If you are not familiar with what happened last year, you can read the details here. Briefly, Sacred Hearth Catholic School in Boulder refused to re-enroll the children of a lesbian couple, simply because of the children have two moms. The story made international news...
To recognize the one year anniversary, the following blog is by Kathleen Sepeda, an Out Boulder board member, straight ally and Catholic.
As Black History Month wraps up, I think about Bayard Rustin.
If you don’t recognize his name, I encourage you to check out the excellent book, “Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin” by John D'Emilio. If you’d prefer to watch his story, a beautiful documentary was made in 2002 called ”Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.” One of my favorite quotes is by Rustin, “We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers. Our power is in our ability to make things unworkable.”
A few months ago, our five year old niece was trying to make sense of the
jobs the adults in her life do for a living.
For example, her uncle edits a trade journal. As my partner explained what he
does, her five year old mind turned that into, “My uncle writes stories.”
Our niece’s father helps companies maximize their online marketing
opportunities. She translated his work as, “My daddy makes money” (I think she
pictured him literally printing out the dollar bills right at work :) ).
"It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it." On January 17, people across the country gather together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community organizing, at its heart, is community connection. This celebration connects us to one another through our passion for equality; our hope for a better future; and diverse expressions of creativity and inspiration. Please join with us and the community of Boulder to be part of the Rally to Restore His Legacy!
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