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March-April 2015

Talking Heads: Queer Television of the 1980s

Thursday, April 2, noon-1 p.m. – Sturm Hall, room 286

Don't miss "Talking Heads: Queer Television of the 1980s." IRISE welcomes Amy Villarejo, chair and professor of Cornell University's Department of Performing and Media, as a part of their Critical Cultural Studies Lecture Series. Reception to follow. Questions? Email

Oh, the places we'll go! 10th annual DU LGBTIQ&A Gala

Thursday, April 9, 5-7 p.m. – Gottesfeld Room, Ritchie Center

Join us for this free annual soiree, this year celebrating a decade of individual and collective achievements in making DU a more inclusive, excellent and fabulous place for LGBTIQ affiliates, Allies and, in fact, people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. We recognize particular successes of the past year, and get fired up to create an even brighter future. Nominate  yourself or others for an award, or volunteer  to help with plans, or on the night.

More information and RSVP

Culture is…something to celebrate! CultureFest 2015

CultureFest 2015Friday, April 10, 4-7 p.m. – Driscoll Ballroom

Join us for CultureFest 2015 (formerly Festival of Nations)! CultureFest is a DU tradition that celebrates the cultural diversity at the University of Denver through performances, food and interactive booths! CultureFest is free and open to the public, and is a fun event for all ages.


Spring Flick & Feed/back: If These Halls Could Talk 

Tuesday, April 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Location to be confirmed upon registration

Join the Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) and Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies (MFJS) for a light dinner, followed by a screening of director Lee Mun Wah's documentary If These Halls Could Talk. The film shares stories from 11 college students who discuss what it is like on campuses across the country today. A post-film discussion will be led by Margaret Thompson, associate professor, MFJS, along with Debra Mixon Mitchell, adjunct professor and director of diversity recruiting, CME, and a CME student facilitator. Space is limited; RSVP by Monday, April 20. Questions? Email

Critical Cultural Studies Lecture Series presents: Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Wednesday, May 6, 12:30-2 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

The Critical Cultural Lecture Series is designed to provoke conversation at DU about the importance of disciplines like Queer and GLBT Studies, Disability Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies and other programs that interrogate questions of power and privilege. Please RSVP

CME Celebration: A Look Back

Thursday, May 7, 6-10 p.m. – The Cable Center

Please join the Center for Multicultural Excellence in celebrating the people, programs and progress toward creating a more inclusive University of Denver! Join us for hors d’oeuvres, a short tribute program and entertainment. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 30.


(March 10, 2015) Nadia Kaneva, associate professor in the University of Denver’s Media, Film and Journalism Studies program, studies the ways in which communication media act as collective storytellers and influence the cultures and societies we live in, including how media in post-communist countries portray women.


DU’s Sistah Network empowers black women to negotiate graduate programs

(March 3, 2015) When Nicole Joseph read an article describing some of the factors that negatively influence black women pursuing graduate degrees on predominately white campuses, she immediately knew she wanted to do what she could to help prevent the problem at the University of Denver. More