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April 25, 2018

I recently found myself befuddled, in front of an audience, blurting misinformation with utter conviction. Luckily I was called on it almost immediately by an internet-armed fact checker stationed at the front of the crowd.

Here’s what I said, “Hate speech is not protec...

November 21, 2017

White Privilege. Implicit Bias. Microagression. Systemic Racism. Historical Trauma. Affirmative Action. ADA Compliance. Gender Inequality. With so much to consider and so very many opinions, it is difficult to identify legitimate information and resources for personal...

September 20, 2017

Shortly before leaving Colorado Springs, I had a conversation with a retired military police officer whom I had known for many years. He works in a position that requires him to interact daily with a diversity of individuals, many of whom find themselves in need of und...

July 25, 2017

The Diversity Council is deeply engaged in regional efforts to build skills and career pathways to ensure that everyone has access to living wage jobs and is participating fully in the workforce. Between recruiting challenges for employers and barriers for marginalized...

May 17, 2017

I cannot stop thinking about sisterhood. I think about the difficulties I faced as a mother to two boys—one with developmental challenges—parenting on my own and navigating complex systems and endless challenges.  

I am a citizen. White. Privileged. Educated. Surrounded...

April 12, 2017

Let me ask you, personally: What is it that makes you human? If you had to define it, what language would you use? 

It's a complex question.

It is possible to consider humanness in the context of the animal kingdom, or perhaps through an exploration of what is inhumane....

March 7, 2017

eq·ui·ty    ˈekwədē/        noun
The quality of being fair and impartial; "equity of treatment"
synonyms: fairness, justness, impartiality, egalitarianism


In our work at the Diversity Council we interact everyday with the complex realities...

January 31, 2017

Speaking on behalf of WE the white and privileged…and courageous, 
I want to take a moment to address YOU, those WE call other – other colors, other lifestyles, other abilities, other classes, other statuses – those WE have worked so hard to categorize and label, caref...

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