Published: Jan. 28, 2020

Mark your calendars for an opportunity to engage with topics that impact our communities through literature, maps and more! The 2020 Spring Diversity & Inclusion Summit will take place on February 25 at the UMC.

The Summit theme is “Intentionality: Humanity in Action” and will feature workshops and interactive sessions to help you move from talking about diversity and inclusion to taking action with intention. 

This year, the University Libraries have partnered with ODECE and will lead sessions that focus on prominent ideas presented at the summit. Topics to be discussed include: Students reading the Campus One Read pick for 2019-2020.

  • Effects of gentrification on marginalized communities
  • How communities are transformed through gentrification
  • Actions we take to educate ourselves and promote inclusiveness in changing environments

Kali Fajardo-Anstine, the author of the Campus One Read book, Sabrina & Corina: Stories, will open the summit as the featured presenter. Her collection of short stories, set in Colorado, lean into themes of race, feminism, queerness, and class and explore how societal systems impact the characters in her book.  

A panel session entitled, “Power of Place: Gentrification and Identity through the Lens of Sabrina & Corina” will follow the opening presentation. It will feature CU Boulder students and community leaders discussing how gentrification has impacted Colorado residents.

Additionally, the Map Library will assemble a temporary exhibit of maps in the UMC, of Denver neighborhoods depicted in Sabrina & Corina: Stories.  The map display will illustrate how our local communities have changed over time.

The Libraries will also have a Pop-Up Library, featuring a handful of materials that may be checked out by the CU Boulder community. 

“The University Libraries is very excited to partner with ODECE for the first time with the Campus One Read and the Diversity Summit this year,” Assistant Professor and Librarian with the University Libraries Lindsay Roberts said. “We will showcase relevant resources to continue the conversation after the summit.” 

Print and ebook copies of Sabrina & Corina: Stories are available for the campus community. To learn more, visit ODECE online