50 results for tag: inclusive

LGBT Equality: How Does Colorado Stack Up?

Citizens Project celebrated the recent overturning of Proposition 8, California’s anti-gay marriage law, and it made us wonder; how do California’s LGBT laws stack up to Colorado’s? Colorado had two items on the 2006 ballot regarding same-sex marriage.  Referendum I was a proposed law that would have “legalize[d] domestic partnerships, providing same-sex couples the opportunity to obtain the legal protections and responsibilities granted to married couples under Colorado law.” (CNN) The other item on the ballot was Amendment 43, which would have defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.  Amendment 43 passed with 56% of the ...

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

With the recent developments regarding the United States’ military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which effectively bans openly gay and lesbian citizens from serving in the military, it is an appropriate time to examine where the policy came from, where it currently stands, and the possibilities for its future. Leading up to his 1992 presidential election victory, Bill Clinton promised to end the ban on gays and lesbians in the US military.  However, once in office President Clinton encountered fierce resistance from Congress.  During the Congressional debates, Dr. Gregory Herek, a respected social psychologist with over 15 years of ...

Creating Community Breakfast

Save the date and join Citizens Project at the 6th annual Creating Community Breakfast!  This fun and free fundraising breakfast will feature speakers, musical entertainment and a few surprises.  Thursday, June 3, 2010 7:30 – 8:30am (check-in begins at 7:00am) Bigg City Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd (south entrance View the invitation Learn more about the work Citizens Project is doing in the Pikes Peak region to promote equal rights, diversity, religious freedom through separation of church and state and civic engagement, and learn how you can help!

Walmart store sells Black Barbie for $3, White Barbie for $5.93

Thanks to Diversity Consultant Jody Alyn and her student for this piece in her newsletter: Is this a race-based business practice? A race-based buying practice? Or a sign of something else? Check out the news story about Walmart and watch a video about one  news program's effort to recreate Dr. Kenneth and Mamie Clark's famous research on doll preference and racial identity. Reprinted with permission. The linked news story on ABC's web site  is very thoughtful.

Religious Right Offensive on Public Education in Texas

Citizens Project has been following the dangerous extremism on the Texas Board of Education over the last several months. It exploded in the national press yesterday with this cover story in The New York Times Magazine. The injection of partisan politics into education went so far that at one point another Republican board member burst out in seemingly embarrassed exasperation, “Guys, you’re rewriting history now!” Citizens Project will keep monitoring local schools to prevent this from happening here. Please let us know if you hear of any inappropriate politicizing we should be aware of. Thanks to our friends at the Texas Freedom Network for ...

A Celebration of History

A Celebration of History: Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Barack Obama's Inauguration January 18, 2010 Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO Meet & Greet: 11:00 - 11:30am African American Resources: 11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:30pm Cost: $25 per person Please RSVP by January 15, 2010 to Dr. James Tucker @ 719-528-1954