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Students participated in a diversity discussion at last year's Diversity Summit in February. (Photo/Larry Harwood)
"Diversity 911": Campus Diversity Summit Feb. 21-23
All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend the Diversity Summit to learn ways to improve our campus climate. Sessions include keynote addresses and workshops by filmmaker Lee Mun Wah and Lisa Calderon of Boulder's Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence, and a keynote address by Fabricio Balcazar, a nationally recognized scholar and researcher in the field of disability and minorities. Additional offerings include focus groups, a new "Milestones Project" photography exhibit and an Interactive Theatre performance. For a complete schedule of events, visit the Web site.
Black History/Awareness Month
February is Black History Month (Black Awareness Month in some areas), an annual celebration whose origins go back to 1926. In that year, the first annual Negro History Week was held during the second week of February. The chief instigator was Carter G. Woodson of Harvard, who was determined to bring Black history into the mainstream. Mr. Woodson chose February to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass, a pioneer abolitionist and writer, and Abraham Lincoln, two men who made great contributions to racial freedom. For information on CU-Boulder Black Awareness Month activities, download the PDF calendar in the "Events and Announcements" section at the Office of Diversity and Equity.
View Daily Differences: A Photographic Essay at the Boulder Public Library
'Daily Differences: A Photographic Essay of Women in Colorado' will be on view at the Boulder Public Library through April 28. The project is a partnership between the University of Colorado President's Office, University of Colorado at Boulder Community Relations and the Boulder Public Library during the "Let Your Light Shine" partnership year of 2005-06. The 18-photo exhibit shares untold stories and expands understanding of the lives of women in Colorado.