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Sexual abuse, misconduct allegations kept quiet for decades at world-renowned Colorado Center for the Blind

More than a dozen previously unreported instances of sexual misconduct and abuse spanning at least two decades at the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton have surfaced during an internal investigation of the school’s parent organization. Among the offenses were the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl by a summer youth camp counselor […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Crime and Courts, Culture, Health

Namaste Noir: A Colorado yoga co-op seeks to diversify, heal racialized trauma

Beverly Grant spent years juggling many roles before yoga helped her restore her balance. When not doting over her three children, she hosted a public affairs radio talk show, attended community meetings or handed out cups of juice at her roving Mo’ Betta Green MarketPlace farmers market, which has brought local, fresh foods and produce […]

Posted inBusiness, Growth, Technology

A Denver startup asks every potential investor: Have you faced sexual harassment complaints?

Last spring, Elizabeth Giorgi was shocked but not surprised by the inappropriate questions from potential investors about her relationships and whether she planned to have children. The cofounder of Denver video-startup Soona decided — enough! She understood the funding world’s reputation for bad behavior. It blew up in mid-2017 when several prominent Silicon Valley male […]

Posted inArts, Culture

“A Doll’s House” times two: DCPA Theatre Company experiments with epic-length production

I attended the double-header of “A Doll’s House” and “A Doll’s House Part 2” on Saturday. That meant strapping in for Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 classic when the sun was still shining, taking a dinner break after the 2-hour, 10-minute play (plus a 15-minute intermission), then returning to the theater for Lucas Hnath’s clever 2017 sequel […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Women are rising in the conservation movement, but still face #MeToo challenges

The #MeToo movement has caused profound shake-ups at organizations across the U.S. in the last two years. So far, however, it has left many unresolved questions about how workplaces can be more inclusive and equitable for women and other diverse groups. In its latest twist, over the last month a series of top executives have exited The Nature Conservancy, the largest […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats launched a #MeToo commission this year, but so far there is little to show

In January, as the #MeToo movement burned at the state Capitol, Colorado Democrats made a big statement: The creation a new commission to examine and improve the party’s policies on gender equity and workplace harassment. The move put the Democrats in front of a major controversy and made the party appear responsive to women and men […]