Local Resources

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

NEW: 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

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo and attend our January 24 discussion.

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

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)

[We’ll add more resources soon. Volunteer to help develop this page! Email DiverseFoCo@gmail.com]


Resources: Nonprofits & Community Organizations

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

Resources – Articles, Publications, Books

A

The Arc of Larimer County

The Arch Foundation

B

The BIPOC Alliance @bipocalliance (Larimer County)

Black American West Museum (Denver)

NEW: Black community mental health (statistics & resources)

My Black Colorado

Therapy for Black Girls

C

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.

M

N

National Police Accountability Project

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.

No Barriers USA www.nobarriersusa.org

NoCo Safe Space LGBTQIA+

O

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)

S

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/

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)

Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation

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.

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