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What will be our legacy?

On January 18, many reflected and celebrated the spirit, the light, the life and love of Martin Luther King Jr., whose unreserved perseverance to a cause, to a people, and…

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Let’s Continue to Take Action in 2021

This year has been a lot to handle (to say the least)—continuing to withstand a global pandemic, seeing the harsh realities of systemic racism repeatedly at work, and dealing with…

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Land Acknowledgements and More

The website and resource, Native Land provides an interactive map of North America and many other regions across the world, illustrating the traditional territories of Indigenous tribes. On October 12th, Indigenous Peoples…

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Re-thinking Partnerships thanks to Rue Mapp

Each month since July, a CLCC staff member has shared a blog post discussing and recommending a resource, individual, or organization who we’re following as we actively work to address…

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An Invitation to Dialogue

What can a pandemic teach us? I suppose it is teaching us what we should learn every day. The pandemic has magnified the many ills that is the underbelly of daily living. Inequality and…

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Cristina Hayden on Who Owns the Land

At its peak after the Civil War, Black people owned upwards of 15 million acres of land, mostly located in the South. Groups of formerly enslaved people had the opportunity to…

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Rebecca Dahl on Navigating the Intersection of Anti-Racism and Community Work

It’s been two months since the mainstream resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and an uprising of protests in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Since then we’ve…

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What We’re Reading – Katharine Lange on Green 2.0

Dorceta Taylor, a sociologist at the University of Michigan, rocked the non-profit world when she released the first Green 2.0 report in 2014, showing diversity data from the country’s leading organizations. While…

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Please learn alongside us

Recognizing that the prejudices and injustices BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities face extend within the boundaries of the outdoor spaces we love and protect, CLCC is committed to…

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