By serving Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, and by prioritizing Coloradans of color, we keep equity at the heart of our work to bring health in reach.
At the Heart of the Matter: Fierce, Fearless Women Leading Social Change
Karen led a discussion with Colorado women leaders about creating a more equitable future built by and for women of color. She was joined by:
- Lauren Y. Casteel – President & CEO, The Women’s Foundation
- Representative Leslie Herod – Colorado General Assembly
- Magda King – General Manager, Antlers at Vail
- Nga Vương-Sandoval – Refugee Congress Delegate for Colorado
- Tanaya Winder – singer/songwriter, poet and motivational speaker
If you enjoyed this conversation, you may be interested in the following:
- Watch Tanaya Winder’s performance of “resistance.” A singer/songwriter, poet and motivational speaker, Tanaya comes from an intertribal lineage of Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné and Duckwater Shoshone Nations. She is the director of the Upward Bound Program at the University of Colorado.
- Watch Toluwanimi Obiwole’s performance of “Community” at the 2017 Colorado Health Symposium. A Nigerian-born, Colorado-raised poet, educator and organizer, she was Denver’s first Youth Poet Laureate (2015-2016). Toluwanimi writes to cultivate her own black girl magic while creating space for people who have yet to realize their voices are necessary.
- Watch Tiffany Anderson’s talk at the 2016 Colorado Health Symposium. The first African American female Superintendent of Topeka Kansas Public Schools, she is known nationally for her innovative work with schools in high poverty communities. Tiffany co-chairs the Kansas Committee on Racial Equity and Justice.
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