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Thanking Teachers Virtually during Teach Appreciation Week

In FLTI we talk a lot about having an attitude of gratitude – it’s good for our own mental health and a great way to build relationships when we take time to be thankful for the folks who make a difference in our communities! PBS KIDS has some fun ideas and tools for parents to […]

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Virtual Book Club with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to be an Antiracist, is hosting virtual book clubs on Wednesdays from noon-1 PM (MDT) during May! Whether you’re a seasoned equity advocate or just getting started with learning the difference between equity and equality, racism and antiracism, this is a great midday […]

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Thinking About a Post-Pandemic Future

A thoughtful op-ed piece from University of Denver grad student Kristi Roybal recently ran in The Colorado Sun “We need each other. I won’t use the trope that “we need each other now more than ever” because frankly, we’ve always needed each other. Our fast-paced, insular lifestyles, unrelenting drive to work and accumulate wealth, and […]

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Twitter Chat with AG Phil Weiser

Family leaders – are you on Twitter? Got questions about #COVID19 #scams and #pricegouging? The Colorado Attorney General’s Office Phil Weiser is going to be live chatting at 1:00 PM TODAY in a national #AskTheAG Q&A session! Tweet your questions with the hashtag #AskAGWeiser.

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HEART of Saguache/KV Response to COVID-19

This article from The Colorado Trust highlights some of the amazing work being done by HEART of Saguache/KV- the host agency for FLTI of Saguache- in their response to needs arising in their community due to COVID-19. Read How to Survive a Pandemic here.

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Next Democracy in Action with the State Team on Monday Night!

Join FLTI Alumni and participants from across the state for the next Democracy in Action session hosted by the FLTI Colorado State Team! This week series, will feature representatives of Colorado Jeni Arndt for Colorado (D – House District 53) and Hugh McKean, Colorado House of Representatives-House District 51 ( R-House District 51). Register at: […]

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Fort Collins Condemns Rise of Xenophobic Behaviors

Chief Swoboda of Fort Collins Police Services put out a public message today condemning an increase in xenophobic behavior towards Asian residents due to COVID-19. We’re grateful to see a city leader use their platform to encourage inclusive, informed, and engaged communities. We want to hear from our Asian family leaders throughout Colorado: how have […]

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Self-Care for the Culture During These COVID Times

Thanks to the National Parent Leadership Institute for sharing this inspirational graphic from RacialHealthEquity.org and the reminder that now more than ever political and community care is about our collective interests, not just those of individuals. #connected

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Students of Color in the Spotlight: Michelle Obama Weekly Story Time

Michelle Obama Weekly Story Time What a great way to take a break, Mondays at 10:00 AM MDT for the next few weeks. This is also a really great opportunity for kids of color seeing themselves spotlighted and reflected in a positive, educational way! Families can tune in to the livestream on PBS Kids’ Facebook page and YouTube […]

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