Community Voices: Bridgett Neff-Hickman

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.

Black History Month Events, Plus Listening Sessions on City’s New Equity and Inclusion Office

The month-long Black History Month festivities include more than a dozen events and activities designed to educate, enlighten and celebrate Black culture.

The City of Fort Collins will host two online listening sessions to help inform the creation of a new Equity & Inclusion Office, Feb. 10 in Spanish and Feb. 12 in English.

Fort Collins Documentary “2020 Hispanic Community Voices: Impact of COVID-19” Premieres Tomorrow

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

From the City of Fort Collins: As part of the community-wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the City of Fort Collins is collaborating with Colorado State University’s Black/African American Cultural Center (BAACC), CSU Police Department, Poudre School District, Poudre River Public Library District, and New Eyes Village, among other organizations, to put togetherContinue reading “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events”

Tidings of Comfort and Joy from Diverse Fort Collins

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.

City of Fort Collins Seeks Community Comments on Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

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”

EVENTS: Sept 15 & Sept 28 Action Committee Info Meetings

The purpose of the Action Committee is to enable action around racial equity and work toward dismantling systemic racism in our Northern Colorado community. We intend to partner with local anti-racist organizations and co-create inclusion with local partners.

Listen to Diverse FoCo on 88.9 FM KRFC Radio at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15!

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!”

EVENT: SEPT 3 Town Hall Featuring Diverse FoCo and Other BIPOC Groups

Fort Collins Interfaith Council and World Wisdoms Project present the fourth and final Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) featuring local BIPOC community groups including Diverse FoCo.