Intent and Impact: What Now?

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 12 & 13, 2019
University Memorial Center

In order to have an impact in the world, we take actions, and these actions are driven by our intentions. Sometimes, there is a gap between what we intended and the impact we caused. When these miscommunications occur, we can feel stuck, and even trapped. Let’s explore ways forward. How might we engage our ears to listen, our minds to strategize, and our hearts to act as we work on closing the gaps? The 29th Diversity and Inclusion Summit extends the theme of intent and impact into its second year, offering two days of workshops and interactive experiences to help reduce fear and uncertainty, learn on many levels, and develop skills and tools for effective inclusive practices.  

Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, 11/12 | 9-10:30am | UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Dr. Chris Bell, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs campus

Plenary Speaker

Wednesday, 11/13 | 12:00-12:50pm | UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Dr. Heidi Beirich, Southern Poverty Law Center

Special Speaker

Tuesday, 11/12 (details TBD)
Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s step-sister (sponsored by CU Boulder’s Hillel in concert with the CU Boulder Summit)

Campus One Read

Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Denver-based author. In collaboration with the University Libraries, the summit committee has organized bookclub style sessions to expand and deepen awareness of identity and belonging that will be facilitated by librarians and students. These sessions will be an opportunity to unpack the text’s themes of perseverance, identity, race and class. 

  • Flash Read for Sabrina & Corina: Stories  Listen along as various campus luminaries read aloud stories from the campus One Read book. Two sessions: Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 11:00am-12:15pm, Glenn Miller Ballroom West, and Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 10:00-10:50am UMC 382-386
  • Campus One Read: Small Book Discussions on Sabrina & Corina: Stories  Join university librarians and students who have prepared to facilitate conversations about the book for all students, faculty and staff who chose to engage. Two sessions: Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 12:30-1:45pm, Glenn Miller Ballroom West, and Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 11:00-11:50am UMC 382-386)

In addition the campus One Read sessions, there will be between 40+ individual sessions spanning the 2-day summit. A complete list of summit sessions with times and locations will be posted mid-October.

Featured Sessions:

Leadership Unplugged: Building Trust, Dismantling Bias  (Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 9:00-10:30am UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom) This facilitated session with CU Boulder leadership will challenge participants to consider the intent and impact of everyday interactions. Join us for a session that will focus on listening, sharing personal stories, and working on concrete ways to dismantle biases. 

The Intent and Impact of Our Campuswide Strategic Initiatives   (Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 12:30-1:45pm, UMC 235) This session will feature a panel of leaders who will speak to the intent and impact of the campus's ongoing strategic initiatives in concrete ways.

Courageous Resiliency: Overcoming Fear In Order To Change the World   (Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 3:30-4:45pm, Glenn Miller Ballroom West) Holding brave space requires us to embrace vulnerability knowing we have no control over how others will react. Building on the resiliency work in Brené Brown’s Rising Strong, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to develop skills to keep doing our best and triumph over our fears.

DACA at the Supreme Court: The Future of Undocumented Students in America   (Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 10:00-11:50am, UMC 235) The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the legal battle over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on November 12, 2019. CU law professors and campus administration will discuss how to support undocumented students in Colorado and nationwide should the DACA program end.