Tuesday, November 10 | Remote Day of Sessions

Summit Theme: Inclusion, Resilience, and Service

As a community, we acknowledge that our work towards a more inclusive, diverse and equitable environment is always situated within the broader context of our society. We are linked to the social climate of our campus, our region, our state and our nation. For this year’s Diversity and Inclusion Summit, there will be a remote day of workshops. Under the theme “Inclusion, Resilience and Service,” we will explore the multiple intersecting events effecting our immediate community, because they are impacting our broader community.

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we learn, teach and work remotely and has altered the ways we create inclusive communities when we are physically separated. This has deepened the meanings of resilience and service, and exposed them as both burden and promise. 

We hope that you will join us remotely to help extend the conversation of these intersecting topics, to build awareness, foster community and connections, and equip participants with actionable ideas and strategies to move forward. More information will be forthcoming.


9:00 am - 10:15 am | Zoom webinar link
Cultivating Inclusion in the Classroom: Practices that Make a Difference

  • With: Donna Mejia, Reiland Rabaka, Susan Jurow and Becca Ciancanelli, with Michele Moses as moderator
  • Location: Virtual
    Join Vice Provost Michele Moses as she moderates a panel with four campus experts on inclusive pedagogy: Dr. Susan Jurow from the School of Education, Dr. Donna Meija from Theatre and Dance, Dr. Reiland Rabaka from Ethnic Studies, and Dr. Becca Ciancanelli from the Center for Teaching and Learning. These panelists will each present strategies for inclusive classroom practices, drawing on expertise from research and their own teaching. There will be time for Q&A at the end.

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Anti-Asian Racism, COVID-19, and Anti-Racism Work

  • With: Jennifer Ho and Linds Roberts
  • Location: Virtual
    Join Dr. Jennifer Ho, director of the Center for Humanities & the Arts and Professor in Ethnic Studies, who will be in conversation with Linds Roberts, CU Boulder Librarian, for this session that will help participants address anti-Asian racism. Among the challenges of living in the midst of a global pandemic is seeing and feeling th\e impacts of systemic racism made more acute during COVID times. One manifestation is an increase in anti-Asian racism, whose rise has followed the rise of COVID-19 in the US. As an anti-racism/Asian American studies scholar and educator, Dr. Ho will guide participants through a publicly available slide deck to educate people about the dangers of saying “Chinese virus” and to encourage people to develop resilience against racism and to become anti-racism allies and educators.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Campus One Read Discussion, So You Want to Talk About Race

  • With: Gwendalynn Roebke, Sam Flaxman, and Amy Moreno with Kalyani Fernando and Amanda Rybin Koob as moderators
  • Location: Virtual
    Join moderators Kalyani Fernando and Amanda Rybin Koob of the University Libraries in a discussion on the CU Boulder campus One Read text for 2020-2021, New York Times’ bestselling book So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo. Drawing on the library resource guide for the text, conversation will flow between our three panelists: Gwendalynn Roebke, an undergraduate student and member of the Black Student Alliance, Dr. Sam Flaxman, associate professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Amy Moreno, director of inclusive culture in Engineering and Applied Science. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the text and its powerful themes, though prior familiarity with the book, while encouraged, is not required to attend this session.

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Heartwork: Finding Your Fire

  • With: Tanaya Winder
  • Location: Virtual
    Image of Tanaya WnderIn this session, Indigenous storyteller Tanaya Winder will talk about the significance of “heartwork” and how that heartwork gives purpose to your passion. Through stories, Tanaya will provide insight into the importance of revisiting our pasts in order to ground ourselves so that we can navigate our futures. Reflective writing prompts will also be included to gift you tools for implementing self-care. As we approach the end of 2020, learn how to continue honoring your heartwork through empathy, compassion, respect, reciprocity, and love.