Latinx Heritage Month Resources

Sept. 19, 2022

In recognition of Latinx Heritage Month (September 15th - October 15th ) , we'd like to share with you this list of resources, collected by WGST professors Dr. Kristie Soares and Dr. Leila Gomez: Attend an Event – Bocadillos y Chisme Attention Latinx community! The Center for Inclusion and Social...

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Bolder Voices Fall 2020

Nov. 19, 2020

Fall 2020 has been like no other! Check out this issue of our WGST newsletter for updates on our faculty, staff and students.

WGST Abolition Read

Imagining Abolition: Dr. Kwame Holmes discusses Akwaeke Emezi's novel 'Pet'

Nov. 5, 2020

WGST Abolition Read Monday, November 16th, 6 PM MST What would a society without prisons look like?? Dr. Kwame Holmes led us in a discussion of Akwaeke Emezi’s young adult novel Pet , which seeks alternate visions for justice in a utopian world without prisons. Kwame Holmes is Director of...


Dancing With Death: Celia Cruz’s Azúcar and Queer of Color Survival

Oct. 22, 2020

Professor Kristie Soares will deliver the inaugural AMRC Counterpoints Lecture, exploring the evolution of Celia Cruz’s signature catchphrase azúcar [sugar] from her early career with Fania Records, to her later music with Sony Music, and finally to its posthumous adoption by queer fans of color both at her funeral and in the aftermath of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre.

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WGST supports #ScholarStrike for racial justice

Sept. 7, 2020

The faculty and staff of the Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) support the Scholar Strike for racial justice on September 8th and 9th, 2020. The national strike has been called by Anthea Butler (Religious Studies, Africana Studies, Univ of Pennsylvania) and Kevin Gannon (History, Grand View University) in...


Resources for Confronting Anti-Black Racism in POC, Indigenous, and Marginalized Communities

July 6, 2020

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We Condemn Racist Police Violence

June 1, 2020

The Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder condemn the police killing of Mr. George Floyd. This killing adds to a long list of over 1250 folks of African descent killed by police since 2005, not taking into account acts of police...