Talking Race, Taking Space: Building and Sustaining a Recognized Black Community at DU

Heritage Months Initiative in partnership with C+V

In honor of Black History Month, Dr. Andriette Jordan Fields, DU's Black Community Experience Coordinator, will host a conversation with Stephanie O'Malley, Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Relations and Community Affairs, Allana Forte, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel at Jacksonville University, and Matthew Solomon, President of the DU Black Student Alliance. They will speak from their lived experiences and expertise about race, space, and how to build and maintain a recognized Black community at DU.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 11:00am-12:00pm

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** We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable individuals of all abilities to engage fully. We will provide live closed-captioning for this session. If you would like to request additional accommodations for this session, please email

Moderator: Dr. Andriette Jordan-Fields is a Womanist Ethicist, a graduate of the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology joint PhD program, with a PhD in Religion and Theological Studies concentrating in Social Ethics. Her research and teaching interest lie at the intersection of ethics, womanist/feminist studies, Black Church, critical race theory, and postcolonial studies with an overall approach to the study of social ethics that engages wide-ranging issues of moral agency, cultural memory, ethical accountability, and social justice.  She is currently DU’s first Black Community Experience Coordinator.