Celebrating Heritage Months

The University of Denver is committed to living our values of diversity and inclusion. Our community and institutional success is dependent on how well we engage and embrace the rich diversity of our faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni.

With that shared value in mind and in partnership with Human Resources & Inclusive Community (HRIC), the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), The Cultural Center, Community + Values, and the Staff of Color Association (SOCA), we will celebrate the identities and histories of members of the DU and world communities. Each month we will feature a staff or faculty member and a student in recognition of each heritage month, along with an event to honor one another and learn about our unique differences.

Advancing a key strategic initiative outlined in the 2020-2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Action Plan, the Heritage Months Initiative will contribute to the creation of a campus climate and culture that strives for excellence in inclusion in all aspects of the University of Denver’s operations. Join us in this celebration!

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Heritage Months Calendar

  • September 15 - October 15: Latinx Heritage Month
  • October: Disability Employment Awareness Month & LGBTQ+ History Month
  • November: Native American Heritage Month
  • January: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February: Black History Month
  • March: Women's Herstory Month
  • April: Arab American Heritage Month
  • May: Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month & Jewish American Heritage Month
  • June: LGBTQ+ pride Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month

 

 

  • Talking Race, Taking Space: Building and Sustaining a Recognized Black Community at DU | Thursday, February 11 at 11:00-12:00pm

    Join us for a 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.

    When: Thursday, February 11, 2021

    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Heritage Months & C+V 

Black History Month 

Talking Race, Taking Space 

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We recognize that our community and institutional success is dependent on how well we engage and embrace the rich diversity of our faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni. With that shared value in mind, throughout this academic year, we will publish a series of articles to celebrate the Heritage and History months. Also, if you are aware of any events that are happening on campus or have an idea for Heritage Month events, we'd love to hear about them and promote them campus-wide.

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