CME provides a number of opportunities for everyone at DU to move beyond a single story!
First-year undergraduate students participate in the Life Outside The Classroom workshop during Discoveries (orientation) week, where we watch an excerpt of a speech by Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie. (Her full speech, The Danger of a Single Story, can be viewed at the TedTalks website.) A key point in her Talk is that holding only one, overly simple story of other people robs us of the benefits of a richer, fuller understanding and risks creating and perpetuating conflict among us.
We think it's a great piece for everyone to reflect on; and we invite you to view it and consider how you might engage the many stories our DU community has to offer, including through connections offered by CME.
Information on existing opportunities to share and learn can be accessed through the "Programs" menu above, our Educational Programs webpage, and the "Upcoming Events" link at left.
Additionally, we have a list of the identity, diversity and social justice-related student organizations at DU. Attending these groups' events and getting yourself and your organizations involved in collaborative efforts are great ways to share your stories and expand your understanding of others'.
CME and Inclusive Excellence in a few students' view:
Video written and produced by Denise Ann Pappas
Videographer/Editor, Jeff Haessler, University Communications