For February, RCFC's Programs Committee scheduled four programs focused on our past, our present, and our potential for greater impact and change.  
The November Rotarian magazine featured an article, We the People, challenging Rotary to “…move beyond grants and volunteerism, although that work is good, …..into accountable relationships…”  Rotarians seek to understand through truth, fairness, goodwill and behavior beneficial to all.  This past year the “Black Lives Matter” movement challenged our nation to do better.    
This week's program, focused on Rotary's image in Communities of Color will feature Dr. Rickey Frierson.  Details and the Zoom link is in the lead story.  
The final program in this series is February 24: The Future:  Mary Ontiveros, recently retired CSU VP of Diversity, will discuss her life experience, growing up in Pueblo, graduating from CSU and rising through the ranks to VP of Diversity.  Her lessons learned and how she worked to effect change in the higher education system will be instructional for Rotarians wishing to effect change.  Mary Ontiveros has also been invited to join RCFC.
February 3, we heard from Dr. Richard Knight, who shared his experience finding common ground in The Radical Center, and Building Bridges Across a Red/Blue America. 
February 10, nationally acclaimed author Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, spoke to RCFC, via Zoom.  Please see the review of her talk below.