Published: Sept. 30, 2019

Sabrina CorinaSave the date and participate in the campus-wide One Read.

A "One Read" offers participants an opportunity to read a common book and engage in a community-wide discussion on its subject matter. This year’s Diversity and Inclusion Summit One Read offers CU Boulder staff an outstanding opportunity to become immersed through the power of story-telling into the cultural experience of local author Kali Fajardo-Anstine. Several copies of Fajardo-Anstine’s book, Sabrina & Corina are now available at Norlin Library. The Kirkus Review of Fajardo-Anstine’s debut collection of short stories notes, “Fajardo-Anstine takes aim at our country's social injustices and ills without succumbing to pessimism. The result is a nearly perfect collection of stories that is emotionally wrenching but never without glimmers of resistance and hope.” Sabrina & Corina was selected by the Diversity Summit Planning Committee to expand and deepen awareness of identity and belonging. For more information about the summit and the theme visit ODECE’s website.

Interested in Making Excellence Inclusive?

Think about the times you might have witnessed a microaggression, a thinly-veiled derogatory comment against yourself or someone else regarding innate factors of personal identity. Did this happen in the office... on a public bus... or in a classroom or on campus? When it happened, did you speak up? Did you feel equipped to respond in the situation? Do you ever get to debrief about these kinds of interactions, or discuss what might have been done differently?
Individuals across our CU Boulder community who are interested in making excellence inclusive are invited to attend ODECE's open Inclusive Communities of Practice (ICoP) sessions, where exploring microaggressions is just one topic.. These 90-minute meetings are organized around a topic related to diversity, inclusion, equity, social justice, and human interaction. These conversations are meant to be “brave spaces” where faculty, staff and students can talk honestly about areas of concern and practice techniques for making excellence inclusive in your everyday experiences. Two sessions are held each month in CASE W313 from 10:30-noon. For more info visit the ICoP page.