August is Black Business Month and we want to celebrate and support Black-owned businesses in our community. Saja Butler opened Urban Monk Studios in Fort Collins 12 years ago. She instructs a variety of music lessons, including banjo, guitar, ukulele, and vocals.
The CSU Black/African American Cultural Center has also curated a list of Black-owned businesses
throughout the region that you can support every day.
Q: Why do you think it’s important for our community to celebrate Black Business Month?
It's important for Fort Collins to recognize that there are Black businesses in town because of the town demographic. In a mostly white town, minority businesses aren't recognized or even known. It's important in 2020 and beyond to show that we are represented, contribute to the local economy, and are a thriving part of our community. Fort Collins is needing this showcase of diversity. It's supposedly an "open-minded" town, so let's promote what makes it so.