Being Responsive

The 2020 Fires Relief Fund has been established at Community Foundation Boulder County in partnership with Boulder County, with initial gifts totaling $75,000. An anonymous donor has provided $50,000, and an additional $10,000 has been committed by Mile High United Way. Community Foundation Boulder County has also committed $15,000 to help seed the fund.
Your Community Foundation is monitoring the Cal-wood Fire closely, and we're in contact with grantee partners and local officials. For now, please consider making a gift to one or more of the nonprofit partners affected by the fire or working to address the needs of our neighbors.
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Dear TRENDS Diary -

Each week for nearly 20 years, I have helped put on a free-form community dance gathering, called Conscious Dance Boulder. Until March, we rented space every Thursday night at Alchemy of Movement, a local dance studio, creating a habitat there for everything from contemplative movement to all-out tribal romps.

But then COVID came along and Alchemy closed its doors. The studio has reopened, but our Conscious Dance model didn’t really work with the limited numbers now allowed inside. We were wondering how to continue these sacred and necessary gatherings. We thought about moving them to the parking lot, but rejected that idea because of the aesthetic vacuum that it presents.

Then we learned about portable speakers that work on internal batteries and still have great sound. We bought one, experimented a bit, and then bought another, along with battery packs to power an audio mixer, a laptop and lights, and started dancing again.