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2014 Diversity Summit, November 11-12

Building the Road Map: Educate, Inspire, Empower and Transform

Call for Proposals

The year 2014 marks the 50th commemoration of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act, along with the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act in 1968, helped establish the legal foundation for equality for all Americans.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations and other public places, and established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

To honor this monumental legal shift in America, the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit continues “Building the Road Map” that we hope will lead to achieving equality for all. This year, we seek proposals that will further our pursuit of a diverse and inclusive community as well as reflect and honor the historical context of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a foundation to transcend institutional oppression.

Proposals will:

  • Educate – giving us tools and/or a framework for diversity and inclusiveness
  • Inspire – sharing successes that have resulted in change
  • Empower – creating inclusive possibilities
  • Transform – shifting conflict into collaboration

Complete the online proposal here. You’ll be asked for a 100-word abstract and actionable "next steps."

Proposal Deadline: June 30, 2014.      

Diversity Summit Lecture Cast – In Case You Missed It

Did you miss a session from the Diversity and Inclusion Summit that you really wanted to see? Now you can. Key sessions were captured on LectureCast including Adam Bradley’s Hip Hop Road Map to Diversity; the lieutenant governor’s address; Patricia Gurin’s keynote, Dick Jessor and panelists from the “Where Have We Come From” discussion, Melissa Hart’s “Diversity Under Scrutiny;” Bianca Williams’ “Made in America: Jay Z and American Blackness;” and city, county and CU representatives from the “Where Are We Now/Where Are We Going” panel. Tune in!