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January-February 2017

Inclusive Excellence News

open meeting to explore foci, a proposed sister initiative to irise

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2-3 p.m.—Mary Reed Building, duPont Room
(Feb. 21, 2017) Please join the DU IMPACT implementation team working on building an Institute for the Study of Freedom, Opportunity and Inclusivity for an open meeting to explore FOCI, a proposed sister initiative to IRISE. Please RSVP

Inclusion and Equity Education trainings

Sign up today for Queer & Ally, Introduction to Inclusive Excellence and Responding to Microaggressions training sessions coming up this winter quarter. Locations are still being finalized for some sessions; registrants will receive details ASAP. Register

Queer & Ally (Q&A) level 1: Friday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-noon
Provides an introductory knowledge, awareness and skills regarding LGBTIQ&A communities at DU and beyond.

Queer & Ally (Q&A) level 2: Monday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
An advanced training focusing on the intersections of LGBTIQ&A identities with other social identities, and on expanding and deepening the conversations regarding privilege, oppression and ally development. (NOTE: Level 2 is open only to those who have attended a level 1 training within previous 12 months.)

Introduction to Inclusive Excellence: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2:30-4 p.m.
Provides a background on the University's framework (what and why), group work on how to apply it in your campus activities, and ends with some general tips for awareness and action.

Responding to Microaggressions: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 11:30 am.-1:30 p.m.

An introduction to what constitutes, and how to respond to, everyday microaggressions.

february is black history month

(Feb. 14, 2017) DU is celebrating Black History Month throughout February. Upcoming events include a discussion on "Race in the Classroom" on Thursday, Feb. 16, from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room, and a screening of the documentary "13th" on Friday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Korbel School of International Studies, Room 5025. Learn more about Black History Month at DU.

Communities of color at DU: Let's get together!

Every Wednesday during winter quarter, 4-5:30 p.m. (open community); 5:30-7 p.m. (closed discussion for communities of color)—Craig Hall (Graduate School of Social Work), room 348
(Feb. 7, 2017) Faculty, staff and students from DU's communities of color are invited to come together for fellowship every Wednesday for the remainder of the quarter. We designate this as a time to develop connections and friendships in a positive and supportive environment.

The Crisis in Black Education: Reflections on DU, Denver and the Nation

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2:30-4 p.m.—Driscoll Gallery
The national theme for this year's Black History Month is "The Crisis in Black Education." With this in mind, the DU Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Division of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence are pleased to bring together a stellar group of educators to reflect on the current status of education for Blacks at DU, in Denver and across the nation. Please join Dr. Frank Tuitt as he moderates a panel discussion featuring Dr. Sharon R. Bailey, program manager of diversity, equity and inclusion for the Denver Public Schools; Dr. Dorinda Carter Andrews, assistant dean of the department of education and associate professor of teacher education at Michigan State University; Dr. Nate Easley, executive director of the Denver Scholarship Foundation; Dr. Lolita A. Tabron, assistant professor in the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education; and Landri Taylor, chief executive officer of the Stapleton Foundation. Find additional information on our panelists, and please RSVP.

Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence seeks event submissions

(Jan. 17, 2017) The Division of Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence is seeking event submissions to appear on the University-wide Black History Month calendar. DU had a wealth of program offerings for the fall quarter History and Heritage Months, including lecture series, movie screenings, trivia nights, and art exhibits. Help us keep the momentum going and join us in this celebration! Submit events to Jasmine Pulce, assistant director of undergraduate student success at jasmine.pulce@du.edu. Submissions are due Jan. 27, 2017. Find more information on Heritage and History Month programming at DU.