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February 2013

12th Annual Diversity Summit Call for Workshop Proposals

The deadline for submitting proposals for the >12th Annual Diversity Summit, "Championing Equity to Inspire Change," has now passed.

The Summit challenges participants to recognize inequity where it exists and take an active role and make a meaningful difference in addressing those inequities.

The breakout workshops, one hour in length, will assist participants in recognizing inequities and provide them with concrete strategies to address such inequities in three key areas:

  • Access to Education
  • Access to Housing/Jobs
  • Access to Health Care and Mental Health

There are three levels of workshops:

  1. Fundamentals: For those with up to one year of experience in diversity and inclusion. Covers terminology, basic theory and tools for building essential skills.
  2. Intermediate: For those with 2-5 years' experience. Includes putting theory into practice, and practical application. Deals with serious challenges or barriers to being effective in practicing/implementing inclusiveness.
  3. Advanced: For those with 5+ years' experience. Tailored for those leading others. Includes advanced theory, group management and best practices, as well as case study examinations and high-level problem-solving.

Priority will be given to workshop proposals that demonstrate an ability to provide information topical to the three key areas listed above, provide opportunities for interaction, and provide tangible take-aways for participants to encourage implementation of what they have learned. Workshops will be one hour in length.

Conference registration will open April 8, 2013. Workshops are scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2013.

For more information, visit the Diversity Summit website, email, or call 303-871-7661.

18th Annual Women's Conference to feature keynote speaker Denise Maes

(Feb. 12, 2013) The 18th Annual University of Denver Women's Conference will be held on Friday, March 1, featuring keynote speaker Denise Maes, director of public policy for the ACLU of Colorado and former White House staff member, whose passion for civil rights and social justice has steered her years of experience in nonprofit, activism, policy strategies, and protection of civil rights.

This year's conference theme, "Harnessing the Power of Title IX," will examine the impacts of Title IX on the past, how it currently is utilized and how we may harness its power for the ongoing advancement of women in the United States.

Please join us for this celebration and examination of the groundbreaking legislation known as Gender Equity in Education, 40 years after its passage. This tradition gathers student, staff, faculty, women and men allies to learn and share in the spirit of unity to advance the success of women at the University of Denver.

Programming will include workshops and presentations on recognizing and addressing inequities, antidiscrimination, women in leadership in higher education, and women in athletics, math, and science.

For more details and to register, visit the Women's Conference website. Register no later than Feb. 22; you can attend the entire day's activities or a portion of them. Questions? Contact Donna Goben or Alisha Elliott.