The Division of Student Affairs is committed to creating opportunities for the campus to come together and grow through an understanding of international, national and local events that impact our everyday lives and the campus culture.
We believe in promoting the exchange of ideas through debate and dialogue, and we understand that the process of growth can be accompanied by some level of discomfort. However, some of our students experience more discomfort than others. We cannot ignore these experiences – We need to uphold the values of the Colorado Creed and make progress toward the university's goals of inclusive excellence.
We must provide opportunities for all students, staff and faculty to engage in meaningful dialogue and build an inclusive community. As such, we are pleased to announce the Dialogue & Healing Series—a series of lectures, roundtable discussions and workshops held throughout campus this spring and focused on the areas of racial justice, gender justice, trauma and politics. Through this series, we hope to foster a culture of healing through dialogue for ourselves, our peers and those we serve.
Our kickoff session, "Forgiveness in Healing," will be held on Monday, Feb. 13, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Village Center Multipurpose Room at Williams Village. Join us for this interactive session with keynote speaker Jonathan Poullard, who has more than 25 years of experience specializing in organization and team development, multicultural education and leadership training. Register today!
In addition to attending Dialogue & Healing sessions, we would like to invite you to lead a session. Each session will be 60 minutes long and focused in the areas of politics, racial justice, gender justice and trauma. Submissions are due Wednesday, Feb. 22. Learn more.
We hope you will join us.
Christina Gonzales, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Akirah Bradley, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
Kambiz Khalili, Associate Vice Chancellor Student Support and Auxiliary Services