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2019 Civic Project Report Released

The NEW 2019 Civic Project Report has been released! This report showcases civic projects of FLTI Alumni across the state from the previous year. Download and share the report to promote your civic project! Download the report here.

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For My White Peers, Breathing is Easy

From Chalkbeat Colorado This personal essay is part of the Chalkbeat Student Takeover: a weeklong project meant to elevate the voices of students at this pivotal moment in America. Read more from the takeover here. It’s taken me some time to realize the true nature of race in America and the childhood that I had, even […]

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NEW: FLTI Civic Roundtable

Join us for a NEW virtual event hosted by FLTI Alumni of the Metro Area. This event is an opportunity to connect with alumni from around the metro area and engage in relevant community dialogue. Open to ALL FLTI alumni. Dr. Kamleh Shabah of Children’s Hospital of Colorado will facilitate a conversation on Parenting in […]

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How to Talk With Kids About Racism

The police killing of George Floyd thrust the realities of racism into homes across America. Early childhood education expert Rosemarie Allen provides guidance for starting the conversation about race with kids of all ages. Start young Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D.: It’s important to start talking about race early. Children categorize differences from as young as 2 […]

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VIDEO: Housing Segregation In Everything

Housing segregation is in everything. But to understand the root of this issue, you have to look at the government-backed policies that created the housing disparities we see today. Gene Demby explains how these policies came to be, and what effect they’ve had on schools, health, family wealth and policing. For more on this story, […]

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Talking About Race

From National Museum of African American History and Culture: Race does not biologically exist, yet how we identify with race is so powerful, it influences our experiences and shapes our lives. In a society that privileges white people and whiteness, racist ideas are considered normal throughout our media, culture, social systems, and institutions. Historically, racist views justified the […]

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How to Do Anti-Racist Work with NYC School Communities: 5 Experts Weigh In

From Chalkbeat New York As protesters continue to march in the streets, students are logging in to virtual classrooms full of difficult questions and raw emotions. While many New York City schools focus on racial justice issues every day — embedding it into what is taught, and how — in plenty of others, principals and […]

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Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism

As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN and “Sesame Street” are refocusing their second town hall to address racism. The 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” will air on […]

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We Have to Mobilize AND Organize

Recently, former President Barack Obama made a statement on Instagram encouraging civic leadership and participation at the LOCAL levels, something we all know is CRITICAL to making the change we seek happen in our communities. You can see screenshots below and the full post here: https://www.instagram.com/barackobama/. Also shared is An Advocacy Toolkit for Fair, Safe […]

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.