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Diversity and Inclusion Spring Summit 2016

“Going Beyond II: Deepening the Dialogue”
February 18, 2016 9am-5pm in Kittredge Central and Champions Center

The Spring Summit theme is “Going Beyond II: Deepening the Dialogue” and will emphasize intergroup dialogues, caucuses hosted by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committees on issues relevant to campus, contemporary teach-ins, and inclusive excellence facilitations. The goal of the Spring Summit is to begin to have dialogues for achieving continuous social change.

How to get to the Diversity Summit sessions?


Special Performance - Feb 176:00-8:00pm 

Art is a Hammer: Reshaping Reality through Cultural Activism PERFORMANCE 
In partnership with the Assembly for Sustainability and Equity
When: Wednesday, Feb 17, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: HUMN 1B50

How can art at the serve our vision for a more just and peaceful world? Join these powerful, boundary-breaking soul sisters for an interactive workshop to help you sharpen your art in the name of creative, deep change and a little personal transformation. Speak your voice and speak your vision, learning and growing into the force you already are… in the circle with other CU change-makers and dreamers. Link to the registration page for the workshop: http://goo.gl/forms/vXEZ1XCWXQ


Spring Diversity and Inclusion Summit Sessions 
February 18 

Facilitated Intergroup Dialogue
When: 9:30am-10:45 am
Where: Champions Center Room 319

The facilitated dialogues are about diversity and inclusion at CU-Boulder, how people experience CU-Boulder as welcoming, accepting, inclusive, supportive; valuing who they are, what they have to offer, their differences. This also means talking about exclusion, harassment, inequity, ignorance, stereotypes, microaggressions - all of the ways that people on our campus experience things other than inclusion. People hear about the results from climate surveys or hear a story of a micro-aggression or talk about the issues and they just want to know what to do - often because they don’t have a clear sense of actions that would be meaningful and impactful. The dialogues can be part of working past paralysis for achieving inclusion.


Inclusive Excellence Facilitation
Vice Chancellor Robert Boswell and Assistant Vice Chancellor Alphonse Keasley
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE)
When: 9:30am-10:45 am
Where: Champions Center Room 316

In order to chart a successful course for the campus on diversity, inclusion and institutional excellence, CU-Boulder will develop the Diversity, Inclusion and Academic Excellence Plan. As a campus, the intent is to define inclusive excellence in each academic and administrative unit and to work across units with faculty, students and staff to create a common understanding of CU-Boulder’s vision, mission and strategic goals regarding diversity and inclusive excellence. Units will submit an Inclusive Excellence narrative by March 15 that will be the basis for a working work to integrate IE into daily life. Attend this session to get started, move forward, ask questions, or discuss ideas.


Chancellor’s Accessibility Committee (CAC) Caucus
When: 9:30am-10:45am
Where: Kittredge Central Room N114A

The Chancellor's Committee on Accessibility (CAC) is working on a plan for intra-campus transportation for the main campus for people who have a mobility impairment including temporary injuries. CAC invites members of the community to have a casual conversation regarding this project or any other topic of interest or concern.


My CU-Boulder Experiences: A Snapshot from African American Students 
Randy McCrillis, Director, and Tawanda Owens, Associate Director of Training and Programming, Cultural Unity and Engagement Center (CUE)
When: 9:30am-10:45am
Where: Kittredge Central N114B

The results of the 2014 campus climate survey indicated that African American students do not feel welcomed on campus. In response to these findings, the CUE did further research and we invite you to come see a snapshot of CU-Boulder’s African American students’ experiences. 


Facilitated Intergroup Dialogue
When: 11:00am-12:15pm
Where: Champions Center Room 316

The facilitated dialogues are about diversity and inclusion at CU-Boulder, how people experience CU-Boulder as welcoming, accepting, inclusive, supportive; valuing who they are, what they have to offer, their differences. This also means talking about exclusion, harassment, inequity, ignorance, stereotypes, microaggressions - all of the ways that people on our campus experience things other than inclusion. People hear about the results from climate surveys or hear a story of a micro-aggression or talk about the issues and they just want to know what to do - often because they don’t have a clear sense of actions that would be meaningful and impactful. The dialogues can be part of working past paralysis for achieving inclusion.


Facilitated Intergroup Dialogue
When: 11:00am-12:15pm
Where: Kittredge Central N114B

The facilitated dialogues are about diversity and inclusion at CU-Boulder, how people experience CU-Boulder as welcoming, accepting, inclusive, supportive; valuing who they are, what they have to offer, their differences. This also means talking about exclusion, harassment, inequity, ignorance, stereotypes, microaggressions - all of the ways that people on our campus experience things other than inclusion. People hear about the results from climate surveys or hear a story of a micro-aggression or talk about the issues and they just want to know what to do - often because they don’t have a clear sense of actions that would be meaningful and impactful. The dialogues can be part of working past paralysis for achieving inclusion.


College Sport as an Agent of Change
Roger Pielke, Professor in the Environmental Studies Program
When: 11:00am-12:15pm
Where: Champions Center Room 328

This session explores the governance of university athletics, specifically Black/African-American athletes before and after sports integration. It will raise questions about the power of athletics as an avenue for social movements and social change and will explore the demystification of the “Great Black Athlete” in an educational arena. Former University of Colorado Football players Bill Harris, Estes Banks, Lance Carl, Medford Moorer, Chidera Uzo-Diribe and a current student-athlete will examine the role of athletics at CU-Boulder in an ever-changing world.


Chancellor’s Committee for Women (CCW) Caucus
When: 11:00am-12:15pm
Where: Kittredge Central N114C

Join the Chancellor’s Committee for Women for lunch to give us feedback on women’s issues* on the CU Boulder campus. CCW considers women’s issues to include all issues pertaining to transgender women, genderqueer people, and all other women. We will provide lunch, you provide your voice.  RSVP’s are helpful but not required. Email jan.owens@colorado.edu


A Disability Identity Dialogue
Facilitated by Mike McNeil, Beth Ocrant, Susan Kelmer, Chris McCullen, Marrisa Dee Mora of Disability Services
When: 11:00am-12:15pm
Where: Kittredge Central Room N114A

In this session Disability Services Staff will lead a roundtable discussion about what Disability Identity is, how it affects those who choose to disclose their identity, resources available at CU-Boulder, and where CU-Boulder should go from here.


Change and Action” Session
When: 12:30-1:45pm
Where: Champions Center Room 316

“Change and Action” sessions are follow-up discussions for developing specific actions that emerged from the Facilitated Intergroup Dialogues. During the Dialogues, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the short, mid, and long-term plan that the University will be enacting. The “Change and Action” sessions will allow for further development of the campus’ proposed changes.


Racial and Ethnic Diversity: A Roadmap to Inclusive Excellence at CU-Boulder
Chancellor’s Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CCORE) Caucus
When: 12:30-1:45pm
Where: Kittredge Central N114B

CCORE’s caucus, “Racial and Ethnic Diversity: A Roadmap to Inclusive Excellence at CU-Boulder” will discuss

  • how the current campus climate affects people of color at all levels (students, faculty, and staff),
  • the physical spaces on campus dedicated to people of color,

Come share your stories and ideas for finding solutions to these issues!


Introduction to Disability Studies
Contemporary Teach-In
Oliver Gerland, Associate Professor, Honors Residential Academic Program Faculty Director
When: 12:30-1:45pm
Where: Kittredge Central N114A

Disabilities are frequently thought of as bio-medical defects rather than as natural and normal human variations.  Through video clips and interactive exercises, this session will explore common (mis)conceptions of people with disabilities and present an alternative grounded in disability studies, an academic discipline that examines disability as a social construction.


Facilitated Intergroup Dialogue
When: 2:00-3:15pm
Where: Champions Center Room 316

The facilitated dialogues are about diversity and inclusion at CU-Boulder, how people experience CU-Boulder as welcoming, accepting, inclusive, supportive; valuing who they are, what they have to offer, their differences. This also means talking about exclusion, harassment, inequity, ignorance, stereotypes, microaggressions - all of the ways that people on our campus experience things other than inclusion. People hear about the results from climate surveys or hear a story of a micro-aggression or talk about the issues and they just want to know what to do - often because they don’t have a clear sense of actions that would be meaningful and impactful. The dialogues can be part of working past paralysis for achieving inclusion.


Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Gender and Sexuality Caucus
When: 2:00-3:15pm
Where: Kittredge Central N114B 

The Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Gender and Sexuality welcomes all LGBTQ individuals and supporters of the LGBTQ community to a caucus discussion on inclusiveness and belonging on campus.  We’ll be referring to the results from the most recent Campus Climate Survey as a starting point for discussing sexual and gender identity at CU-Boulder, as well as existing and future efforts to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ individuals.


Student Voice in Classrooms and Programs: A Workshop for Faculty and Staff
Contemporary Teach-In
Ben Kirshner, Associate Professor, CU Engage, and Candi CdeBaca, Co-founder, Project VOYCE, Denver 
When: 2:00-3:15pm
Where: Champion’s Center 319

“Student voice” refers to opportunities for students to have a voice in decisions that affect their education, whether in the classroom or extracurricular program. When done right, student voice can foster deeper student engagement, smarter policies, and a greater sense of shared mission among students, staff, and faculty. But it can be challenging to put into practice, especially when professional staff or faculty have deep expertise that they are expected to share or convey.

This workshop will engage audience members in a discussion about principles and practices of student voice, barriers to implementation, and specific strategies for program decision-making and classroom instruction. The workshop leaders will share tools developed through their work with high school and college age youth.


Inclusive Excellence Facilitation 
Vice Chancellor Robert Boswell and Assistant Vice Chancellor Alphonse Keasley
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE)
When: 2:00-3:15pm
Where: Kittredge Central N114A

In order to chart a successful course for the campus on diversity, inclusion and institutional excellence, CU-Boulder will develop the Diversity, Inclusion and Academic Excellence Plan. As a campus, the intent is to define inclusive excellence in each academic and administrative unit and to work across units with faculty, students and staff to create a common understanding of CU-Boulder’s vision, mission and strategic goals regarding diversity and inclusive excellence. Units will submit an Inclusive Excellence narrative by March 15 that will be the basis for a working work to integrate IE into daily life. Attend this session to get started, move forward, ask questions, or discuss ideas.


"Change and Action" Session
When: 3:30-4:45pm
Where: Kittredge Central N114A

“Change and Action” sessions are follow-up discussions for developing specific actions that emerged from the Facilitated Intergroup Dialogues. During the Dialogues, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the short, mid, and long-term plan that the University will be enacting. The “Change and Action” sessions will allow for further development of the campus’ proposed changes.


Art is a Hammer: Reshaping Reality through Cultural Activism WORKSHOP
In partnership with the Assembly for Sustainability and Equity
When:, Thursday, Feb 18, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: TBA

How can art at the serve our vision for a more just and peaceful world? Join these powerful, boundary-breaking soul sisters for an interactive workshop to help you sharpen your art in the name of creative, deep change and a little personal transformation. Speak your voice and speak your vision, learning and growing into the force you already are… in the circle with other CU change-makers and dreamers. Link to the registration page for the workshophttp://goo.gl/forms/vXEZ1XCWXQ