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Programs & Services

Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence



Many Stories, Many Truths:
Overcoming Challenges in Building Community

Thursday and Friday, January 19-20, 2017


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Presented by the Colorado Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education                                                       
8:00am Registration & Breakfast
  Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room
9:00am – 10:30am          Making Excellence Inclusive: Leading for Inclusion in Challenging Times
  Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room
11:00am – 1:00pm CoADOHE Business Meeting & Luncheon (Invitation Only)
  Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room
2:00pm – 3:30pm Is it Possible? Creating Principled Inclusive Caring Communities
  Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room
4:30pm – 6:00pm Community Reception
  Driscoll Student Center North, Gallery
6:00pm – 8:00pm Denver Panel with Dr. Julianne Malveaux
  Driscoll Student Center North, Ballroom


Friday, January 20, 2017

  Cable Center
8:30am – 10:15am       
Estlow Keynote Breakfast with Dr. Julianne Malveaux
  Cable Center
10:30am –11:45am Workshop Session One
  Sturm Hall
12:00pm – 3:00pm Luncheon & Convocation Address with Chancellor Rebecca Chopp
  Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, Hamilton Gym
3:15pm – 4:30pm Workshop Session Two
  Sturm Hall
4:45pm – 6:00pm Call to Action Reception
  Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Tuscan Ballroom

Additional Information

Denver Panel with Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Challenges and Goals - A conversation on the Business and Economic Outlook of Denver and the Nation After the Inauguration.

Join the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies, the Margolin Family, and the Center for Multicultural Excellence for a panel discussion by local economists, business people, and journalists, featuring this year's Morton Margolin Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Julianne Malveaux. Many policy questions remain unanswered in the wake of this year's Presidential election: our panelists will discuss this murkiness and the possibilities it holds for business and the economy while setting up an agenda for the incumbent. Panelist names are yet to be announced.

Estlow Keynote Breakfast with Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Race, Gender, and Building Communities: What Happens Next?

Julianne Malveaux has been selected as the Margolin Lecturer, Estlow Lecturer, and recipient of the University of Denver's Anvil of Freedom award in recognition of the publication of her book, Are we better off? Race, Obama and public policy, published in February 2016. This book is a compilation of Malveaux's columns that offer a review of the highs and lows of the Obama presidency from an African American perspective. Malveaux is a journalist, author, and economist and has been a regular commentator featured on CNN, PBS, NBC, BET, and FOX among others, and her columns have appeared in USA Today, Ms. Magazine, and more. Her writings provide insights on a range of topics, including the merits of minority-owned businesses and Black entrepreneurship, the payday loan debt system that traps many moderate and low income people in poverty, and the societal benefits of a livable minimum wage. For five years, Malveaux served as President of Bennett College, which along with Spelman College is one of only two all-women historically black colleges. During the election season Malveaux called for both Clinton and Trump to address the nation's poor and hungry in their debates.

how to get involved

Workshop proposals for Friday breakout sessions

Online event registration (closes Jan. 13, 2017)

Champions of Change (Awards) nominations (closes Dec. 9, 2016)

Please contact with questions.

History of the Diversity summit

In 2001, the DU Diversity Summit began with a few undergraduate students coming together to talk about diversity. The event has grown tremendously since then, now engaging up to six hundred participants annually.

In 2007, the University of Denver made an institutional commitment to Inclusive Excellence, the philosophical and practical concept that inclusiveness and excellence are one in the same, which guided the Summit focus to Include Excellence. Originally, the Diversity Summit highlighted the success and ambitions around IE and diversity of DU administration, faculty, staff and students but has grown to incorporate leaders in diversity and Inclusive Excellence from Denver, the region and the nation. The Diversity Summit has featured keynote speakers active within academia as well as those from the business sector.