Project Description

Conversation About Faith, Race, and Ethnicity

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.

Adrian Miller
Adrian Miller, Executive Director of Colorado Council of Churches, moderates an online panel conversation “Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity – Of the Spirit” with live Q & A. Faith leaders in Colorado Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities share their tradition’s perspective on race, racism, and ethnicity.


Diana Thompson
Joan Bell-Haynes
Carlos Zarur
Kamel Elwazeir

This is the third event in Colorado Humanities’ “Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity: Conversations for One America” series with the goal to encourage understanding and drive a broad discussion about the legacy of race in America and how to make changes now for a more just future. The first three panel presentations are available to view on the Colorado Humanities’ and select partners’ YouTube and Facebook pages.

This series is free and broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook, thanks to our growing list of community partners and sponsors.

Want to know more? Read, view, and listen to selected resources by clicking the button to the right, and here’s a Federation of State Humanities Council blog about the program

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 Partner, please contact Director of Programs Josephine Jones at


Fall 2020 Community Partners

Mountain States

Aurora Branch

Media Partners

Special thanks to our sponsors

Upcoming Events

Change in Rural Colorado

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Veterans Writing

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 21, 2021

Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity with the Poet Laureate

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm


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