On June 9, 2020, Amy and Tim emailed the following letter to the CREEC community:
Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters,
We have made the difficult decision to cancel CREEC’s 2020 in-person event. We’re hopeful that Colorado’s phased-in opening process will proceed smoothly, but are not confident that the Covid-19 virus will be contained enough for us to comfortably hold a large, indoor event by mid-September. Because risk of complications from infection remain high for medically vulnerable populations, holding an in-person event would exclude members of our community. And that is the opposite of all that we believe in and fight for.
Recognizing the importance of coming together and celebrating the critical work of the civil rights community now perhaps more than ever, we at CREEC are determined to find a safe alternative to our annual in-person event.
Stay tuned and please continue to reserve some time for CREEC and our community on the evening of September 17, 2020, but know that whatever we have in store for you this year can be done with your slippers on!
Amy and Tim