Antiracism at DU

Impact Area: Launch university-wide programming to explore a more equitable future

View the DEI Action Plan for 2020-2021
Crimson

Facilitate substantive discussions throughout the year on exploring the term antiracism.

Action Item Details

We acknowledge that racism has been at DU since its founding and has been amplified in recent years by racist incidents. In addition, longtime actions have reinforced policies and practices that have fallen disparately on racially minoritized groups. This action item will facilitate substantive discussions throughout the year on exploring the term antiracism. 

Key questions that will be addressed are: 

  • What is antiracism? 
  • Where has antiracism been practiced at DU/in your area?  In what ways has DU/your area fallen short of or engaged in antiracism? 
  • What are antiracism’s implications in the context of DU’s past, present, and future?  

These conversations would revolve around specific outcomes to make recommendations to the DEI Steering Committee and inform new strategic priorities at the university as well as unit-level strategic planning and programming.

Crimson

Updates

  • Action Book Club Launches with How to be an Antiracist

    In collaboration with the College of Education Student Association (COESA), Dean Karen Riley of the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) has committed to providing all incoming and current MCE Students with an eBook of How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, to foster reflection, dialogue, and antiracist action. MCE Faculty and Staff started reading the book this summer. This Fall (2020), we will all participate in a cross-college, Action Book Club (ABC) throughout the Morgridge College of Education, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and the Graduate School of Social Work.  

    The purpose of this ABC is to bring systemic issues surrounding power, privilege, and oppression to the forefront and to invite interdisciplinary community-building to address current issues. 

    Learn More Here

     

     

  • DU Advancement Hosts Racial Justice & Allyship at DU - A Roundtable Discussion

    You can access the recording of the event.

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  • ODEI Announces Funding for Programming and Learning about Antiracism

    October 14, 2020

    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) alongside Human Resources and Inclusive Communities and Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence has launched the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Action Plan that will guide our work during the 2020-2021 academic year. One of our action items is to facilitate substantive discussions throughout the year on exploring the term antiracism and its implications for DU. These conversations will revolve around specific outcomes to make recommendations to the DEI Steering Committee and inform new strategic priorities at the university as well as unit-level strategic planning and programming. 

    We are soliciting proposals up to $5,000 from University of Denver students, staff, and faculty representing departments, offices, units, and campus organizations to support programming and/or learning opportunities to explore antiracism.

    Read the Full Announcement Here

Collaborators

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Action Book Club

The Cultural Center

Inclusion & Equity Education

DU DialogUes

Community + Values Initiative

DU Alumni Relations

Alumni of ACTION

Student Affinity Groups

Faculty & Staff Affinity Groups