Re-posted from City of Fort Collins Equity & Inclusion Office: https://www.fcgov.com/equity/ Dear Fort Collins Community, There is too much grief across the nation to stay silent on these matters. Communities and families are deeply suffering and collectively we are all scarred from the recent horrific acts of violence, particularly those directed toward communities of color.Continue reading “Upcoming Events in Fort Collins!”
Diverse Fort Collins condemns all anti-Asian American violence and harassment. Article: “Biden, Harris extend support to Asian Americans in wake of Atlanta shootings” “Silence is complicity. We cannot be complicit,” [President Biden] said. “We have to speak out. We have to act.” Want to help? Visit DFC’s Resources page for links to organizations providing informationContinue reading “Tell Your Story. Help Track Hate.”
Community Voices: “The Colors of Our Rainbow” by Bridgett Neff-Hickman
…People are always stunned when I tell my experiences of being routinely assaulted by homophobic comments, thrown drinks, and judgmental eyes as I exist a queer woman. “In Fort Collins?!” they exclaim. It almost shocks me that they’re shocked. Almost.
This is my reality as a white, cisgender, college-educated queer woman living in Fort Collins.
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.
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.
Equity Indicators Project: The City of Fort Collins seeks feedback from community members on what measures it should track in the equity/diversity/inclusion space. Along with partner the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance, the city is gathering community input to select equity indicators to track in a dashboard for increased accountability and resource alignment.Continue reading “City of Fort Collins Seeks Community Comments on Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion”
Rabbi Hillel Katzir of KRFC Radio Fort Collins interviewed Katherine Valdez, Mia Donley and Victoria Baumgart of Diverse Fort Collins for the “Faith In Progress” public affairs program. They discussed Diverse FoCo’s origins, purpose and goals; how the national landscape has changed since the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many others,Continue reading “Listen to Diverse FoCo on 88.9 FM KRFC Radio at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15!”
Diverse Fort Collins invites you to a thought-provoking online panel discussion and Q&A featuring three Black community members – Saja Butler, Phil Donaldson, and Anthony McGlaun.
The program will also feature musical performances by Mr. McGlaun and Ms. Butler, and a brief history of Juneteenth by Mr. Donaldson.
Diverse Fort Collins stands in solidarity with our Black and African American community members.
Race Forward Statement:
“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…” Read more
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! …