Creating connections, building community

Throughout the year, C + V hosts events, speakers, webinars, and discussions and carries out various initiatives to create connections and build a sense of belonging at the University of Denver. C + V is working to create programs and events that help our community feel connected and supported. 

If you have an event idea, we would love to hear it! Please email CommunityPlusValues@du.edu to connect with us.

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Meet our 2022 - 2023 C+V Graduate Fellows

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Meet the 2022-2023 C+V Graduate Fellows! Learn more about their experiences and how they'll be co-leading the work of C+V.

  • Marji Karish
  • Kadijha Kuanda
  • Lindsey Mandolini
  • Vanessa McWhirt
  • Kim-Chi Pham

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Past Event: C+V Community Talk With the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX: A Discussion on the Department of Education’s Proposed Title IX Regulations

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On July 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education published proposed Title IX regulations for public comment. The Department’s proposed Title IX regulations seek to clarify and modify the August 2020 regulations. DU recognizes the changes, if implemented, would alter the way colleges and universities respond to gender-based violence.

Community + Values in partnership with the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX will be hosting a C+V Special Edition Community Talk to discuss the proposed Title IX regulations, what it means for our community, and how community members can provide feedback to the Department of Education. Provost Mary Clark will moderate a panel discussion focused on the proposed changes and their anticipated impact.

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Past Event: C+V Special Edition Community Talk with the Women’s Coalition: A Discussion on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization U.S. Supreme Court Decision

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The U.S. Supreme Court, on June 24, 2022, issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (Dobbs), overturning Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). DU recognizes that this decision directly affects many in our community.

Community + Values in partnership with the Women’s Coalition of DU will be hosting a C+V Special Edition Community Talk to discuss the Court’s decision and what it means for our community and beyond. Provost Mary Clark will moderate a panel discussion focused on the reasoning informing and the impact of this decision, and will do so through multiple lenses and perspectives.

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C+V Hiring 2022-2023 Graduate Fellows

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The Community + Values Graduate Fellows for the Office of the Provost will serve as the project management support for the initiative as a whole. The Community + Values initiative is an initiative to build community and a sense of belonging and to explore what values we hold. We carry out this work through different events, programs, initiatives, and communications.

Visit the link below to learn more about this fellowship opportunity. The priority deadline for first applicant reviews is July 24, 2022. If you have any questions, please email Chase McNamee, Sr. Project Manager at chase.mcnamee@du.edu.

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Langar@DU: Unity Through Community

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​Join us for free food, music, fun, games, dialogue, and networking opportunities with the entire community. Students (undergraduate and graduate), Faculty, Staff, Contractors, Surrounding Residents, Sikh Community Partners, and Alumni. All are welcome. Bring your family and friends!

In the tradition of Langar, we invite you to volunteer and participate. We have surprises for volunteers over the next few weeks and will be reaching out with further details.

We invite you to share this invitation for the first annual Langar@DU with others! All are welcome!

Questions? Email DU.Langar@du.edu

*This is a student-run community event. Come join us and bring your family and friends!

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Past Event: Global Accessibility Awareness Day Special Event

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Join us either in-person or on Zoom for our upcoming Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) event at DU. As GAAD states, “The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.” Come learn and talk together as we hear from a panel of DU community members about their stories and experiences. Learn more about how you can ensure accessibility is a core part of our community and about actions you can take today.

Free food for in-person attendees!

Library Loft AAC 340 or Zoom
5pm-6:30pm

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Past Event: C+V Special Edition Community Talk: Taking Action for Justice

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Join fellow DU community members via Zoom to stand in solidarity with Black students, faculty, employees, friends and neighbors at DU, in Denver, and across the nation and world after the heinous act of domestic terrorism in Buffalo, NY on May 14th.

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Past Event: You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play: eGaming in 2022 and Beyond

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eGaming, or ‘gaming’ as it’s popularly known, is one of the fastest-growing fields in the world and only gaining in popularity. Although difficult to narrow down to one definition, eGaming encompasses video gaming, online gaming, computer gaming, Esports, multiplayer games, and beyond. Opportunities abound to be a part of this multi-billion dollar global industry – From degree programs and courses in computer science, marketing, the arts, engineering, and entrepreneurship to opportunities in publishing, streaming, legal rights, events, gaming, merchandise, Esports team ownership and agency, and more, there has never been a more opportune time to explore this exciting domain!

The Current State of eGaming: Trends, Insights & Impacts | A Panel Conversation 

Differentiation at DU: eGaming Now & in the Future | A Moderated Roundtable 

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Past Event: C+V Community Talk in Partnership with Heritage Months: Autism and Neurodiversity Acceptance Month: Spreading Awareness, Promoting Acceptance

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In April we are celebrating Autism and Neurodiversity Acceptance Month as well as World Autism Awareness Day which was on April 2. More than 5 million Americans live with autism and yet there are still many of these individuals who experience inequities in employment, housing, and income. How can we as a community raise awareness and promote acceptance to ensure changes are made to improve the quality of life for neurodiverse individuals and their families?

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Past Event: Community + Values Special Event: Creative Expression & Wellbeing - Connecting & Creating in Community

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In this upcoming workshop, Community + Values is excited to bring together a group of phenomenal DU and Denver community members who will delve into creative expression through an experiential workshop. Students will get the opportunity to discover ways to support and strengthen wellbeing through creative expression through a guided reading, music, spoken word, and art creation. Join us in exploring creative expression and learn how to honor your story and shape your wellbeing.

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2022 Spring Quarter C+V, Office of the Provost, & 4D Community Wellness Hours

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With our return back to campus, we want to celebrate being in community together again. Come have a snack or drink on us every Tuesday and Thursday and chat with fellow community members!

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Past Event: C+V Community Talk in Partnership with Heritage Months: Women’s Herstory: Grounded in Justice, Moving Forward Together

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This month’s Women’s Herstory Community Talk is a part of the phenomenal annual HerDU conference and draws inspiration from the conference theme, inspired by bell hooks: Justice. Provost Mary Clark and community panelists will delve into the need for a community-based approach to truly transform institutions and greater society. In order to see this true transformation, communities of support for all women are critical, as systems are challenged and new ways of carrying out work are brought to the forefront. DU is honored to support seven unique and empowering communities of support for women at DU. This C+V Community Talk will dive into why it is so important to be in community together as women.