HIGHER GROUND FAIR SOCIAL ACTION PARTICIPANTS

2019 Higher Ground Fair Social Action Participants!

Engage with fellow activist groups and organizers on the issues that affect the Rocky Mountain region. 

 


Wyoming Equality
Wyoming Equality is a state-wide organization providing advocacy and outreach for LGBTQ persons in the the state of Wyoming.
https://www.wyomingequality.org

 


Juntos
Dedicated to serving our immigrant community and its allies through activism, coalition building, education, and advocacy. Together. Juntos.

https://juntoswyoming.com

 

Spirit of the Sun

Spirit of the Sun, Inc. is an incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the state of Colorado. For over a decade, they have partnered with Native American communities across the nation to develop new opportunities for tribes and Native American individuals. Spirit of the Sun is founded on the belief that effective and sustainable development work recognizes the intersections of culture, community, economy, and health, and that true success is only possible through collaboration. They maintain open and ongoing dialogues with all of their partners to ensure that every project or initiative reflects the unique needs and goals of the Native communities they serve.

http://www.spiritofthesun.org
 


Family Promise of Albany County
For over two years, community members have volunteered to start a local affiliate of the national Family Promise organization, to house and serve children and families experiencing homelessness.

https://fpalbanycounty.org​
 


Virginia Dale Community Club
Virginia Dale Community Club's mission is to preserve for society the beauty and culture of rural living while promoting the historical significance of community through events and activities.

https://www.virginiadalecommunityclub.org

Foster Grandparents of the Wyoming Rockies

Foster Grandparent Programs are administered through local community non-profit agencies with the approval of the Corporation for National Service. The Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities for low-income seniors from all economic, educational, and social backgrounds to serve children and teenagers who need one-on-one assistance. This assistance may include tutoring, teaching remedial skills, motivating, mentoring, listening, serving as role models, reading aloud, holding and caring for babies, as well as teaching practical living and coping skills. 

https://www.fostergrandparentswy.org

Feeding Laramie Valley

Feeding Laramie Valley is a community based, designed and led nonprofit organization working for food security and an equitable, just and sustainable food system in Albany County, Wyoming. Laramie Valley programs are dedicated to the mission and philosophy of sharing what we have in order to create collaborative, community-led food systems that are sustainable, equitable, and just.

http://www.feedinglaramievalley.org

Action Resources International

Support and advocacy for grassroots change-makers in the advancement of health, safety, security and justice for individuals, families and communities everywhere.

https://www.actionresources.ngo

AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA and National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC)

AmeriCorps offers a variety of service opportunities, from the classroom to the outdoors, and everything in between. No matter what you're passionate about, where you're from, or why you choose to serve, AmeriCorps is your chance to be the greater good. Check out this video for a quick rundown, share with your networks, and encourage others to find an AmeriCorps opportunity. AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) strengthens communities and develops leaders through direct, team-based national and community service.

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

Shephard Symposium

The Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, an annual event at the University of Wyoming since 1997, has evolved into a major national conference, seeking to engage participants in discussion and analyses of strategies and actions that can eliminate social inequality.

http://www.shepardsymposium.org

Albany County for Proper Policing

Albany County for Proper Policing, or ACoPP, is a non-profit community-based advocacy group working towards police reforms in Albany County. ACoPP will be distributing stickers, t-shirts, and educational items about our goals to improve policing in Albany County.

http://acopp.org

 

 

Laramie High School March For Our Lives

This chapter is working to promote legislation which would add a three day waiting period on handgun purchases to reduce suicides and homicides.

http://marchforourlives.com

Western Watersheds Project

The mission of Western Watersheds Project is to protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives, and legal advocacy.

https://www.westernwatersheds.org/

 

 

Wyoming Climate Activists

A Wyoming-based group of climate activists encouraging communities and government to address the climate crisis. Through community engagement, Wyoming Climate Activists work to put addressing the climate crisis at the top of everyone's "to do" list.

http://www.atacc.us

 

 

Alliance for Renewable Energy

Our mission is to transition our communities to renewable energy based on scientific data, economic fairness, public education and support. Our vision is a community that sustains it's energy needs though renewable and sustainable energy.

https://www.facebook.com/WeARELaramie/

 

 

Citizens' Climate Lobby, Laramie Chapter

CCL Laramie Chapter has been active since 2014. We foster and create the political will for working toward climate solutions in Wyoming with a respectful, nonpartisan approach designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action.

https://citizensclimatelobby.org/

The Sierra Club, Wyoming Chapter

The Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. They amplify the voice of more than 3.5 million members and supporters to defend everyone's right to a healthy world. Sierra Club Wyoming Chapter works across Wyoming to protect our climate, wild places, wildlife, clean environment, and clean energy future, all grounded in principles of equity, inclusion, and justice.  Stop by their booth to learn more.

http://www.sierraclub.org/wyoming

Wind Earth Guardians

Wind Earth Guardians believe in nature’s right to exist—and thrive. Driven by passion, they have tackled some of the West’s most difficult and pressing conservation challenges over the past three decades. Their work is organized around four programs—Wildlife, Public Lands, Rivers and Climate +Energy—bringing people, science, and the law together in defense of the American West.

http://www.wildearthguardians.org

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about us

The Higher Ground Fair celebrates rural Rocky Mountain living - the traditional to the innovative - with the goal of a better future for all of us. The organizers have a commitment to find, showcase and promote music, agriculture, art, culture, and food from the six Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the Native First Nations that also call this region home. The fair is brought to you by and benefits the nonprofit work of Feeding Laramie Valley and Action Resources International.

2019 dates & hours

Saturday, September 21: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 22: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Contact

Mailing Address

PO Box 536

Laramie, WY 82073

Office

968 N 9th St

Laramie, WY 82072

Get in Touch

info@highergroundfair.org

307-223-4399

fair location:

Albany County Fairgrounds

3510 South 3rd Street

Laramie, WY 82070