2020 Summit Schedule

Tuesday – Thursday, January 21-23, 2020

Programming for the 2020 Diversity Summit take place over three days following the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Like last year, the format accommodates different schedules by offering a greater number of speakers, breakout sessions, workshops and opportunities to connect with members of community passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion.

Please scroll down the page to view the entire schedule and helps us anticipate attendance by registering for the events you are interested in attending. 

Tuesday, January 21

Time Event

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Doors open at
8:15 a.m.

Summit Opening & Keynote 
Patrisse Cullors, Cofounder of Black Lives Matter

Join us as Chancellor Haefner welcomes participants to the annual DU Diversity Summit. Keynote speaker, Patrisse Cullors, Cofounder of Black Lives Matter and founder of Dignity and Power Now
Gates Concert Hall

Open to All

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Engaging the Academy in Community Activism: Curriculum for Racial Justice
Faculty Lunch with Patrisse Cullors
Maglione Hall

Faculty Only

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ignite Inclusion
MindGym
Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290

Staff Only 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Teaching in a Multicultural Classroom
Dr. HG Parsa
Sturm Hall, Room 254

Faculty & Staff 

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

White Fragility and Our Teaching: Critical Reflections from the DU 2019 Faculty Learning Community
Dr. Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave & Faculty Panel 
Sturm Hall, Room 251

Open to All 

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Post-Keynote Debrief 
Community + Values Team
Katherine Ruffatto Hall Commons

Open to All 

 

Wednesday, January 22

Time Event
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Ignite Inclusion
Mindgym
Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290

Staff Only

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Getting to “We, the People” – Transforming Conflict in Politics
Neda Kikhia & Senator Linda Newell
Daniels College of Business, Room 345

Open to All

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

Critically Reflecting on Us so we can get to We: Whites Organizing for Racial Consciousness
Brianna Johnson & Kelly Schlabach
Sturm Hall, Room 491

Open to All

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Post-Keynote Debrief
Community + Values Team
Katherine Ruffatto Hall Commons

Open to All

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Connecting Social Identity to Your Career Development
Kyle Inselman, Ashton Butler,  & Patty Hickman
Daniels College of Business, Room 210

Open to All

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

RSI Travel program: Examining how Race Matters in a Global Context, to Getting from “Us” to WE
Ceema Samimi, Allyson Gunn, Shenhaye Ferguson,
Ozy Aloziem, & Dr. Johnny Ramirez
Sturm Hall, Room 492

Open to Graduate Students, Staff, & Faculty 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Inclusive Excellence
Neda Kikhia
Katherine Ruffatto Hall Commons

Open to All

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Not every Disability is Visible: Inclusion Practices Regarding People Living with Invisible Disabilities
Dr. Aisha Rousseau
Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290

Open to Faculty & Staff

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

What is Critical Whiteness Studies 
Dr. Cheryl Matias
Sturm Hall, Room 253

Open to All

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dismantling Power, Privilege and Popsicle Sticks
Dr. Ally Garcia & John Babcock
Daniels College of Business, Room 305 

Open to All

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

How to Engage in Difficult Conversations Using Evidence-Based Practices from Psychology
Samantha Scott & Shannon Powers
Sturm Hall, Room 187

Open to All

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Revisiting the 2016 Demands: Dr. Lili Rodriguez in Conversation with Student Alumni
Maglione Hall

Open to All

Thursday, January 23

Time Event
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Creating Inclusive Spaces for Transgender and Nonbinary Individuals
Shoshana McClarence & Emmett Altsman
Daniels College of Business, Room 345

Open to All

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Responding to Microaggressions Workshop
Neda Kikhia & Dr. Thomas Walker
Sturm Hall, Room 480

Open to All

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Society Evolves, Our “We” Changes. Diversity and Inclusion Can’t Remain the Same
Brian Gonzales & Dr. Heather Arnold-Renicker
Sturm Hall, Room 251

Open to All

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Closing Reception with Ranky Tanky
Gates Concert Hall

Open to All

Mary Reed Hall

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