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5 JUN 2020
Hundreds join Black Lives Matter call for change in Fort Collins protest

Coloradoan.

Speaker after speaker took the microphone on the stage at Fort Collins Old Town Square Friday afternoon as part of police brutality protest, pouring their feelings out in front of a crowd of hundreds. There were stories from black people sharing personal experience of confrontations with police. Stories their parents shared, passed down one generation to the next.

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18 JUN 2020
Juneteenth panel focuses on Black, Latinx experiences in Fort Collins

Coloradoan.

Queen, a Black Fort Collins resident, wishes her children had learned about their history in school. Instead, they’ve grown up in a place where many people didn’t know what Juneteenth celebrated until now, as protests over the killing of George Floyd and other acts of police brutality continue throughout the nation. The result of the lack of education is chaos, said Queen, who is also the founder of local nonprofit New Eyes Village.

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16 APR 2020
Fort Collins city budget process is too opaque to elicit real engagement, critics say

Coloradoan.

Fort Collins proposed 2021 budget accounts for $696 million and clocks in at a whopping 393 pages, which would weigh about 4 pounds if you printed it out.

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28 APR 2021
PSD committee recommends removing police from schools, but keeping officers nearby

Coloradoan.

Last June, Poudre School District´s board of education voted 6-1 in favor of keeping student resource officers in its schools — but with one caveat.

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14 APR 2021
Fort Collins considers creating legal defense fund for immigrants

Colorado State University

Fort Collins leaders are considering a pilot program that would fund legal assistance for immigrants, potentially addressing the significantly heightened risk of deportation for community members in immigration proceedings who can’t afford an attorney.

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17 NOV 2020
Local communities model greater equity in civic engagement

Colorado State University

Within Fort Collins is a powerful example of community-driven inclusive and equitable civic engagement: the BIPOC Alliance. Launched over the summer, the Alliance represents a collective of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community members and allies throughout Larimer County engaged in efforts to decolonize systems and institutions.

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2 MAR 2021
Fort Collins nonprofits ban together to promote vaccine efficacy in communities of color

9news

In an effort to promote vaccine equity, Larimer County community nonprofits have banded together to address the barriers that exist with getting people of color to trust the vaccine.

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20 APR 2021
It takes an army of community groups to get vaccines to Larimer County´s nonwhite communities

Coloradoan.

About 500 people followed the sounds of live music through decorated hallways and into the gym of the Fort Collins Boys and Girls Club on a Saturday in April to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

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12 APR 2021
Larimer County reports nearly 30% are vaccinated; initiative targets people of color

Reported Herald

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment reported Monday that an additional 4,951 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across Larimer County.

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7 JUN 2021
Health Care Heroes to be selected from nearly 100 nominees

BizWest

Nearly 100 health care organizations and professionals were nominated for BizWest’s Health Care Heroes awards, which will be announced at a virtual event on June 24.

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