Why Ethnic Studies Matters: Resilience and Intersectional BIPOC Futurisms

Celebrating 30 Years of the Department of Ethnic Studies (DES) at CU Boulder

Funded by the Mellon Foundation 

April 22, 2024: Abrams Lounge (C4C)

  9:30am - 10:00am        Coffee / Breakfast
10:00am - 10:05am        Welcome: Arturo Aldama, DES Chair
10:05am - 11:30am        Taking Ethnic Studies Outside of the Ivory Tower & into K-12:  Panel w/alums & current BAM students 
11:30am - 12:15pm        Lunch 
12:15pm - 12:30pm        Spoken word: featuring Briannah Hill and Mateo Vela (Ethnic Studies alums)
12:30pm -   2:00pm        Ethnic Studies in Colorado: Panel with undergraduate students from CSU, CU Boulder, CU Denver, and UCCS
  2:00pm -   3:15pm        Intersectional Decolonial Visions: Panel with CU Boulder Ethnic Studies doctoral students
  3:15pm -   3:30pm        Break
  3:30pm -   4:30pm        Processing the Present, Envisioning the Future:  roundtable w/current CU Boulder DES faculty           
  4:30pm -   4:45pm        Break
  4:45pm -   6:00pm        Honoring our Past: Activist Voices 30 Years after the 1994 Hunger Strike
  6:00pm -   7:30pm        Reception & Dinner

Presenter & Moderator Bios

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