Summit Theme: Intent and Impact: "What Now?" 

Wednesday, November 13 

9 – 10:30am Sessions

Leadership Unplugged: Building Trust, Dismantling Bias

  • With: CU Boulder University Executive Leadership Team, students, staff and faculty; facilitated by Medford Moorer, Fitzgerald Pickens, and Alaina Beaver
  • Location: 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 strategies to dismantle biases. We will talk about combating microaggressions and exploring ways to be actively anti-racist and inclusive across all areas of campus. Conversations will encourage attendees to see themselves as action-takers and change-makers in enhancing campus climate. In a similar format to the previous CU Leadership Unplugged sessions at the past two Summits, participants will engage with each other at tables, rotate to speak with a wide variety of people, and record their ideas for group-wide reporting at the end. 

10 – 10:50am Sessions

Flash Read

  • With: Sabrina & Corina with Betty Rasmussen & Various Campus Luminaries
  • Location: UMC 382

Didn't get a chance to read Sabrina & Corina? Come and listen. The One Read book Sabrina & Corina will be read aloud by various faculty, staff and students during the Summit.

What to Expect When You (or your Employee) Is Expecting: Pregnancy Laws & Campus Procedures

  • With: Jill Jablonski & Molly Berry
  • Location: UMC 247

Learn about the state and federal laws designed to protect pregnant worker. Learn how CU Boulder's procudures and practices ensure that the university hires and retains pregnant employees

Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for Inclusive Instruction

  • With: Joy Adams & Brad Grabham
  • Location: UMC 425

UDL seeks to remedy the limitations of learning environments, rather than addressing the limitations of individuals. Participants in this session will examine how traditional accommodations can unintentionally create barriers and marginalize students. We'll then discuss how UDL implementation can promote inclusivity and support diverse learners, including -- but not limited to -- those with documented disabilities. You'll leave with a plan for implementing a few simple strategies into your teaching or training activities. Appropriate for instructional faculty, graduate students, and staff. Three basic UDL principles guide and encourage the design of instruction that offers flexibility and options for: how information is represented; how learners demonstrate their knowledge and skills; and how learners are engaged and motivated.

10 – 11:50am Sessions

DACA at the Supreme Court: The Future of Undocumented Students in America

  • With: Violeta Chapin, Ming Chen & David Aragon
  • Location: UMC 235

What does the future look like for undocumented students in the United States? This November the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, creating uncertainty for 800,000 DACA recipients nationwide. Join us as our law professors discuss the topic with campus administration, sharing insight into what might happen to DACA students should the program end.

Building Bridges: A Vision for a New Culture of Civic (Not Civil!) Conversations

  • With: Brenda Ritenour & Leah Sprain
  • Location: UMC Aspen Rooms

Come learn more about a collaborative dialogue between CU Boulder and the city of Boulder, in which participants identified twenty-four "enduring issues" that make productive conversation challenging. Hear the learnings from the past discussions, and help activate the community in order to bring the vision of "Building Bridges" to life.

11 – 11:50am Sessions

Campus One Read: Small Group Book Discussions on Sabrina & Corina [Session goes until 12:15pm]

  • Hosted by: University Libraries
  • Location: UMC 382

Join us for small group facilitated book discussions of the Diversity Summit One Read, Sabrina & Corina: Stories, by Colorado author Kali Fajardo-Anstine. Set across Colorado, these stories explore gender, race, class and language. We'll discuss the intersectionality in the stories using the author’s Reader's Guide and relate these themes to the conference theme, 'Intent and Impact: What Now?' Readers will consider how societal systems and individual actions impact characters in the stories and make connections with our own lives and impact.

Grad Student Parents: We Want to Hear From You

  • With: United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS)
  • Location: UMC 247

Grad student parents, come vent about your woes and enjoy some free snacks for your time and energy contributed. How can the University better accommodate you? What are some resources that would enhance your experience as a graduate student who has a family to care for? In which ways can CU Boulder step up to show that they value you as a graduate student and also respect your needs as a parent? This session is meant for you to have your voices heard!

Accessibility & Alternate Format for Print Related Disabilities: How Faculty & Instructors Can Help our Students

  • With: Susan Kelmer
  • Location: UMC 425

Learn how faculty and instructors at CU Boulder can provide alternate formats for students with print-related disabilities. Come gain this important skill and make CU Boulder a more inclusive place to learn.

12 – 12:50pm Session

Plenary Session: The Growing Challenge of White Supremacy, On Campus & Off

  • With: Evelyn Schlatter, CU Boulder Alum at Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Location: UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

Participants in this session will learn about the growing problem of white supremacy in the United States and abroad, in terms of hate groups, hate crimes and the online space. The session will also discuss hate group recruiting on campuses and how it is one of the main techniques these groups are employing today to grow their ranks. Participants will also learn what they can do to help fight this growing problem and the domestic terrorism and violence the movement brings with it.

1 – 1:50pm Sessions

Listening to Community Voices: The City of Boulder's Approach to Creating Community Police Oversight

  • With: Aimee Kane, Michele Simpson, Todd Conklin & Students
  • Location: UMC 247

In March of 2019, the City of Boulder experienced an incident between a police officer and an African American student from Naropa who was picking up trash in his yard. City council listened to community outcry asking for more police oversight. Intending to ensure the oversight would be in line with community desires, they established the first Police Oversight Task Force charged with making recommendations for the city's first community oversight board. Come learn how the task force was structured, how they made sure their voices were heard, and the challenges they had to overcome in their pursuit of justice.

Closing the Gap Between Impact & Intent: Student Employment as a High Impact Practice

  • With: Kim Kruchen, Matt Bratton & Tyler Keyworth
  • Location: UMC Aspen Rooms

The gap between our intent and impact can often be significant for students. We have worked for the past two years to develop a student employment model that closes the gap between intent and impact. Our session will introduce the student employment model and discuss the planning, mapping, application, and continuous improvement needed to support meaningful growth and skill development. Learn about narrowing the distance between what you hope to accomplish and the results of your actions. Gaps between one's intentions and impacts can sometimes present obstacles. Participants will leave with tools to connect intent and impact among their student employees.

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Contemporary Poster Child's Perspective on Intent vs. Impact as It Relates to TBIs

  • With: Laurel Amsel
  • Location: UMC 235

Personal and professional perspective will be shared, helping attendees gain insight into this timely topic, which affects many people right here within our CU community. Learn facts, figures, findings and feelings about this invisible disability and how it may impact individuals with TBIs as well as those interacting with someone who has sustained a brain injury. Misalignment between intent and impact relating to TBIs will be highlighted, minimizing unintended consequences due to lack of awareness.

Gen Z: A New Generation of Students

  • With: Jennifer McDuffie
  • Location: UMC 425

A new generation of students (Generation Z) means a new set of changing needs. The latest research indicates that our students are experiencing higher rates of anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns compared to previous generations. What's in it for you? In this session, we will learn more about Generation Z as well as how the university is changing to meet the needs related to emotional wellness and overall, health and well-being. Particularly useful for students and student-facing faculty and staff.

Women in Sports: CU Student Athletes Share Perspectives

  • With: Student Athletes, facilitated by Alaina Beaver
  • Location: UMC 415

Join several CU Boulder student athletes from our women's teams as they discuss the role of women in the sports industry today, and how the intents of athletics (increasing advertising/societal focus on women's sports, high expectations, etc.) have impacted both their sports and them personally and what they're learning through their experiences in college. The session will be an informal panel (1-1:30pm) followed by Q&A (1:30-1:50pm).

2 – 2:50pm Sessions 

CLEAR! A Crash Cart for the Traumatized Mind

  • With: Andrea Murdoch
  • Location: UMC 382

PTSD effects roughly 13 million+ Americans.  In a society that is still struggling to learn and accept information about mental health, it can be easy to dismiss someone as irritable or weird. In this landscape, good intentions can often have negative impact. In this session, learn how to be an ally whose positive intentions lead to positive impact for those coping with PTSD and other mental health issues. Learn lesser discussed coping tools for your own trauma. Open conversation helps to facilitate change and strip away stigmas and misconceptions. Lets talk about mental health.

Supporting Diverse Students: Educational Needs across Backgrounds

  • With: Sharri Zamore
  • Location: UMC 384

Let's have an informed, intellectual discussion about why diversity is a need—not a want. In this session, we will learn about current studies in science and engineering education, and effective mentoring strategies to support diverse students.

One-Stop Shop for Veteran & Military Affairs (VMA)

  • With: Stew Elliott
  • Location: UMC 386

The CU Boulder Veteran and Military Affairs (VMA) is a one-stop shop for all programs, policies, pay, information and support for prospective and current student veterans and veteran dependents.  VMA understands that veterans and military members living, working, and receiving their education at CU Boulder are a valued and vital component of our campus community. We recognize and honor their sacrifices and value their life experiences as they broaden the diversity of our staff, faculty and student body.  We also recognize their special circumstances and the need for our campus to assist them in making the successful transition into our campus environment.

2 – 3:15pm Session

Case Studies in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education: An Intersectional Perspective

  • With: Johanna Maes & Elena Sandoval-Lucero
  • Location: UMC 415

Interested in issues surrounding cultural appropriation, interactions relating to power and privilege, and transgender student success dynamics? During this session participants will analyze intent vs. impact in relation to case studies from the book Case Studies in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: An Intersectional Perspective. Our goal is for all participants to understand intent and impact of these issues within a variety of institutional contexts.

Are we on the Same Page? Providing Transparency and Structure to Support

  • With: Amy Moreno & Roberto Arruda
  • Location: UMC 235

Through an experiential learning activity, attendees will learn how cultural patterns and conventions may create barriers for success in college. Applying transparency and structure in the educational context will increase the chances of individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve the expected outcomes.

3 – 3:50pm Sessions

Cis-tematic Awareness: Exploring Your Own Cisgender Identity

  • With: Drs. Matthew Heermann, Daniel Raedel, Sascha Arbouet & Ann Mattson
  • Location: UMC 384

Curious to learn more about your own gender identity? After providing brief psychoeducation on gender diversity, the CU TransCare Team will invite the audience to examine their own gender identities, gender expressions, and more. Our presentation will be guided mainly toward individuals who identify as cisgender. We will provide an opportunity for reflection and (optional) sharing. We plan to ask insight-oriented questions to spark thinking around how our own gender identities interface with others, explore areas they felt stuck or uncomfortable, and examine other intersectional perspectives.

The Double-Edged Sword of Medicalization: Intent versus Impact for Marginalized Individuals

  • With: Dr. Shannon Peters
  • Location: UMC 425

The term, ‘medicalization,’ refers to distress being understood a disease or disorder that occurs within an individual. Thus, a medical model situates problems within a person, rather than within a sociopolitical context. This presentation will explore the intention behind using a medical model as well as the impacts of medicalization on individuals from marginalized populations, both good and bad. A case example of distress in the aftermath of gender-based violence will be provided.

Listening to International Students' Voices

  • With: Roberto Arruda & Lucia Hasfura
  • Location: UMC 386

In this panel discussion, international students will share their experiences as members of the CU Boulder community. Attendees will learn about challenges students have faced because of their international status. We will hear from students about the unintentional impact that certain policies and practices have on international students.

Beyond Barriers: Co-designing Programming with Community Connectors

  • With: Ryan Hanschen & Jesus Salazar
  • Location: UMC 235

Forget breaking down barriers – what does it look like to co-design community programming without barriers in the first place? Join community members and staff from the city of Boulder to explore our Community Connector model and how the City Text Boulder program is co-designed and co-implemented with stakeholders. Hear directly from a Community Connector as they share their experience, learn techniques for meeting underrepresented communities where they are, and witness how this model transformed neighborhood feedback into on-the-ground programming.

3 – 5pm Session

Motus Theater UndocuAmerica Dialogues

  • Location: Old Main Chapel

UndocuAmerica Monologues tells the stories of five local performers, representing the pain, struggles, and resilience of so many undocumented Americans. Themes include the pain of being categorized as a criminal; the challenge of attending college without documentation status; the feeling of being rejected by the country in which you were raised; and the trauma of children being separated from their parents.

Acclaimed jazz singer Robert Johnson will also perform. Motus Theater weaves the monologues with music to allow audiences to settle more deeply into what they just heard. As immigration is such a controversial issue, audience members often feel either pain or resistance - depending on their political view - and the musical response gives the audience time to consider their own reactions.

The 70-minute performance is followed by a 20-minute Talkback with the audience to answer questions related to the performance and immigration issues in general.

4 – 4:50pm Session

Is There Such a Thing as a Model Minority?

  • With: Susmita Saha, Heidi Hulse and Holly Zhen
  • Location: UMC 425

Asian Americans are considered the most successful minority and thus labeled as the “Model Minority.” However, model minority is a Myth.  The Myth itself is a stereotype that causes miscommunications among the general population and potentially harms Asian Americans.  In this workshop, we will provide an interactive lecture and discussion to dismantle the Model Minority Myth and further breakdown the miscommunication caused by the Myth.  Participants of this session will develop skills to avoid stereotyping and comprehend the impact of stereotypes.

Be More Than Your TEDTalk: Intent & Impact of Diversity Efforts in the Tech Industry

  • With: Aaron Clark and Alaina Beaver
  • Location: UMC 382

Join us for an honest conversation about the state of diversity efforts in the tech industry. Lots of TEDTalks espouse the need for greater diversity in the tech industry, as products and services designed by diverse teams are shown to be more profitable and their companies more successful. However, the tech industry is still going through the identity crisis of how to attract and retain diverse talent in authentic ways. How do companies truly become more inclusive? Can the impact ever match their intentions to diversify? Learn to spot companies who are doing it well and some strategies to help you uncover which companies still have a ways to go, despite who's on their website.

5 – 6pm Session

Film Clip & Spoken Word: Reorienting the Gaze on Black Culture

  • Lead by: CUSG
  • Location: UMC 235

This session will feature a film clip of the film Blackklannsman followed by dialogue and spoken word. Attendees will engage in an intimate and complex conversation about accountability and address systemic barriers faced by Black folks while acknowledging the beauty in the other facets of Black lives as they navigate their tenacious environments with poise and passion.