Published: Feb. 7, 2018

Help advance the commitment to being a diverse and inclusive campus by attending the Spring 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Summit on Feb. 13.

Participants map out challenges with sticky notes at the fall 2017 summitThe free, campus summit includes 30 informative, challenging and interactive sessions continuing the theme Building the Road Map: Finding Our Way and will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the University Memorial Center. See the full schedule.

In advance of the Feb. 13 event, campus members are encouraged to engage in the following "One Read": an article by Brian Arao and Kristi Clemens titled "From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces: A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice." The concept of "brave space" will be useful in many of the summit's sessions and beyond, which is why the Diversity and Inclusion Summit planning committee chose this text as a One Read for CU Boulder.

The summit is presented by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committees, Staff Council, Athletics and the city of Boulder. 

Following the Diversity and Inclusion Summit, CU Athletics and Recreation Services will host the Inclusive Sports Summit Feb. 14–15. Free and open to the public, the inaugural summit will cover social justice, LGBTQ, race and ethnicity, health and wellness, and careers in sport. Panelists will include current and former pro and student-athletes, national analysts and broadcasters, scholars and others.

One Read discussion sessions:

  • From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces with Brian Shimamoto: 9:30-10:45 a.m., UMC Glenn Miller West Ballroom. Shimamoto will engage participants in a conversation about creating brave spaces in order to challenge students—and ourselves—to stay in the difficult dialogue that brings about real change.
  • Creating Brave Space with Brian Shimamoto: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., UMC Glenn Miller West Ballroom. Participants will have an opportunity to engage with one another to discuss how to apply the principles for creating brave space in different environments on campus. Shimamoto also will demonstrate techniques to create brave space in the dialogue about diversity and inclusion.