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Tuesday, November 10 

Date Time

Location

Session Title

Session Abstract

Presenters

Tues 9:00-11:00

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

Social Activism and Change

Gerald Boyd MDiv, Co-founder of Peacewerks Center For Well-Being, will address focusing on practices that we as individuals can engage in in awakening and maintaining levels of awareness about social systems that restrict our human interactions. During the interactive session, attendees will participate in  World Café discussions regarding social activism.

Gerald Boyd

Tues 9:00-11:00

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

Beyond Diversity: Committed to Inclusiveness

Crystal Richards, a TIAA-CREF executive, will discuss the world of non-profit corporations' diversity and inclusion proactive practices that is fast becoming a corporate mindset. Her interactive session will also use the World Café structure for pursuing workplace readiness and involvement in inclusion in the world of work.

Crystal Richards

Tues 9:00-11:00

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

Personal Accountability and Action for Going Beyond

David Castaneda, City of Boulder Learning & Organizational Development Consultant, will draw from his two tours of duty in the Marines to discuss understanding differences for productive interactions. In this interactive session, he will discuss making what we’ve learned at the Summit actionable for us to Go Beyond and model the behavior we want to see that will ultimately lead to the desired change.  

David Castaneda

Tues 9:00-11:00

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

The Challenge of Inclusion, Seen from Beyond

Seen in retrospect, a seemingly impossible hurdle can become a positive turning point in one’s life, a step forward and up. Associate Professor of Theatre Oliver Gerland will illustrate this point by drawing on his experiences as parent of a child with disabilities and as artistic collaborator of young adults with disabilities. It is useful, he will argue, to regard the challenges associated with increased “diversity and inclusion” from the perspective of having benefited from them.

Oliver Gerland 

Tues, 11:00-12:15

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

Diversity and Inclusion: Are We Really Moving Forward? 

This session will help identify the power differential dynamics and layers of identify on campus or in the workplace. These dynamics and layers of identify can occur between the relationships of faculty and staff, students and staff, faculty and students as well as employee to supervisor. When these power dynamics and layers of identity take place and negatively impact the relationships, conflict avoidance occurs and the difficult conversation never takes place. Therefore, our own personal “stories” takeover the situation; is it racial? Is it because I’m a woman? I’m just a student? Is it generational? Is it the lack of cross cultural effectiveness? No matter the story, if we don’t move towards having that difficult conversation, achieving dignity and respect for others will be lost. 

David Castaneda, Jen Korbelik

Tues, 11:00-12:15

UMC Aspen Rooms

Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism

During the training, participants will engage in small and large group discussions to help identify examples of sexism in their lives or in an institution they participate in. They will also learn strategies for interrupting sexism.

Amanda Linsenmeyer, Teresa Hernandez,  Sarah Rimmel

Tues, 11:00-12:15

UMC 247

Reclaiming Narrative through Media

Outsources – Colorado’s only weekly on-air radio program dedicated to LGBTQ programming on KGNU – will be presented as a case study of how community radio can play a role in advancing equity and inclusiveness work. This session will encourage participants to reflect on how media narratives depict aspects of their identity in both negative and positive ways, and can perpetuate or counteract mis-information as a result.  Attendees will learn how Outsources, as a program created by and for LGBTQ people, provides a means to address stereotypes, inform listeners, and promote diverse narratives related to sexual and gender diversity as a part of a larger mosaic of identity. In learning about KGNU and community radio, participants will be presented with ways to be critical consumers of media, and also challenged to think about how they can author and share narratives of their own to build community.

Sean Kenney, Karen Raforth, Maeve Conran 

Tues 11:00-12:15

UMC Gallery

Shakespeare and Violence Prevention in Colorado Schools: Twelfth Night

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, and the Department of Theatre and Dance have teamed up to design a touring theatre and violence prevention project for Colorado schools. Professional actors perform an abridged version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, followed by hands-on workshops about violence prevention. 

Amanda Giguere, Katie Cross, Tait Petersen, Satya Chavez

Tues All Day

Outside Glenn Miller Ballroom

Staff Council Wants Your Ideas! 

Wanted:  Idea Generators!  The CU Staff Council will be hosting an open table near the main entrance of the summit where we would like to hear from you! We would like you to brainstorm activities the campus can host throughout the year that get people talking and asking questions of each other (especially those that encourage people to get comfortable with issues that make them uncomfortable). Activities could be anything, like: online Q&A videos, days of diversity where people wear their own cultural clothing and days when they wear someone else's, the chancellor being introduced by GLBTQ members for official functions, presenters to staff meetings, etc.  Bring all of your ideas and we will compile them and then make suggestions to various campus entities for action!

Staff Council

Tues 12:30-1:45

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

Caucus - City of Boulder

The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan is a guiding document for community decision making. The BVCP is updated every five years to reflect current conditions and community values. The Plan is currently being updated and the city of Boulder would like your input. Please come learn about key trends informing the update and provide your input related to community well-being. 

David Castaneda, Jen Korbelik

Tues 12:30-1:45

UMC Aspen Rooms

Affirmative Action 101

Are you unsure on what affirmative action means and why we still need it today? Then this session is for you. In an introductory presentation, led by the affirmative action officer, we will explore the history of the affirmative action program and its major principles. Common myths and misconceptions will be dissected. Further, we will discuss how affirmative action is not only a compliance requirement, but a tool to enhance diversity and inclusion of staff and faculty. This session is highly recommended for anyone who is involved in a supervisory role or recruitment activities. 

Torrey S Tiburzi

Tues 12:30-1:45

UMC 235

Social Change and Activism: World Café Discussions

Those of us attempting to effect social change sometimes begin to do so with the aim of liberating our own full intelligence, zestful living, and appropriate functioning as individuals.  Others of us may come to social change activism with some level of awareness of the destructive roles the various social systems of oppression (the oppression of women, of young people, of people of color, of poor and working class people, of GLBT people, and for anyone else who wanted in, for example) play in the lives of humans restricted to the margins of life.  Social activism is an extension of critical awareness and engagement.  Social activism is the practice of creating spaces for the sharing of mind, sense-making, and the healing of wounds inflicted on humans by oppressive systems.  By drawing attention to the complexity of social change activism in the context of personal and social liberation, participants will each visualize their own personal continuous activism in diverse locations such as home, work, classrooms, faith communities, institutions, and organizations.  

Gerald Boyd

Tues 12:30-1:45

UMC 247

Digital Accessibility at CU-Boulder

In this session, Chief Digital Accessibility Officer Dan Jones (OIT) will present the new campus digital accessibility policy, recently approved by the Chancellor's Executive Committee.  He also will outline campus plans to spread the word about, and support for, Universal Design and Digital Accessibility in the classroom. 

Oliver Gerland, Dan Jones

Tues 2:00-3:15

Glenn Miller Ballroom

From Hobby Lobby to Mauna Kea: Engaging Religious Diversity and Religious Freedom in the Classroom, on Campus, and in the Courts

A conversation about religious freedom and diversity in public contexts, including in CU classrooms, on the campus in general, and in the courts.  This discussion will be facilitated by Greg Johnson (Department of Religious Studies) and several of his MA Students. Topics will include: balancing critical approaches to the study of religion with respect for diverse religious perspectives; the limits of religious speech and action in public settings; and the legal protection of religious speech and actions in public settings.  Johnson will presents examples from recent Supreme Court decisions and from ongoing disputes in Hawaii as a means to launch the conversation.

Greg Johnson, Israel Dominquez, Amanda Alexander, Cem Durak, Sonam Nyenda, Tyler Lehrer

Tues 1:00-2:15

Koebel 203

TIAA-CREF’s Journey to Inclusion

In this session you will learn how TIAA-CREF, a Fortune 100 Company, has strengthened its commitment to diversity and inclusion by making it a key focus area and strategic priority for the organization. TIAA-CREF has received national awards and recognition, and earned a spot on Diversity Inc.’s 2015 list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity. Crystal Richards, the Senior Director of D&I Enterprise programs, will review TIAA-CREF’s approach for embedding diversity and inclusion into the companies operating model. You will leave understanding the three year strategic plan and how they launched a companywide experiential training designed to give employees the tools to create a more inclusive environment.

Crystal Richards

Tues 2:00-3:15

UMC Aspen Rooms

Changing Culture: Responding to Gender Violence 

Gender Violence is a form of oppression. The way one responds to gender violence can impact survivors recovery as well as cultural norms in one's social/familial circle and potentially even beyond. This session will increase participants awareness of gender violence as a form of oppression, promote reflectiveness to decrease individual barriers to responding effectively, and will teach skills to respond when a peer, friend, student, or colleague discloses. Learn how to change culture through the way we respond to survivors with a positive supportive response.

Sarah Williams, Tanya Kearns 

Tues 2:00-3:15

UMC 235

What Is The Transgender Experience?

In order to gain an understanding of this marginalized community on campus and in the community, session participants will learn terms associated with the trans identity spectrum, issues the community faces, and how to become an ally. If you have questions about trans people, this is the space to have those conversations.

Caitlin Galiz-Rowe

Tues 2:00-3:15

UMC 247

Diversity, Inclusion and Academic Excellence Initiative at CU-Boulder: Getting Started

Imagine a University of Colorado Boulder where individual differences are viewed as a key strength of our university. Our campus is embarking on a journey to create a strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. This plan will provide a new framework for how we understand diversity and equity, a blueprint for building a collaborative environment to achieve inclusive excellence, and a spark for ongoing dialogue that will shape our university in enduring ways. Every department and administrative unit will be asked to engage in this dialogue and capture the results. If you would like more information about this initiative or how to get your unit started on this initiative, join us for an open discussion. 

Bob Boswell, Alphonse Keasley

Tues 2:00-3:15

UMC Gallery

International Students on CU Boulder Campus: Their Characteristics, Challenges, and Opportunities

While the University Colorado Boulder is investing in internalization efforts and attracting a growing number of international students, the need to understand the challenges international students face while pursuing their education in the U.S. is fundamental to anyone who serves this population. Although international students share many characteristics with domestic students, they are a unique population with its own diversity and a distinctive set of challenges and opportunities. This presentation will present the CU Boulder’s international student population characteristics, challenges, and goals both from mere social and educational perspectives as well as of those of career exploration and job search. 

Aga Sypniewska, Karen Crouch

Tues 3:00-4:30

West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

Normal Heights

Award-winning musical about sexuality, inclusion, & the costs of silence. Inspired by the journals of Edward Walker, a gay man forcibly outed in 1950's San Diego, Normal Heights ("Best International Act" - Brighton UK Fringe) explores sex and secrets at the corner of James Bond & Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell. View trailer at NormalHeightsShow.com. Followed by a 15-20 minute discussion on sexuality, inclusion, and allyship. Open to City and County of Boulder Employees and CU Faculty, Staff, & Students.

Jim Walker  

Tues 3:30-5:00

UMC 235

Unpacking Trans* Microaggressions: Creating Safe, Inclusive, and Affirming Spaces for Recognizing Trans* and Gender-Creative Students: A Queer Literacy Framework 

This presentation demonstrates how trans* and gender creative (T*GC) students experience myriad microaggressions throughout the school day and beyond. Because  people are unaware of how they enact microaggressions, T*GC students live a double-consciousness about their identities and suffer in its wake from a lack of recognition, often experiencing emotional and psycho-social turmoil. Participants are invited to reflect on how the schooling experience marginalizes T*GC in order to disrupt and shift the broader schooling context. Through a Queer Literacy Framework (QLF), participants will develop solutions for teaching, affirming and recognizing T*GC students and to create safe, inclusive and affirming schools.

sj Miller

Tues 3:30-5:00

UMC 247

Accessibility Made Easy: Basics of Universal Design in Practice 

In this hands-on workshop, our presenters will explain how the theory of Universal Design (UD) can break down any barriers to making materials accessible to all people, from blind or deaf persons, to foreign language speakers, to persons with “hidden” cognitive disabilities. You will learn best practices for making forward-facing materials accessible, from Microsoft Office to Google Drive, as well as discover other resources from CU Boulder and beyond that can help campus and community members attune to accessibility in other areas of their work and social lives.

Alaina Beaver, Bailey Anderson

Tues 3:30-5:00

UMC Aspen Rooms

Students & Staff Make an Anti-Oppressive Education Commitment Together

Like many of us at CU Boulder & beyond, in INVST, we are learning about diversity & inclusion as part of our commitment to 21st-Century engaged citizenship. Students and staff in our program weave inclusion lessons into other social justice & leadership learning. Recently, INVST students & staff collaboratively wrote an Anti-oppressive Education Commitment statement, to guide our work, through a Democratic Process. We intend to share, in this interactive workshop, our process of working as a community to develop an anti-oppression statement, and then guide a discussion about moving beyond inclusion to commit to anti-oppressive pedagogy, curriculum and process.

Sabrina Sideris, Becca Kaplan, current INVST students

Tues 3:30-5:00

UMC Gallery

Sitting in the Fire: Building Psychological Resilience in the Face of Privilege and Oppression

Racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia: we live inside a web of dehumanizing power-over and power-under systems and relationships. When we internalize oppression, we feel shame, guilt, anger, sadness, emptiness, and may start to believe that there is something wrong with us, or that we are “less than.” When we realize we have unwittingly internalized superiority, we experience similar feelings.
In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn tools for working with emotional triggers based on internalized superiority and inferiority. These tools build psychological resilience and personal power, which in turn supports people to take more effective action to transform society. 

Kris Abrams

Tues 5:00-5:50

UMC Aspen Rooms

Refreshing Reflections with CU Engage: Furthering Dialogue and Understanding of the Diversity Summit

We will celebrate the theme of the Diversity and Inclusion Summit, “Building the Road Map: Diversity and Inclusion at CU, Boulder and Beyond,” by offering a space to share in open dialogue while enjoying refreshments. Join us if you would like to "chew on" the ideas and concepts that arise during the Summit, in a relaxing space for further reflection hosted by CU Engage. CU Engage supports programs and initiatives that work collaboratively with community groups to address complex public challenges through research, creative work, and action. 

CU Engage

Wednesday, November 11

Date Time

Location

Session Title

Session Abstract

Presenters

Wed All Day

Outside UMC 235

Staff Council Wants Your Ideas! 

Wanted:  Idea Generators!  The CU Staff Council will be hosting an open table near the main entrance of the summit where we would like to hear from you! We would like you to brainstorm activities the campus can host throughout the year that get people talking and asking questions of each other (especially those that encourage people to get comfortable with issues that make them uncomfortable). Activities could be anything, like: online Q&A videos, days of diversity where people wear their own cultural clothing and days when they wear someone else's, the chancellor being introduced by GLBTQ members for official functions, presenters to staff meetings, etc. Bring all of your ideas and we will compile them and then make suggestions to various campus entities for action!

Staff Council

Wed 9:00-9:50

UMC Aspen Rooms

Weaving the Map of Community

This workshop will introduce several community building exercises which will allow participants to get out of their chairs and approach the topic of diversity and building bridges through their bodies. This embodied practice can serve as a springboard for deeper discussion on our community’s challenges. The exercises explored in the workshop will serve as a starting point for conversation within this group setting. Participants can use these and similar exercises in their own group work outside of this workshop for conversations and community building moments. These methods transcend the written text making them accessible across language barriers and useful for groups working with English language learners in our community.

Beth Osnes, Alia Goldfarb, Ligia Batista

Wed 9:00-9:50

UMC 245

Caucus - Chancellor's Committee for Women (CCW)

Chancellor Philip DiStefano strives to create an environment at CU-Boulder “where diversity and an ingrained commitment to making excellence inclusive define our community and our work.” To help realize this mission, the Chancellor's Advisory Committees oversee initiatives, provide feedback and address campus climate issues related to gender, race and ethnicity, disability/accessibility, and sexual identity. Designed to make this campus a better and more inclusive place for all to live, work, and play; these caucuses aim to find out what students, faculty and staff are already doing, to explore ways to engage more people, and to unmask unresolved issues.

Chancellor's Committee for Women (CCW)

Wed 9:00-9:50

UMC 235

CU-STARs: Using Outreach to Address Diversity STEM Attrition

CU-STARs is a mentoring and outreach program for diverse STEM majors interested in space. We provide a supportive and inclusive community and offer academic mentoring to our members. Each year, students design and lead outreach trips in urban and rural Colorado to teach high school students about astronomy, science, and technology and host community ‘star parties’ with our portable telescopes. Additionally, members learn career-oriented skills that aren’t offered in the classroom by volunteering for public events at Fiske Planetarium, assisting with public astronomical observing at Sommers-Bausch Observatory, and working in research labs on campus. 

Andrew Sturner, Erica Ellingson

Wed 9:00-9:50

UMC 247

Addressing Micro-Aggression in & Beyond the Classroom

When unforeseen interactions with students or peers threaten to create a hostile climate, do we always know how to address them confidently or productively? How can we, as educators, model responses which not only address the microaggression in the moment, but which help institutionalize inclusion both in and beyond the classroom?
 This  session uses small group discussion and collaborative problem-solving to model effective approaches for turning microaggressions into moments of lasting learning. Using recent actual CU classroom and community scenarios, we’ll practice responding to latent/blatant homophobia, sexism, gender norming/shaming, racism, white denial/fragility, and more.

Jim Walker, Andrea Feldman, Tracy Ferrell

Wed 10:00-10:50

UMC Aspen Rooms

Diversity, Inclusion and Academic Excellence Initiative at CU-Boulder: Getting Started

Imagine a University of Colorado Boulder where individual differences are viewed as a key strength of our university. Our campus is embarking on a journey to create a strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. This plan will provide a new framework for how we understand diversity and equity, a blueprint for building a collaborative environment to achieve inclusive excellence, and a spark for ongoing dialogue that will shape our university in enduring ways. Every department and administrative unit will be asked to engage in this dialogue and capture the results. If you would like more information about this initiative or how to get your unit started on this initiative, join us for an open discussion. 

Bob Boswell, Alphonse Keasley

Wed 10:00-10:50

UMC 235

Caucus - Chancellor's Accessibility Committee (CAC) 

Chancellor Philip DiStefano strives to create an environment at CU-Boulder “where diversity and an ingrained commitment to making excellence inclusive define our community and our work.” To help realize this mission, the Chancellor's Advisory Committees oversee initiatives, provide feedback and address campus climate issues related to gender, race and ethnicity, disability/accessibility, and sexual identity. Designed to make this campus a better and more inclusive place for all to live, work, and play; these caucuses aim to find out what students, faculty and staff are already doing, to explore ways to engage more people, and to unmask unresolved issues.

Chancellor's Accessibility Committee (CAC) 

Wed 10:00-10:50

UMC 245

Difficult Dialogues: Fostering a Culture of Inclusiveness 

This session will discuss a strategy utilized by a department at another large, state university to improve the culture of inclusiveness within the department. Specifically, the use of “dialogues” as a tool to increase understanding and improve interactions across groups will be outlined. Methods for continued dialogue, which led to greater staff cohesion, increased understanding of individual differences, and improved communication and reduction in microaggressions will also be discussed. Techniques that can be utilized in departments across the University of Colorado Boulder campus will be highlighted.

Kenli Urruty

Wed 10:00-10:50

UMC 247

Measuring Boulder’s Pulse: an update on the County's expansion and growing inequality

Every year the Boulder Community Foundation publishes the Trends Report, a common set of measurable data about Boulder County residents across sectors. The report is designed to inform the strategic work of The Community Foundation by driving impactful grant making, leadership initiatives and partnerships. The goal is to work together to improve the quality of life for Boulder County residents. This presentation can provide  background information to help drive community focused research questions that are relevant today.

Leticia Sanchez, Erika Stutzman

Wed 11:00-11:50

UMC 245

Engaging in Dialogue after Damaging Effects

Join Organizational and Employment Development Trainers in exploring the process of engaging in difficult dialogues. Participants will explore their mental and physical responses during triggering moments, and develop strategies to better communicate their thoughts and emotions. This session aims to empower CU students, staff and faculty to stay engaged during challenging dialogue.  

Erika Sandoval, Amy Moreno

Wed 11:00-11:50

UMC 247

Biases & Inclusion in Undergraduate STEM Education

This talk examines a variety biases in our educational practices in STEM fields at the undergraduate level. We present studies documenting the impacts of these biases on student outcomes and interventions that hold promise for addressing them. In case studies, we consider a variety of social-psychological process that contribute to gender gaps in students’ retention and achievement in physical science based STEM-fields, as well as what can be done to improve the differential outcomes.

Noah Finkelstein, Anna Domenech Corts

Wed 12:00-12:50

UMC 235

Micro-Affirmations Matter: How We Can Move Forward in Diversity and Inclusion (Plenary)

During this interactive session, attendees will explore how to be more inclusive through small, but powerful, acts of communication. 

Brenda J. Allen

Wed 1:00-1:50

UMC Aspen Rooms

This is What a Scientist Looks Like: Factors that Undermine Perceptions of Women’s Competence in STEM

This symposium showcases findings from three different lines of research examining factors that adversely affect perceptions of women’s propensity for science, technology engineering, and math (STEM). The first two lines of research focus on beliefs about scientists (their appearance and personal values) and how they conflict with traditional conceptualizations of female identity. The third line of research focuses on the effect of group gender composition on perceptions of women’s math ability. Each talk will be followed by a question and answer period. The symposium will conclude with theoretically guided suggestions for changing perceptions of women’s ability to succeed in STEM. 

Sarah Grover, Erin McPherson,  Sarah Banchefsky

Wed 1:00-1:50

UMC 245

What the Data Tell Us: Implicit Bias in Facts

This session will encourage participants to question data and assumptions regarding the status of women at CU-Boulder.   We will choose data points (from Institutional Research at CU-Boulder) relating to women on campus and ask a question about this data point. For example, “do you think there is a difference in pay between women and men in faculty positions? Participants will provide their impressions and we will discuss how those are informed by our biases related to gender and race equality.  We will then reveal the verified data and begin a discussion of how the “facts” are sometimes contrary to the reality of people’s experiences.  

Chancellor's Committee for Women

Wed 1:00-1:50

UMC 247

CU Cafe Presents: Acceptance v Tolerance

Given that underrepresented minorities (URMs) make up a small percentage of a general college campus population, challenges people at majority institutions face include feelings of isolation, marginalization and obscurity. These feelings have led some to believe that their presence on campus is tolerated and not fully accepted. These sentiments run counter to the concept of “inclusive excellence,” which CU strives for across the campus. To address this issue, we designed a panel with speakers from CU and the Boulder community to speak about the differences between tolerance and acceptance. 

Laura Border
Loren Hough, Tiffany Ito, Kaylan Haizlip, Sarah McQuate

Wed 2:00-2:50

UMC Aspen Rooms

Everyday Ethnographies: Possibilities for Composing and Archiving Inclusion

This presentation will illustrate how ethnographic writing—including everyday observation of space, narrative, institutional critique, and personal and collective archival creation—have become strategies for the displaced and the globally mobile to find places of dwelling and belonging. Drawing on ethnographic research in two different contexts—research with transnational migrant workers and research on a university-wide exploration of race and diversity—this presentation will illustrate how ethnographically-informed writing can create a sustainable archive for invisible histories and a space for writers and audiences alike to productively engage with difference. 

Eileen Lagman

Wed 2:00-2:50

UMC 235

CU in Color: See the Campus and the Community Through the Lenses of Graduate Students of Color

“Our Feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge” (Audre Lorde, 2004).
This panel will explore ways that creativity actively resists marginalization through culture, the arts and relationship. These practices counter dominant assumptions that communities of color lack social and educational assets. Through informal discussion we aim to recast taken for granted notions of what strong community and educational values should be. We will also share the various methods we use to heal, and re­assemble dominant texts in an effort to re­invent our agency while creating nurturing spaces through multiple modes of perseverance.

Graduate Students of Color Collective

Wed 2:00-2:50

UMC 245

Presumed Incompetent? Unconscious Gender Bias in the Academy

This session, inspired by the recent book anthology, Presumed Incompetent: Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (2012), will bring a panel of professors together from different academic departments at CU Boulder to discuss gender bias in higher education.  Panelists Celeste Montoya, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies; Bernadette Park, Professor of Psychology, and Beverly Louie, Director of Teaching and Learning Initiatives at the BOLD Engineering Center, will discuss recent studies of gender bias in the workplace, particularly how gender bias plays out in student evaluations, colleagues’ evaluations of research in the tenure process, and in the sciences and engineering.  

Scarlet Bowen

Wed 2:00-2:50

UMC 247

Justice: An Integral Part of Sustainability

The Assembly for Sustainability and Equity (ASE) is a team of students working to raise awareness issues of environmental and climate justice on campus. In this student-led interactive workshop, we’ll introduce environmental justice, review ASE’s work and make some of the connections between sustainability and social justice—locally and globally.

Magnolia Landa-Posas, Antonio Huizar, Magdalena Landa-Posas, Robert De Mata, Jaime Duvall

Wed 3:00-3:50

UMC Aspen Rooms

Stepping on Toes: Learning How to Dance

The intent of this workshop is to give a brief overview of multicultural diversity and inclusivity; how implicit attitudes and microaggressions can impact a sense of safety and inclusivity; introduce a tool that can be used to address when communication goes awry; and how to establish a process that allows for its on-going implementation.  Ultimately, this allows for the removal of artificial barriers and improves performance in work-relationships, and in their worksite. 

Frank Kim

Wed 3:00-3:50

UMC 235

Participatory Action Research as a Framework to Develop Inclusive and Diversity Policies at CU-Boulder

CU-Boulder has placed increased attention on cultivating an inclusive and diverse campus. Policies related to these efforts, however, are developed using a top-down approach. The effectiveness of these policies is problematic because they are distant from the daily experiences of students these policies hope to impact. We propose an approach that collaborates with students and draws on their expertise - Participatory Action Research (PAR) - as a framework to build informed policies. Attendees will leave with an understanding of PAR tenets, recommendations on using PAR to inform policy development, and an opportunity to discuss action steps for moving forward.

Kaylee Ortega, Magnolia Landa-Posas, America Ramirez, Yohannese Gebremedhin, Enrique Lopez, Ben Kirshner

Wed 3:00-3:50

UMC 245

Caucus - Chancellor's Standing Committee on GLBT Issues (for LGBTQ-identified individuals)

Chancellor Philip DiStefano strives to create an environment at CU-Boulder “where diversity and an ingrained commitment to making excellence inclusive define our community and our work.” To help realize this mission, the Chancellor's Advisory Committees oversee initiatives, provide feedback, and address campus climate issues related to gender, race and ethnicity, disability/accessibility, and sexual identity. This caucus is designed specifically for all LGBTQ-identified individuals (allies and supporters are encouraged to attend the 4pm caucus immediately after this one).  Attendees will learn about existing efforts related to LGBTQ issues on campus, and will be able to share and discuss opportunities to make the campus more LGBTQ-inclusive.

Chancellor's Standing Committee on GLBT Issues

Wed 3:00-4:30

UMC 247

White Folks Showing Up: Accomplice Strategies for Today's Black Liberation Movement

What does it look like to be a white ‘accomplice’ in the movement for Black liberation? Join Showing Up for Racial Justice – Boulder for a conversation about why white people, and especially those in research and education contexts, have a responsibility to end white supremacy. In this interactive session, we’ll learn about specific strategies for moving white folks to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. Using local and national examples, we’ll offer various ways that we, as white researchers, teachers, students and community members, can take action for racial justice.

Marissa Hallo Tafura, Julia Daniels Kathryn Wiley

Wed 4:00-4:50

UMC Aspen Rooms

Caucus - Chancellor's Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CCORE) 

Chancellor Philip DiStefano strives to create an environment at CU-Boulder “where diversity and an ingrained commitment to making excellence inclusive define our community and our work.” To help realize this mission, the Chancellor's Advisory Committees oversee initiatives, provide feedback and address campus climate issues related to gender, race and ethnicity, disability/accessibility, and sexual identity. At this caucus CCORE will reach out to students, faculty, and staff of color to better understand their concerns as active contributing members of the CU community. This session will assist CCORE in setting priorities for action and building collaboration between ethnically diverse groups on campus. 

Chancellor's Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CCORE) 

4:00-4:50

UMC 245

Caucus - GLBT Allies & Supporters

Chancellor Philip DiStefano strives to create an environment at CU-Boulder “where diversity and an ingrained commitment to making excellence inclusive define our community and our work.” To help realize this mission, the Chancellor's Advisory Committees oversee initiatives, provide feedback and address campus climate issues related to gender, race and ethnicity, disability/accessibility, and sexual identity. Designed to make this campus a better and more inclusive place for all to live, work, and play; these caucuses aim to find out what students, faculty and staff are already doing, to explore ways to engage more people, and to unmask unresolved issues.

Chancellor's Standing Committee on GLBT Issues