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October 29, 2021 - 9 News

In Latino culture, Día de Los Muertos celebrates friends, family, and loved ones who have passed away. The two-day holiday is a time to get together and honor their lives with memories, mementos, food and more.


October 27, 2021 - KUNC'S Colorado Edition

Former home of Fort Collins' first known Black high school graduate is now a historic landmark

The house on 308 Cherry Street in Fort Collins might not be much to look at. But the modest, 600-square-foot, magenta-colored structure was once home to Virgil Thomas, who became the first known African American to graduate from a Fort Collins high school in 1940.


September 2021 

Our First Year

The BIPOC Alliance formed rapidly as a Black- and Brown-led group in early June 2020. Since then we have been working on our mission and vision, focusing our efforts in Fort Collins.

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September 21, 2021 - The Denver Channel

Home of Fort Collins High's first Black graduate could become a historic landmark

A modest 600-square foot house on Cherry Street in Fort Collins may soon become a historic landmark due to its connections to the town’s Black history. In 1940, Virgil Thomas became the first Black graduate of Fort Collins High School and he lived at the home on Cherry Street with his family.


September 20, 2021 - Coloradoan

Potential landmark designation may mark a first for Black history in Fort Collins

Fort Collins City Council voted to approve the landmark designation of 308 Cherry St. on first reading Sept. 7, recognizing its significance as the home of Virgil Thomas — the first Black student to graduate from Fort Collins High School. 


August 10, 2021 - NOCO Style

The BIPOC Alliance Launches ‘Our Roots: Brick by Brick’ Honoring Latinx Community

The BIPOC Alliance of Larimer County is honoring the legacy of sugar beet workers with the ‘Our Roots: Brick by Brick’ campaign, bringing awareness to the back-breaking work of Mexican and other Hispanic and Latinx people who worked in the sugar beet fields of Fort Collins in the early 1900s.

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June 7, 2021 - BizWest

Health Care Heroes to be selected from nearly 100 nominees

Health Care Heroes was devised as a way to recognize professionals and organizations throughout Northern Colorado and the Boulder Valley for work that they accomplished over the past year fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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April 12, 2021 - Reporter Herald

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

On Monday, a grassroots effort called NoCo Gets Vaccinated announced that local community organizations, public health and others are working together to provide updated information about the COVID-19 vaccine and services for residents of color.

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March 31, 2021 - Coloradoan

It takes an army of community groups to get vaccines to Larimer County's nonwhite communities

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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March 31, 2021 - 9 News

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

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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February 2, 2021

Kaiser Permanente Commits $500,000 for Racial Equity in Colorado

Kaiser Permanente, the state’s largest integrated, nonprofit health system, has awarded $500,000 to support 5 nonprofit and community-based organizations in Colorado whose programs address systemic racism and its accompanying trauma on individuals and communities of color.

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November 17, 2020 - Colorado State University

Local communities model greater equity in civic engagement

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.


March 15, 2020 - Coloradoan

Fort Collins considers creating legal defense fund for immigrants

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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February 20, 2020  - Coloradoan

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

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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February, 2020  - Coloradoan

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

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.


February, 2020  - Coloradoan

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

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.

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