July 5, 2021: Family Connections And Stories Of Empowerment

July 5, 2021
Gregg Deal, Pyramid Lake Paiute artist and activist, painted the mural, "Take Back The Power," that overlooks downtown Colorado Springs in 2020. Deal painted the red handprint to call attention to the high rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ people.Gregg Deal, Pyramid Lake Paiute artist and activist, painted the mural, "Take Back The Power," that overlooks downtown Colorado Springs in 2020. Deal painted the red handprint to call attention to the high rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ people.Courtesy of Gregg Deal
Gregg Deal, Pyramid Lake Paiute artist and activist, painted the mural, "Take Back The Power," that overlooks downtown Colorado Springs in 2020. Deal painted the red handprint to call attention to the high rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ people.

Today we re-share stories of family, connection, and empowerment. Like the work of two college students whose startup preserves people's personal histories while helping young women of color. And a unique father and son bond fostered along Colorado's hiking trails. Plus, a father whose mural of his daughter holds a bigger message of representation.