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Honoring the Month of Pride

Pride Month is a representation of togetherness that commemorates the impact LGBTQ+ individuals have had on society. Stemming from the Stonewall Riots in June of 1969, Pride Month celebrations have taken on a variety of forms from parades and parties to marches and rallies. Iconic figures such as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are memorialized for their protests in…

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Celebrating Juneteenth

It seems right to borrow the words of the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Lonnie Bunch III, who dubbed Juneteenth both a local story and a national one. “For me it’s an opportunity to both look back but to look ahead to make sure that that notion of freedom and the fragility of…

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A month of joy and tragedy

This past week, while many celebrated Thanksgiving with family and friends, the Colorado Springs community was experiencing heartbreak. Five people were shot and 23 wounded in an attack on the LGBTQ+ community at Club Q. While we continue to witness wanton slaughter against individual groups, I write to affirm that we at CCBC stand strong with our many colleagues and students…

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Honoring Juneteenth

In celebration of Juneteenth, I started with a poignant statement from President Biden:  “Nations don’t ignore their most painful moments.  They confront them to grow stronger.” In honoring the recently minted holiday of Juneteenth, that is the sentiment we carried forward during our recognition. We celebrated the end of slavery in the United States in 1865, more than two years…

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Celebrating Black History Month

CCBC is a college that strives to live its commitment to diversity by counting inclusion among its core institutional values.  Over the past two years, ravaged by two distinctly different pandemics – one, a virus and the other, an awakening to social justice, it is more important than ever for us to sustain our commitment to celebrating our broad definition…

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