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Inclusive Excellence News

January-February 2016

Black History Month event: Straight Outta Compton film screening

Thursday, Feb. 25—Davis Auditorium

Black Male Luncheon-hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence Student Success & Leadership Development

Friday, Feb. 26, 12-2 p.m.-Ritchie Center, Gottesfeld Room

(Feb. 23, 2016) This is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff who identify as African American to connect with one another. Guest speaker will be Dr. Frank Tuitt, senior advisor to the chancellor and provost on diversity and inclusion. For information, contact Jonathan Seals, jonathan.seals@du.edu. RSVP

Register for 21st annual DU Women's Conference

(Feb. 23, 2016) The 21st annual DU Women's Conference on Friday, April 1 will feature Lauren Casteel, president and CEO of the Women's Foundation of Colorado as the luncheon keynote speaker; performance poetry organization SlamNuba was just announced for the morning opening session. Register to attend workshops throughout the day as well as the opening session and luncheon keynote, all centered on the theme "Not Just a Women's Conference: Issues that Affect Women Impact Everyone." More

21st annual du woman's conference: keynote speaker and call for proposals

(Feb. 16, 2016) The 21st annual DU Women's Conference on Friday, April 1 will feature Lauren Casteel, president and CEO of the Women's Foundation of Colorado as the luncheon keynote speaker. There's still time to submit workshop proposals, supporting the theme for this year's conference: "Not Just a Women's Conference: Issues that Affect Women Impact Everyone." Submit proposals by the Feb. 19 deadline. Learn more about the conference. Registration for the conference is now open.

black history month events

(Feb. 2, 2016) The following events will occur during the month of February in celebration of Black History Month. The theme is Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.

World Culture Day, We Speak talent show
Thursday, Feb. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.—Lindsay Auditorium

Black Actors Guild performance
Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.—Lindsay Auditorium

Spokentainment: SlamNuba
Thursday, Feb. 18, 7-8:30 p.m.-Craig Hall

Straight Outta Compton film collaboration with DUPB
Thursday, Feb. 25—Davis Auditorium 

21st annual du women's conference: call for proposals

(Jan. 26, 2016) The 21st annual DU Women’s Conference theme is “Not Just a Women’s Conference: Issues that Affect Women Impact Everyone.” We are currently accepting workshop proposals! The deadline to submit is Feb. 19, and the conference date is April 1. What we are looking for: Issues that impact women are still often assumed to impact only women. Their concerns and needs have struggled to garner broad-based attention and support. We are seeking workshop proposals that examine this, and encourage attendees to realize and embrace the reality that "women’s issues" are issues that impact individuals of all gender identities. Help us reframe these conversations as a community to more accurately reflect the universal nature of their impact and move towards inclusive and transformative change by submitting a workshop proposal today.

Internationalization Summit: Call for proposals

(Jan. 26, 2016) The third annual Internationalization Summit is April 15. All members of the DU community are encouraged to submit research-oriented presentations and proposals from diverse philosophies and perspectives including theoretical, dialogic, collaborative, practical/applied, experiential and action-oriented. The submission deadline has been changed to Feb. 22. Visit our website to complete the application and to learn more about the summit.

Special presentations during Diversity Summit

(Jan. 19, 2016) Due to overwhelming interest (and physical space limitations), registration to the full Diversity Summit this week has closed. The following events being held during the summit are still accepting reservations, so sign up today!

Standing in the Gap film screening

Thursday, Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m. (reception); 7 p.m. (screening)

The Morgridge College of Education invites you to a special screening of Standing in the Gap, an in-depth look at race and education by Rocky Mountain PBS. Join us on Thursday, Jan. 21 for an opening reception at Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall Commons, followed by the screening and a Q&A with panelists at Davis Auditorium. The screening is hosted by a partnership between MCE and the DU Diversity Summit. Space is limited – RSVP now

Extremism and Islamophobia in Perspective

Join the Department of Religious Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and various other departments/institutions on campus for a thoughtful address, panel and workshop about Islamophobia and extremism. No registration necessary.

Thursday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. – Reiman Theater, Margery Reed Hall 

Keynote talk by Mia Bloom, professor of communication and Middle East studies at Georgia State University; coffee and cookies served.

Friday, Jan. 22, 10:15 a.m.-noon: The United States, Extremism and Muslims – AAC 290

Panel featuring Joanne Cummings, career foreign service officer of the U.S. Department of State and DU faculty Nader Hashemi, Seth Masket and Andrea Stanton. Light lunch available from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in AAC 290.

Friday, Jan. 22: 1:45-3:30 p.m.: The United States, Extremism and Muslims – AAC 290

Addressing Islamophobia workshop facilitated by Catherine Orsborn and including (among others) Nabil Echchaibi from CU-Boulder and Tay Minshall of the Muslim Law Students Association.

2016 Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence

Jan. 21-22, 2016

(Jan. 5, 2016) It’s not too late to register for the 2016 Diversity Summit. This year’s summit will explore how each of us can individually contribute to creating an inclusive campus and in the process change our community; register now.