New Case: Student Files Complaint Against College for Discrimination

Today, CREEC filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division on behalf of a student at IntelliTec College. The complaint alleges discrimination by a place of public accommodation based on sexual orientation and religion. In June 2015, Crystal Rea, a cosmetology student at IntelliTec’s Grand Junction campus, met with Leslie Barlow, Director of Education, to discuss a school-related issue. In the course of the conversation, Ms. Rea mentioned to Ms. Barlow that she has a girlfriend. Upon hearing this, Ms. Barlow’s behavior towards Ms. Rea changed immediately. Ms. Barlow looked disgusted, and she told Ms. Rea that Ms. Rea would need to “pray to God for forgiveness.” Ms. Rea contacted CREEC shortly afterwards to discuss her legal options. This afternoon, Ms. Rea filed a charge of discrimination against IntelliTec College and Ms. Barlow with the Colorado Civil Rights Division. As a part of this administrative process, CCRD will investigate Ms. Rea’s claims of illegal...

ADA25 interview on KGNU

An interested and interesting reporter, Maeve Conran, from Boulder’s KGNU, interviewed me for their series on the 25th anniversary of the ADA.  It was delightful to talk to her and I appreciate, as you’ll hear, that she just sort of let me talk, rather than chopping it up into sound bites. Because, for some reason, my personal blog, ThoughtSnax, accepts larger files than CREECblog, you’ll have to hop on over there to...

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA on July 25!

We’re very excited to be participating in Colorado’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! The event will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park. The festivities will include demonstrations of accessible buses and taxis, food, live performances by Wheelchair Sports Camp, Leonard Barrett, and Spoke N Motion Dance, and speeches by Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia, Mayor Michael Hancock, RTD Board Director Claudia Folska, and former First Lady of Colorado Francis Owens. For more information about the celebration, please click here to read the flyer or head to the event’s Facebook page at...
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