Heritage diversity and historic preservation: We need your help!

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First Unitarian Church of Denver

The History Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) needs your help identifying places important to women’s history, African-American, Asian-American and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, Latino, and urban Native American communities. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, OAHP seeks to partner with our fellow Coloradans to document and educate about our shared heritage diversity, as well as to provide information about historic preservation incentives. Continue reading “Heritage diversity and historic preservation: We need your help!”

Race: The Invisible Rainbow

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Loren Escandon – Actress, Writer, Theater Producer & Volunteer at the History Colorado Center

The first time someone was curious about my skin color, I was 4. It was in kindergarten when I got approached with the question, and my answer was, “I am grey.”

Living in a household with a white father and a black mother helped me jump to the conclusion that grey was, without a doubt, my race. I wish things were that easy from there on. Continue reading “Race: The Invisible Rainbow”

The Value of Diversity

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Carolyn Love, Ph.D.

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that prohibited employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin or sex. Additionally, the act made it illegal to retaliate against those who sought relief or assisted others in their exercise of rights secured by law. Over the past 50 years, employers across the United States have implemented diversity programs and initiatives to comply with the ever-changing federal rules and regulations to ensure a diverse workplace.  Continue reading “The Value of Diversity”