Project Description

Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity: Conversations for One America

Across the US, people are marching in the streets, demanding an end to police brutality and racial inequality. But the issue of racism and violence against people of color runs deep. While we‘ve made progress over the years, this feels like a moment when people all over the country recognize that half-measures are not enough. This is a deep, centuries-in-the-making challenge that we face to undo racism, and we need decisive action.

Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity (CLoRE) is a conversation series initiated by Colorado Humanities and implemented with partners to encourage understanding and discussion about the legacy of race in America, and how to make changes now for a more just future.

Rosemarie Allen

On Wednesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. Dr. Rosemarie Allen will moderate an online panel presentation titled ‘Talking to Children about Race.’ Dr. Rosemarie Allen is President and CEO of the Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence and a Metropolitan State University of Denver Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education. This session aims to provide parents and caregivers with skills to have these discussions at a pivotal time in our shared history.

This is the second event in Colorado Humanities’ “Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity” series with the goal to drive a broad discussion across our state as well as action around the issues of race and social justice in our state.

Thanks to our sponsors this series is free and will be broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook. Please register now for the next program on December 9th.

View our panel of experts discussing “How Did We Get Here?” part one of the Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity series on and Facebook or YouTube.

Rachel Harding
Denise Maes
Wendell Pryor
Anthony Young

Please help support Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity through your sponsorships and personal contributions.


We urge all Coloradans to find their own ways to contribute to the struggle for justice and human rights, and we are redoubling our efforts to find ours.

We are always looking for ways to make our programs more relevant, more accessible, more inclusive, and more effective. Offering the important Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity program is one more step we are taking now.

Your support is vital to the important and timely initiation of this program in 2020, and its sustainability into the future. Donating today is a simple step you can take now, too, to endorse learning and discussion about the issues of race and ethnicity in Colorado. Thank you!


Join Us

Check the calendar to learn more about the upcoming events and facilitators.


To learn how to support this statewide program as a Sponsor or Community Partner, please contact Program Director Josephine Jones at or 303 894 7951 x15


Fall 2020 Community Partners

Mountain States

Aurora Branch

Special thanks to our sponsors

Upcoming Events

Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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