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Inclusive Excellence News

May-June 2015

The Racial Climate on Campus: Best Practices for Education, Response and Adjudication

Wednesday, July 22, noon-2 p.m. – Sturm Hall, room 435

You are invited to bring a lunch and join the Center for Multicultural Excellence and campus partners as we participate in a national webinar with Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, the president and a founder of the Social Justice Training Institute and the Washington Consulting Group. Washington will provide strategies for engaging in best practices that meet the needs of our diverse student body so we can educate students about what constitutes racist speech and action, respond to incidents swiftly and effectively when they do occur, and adjudicate incidents effectively and fairly. Please RSVP

Charleston open forum

Wednesday, June 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Garden Room, Chambers Center

The hate-filled massacre of nine people last week at an evening prayer meeting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina has left that community, and communities across the country, reeling. Many on the DU campus have been looking for an opportunity to process their feelings about this horrific event. Members of the Colorado Women’s College, Office of the Chaplain and the Center for Multicultural Excellence invite you to an open forum to share feelings about what happened in Charleston. Art Jones, Chaplain Gary Brower and Frank Tuitt will facilitate the discussion.

Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to

LGBTIQ&A Summer Social Series

(June 9, 2015) We invite DU affiliates and your family and friends to join us for the 2015 LGBTIQ&A summer social series! This year’s events include the 40th Annual Denver PrideFest, a road trip to the Colorado Renaissance Festival, the “As You Wish: Princess Bride Potluck” and the Colorado Rapids Equality Night. See the full schedule and RSVP at

Denver Gay Men’s Chorus “Stand Tall Sing Out: The Pride Concert”

Wednesday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. - Newman Center for the Performing Arts

DU’s LGBTIQA alumni affinity group invites you to join us for this performance of the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus. Join fellow Pioneers prior to the performance at a preshow reception at 6 p.m. in the Spencer Room for refreshments. Everyone is welcome! Please register

Denver PrideFest 2015

June 20-21 – Denver Civic Park

Mark your calendar and share your Pio Pride at one of the nation’s largest Pride festivals! Make sure you visit the University of Denver booth; this year marks our ninth consecutive year. Learn more at

Sand Creek Massacre Symposium: “Acknowledgement and Repair”

Friday, May 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Reiman Theater, Margery Reed Hall

DU’s Conflict Resolution Institute, in partnership with the Center on Rights Development and the John Evans Study Committee, is hosting a one-day symposium on the Sand Creek Massacre, entitled “Acknowledgment and Repair.”


Mohammad Matin: DU Catalyst for World Change

(May 19, 2015) In south central Bangladesh, a small village named Kandopasha is the ancestral home of Associate Professor Mohammad Matin of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. What makes this village unique and of prime importance to the region is the Jahanara Majid Memorial Hospital. The hospital is named for the Jahanara Majid Foundation and for Dr. Matin’s mother. 


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