

Racial Equity Tools

Resources – Articles, Books, Publications, Documentaries

Article: Racial Discrimination Claim Stuns Mayor, City Council

Opinion: Lack of diversity challenges people of color in Fort Collins

Books

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race by Robin DiAngelo

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

The Racial Contract by Charles W. Mills

Documentaries

  • Fort Collins: Choice City for Whom? Racism (watch the trailer)
  • Desplazado: An Exploration of Gentrification

Magazines

Culturs: The Global Multicultural Magazine (Colorado-based publication that collaborates with Colorado State University’s Journalism Department)

History

History Archives at Poudre River Public Library District
Fort Collins History Collection: Ethnic Heritage
Geneaology and History


Diverse Fort Collins is a volunteer-driven community project connecting people with resources and each other. We’re dedicated to advocating for antiracism and racial equity.

If you’d like to help, see the About page for volunteer opportunities and upcoming book group discussions and other events.

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

Contact DiverseFoCo@mail.com

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