Black History Month – Local Resources & Events
Ethnic Heritage: Hispanic Heritage, Germans From Russia, Native Americans
- Hang Your Wagon To A Star: Hispanics in Fort Collins, 1900-2000.
- Germans From Russia in Fort Collins
- Native Americans in Larimer County – People of the Mountains and Plains
Articles, Research, and Opinions
Fort Collins advocate Betty Aragon-Mitotes talks Posadas, work for Hispanic Community (December 15, 2020)
Opinion: Lack of Diversity Challenges People of Color in Fort Collins (Coloradoan, June 20, 2019)
The Path to LGBTQIA+ Non-Discrimination in Colorado, Freedom For All Americans
“They don’t belong”: Police called on Native American teens on college tour (The Guardian, May 4, 2018)
Racial discrimination claim stuns Fort Collins Mayor, City Council (Coloradoan, Oct 8, 2016)
Racism Remains a Problem in Fort Collins (October 20, 2015)
“Yes, Women Could Vote After The 19th Amendment — But Not All Women. Or Men.” by Melissa Block, NPR
Race is a social construct.
“Racism is a system, not an event.”- J. Kēhaulani Kauanui
Call to Action
Let’s work together to dismantle institutional and systemic racism by educating ourselves with articles, books, podcasts, and discussions; speaking at public forums and to our elected officials; and making an effort to become acquainted with people from diverse backgrounds and expand our social circles.
It’s up to each of us to co-create the community we want to live in.
Diverse Fort Collins is a volunteer-driven community project advocating for antiracism and racial equity. We connect people with resources and each other.
Let’s co-create an inclusive community!