Published: Oct. 20, 2020

CU Boulder’s 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, region, state and nation. The sessions in this year’s remote Diversity Summit will explore the multiple intersecting events impacting our immediate community, which in turn affect  our broader communities.

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we learn, teach and work, and has altered the ways we create inclusive communities while physically separated. This has deepened the meanings of resilience and service. With this in mind, staff are invited to virtually attend the Fall 2020 Diversity Summit and extend the conversation around the summit theme to build awareness, foster community and connections; and to equip participants with actionable ideas and strategies to move our campus to one where inclusion is central to our identity.

The Diversity and Inclusion Summit is free and open to all CU Boulder staff.  

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 Schedule:

Featuring the Ivalas Quartet 2020 Festival Fellows performance of George Walker’s “Lyric for Strings,” available for streaming throughout the day.

9:00am to 10:15am
“Cultivating Inclusion in the Classroom: Practices that Make a Difference” with moderator Vice Provost Michele Moses and panelists 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

11:00am to 12:15pm
“Anti-Asian Racism, COVID-19, and Anti-Racism Work” with Dr. Jennifer Ho from the Center for Humanities & the Arts and Ethnic Studies and Linds Roberts from University Libraries

1:00pm to 2:15pm
“Discussion on our Campus One Read, So You Want to Talk About Race” with moderators Kalyani Fernando and Amanda Rybin Koob from the University Libraries and panelists Gwendalynn Roebke from the Black Student Alliance, Dr. Sam Flaxman from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Amy Moreno from Engineering and Applied Science

6:00pm to 7:15pm
Stories and presentation:
“Heartwork: Finding Your Fire” with Tanaya Winder from CU Boulder Upward Bound

Look for more information soon. Please contact if you have any questions.