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Diversity Summit 2013 Schedule

Wednesday, November 13

9am-9:30am

Welcome:   Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

9am-9:30am

Presentation   of the Chancellor’s Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CCORE) Diversity   Recognition Award

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

9:30am-10am

Plenary:   Lt. Governor Joe Garcia will offer   insights on the critical importance of diversity and inclusion for the state   of Colorado.

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

10:05am-10:35am

Plenary:   CU-Boulder Professor Adam Bradley will offer an   address entitled “A Hip-Hop Road Map to   a Diverse Future.”

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

10:45am-11:50am

"Where   Have We Come From?" Panel covers significant milestones from the campus   and community

  •   Bob Boswell, facilitator, The Office of Diversity,   Equity and Community Engagement 
  •   Dick Jessor, CU-Boulder Professor Emeritus, author of the   Jessor Report
  •   David Aragon, CU-Boulder, Student Success
  •   Leisha Conners-Bauer, Boulder County Healthy Youth Alliance  

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

10:45am-11:50am

Developing Conscientization   through Research Pedagogy: Forging Dialogue about the Impacts of   Community-Based Research and Student Learning

Professor Ben Kirshner, Education, “Critical Civic Inquiry   Summer Institute;" Professor and Inaugural Provost Chair Kris Gutierrez,   Education; Dr. Lisa Schwartz, Education

“Enacting a Syncretic Approach to STEM Teaching and Learning”   Assistant Vice-Chancellor Alphonse Keasley, ODECE

“Peace from Within: Grassroots Reconciliation, Peacemaking and Peacebuilding Praxis in the African Context” Facilitators: Alphonse Keasley, Joan Gabriele, and May Penuela

The session starts   with a brief overview of three team projects funded by UROP. Participants   then have the opportunity to sit with the individual groups and discuss   projects in moderated roundtables.

UMC Aspen Rooms

10:45am-11:50am

Implicit Attitudes 101 (Glenda Russell, Andrea Iglesias)

This workshop provides an introduction to implicit attitudes, a   framework for thinking about issues around diversity that bypasses shame and   blame and moves directly to understanding the value and pitfalls associated   with the kinds of generalizations that all humans make. We will look at basic   concepts and findings from research related to implicit attitudes, and we   will begin applying the framework to a variety of everyday situations.   Participants will learn to understand and to work with the basics of implicit   attitudes in both personal and work spheres. Come open to a challenging but   painless framework for increasing your competence and comfort with diversity.  

UMC 247

10:45am-11:50am

Diversity & Ability:   Integrating a Universal Design Approach to Promote Multiculturalism in the   Curriculum (Meredith Banasiak)

Workshop facilitators from the disciplines of architecture and   education will highlight the advantages of incorporating a Universal Design (UD)   approach to integrating ability related content as an ethic of   multiculturalism into course content in order to promote. A theoretical   framework for how to effectively include ability related course content will   be presented using an example course project. Workshop participants will be   asked to adopt the framework to create a sample lesson, learning objectives,   and assessment plan for an existing course. Participants will be encouraged   to implement this lesson in order to reassemble in spring 2013 to review   outcomes.

UMC 382-386

10:45am-11:50am

Lean In, Lean Out, Lean Back, Lean   'Round: Exploring Diversity Types of Circles to Meet Our Diverse Needs (Melinda Piket-May, Denice Walker, Alice Bradley,   Catherine Kunce)

COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg recently published her book   "Lean In," urging women to come together and “lean in” to support   each other in the professional world.    Her ideas have generated a broad range of conflicting responses.   Something’s up, and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Women is   gathering a panel of people with experience in developing a variety of   circles for good effect. We will take a close look at them and help determine   what options will best serve us at CU-Boulder as we form the road map for   moving forward on women’s issues, and all diversity issues.

UMC 457

Noon-1:30pm

Keynote   Presentation: Patricia Gurin of the University of Michigan will discuss “Engaging Diversity: More Important Than   Ever.” Professor Gurin will extend the   social science evidence which was key in the 2003 Supreme Court Affirmative   Action Ruling on the educational benefit of diversity.

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

1pm-1:50pm

Leveraging Interest in   Sustainability to Advance Social Justice Action    (Dave Newport)

Sustainability   happens at the intersection of environmental protection, fiscal equity and   social justice. However, sustainability’s social justice contribution is   under-recognized even though sustainability itself is fairly popular on   campus and in the community. A new convergence of sustainability and social   justice advocacy can ally each sphere’s stakeholders to leverage their   respective strengths and thus increase each other’s effectiveness and impact.   Case studies from Curitiba, Brazil and other communities will exemplify   practical action steps and synergies attendees can implement on campus and in   the community that will broaden the impacts of social justice efforts while   enriching the systemic understanding of sustainability.

UMC 247

1pm-1:50pm

Identity Construction: Personal   Road Maps and Equity (Samira   Rajabi)

Building upon the 2005 CCW "Improving the Campus   Environment for Women" report CCW will conduct hands-on activities on   which people of all genders will map their identity trajectory and changes   via beading a unique item to determine how campus climate has changed.   Through selection of beads that serve as status and identity markers, this   activity will foster discussions about where we are as individuals and where   we would like to be, and where that does or does not any fit into CU-Boulder’s   climate.

UMC 382-386

1pm-1:50pm

Teach   for America: Diversity in Action

(Kristy Martin, Veronica Crespin-Palmer,   Juedon Kebede)

We recognize that many students   at CU-Boulder care about diversity and may be looking for opportunities to   become more involved in work that promotes diversity. Teach for America is an   organization that cares about education and we serve as a resource to students   about how to find/create opportunities in diverse communities. Participants   will leave this session with a variety of ideas ranging from one-time   opportunities to ones year-long opportunities and beyond. 

UMC 457

2pm-2:50pm

Removing the Roadblocks to   Inclusion of International Students at CU-Boulder: A Facilitated   Cross-Cultural Dialogue (CU   Dialogues Program)

The CU Dialogues Program will facilitate a   dialogue with international students, domestic students, and Diversity Summit   attendees to engage the CU-Boulder community in examining inclusive practices   as they pertain to international students. Together, participants will   identify practices that promote inclusion and exclusion within a safe   environment that allows for open sharing of diverse viewpoints.

UMC 382-386

2pm-2:50pm

Contemporary Teach-In: The   Rhetoric of Gender, Sexuality, and New Media   (Diana DeBella)

This session is a contemporary teach-in. In   the course DeBella teaches entitled the Rhetoric of Gender, Sexuality and New   Media, participants will examine how new media impacts our views of gender   and sexuality. What do we know about gender and sexuality and how do we know   it? These are big questions that ask us to take a step back and consider what   we believe and why we believe it. During this session, students will present   their own new media project proposals, which will address issues of diversity   and inclusion related to gender and sexuality.

UMC 457

2pm-2:50pm

Invisible Adversity and the   Classroom (Danielle Vinitski and Jason Jason Bisping)

This session will address   issues of invisible adversity/diversity and pedagogical methodology from an   experiential perspective, and hopes to promote the importance of awareness   towards diversity in the pedagogical setting and it larger positive impact on   community.  Take-aways include discussion on diversifying course   curriculum and honoring the individual.

UMC 247

2pm-3pm

Normal Heights (Jim Walker)

An original,   cabaret-style, one-man show exploring masculinity, sexuality and the costs of   silence. Two men - one gay, one straight - coming of age in the 50's and the   80's, coming to terms in the present. Audience members at this year's Boulder   International Fringe Festival raved over this 45 min. show's ability to   interrogate culturally-ordained models of masculinity through a mix of upbeat   songs, sharp cultural satire, bittersweet commentary & raucous humor.   Created and performed by CU Writing Instructor Jim Walker with original songs   by Jim Walker and Denver Center for the Performing Arts Composer Gary   Grundei. More info and reviews at http://normalheightsshow.com/

Follow-up discussion   facilitated by Bud Coleman, Chair of Theater & Dance.

UMC Aspen Rooms

3pm-3:50pm

Bystander Training: Building   Skills for Classroom Allies   (Julie Volckens, Teresa Wroe)

Community Health has developed a multi-session education and skill-building   program to train students in bystander intervention by maximizing students’   helper identity and creating understanding of the factors that promote or   prevent helping behavior. This approach to bystander training has the   potential to reduce harmful incidents on campus by helping students develop a   wide lens for recognizing situations where help is needed, as well as   fostering norms for mutual helping and responsibility. This session will   focus on awareness, intervention options, and skill-building for students and   staff to effectively intervene as allies in the classroom in situations   involving sexism, racism, and other discriminatory behavior.

UMC 247

3pm-3:50pm

Approaching Environmental Justice   Issues with Solution-Minded Action   (Alexandra Todorovic-Jones, Turner Wyatt)

There is a way to talk about the sensitive topic of   environmental justice that empowers people to take action towards a solution   instead of feeling stuck in a world filled with injustices. Offering a   solution oriented presentation and giving listeners concrete action steps   toward creating environmental justice increases attendees’ ability to create   discourse about the issue. CU’s Assembly for Sustainability and Equity (CU   ASE) will not only address the common misconceptions and issues surrounding   environmental justice, but also more importantly explain how to talk about   environmental justice in a way that illuminates the individual’s place in the   solution.

UMC 457

3pm-4:30pm

LGBTQ   and Allies Workshop and Training   (Scarlet Bowen and Shevonne Nelson)

This interactive training provides   education about the spectrum of gender and sexual diversity, about ways to be   an effective ally of LGBTQ and similarly identified people, and about   CU-Boulder policies and services for the LGBTQ community.  All individuals   are welcome.

UMC 382-386

4pm-4:50pm

The Forgotten "ism":   Examining Social Class Status and Classism (Meag-gan   Walker)

The United States is perceived as a classless society. Awareness   of social class is diametrically opposed to the idea of the “The American   Dream” which is deeply rooted in the myth of meritocracy. Classism is the   assignment of characteristics of worth and ability based on social class. It   includes attitudes, polices, and practices that maintain unequal valuing.   This is another form of discrimination and oppression. This presentation will   address classism as the “missing piece” of the social justice agenda and   invite a discussion examining the impact of classism in today’s society and   on college campuses.

UMC 247

4pm-4:50pm

Constitutive Communication   Practices for Diversity and Inclusion   (Tim Kuhn)

Communication is not merely   about transmitting messages; it is, instead, the complex process by which we   create the meanings that constitute our organizations, groups, and our very   selves. This session will pursue this conception of communication to argue   that groups and organizations lacking diversity and inclusion experience a   problem of communication. From there, it will consider how we might intervene   in, and thus re-shape, groups’ and organizations’ communication practices.

UMC 457

6pm-7:30pm

"Where Are You   Trying to Go?"

(The   Interactive Theatre Project and the Council for Inclusion, Leadership, and   Advocacy (CILA))

The Interactive Theatre Project uses theatre as a tool for community   dialogue and conversation. Come watch, listen, and interact as we explore how   to make our university community the best it can be.

UMC 457

7pm-9pm

"Feminist Stories from   Women's Liberation" Film (Jennifer   Lee)

This film explores the   events of the feminist revolution and connects the controversy around   "feminism". This is a MUST SEE, award winning film for anyone who   is interested in social change.

Kittredge Central N114C&D

 

Thursday, November 14

 

8:20-10:50

Reading to End Racism: Children's   Stories that Empower Youth

(Jessica   Coulson, Debbie Davia, Dawna Swenson)

By becoming a trained Reader, attendees can   become part of team of educators and activists who go into Boulder Valley   School District schools. Readers use children’s literature to present   stories, discussions, and activities that empower youth to confront racism in   their communities. Students from University Hill Elementary School will   attend this session so future Readers can experience the training as well as   the reading.

UMC   457

9:30am-10:45am  

"Where Are We Now and Where   Are We Going?" Panel and   Facilitated Discussion

This session builds on an understanding of   the actions, policies, and dialogues that have shaped the direction of   diversity and inclusivity within the University of Colorado and greater   Boulder community.  These actions help form a bridge between CU, City of   Boulder and Boulder County.  Attendees in the session will participate   in a dialogue and respond to a series of questions. 

  •   Alphonse Keasley, facilitator
  •   Meca Delgado, Healthy Youth Alliance, Boulder County
  •   Jean Gatza, Co-chair of the City of Boulder’s   Inclusiveness and Diversity Team
  •   Carmen Ramirez, City of Longmont and Latino Task Force   of Boulder County
  •   Catherine   Shea, CU-Boulder Chief of Staff

UMC   235

9:30am-10:45am

Teaching Writing   "Consciously" : Noting Race, Culture, Class, and Language in   Writing Instruction (Steve Lamos)

This   interactive workshop will explore ways in which teaching writing can be   race-, culture-, class-, and language-conscious. The session will include a   scholarly overview of concepts central to this type of writing instruction,   examples of such instruction at both undergraduate and graduate levels, some   time for one-on-one ʺmock tutorialʺ work during which audience members   will take on the roles of teachers and students of writing, and plenty of   discussion.

UMC   247

9:30am-10:45am

Generations in the Workplace

(Omaira   Bankston, Lauren Harris, Amy Moreno)

Ever wonder if generational differences are hampering your   workplace effectiveness? This seminar will examine the different perspectives   each generation brings to the workplace as well as offer tips on how to   maximize interactions with co-workers. Special emphasis will be placed on   communicating with, motivating, and rewarding different generations.

UMC   382-386

11am-12:15pm

Queering Reproductive Justice (Scarlet Bowen, Sarah Williams)

The reproductive rights movement has been named by some as a   white middle/upper class heterosexual women’s movement. This workshop will   look at the regulation of bodies and reproduction through an intersectional   Reproductive Justice framework focusing on the ways that one’s multiple   identities impacts access to services. Specifically this workshop will   highlight discriminatory practices affecting LGBT people’s access to   reproductive and health care services. The purpose of this workshop is to   increase attendee’s awareness of the intersectional reproductive justice   movement and provide concrete examples of ways for people to join in on this   inclusive movement locally and nationally.

UMC   Aspen Rooms

11am-12:15pm

Made in America: Jay Z and Representations of American   Blackness(es)   (Bianca   Williams)

In his text Souls of Black   Folks, W.E.B. Du Bois offers readers the famous concept of   “double-consciousness” which he uses to describe the experience of living as   a human being that is both “Black” and “American” in the early 1900s. This   interactive talk will use artist and author Jay Z’s life experiences as an   anchor for a conversation about what “American Blackness” is today, and how   these experiences are classed, gendered, and nationalized. Participants   should ask themselves, “Who or what is ‘American’?” “What does it mean to be   ‘Black’ in the U.S.?” “How is Blackness defined similarly or differently in   spaces outside the U.S.?”

UMC   235

11am-12:15pm

Diversity and Shifting Landscapes   of Religious Identity: Examining Religious Discourse at CU-Boulder and Beyond

(Samira   Rajabi, Hugo Cordova, Giulia Evolvi, Susanne Stadlbauer, Nabil Echchaibi)

The Center for Media Religion   and Culture will host a panel that examines the changing landscape of   religion both in the CU community and the broader community. Though   institutionalized religions are what we generally consider when we think of   religion, this panel seeks to explore the continuum on which religious   expression exists and honor the unique practices and rituals that make up our   community in everyday interactions with faith, spirituality and religion. In   understanding the way that the religious landscaping is shifting we can be   better prepared as a campus community to fulfill our goals in diversity by   2030.

UMC   247

11am-12:15pm

Transgender Inclusion in Policy   and Practice: Examining U.S. Collegiate Sports   (Li Brookens)

This workshop will provide   administrators in sports as well as administrators in multiple fields   critical reflection and action regarding the inclusion of transgender* people   within their organization. Primary findings of a nationwide thesis study   (2011) examining athletic administrator perspectives on transgender inclusion   are discussed as a way to draw attention to transphobic beliefs and practices   that perpetuate exclusion in our binary society. Participants will take home useful   tools to continue the conversation and critical resistance needed to better   include transgender people.    *Transgenger: An umbrella term to describe anyone whose identity or   behavior falls outside stereotypical gender norms.

UMC   382-386

11am-12:15pm

Let's Talk About This at Lunch (Student Affairs Diversity Committee)

Join Student Affairs Diversity   Committee’s monthly gathering to provide CU Student Affairs professionals   with opportunities to engage in dialogue on topics prevalent in our   community's current events related to diversity, inclusivity, and social   justice.

UMC   457

12:30pm-1:45pm

Diversity, Innovation, and a   Proposed New College: College of Media, Communication and Information

(Chris   Braider, John-Michael Rivera, David Boromisza-Habashi, David Martinez)

CU-Boulder is drawing up the   proposal for a new, interdisciplinary College of Media, Communication and   Information (CMCI). One reason the prospect is so exciting is the fact that,   if the Board of Regents approves, CMCI will be the first new school of   college at CU-Boulder in fifty years.    But perhaps the most exciting feature of the project is the chance to   re-imagine the place, shape and role of diversity from the start. The panelists   will share their experiences in this area from two standpoints: that of   updating diversity efforts already underway in existing campus units due for   inclusion in CMCI and that of designing the new college’s core curriculum.

UMC   Aspen Rooms

12:30pm-1:45pm

Diversity Under Scrutiny   (Melissa Hart)

The Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher   v. University of Texas upheld the compelling interest in diversity in   higher education as a justification for some consideration of race in   university admissions.  At the same time, the Court sent the case back   to the lower courts with the command that they apply a more searching   standard to determine whether consideration of race was truly necessary to   achieve diversity at the University. The Fisher decision will have   consequences for public universities all over the country.  How do we   develop a University community that recognizes and is enriched by broad   diversity at a time when our commitment to diversity is under scrutiny?

UMC   235

12:30pm-1:45pm

Striking Against   Micro-Aggressions: Creating the World We Want to See

(Arielle   Silverman, Amelia Dickerson, Glenda Buscarello, Catherine Stager)

Micro-aggressions are subtle expressions of prejudice toward   others based on race, gender, disability or other characteristics. Since   these acts are subtle and can result from innocent intentions, people may not   realize that they are expressing prejudices. In this seminar, through a panel   discussion with members of various social groups, we will explore examples of   micro-aggressions that people from diverse backgrounds experience, and   discuss practical ways to reduce subtle bias and promote inclusion in our   campus community.

UMC   382-386

12:30pm-1:45pm

Implicit Attitudes 2.0 (Glenda Russell, Andrea Iglesias)

Implicit Attitudes 201: This session is for people who have   attended an introductory workshop on implicit attitudes, either earlier in   this conference or previously. We will delve more deeply into the research   findings on the implicit attitudes framework and look particularly at how   this framework has been applied to academic settings. We will then invite   participants to use their own personal experiences and work settings to apply   implicit attitudes concepts and practices to real-world issues. Participants   will leave the workshop with concrete skills in thinking through and   intervening in situations involving issues of diversity.

UMC   457

2pm-3:15pm

Hidden Disabilities (City of Boulder)

Access to civic life by people with   disabilities is a fundamental goal of the Americans with Disability Act   (ADA), which establishes programs and services to ensure that the community   is accessible and safe for persons with disabilities. However, not all   disabilities are visible.  “Hidden   Disabilities” seeks to explore re-inventing the way our community engages and   supports individuals who experience a disability and to consider ways to   better support our friends and relatives who both experience and have a   hidden disability, including intellectual and/or developmental disability.

  •   Heath Harmon, Boulder County Public Health
  •   Beth Lemur, City of Boulder
  •   Anastasia Lawhead, Association for Community Living

UMC   Aspen Rooms

2pm-3:15pm

Environmental Justice and Civil   Rights

(Steven   Hayward and Panel Discussion)

The concept of ʺenvironmental justiceʺ   combines two areas of intense controversy-civil rights and consideration of   environmental risks and benefits. Although the idea of environmental justice   is not new, figuring out how to implement it in practical policy has   proceeded in a halting way, in part because of the controversies in both   environmental risk assessment and civil rights enforcement remain unresolved.   Visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy Steven Hayward will offer   observations on the concept followed by comments from respondents and   audience questions.

UMC   247

2pm-3:15pm

Infusing Multiculturalism into   Planning, Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention Practices (Karen Raforth, Andrea Iglesias)

“Infusing Multi-culturalism   into Planning, Recruitment, Hiring and Retention Practice” will cover   concrete actions will be provided for stepping through the long processes of   planning, recruiting, hiring, orienting, working with current employees, and   retaining new hires.

UMC   457

2pm-4pm

"Feminist Stories from   Women's Liberation" Film   (Jennifer Lee)

This film explores the   events of the feminist revolution and connects the controversy around   "feminism". This is a MUST SEE, award winning film for anyone who   is interested in social change.

UMC   235

3:30pm-4:45pm

UROP Workshop for Students (May Penuela)

This session is part of the   thematic series, “From IMPART to UROP: Institutional Funding to Advance   Inclusive Excellence at CU Boulder” building on the legacy of equity, access   and real world engagement in higher education. In this session students get   an overview of the UROP funding process, brainstorm ideas for a creative,   scholarly or research project and learn the steps for a successful research   enrichment experience—including finding a faculty mentor and cultivating a   successful mentoring relationship. Participants are not required to attend   the Day 1 session.

UMC   Aspen Rooms

3:30pm-4:45pm

UROP Workshop for Faculty (Joan Gabriele)

This session is part of the   thematic series, “From IMPART to UROP: Institutional Funding to Advance   Inclusive Excellence at CU Boulder” building on the legacy of equity, access   and real world engagement in higher education. This session is for faculty   interested in working with undergraduates on faculty or student projects   funded by UROP. Participants are not required to attend the Day 1 session.

UMC   247

3:30pm-4:45pm

Workshop on IMPART Grants for   Faculty (Alphonse Keasley, Sharon Vieyra)

This session is part of the   thematic series, “From IMPART to UROP: Institutional Funding to Advance   Inclusive Excellence at CU Boulder” building on the legacy of equity, access   and real world engagement in higher education. This session is for faculty   interested in applying for IMPART grants. A quick review of recent successful   grant proposals will be highlighted. In addition, Frequently Asked Questions   (FAQ) will be addressed throughout the session. Participants are not required   to attend the Day 1 session.

UMC   382-386

3:30pm-4:45pm

Where Are We Going? Planning for   the 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Summit    (Jennifer   Korbelik, Leisha Conners-Bauer)

What   would you like to see covered in the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit? Share   your ideas with the planning team!

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