Call to ACT

Films screened throughout the ACT Human Rights Film Festival will hopefully engage your heart and mind – and spur you to action. Sure, Q&A sessions that follow each screening will deepen your understanding of the issue at hand. More often than not, audiences have one thing on their mind by the time Q&A sessions come to a close: “But, what can I do?”

Inspired by the Call2Action Program launched by the Boulder International Film Festival, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival is committed to helping audiences channel their energies and interests in making a difference in the world.

ACT films arepaired with one or more local, national, or international nonprofit organizations whose mission addresses or relates to the issue at hand. Representatives from these nonprofit organizations will be onsite and ready to help connect film-goers to additional information, opportunities for action, and organizational involvement at home and beyond.

 The 2019 Call to ACT initiative is presented by Bohemian Foundation through the Community Event Fund.

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American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado

The mission of the ACLU of Colorado is to protect, defend and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Colorado through litigation, education and advocacy. Click here for ways you can get involved with the ACLU.

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Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center

Our dynamic multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing high quality, child-centered, and comprehensive assessments to the children who have experienced multiple and complex traumas. Our assessments are strength-based and collaborative in nature, and reflect the impact of trauma on a child’s neurodevelopment, relationships, self-concept and day-to-day functioning.

Colorado Water Center

The Colorado Water Center (CoWC) brings together the work of the Colorado Water Institute and the CSU Water Center. The CoWC serves to lead interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement to address today’s most pressing water issues in Colorado and beyond, and connect diverse water stakeholders to resources and expertise.

Free Our Girls

In 2014, Free Our Girls was founded and the organization began delivering their Human Trafficking Awareness, Prevention & Response Training, the curriculum that was used to train most northern Colorado agencies, organizations, and community groups prior to the Colorado Human Trafficking Council’s statewide standardized curriculum was released in 2017.

Beginning in 2017, Free Our Girls began offering direct services to at-risk and exploited women and girls in northern Colorado, and the organization accomplished a wide variety of achievements, including serving over 40 exploited women and girls locally and sending care packages out to 45 actively exploited women across the US.

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League of Women Voters of Larimer County

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County is a nonprofit, non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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Native American Cultural Center

We are here to assist in your personal, social and academic growth by empowering you with the skill and strategies that will ensure a successful transition from your traditional home culture to university life. Help you make a positive transition to college life while maintaining the best of your native culture by emphasizing harmony and balance in your daily life. Educate the University and Fort Collins communities about Native American history, culture and philosophies, and about the unique needs of Native American students. Recruit Native American students through professional and personal contacts with Native American reservation schools and other communities with large Native American populations. Serve as an advocate on your behalf during your time at Colorado State University.

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Partners for Peace

Partners for Peace is a renewed call to collective action for peace, justice, and the environment.  Begun in 2018 by a small group of concerned citizens, P4P seeks to create a collaborative presence for building peace in Fort Collins.  We connect individuals and organizations across varied issues to promote peace within a framework of interdependence and interconnection. Click here for more information on what you can do to make a difference.

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Plymouth Congregational Church UCC

Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC, Fort Collins adopted a statement in January 2018 declaring themselves as an “Immigrant Welcoming Congregation” of the United Church of Christ to encourage the development of policies and activities within Plymouth UCC dedicated to facilitating respectful, compassionate welcome and inclusion of immigrants in our midst. This includes building relationships with the immigrant community in Fort Collins and Colorado and organizations who support them.

Wall of Flowers

Wall of Flowers is an artistic response to the southern border wall proposal. Its goal is to gather online 12,000 artistic expressions of resistance.

Click here for more ways you can get involved and make a difference in human rights.