Offerings

The BIPOC Alliance co-creates and designs programs and services in the community to advance our mission and attain our vision!

Asian America: History, Representations, and Community

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Description

Professor Park Dahlen will share the history of Asians in the United States, some significant milestones and challenges, and issues of representation and equity in Asian American children's literature.

Biography

Sarah Park Dahlen is an associate professor in the Master of Library and Information Science Program at St. Catherine University. She holds a BA and MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA and an MS and PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. Her research addresses diversity in youth literature and transracial Asian adoption.

Results

30 participants, BIPOC and non-BIPOC audience.

Colorism Series

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Description

BIPOC Alliance in Fort Collins presents a virtual training series for Latinx community on Colorism facilitated by Celesté Martinez. This series will include: what is colorism, where does it come from and how does it influence our cultures.

Date

Sessions will be on Thursdays from 6-8pm Via Zoom starting August 5 through August 26.

Hosted by

Celesté Martinez is the founder and owner of Celestial Alegria, LLC. Through Celestial Alegria, Celesté is committed to igniting joy through transformation through her array of services which include: life coaching, facilitation and racial equity consulting. Celesté’s focuses on creating conditions and strengthening skills for her clients to foster racial equity through personal and collective development. As someone who is committed to being anti-racist, Celesté is best to partner with when clients are seeking to take their DEI work to the next level by implementing structural changes and practices that truly further racial equity

Results

50 participants, Latinx audience.

Without Intersectionality, It’s NOT Equity (and Still, None of Us Are Free)

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Description

BIPOC Alliance in Fort Collins presents a virtual training series for Latinx community on Colorism facilitated by Celesté Martinez. This series will include: what is colorism, where does it come from and how does it influence our cultures.

Hosted by

Dr. Cori Wong is a speaker, writer, educator, and consultant with 15 years of training and leadership experience related to intersectional feminism, anti-racism, social justice, and inclusive culture change. Dr. Wong leads diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at Colorado State University. She earned a dual-title PhD in Philosophy and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Colorado State University.

Results

65 participants, BIPOC and non-BIPOC audience.

Curanderismo. Ancestral Healing

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Every second Saturday of every month we will offer a collective ceremony and free-of-charge individual times for BIPOC people only with the curanderos Lisa and Samuel. Curanderismo is an ancestral practice used in Mexico, Central, and South America to aid mental, spiritual, and physical ailments. It can be defined as a set of traditional practices, beliefs, and rituals that address social and spiritual needs, supports mental health, and offers solace to individuals at different times

Lisa Martinez

Lisa Martinez

is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine and registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado. She is a student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her training via the Archetypal and Cross-Cultural Studies Institute. She is also a participant of The International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers, Curanderos, Sanadores y Shamans which originated in the sacred mountains of the Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.

Samuel Nez

Samuuel Nez

was born and raised near Shiprock, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation. He is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine, a certified NADA Acu-Detox Specialist. He is a long-time student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her training via the Archetypal and Cross-Cultural Studies Institute. Samuel offers classes including Sacred Feather Medicine, Herbal Smoke as a Spiritual Practice, and more. You can find his offerings through RitualCravt School.

Our fall program will be related to this incredible book!

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Therapeutic Service Fund

The BIPOC Alliance Therapeutic Services Fund provides financial support for up to 6 sessions with a provider. Applicants can request up to $100 per session.

In order to apply, you will need to:

  • Identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of color
  • Live in Northern Colorado
  • Have or find a practitioner who agrees to participate in this program.
    • Applicant must provide the Assistance Letter for Providers to their practitioner
  • Complete this online assistance form OR call 9704490349 for assistance. 9704490349 for assistance.

For help finding a therapist, please check out the resources below:

If you have any questions, please write us an email to admin@bipocalliance.org and we will get back to you!

Día de Muertos

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Día de Muertos is a Mexican tradition celebrated across Central and South America that honors the dead with festivals, altars, and family celebrations.Dia de Muertos is a beautiful time when those that we lost come to visit us, and we receive them with their favorite foods, candy, and drinks. It's a moment to share with family and friends fond memories of your loved ones and to rejoice in the beautiful memories they left in our hearts.

Dia de Muertos is a celebration of life and a reminder of our impermanence.

In 2021 we celebrated Día de Muertos at Old Town Square with an Altar and a Procession. We also had live mariachis, music, dancers, hot drinks, and a traditional indigenous ceremony to open our beloved celebration. In our Día de Muertos Community Celebration we were more than 500 hundred people gathered at Old Town Square.

Thank you to all the providers, volunteers, collaborators, and community who helped in some way or another.