2013 Schedule

The 2013 CU-Boulder Diversity & Inclusion Summit will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, November 13 and 14.  Most sessions will be in the University Memorial Center (UMC, corner of Broadway and Euclid).
 

Wednesday, November 13

 

9am-9:30am

Welcome: Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

9am-9:30am

Presentation of the Chancellor’s Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CCORE) Diversity Recognition Award

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

9:30am-10am

Plenary: Lt. Governor Joe Garcia will offer insights on the critical importance of diversity and inclusion for the state of Colorado.

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

10:05am-10:35am

Plenary: CU-Boulder Professor Adam Bradley will offer an address entitled “A Hip-Hop Road Map to a Diverse Future.”

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

10:45am-11:50am

"Where Have We Come From?" Panel covers significant milestones from the campus and community

      Bob Boswell, facilitator, The Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement 

      Dick Jessor, CU-Boulder Professor Emeritus, author of the Jessor Report

      David Aragon, CU-Boulder, Student Success

      Leisha Conners-Bauer, Boulder County Healthy Youth Alliance

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

10:45am-11:50am

Developing Conscientization through Research Pedagogy: Forging Dialogue about the Impacts of Community-Based Research and Student Learning

 

Professor Ben Kirshner, Education, “Critical Civic Inquiry Summer Institute;" Professor and Inaugural Provost Chair Kris Gutierrez, Education; Dr. Lisa Schwartz, Education

“Enacting a Syncretic Approach to STEM Teaching and Learning” Assistant Vice-Chancellor Alphonse Keasley, ODECE

“Peace from Within: Grassroots Reconciliation, Peacemaking and Peacebuilding Praxis in the African Context” Facilitators: Alphonse Keasley, Joan Gabriele, and May Penuela

The session starts with a brief overview of three team projects funded by UROP. Participants then have the opportunity to sit with the individual groups and discuss projects in moderated roundtables.

UMC Aspen Rooms

10:45am-11:50am

Implicit Attitudes 101 (Glenda Russell, Andrea Iglesias)

 

This workshop provides an introduction to implicit attitudes, a framework for thinking about issues around diversity that bypasses shame and blame and moves directly to understanding the value and pitfalls associated with the kinds of generalizations that all humans make. We will look at basic concepts and findings from research related to implicit attitudes, and we will begin applying the framework to a variety of everyday situations. Participants will learn to understand and to work with the basics of implicit attitudes in both personal and work spheres. Come open to a challenging but painless framework for increasing your competence and comfort with diversity.

UMC 247

10:45am-11:50am

Diversity & Ability: Integrating a Universal Design Approach to Promote Multiculturalism in the Curriculum (Meredith Banasiak)

 

Workshop facilitators from the disciplines of architecture and education will highlight the advantages of incorporating a Universal Design (UD) approach to integrating ability related content as an ethic of multiculturalism into course content in order to promote. A theoretical framework for how to effectively include ability related course content will be presented using an example course project. Workshop participants will be asked to adopt the framework to create a sample lesson, learning objectives, and assessment plan for an existing course. Participants will be encouraged to implement this lesson in order to reassemble in spring 2013 to review outcomes.

UMC 382-386

10:45am-11:50am

Lean In, Lean Out, Lean Back, Lean 'Round: Exploring Diversity Types of Circles to Meet Our Diverse Needs (Melinda Piket-May, Denice Walker, Alice Bradley, Catherine Kunce)

 

COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg recently published her book "Lean In," urging women to come together and “lean in” to support each other in the professional world.  Her ideas have generated a broad range of conflicting responses. Something’s up, and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Women is gathering a panel of people with experience in developing a variety of circles for good effect. We will take a close look at them and help determine what options will best serve us at CU-Boulder as we form the road map for moving forward on women’s issues, and all diversity issues.

UMC 457

Noon-1:30pm

Keynote Presentation: Patricia Gurin of the University of Michigan will discuss “Engaging Diversity: More Important Than Ever.” Professor Gurin will extend the social science evidence which was key in the 2003 Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling on the educational benefit of diversity.

UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

1pm-1:50pm

Leveraging Interest in Sustainability to Advance Social Justice Action    (Dave Newport)

 

Sustainability happens at the intersection of environmental protection, fiscal equity and social justice. However, sustainability’s social justice contribution is under-recognized even though sustainability itself is fairly popular on campus and in the community. A new convergence of sustainability and social justice advocacy can ally each sphere’s stakeholders to leverage their respective strengths and thus increase each other’s effectiveness and impact. Case studies from Curitiba, Brazil and other communities will exemplify practical action steps and synergies attendees can implement on campus and in the community that will broaden the impacts of social justice efforts while enriching the systemic understanding of sustainability.

UMC 247

1pm-1:50pm

Identity Construction: Personal Road Maps and Equity (Samira Rajabi)

 

Building upon the 2005 CCW "Improving the Campus Environment for Women" report CCW will conduct hands-on activities on which people of all genders will map their identity trajectory and changes via beading a unique item to determine how campus climate has changed. Through selection of beads that serve as status and identity markers, this activity will foster discussions about where we are as individuals and where we would like to be, and where that does or does not any fit into CU-Boulder’s climate.

UMC 382-386

1pm-1:50pm

Teach for America: Diversity in Action

(Kristy Martin, Veronica Crespin-Palmer, Juedon Kebede)

 

We recognize that many students at CU-Boulder care about diversity and may be looking for opportunities to become more involved in work that promotes diversity. Teach for America is an organization that cares about education and we serve as a resource to students about how to find/create opportunities in diverse communities. Participants will leave this session with a variety of ideas ranging from one-time opportunities to ones year-long opportunities and beyond. 

UMC 457

2pm-2:50pm

Removing the Roadblocks to Inclusion of International Students at CU-Boulder: A Facilitated Cross-Cultural Dialogue (CU Dialogues Program)

 

The CU Dialogues Program will facilitate a dialogue with international students, domestic students, and Diversity Summit attendees to engage the CU-Boulder community in examining inclusive practices as they pertain to international students. Together, participants will identify practices that promote inclusion and exclusion within a safe environment that allows for open sharing of diverse viewpoints.

UMC 382-386

2pm-2:50pm

Contemporary Teach-In: The Rhetoric of Gender, Sexuality, and New Media   (Diana DeBella)

 

This session is a contemporary teach-in. In the course DeBella teaches entitled the Rhetoric of Gender, Sexuality and New Media, participants will examine how new media impacts our views of gender and sexuality. What do we know about gender and sexuality and how do we know it? These are big questions that ask us to take a step back and consider what we believe and why we believe it. During this session, students will present their own new media project proposals, which will address issues of diversity and inclusion related to gender and sexuality.

UMC 457

2pm-2:50pm

Invisible Adversity and the Classroom (Danielle Vinitski and Jason Bisping)

 

This session will address issues of invisible adversity/diversity and pedagogical methodology from an experiential perspective, and hopes to promote the importance of awareness towards diversity in the pedagogical setting and it larger positive impact on community.  Take-aways include discussion on diversifying course curriculum and honoring the individual.

UMC 247

2pm-3pm

Normal Heights (Jim Walker)

 

An original, cabaret-style, one-man show exploring masculinity, sexuality and the costs of silence. Two men - one gay, one straight - coming of age in the 50's and the 80's, coming to terms in the present. Audience members at this year's Boulder International Fringe Festival raved over this 45 min. show's ability to interrogate culturally-ordained models of masculinity through a mix of upbeat songs, sharp cultural satire, bittersweet commentary & raucous humor. Created and performed by CU Writing Instructor Jim Walker with original songs by Jim Walker and Denver Center for the Performing Arts Composer Gary Grundei. More info and reviews at http://normalheightsshow.com/

 

Follow-up discussion facilitated by Bud Coleman, Chair of Theater & Dance.

UMC Aspen Rooms

3pm-3:50pm

Bystander Training: Building Skills for Classroom Allies (Julie Volckens, Teresa Wroe)

 

Community Health has developed a multi-session education and skill-building program to train students in bystander intervention by maximizing students’ helper identity and creating understanding of the factors that promote or prevent helping behavior. This approach to bystander training has the potential to reduce harmful incidents on campus by helping students develop a wide lens for recognizing situations where help is needed, as well as fostering norms for mutual helping and responsibility. This session will focus on awareness, intervention options, and skill-building for students and staff to effectively intervene as allies in the classroom in situations involving sexism, racism, and other discriminatory behavior.

UMC 247

3pm-3:50pm

Approaching Environmental Justice Issues with Solution-Minded Action (Alexandra Todorovic-Jones, Turner Wyatt)

 

There is a way to talk about the sensitive topic of environmental justice that empowers people to take action towards a solution instead of feeling stuck in a world filled with injustices. Offering a solution oriented presentation and giving listeners concrete action steps toward creating environmental justice increases attendees’ ability to create discourse about the issue. CU’s Assembly for Sustainability and Equity (CU ASE) will not only address the common misconceptions and issues surrounding environmental justice, but also more importantly explain how to talk about environmental justice in a way that illuminates the individual’s place in the solution.

UMC 457

3pm-4:30pm

LGBTQ and Allies Workshop and Training (Scarlet Bowen and Shevonne Nelson)

 

This interactive training provides education about the spectrum of gender and sexual diversity, about ways to be an effective ally of LGBTQ and similarly identified people, and about CU-Boulder policies and services for the LGBTQ community.  All individuals are welcome.

UMC 382-386

4pm-4:50pm

The Forgotten "ism": Examining Social Class Status and Classism (Meag-gan Walker)

 

The United States is perceived as a classless society. Awareness of social class is diametrically opposed to the idea of the “The American Dream” which is deeply rooted in the myth of meritocracy. Classism is the assignment of characteristics of worth and ability based on social class. It includes attitudes, polices, and practices that maintain unequal valuing. This is another form of discrimination and oppression. This presentation will address classism as the “missing piece” of the social justice agenda and invite a discussion examining the impact of classism in today’s society and on college campuses.

UMC 247

4pm-4:50pm

Constitutive Communication Practices for Diversity and Inclusion (Tim Kuhn)

 

Communication is not merely about transmitting messages; it is, instead, the complex process by which we create the meanings that constitute our organizations, groups, and our very selves. This session will pursue this conception of communication to argue that groups and organizations lacking diversity and inclusion experience a problem of communication. From there, it will consider how we might intervene in, and thus re-shape, groups’ and organizations’ communication practices.

UMC 457

6pm-7:30pm

"Where Are You Trying to Go?"

(The Interactive Theatre Project and the Council for Inclusion, Leadership, and Advocacy (CILA))

 

The Interactive Theatre Project uses theatre as a tool for community dialogue and conversation. Come watch, listen, and interact as we explore how to make our university community the best it can be.

UMC 457

7pm-9pm

"Feminist Stories from Women's Liberation" Film (Jennifer Lee)

 

This film explores the events of the feminist revolution and connects the controversy around "feminism". This is a MUST SEE, award winning film for anyone who is interested in social change.

Kittredge Central N114C&D

 

Thursday, November 14

 

8:20-10:50

Reading to End Racism: Children's Stories that Empower Youth

(Jessica Coulson, Debbie Davia, Dawna Swenson)

 

By becoming a trained Reader, attendees can become part of team of educators and activists who go into Boulder Valley School District schools. Readers use children’s literature to present stories, discussions, and activities that empower youth to confront racism in their communities. Students from University Hill Elementary School will attend this session so future Readers can experience the training as well as the reading.

UMC 457

9:30am-10:45am

"Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?" Panel and Facilitated Discussion

 

This session builds on an understanding of the actions, policies, and dialogues that have shaped the direction of diversity and inclusivity within the University of Colorado and greater Boulder community.  These actions help form a bridge between CU, City of Boulder and Boulder County.  Attendees in the session will participate in a dialogue and respond to a series of questions. 

   Alphonse Keasley, facilitator

   Meca Delgado, Healthy Youth Alliance, Boulder County

   Jean Gatza, Co-chair of the City of Boulder’s Inclusiveness and Diversity Team

   Carmen Ramirez, City of Longmont and Latino Task Force of Boulder County

   Catherine Shea, CU-Boulder Chief of Staff

UMC 235

9:30am-10:45am

Teaching Writing "Consciously" : Noting Race, Culture, Class, and Language in Writing Instruction (Steve Lamos)

 

This interactive workshop will explore ways in which teaching writing can be race-, culture-, class-, and language-conscious. The session will include a scholarly overview of concepts central to this type of writing instruction, examples of such instruction at both undergraduate and graduate levels, some time for one-on-one ʺmock tutorialʺ work during which audience members will take on the roles of teachers and students of writing, and plenty of discussion.

UMC 247

9:30am-10:45am

Generations in the Workplace

(Omaira Bankston, Lauren Harris, Amy Moreno)

 

Ever wonder if generational differences are hampering your workplace effectiveness? This seminar will examine the different perspectives each generation brings to the workplace as well as offer tips on how to maximize interactions with co-workers. Special emphasis will be placed on communicating with, motivating, and rewarding different generations.

UMC 382-386

11am-12:15pm

Queering Reproductive Justice (Scarlet Bowen, Sarah Williams)

 

The reproductive rights movement has been named by some as a white middle/upper class heterosexual women’s movement. This workshop will look at the regulation of bodies and reproduction through an intersectional Reproductive Justice framework focusing on the ways that one’s multiple identities impacts access to services. Specifically this workshop will highlight discriminatory practices affecting LGBT people’s access to reproductive and health care services. The purpose of this workshop is to increase attendee’s awareness of the intersectional reproductive justice movement and provide concrete examples of ways for people to join in on this inclusive movement locally and nationally.

UMC Aspen Rooms

11am-12:15pm

Made in America: Jay Z and Representations of American Blackness(es)   (Bianca Williams)

 

In his text Souls of Black Folks, W.E.B. Du Bois offers readers the famous concept of “double-consciousness” which he uses to describe the experience of living as a human being that is both “Black” and “American” in the early 1900s. This interactive talk will use artist and author Jay Z’s life experiences as an anchor for a conversation about what “American Blackness” is today, and how these experiences are classed, gendered, and nationalized. Participants should ask themselves, “Who or what is ‘American’?” “What does it mean to be ‘Black’ in the U.S.?” “How is Blackness defined similarly or differently in spaces outside the U.S.?”

UMC 235

11am-12:15pm

Diversity and Shifting Landscapes of Religious Identity: Examining Religious Discourse at CU-Boulder and Beyond

(Samira Rajabi, Hugo Cordova, Giulia Evolvi, Susanne Stadlbauer, Nabil Echchaibi)

 

The Center for Media Religion and Culture will host a panel that examines the changing landscape of religion both in the CU community and the broader community. Though institutionalized religions are what we generally consider when we think of religion, this panel seeks to explore the continuum on which religious expression exists and honor the unique practices and rituals that make up our community in everyday interactions with faith, spirituality and religion. In understanding the way that the religious landscaping is shifting we can be better prepared as a campus community to fulfill our goals in diversity by 2030.

UMC 247

11am-12:15pm

Transgender Inclusion in Policy and Practice: Examining U.S. Collegiate Sports   (Li Brookens)

 

This workshop will provide administrators in sports as well as administrators in multiple fields critical reflection and action regarding the inclusion of transgender* people within their organization. Primary findings of a nationwide thesis study (2011) examining athletic administrator perspectives on transgender inclusion are discussed as a way to draw attention to transphobic beliefs and practices that perpetuate exclusion in our binary society. Participants will take home useful tools to continue the conversation and critical resistance needed to better include transgender people.  *Transgenger: An umbrella term to describe anyone whose identity or behavior falls outside stereotypical gender norms.

UMC 382-386

11am-12:15pm

Let's Talk About This at Lunch (Student Affairs Diversity Committee)

 

Join Student Affairs Diversity Committee’s monthly gathering to provide CU Student Affairs professionals with opportunities to engage in dialogue on topics prevalent in our community's current events related to diversity, inclusivity, and social justice.

UMC 457

12:30pm-1:45pm

Diversity, Innovation, and a Proposed New College: College of Media, Communication and Information

(Chris Braider, John-Michael Rivera, David Boromisza-Habashi, David Martinez)

 

CU-Boulder is drawing up the proposal for a new, interdisciplinary College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI). One reason the prospect is so exciting is the fact that, if the Board of Regents approves, CMCI will be the first new school of college at CU-Boulder in fifty years.  But perhaps the most exciting feature of the project is the chance to re-imagine the place, shape and role of diversity from the start. The panelists will share their experiences in this area from two standpoints: that of updating diversity efforts already underway in existing campus units due for inclusion in CMCI and that of designing the new college’s core curriculum.

UMC Aspen Rooms

12:30pm-1:45pm

Diversity Under Scrutiny   (Melissa Hart)

 

The Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas upheld the compelling interest in diversity in higher education as a justification for some consideration of race in university admissions.  At the same time, the Court sent the case back to the lower courts with the command that they apply a more searching standard to determine whether consideration of race was truly necessary to achieve diversity at the University. The Fisher decision will have consequences for public universities all over the country.  How do we develop a University community that recognizes and is enriched by broad diversity at a time when our commitment to diversity is under scrutiny?

UMC 235

12:30pm-1:45pm

Striking Against Micro-Aggressions: Creating the World We Want to See

(Arielle Silverman, Amelia Dickerson, Glenda Buscarello, Catherine Stager)

 

Micro-aggressions are subtle expressions of prejudice toward others based on race, gender, disability or other characteristics. Since these acts are subtle and can result from innocent intentions, people may not realize that they are expressing prejudices. In this seminar, through a panel discussion with members of various social groups, we will explore examples of micro-aggressions that people from diverse backgrounds experience, and discuss practical ways to reduce subtle bias and promote inclusion in our campus community.

UMC 382-386

12:30pm-1:45pm

Implicit Attitudes 2.0 (Glenda Russell, Andrea Iglesias)

 

Implicit Attitudes 201: This session is for people who have attended an introductory workshop on implicit attitudes, either earlier in this conference or previously. We will delve more deeply into the research findings on the implicit attitudes framework and look particularly at how this framework has been applied to academic settings. We will then invite participants to use their own personal experiences and work settings to apply implicit attitudes concepts and practices to real-world issues. Participants will leave the workshop with concrete skills in thinking through and intervening in situations involving issues of diversity.

UMC 457

2pm-3:15pm

Hidden Disabilities (City of Boulder)

 

Access to civic life by people with disabilities is a fundamental goal of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), which establishes programs and services to ensure that the community is accessible and safe for persons with disabilities. However, not all disabilities are visible.  “Hidden Disabilities” seeks to explore re-inventing the way our community engages and supports individuals who experience a disability and to consider ways to better support our friends and relatives who both experience and have a hidden disability, including intellectual and/or developmental disability.

        Heath Harmon, Boulder County Public Health

        Beth Lemur, City of Boulder

        Anastasia Lawhead, Association for Community Living

UMC Aspen Rooms

2pm-3:15pm

Environmental Justice and Civil Rights

(Steven Hayward and Panel Discussion)

 

The concept of ʺenvironmental justiceʺ combines two areas of intense controversy-civil rights and consideration of environmental risks and benefits. Although the idea of environmental justice is not new, figuring out how to implement it in practical policy has proceeded in a halting way, in part because of the controversies in both environmental risk assessment and civil rights enforcement remain unresolved. Visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy Steven Hayward will offer observations on the concept followed by comments from respondents and audience questions.

UMC 247

2pm-3:15pm

Infusing Multiculturalism into Planning, Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention Practices (Karen Raforth, Andrea Iglesias)

 

“Infusing Multi-culturalism into Planning, Recruitment, Hiring and Retention Practice” will cover concrete actions will be provided for stepping through the long processes of planning, recruiting, hiring, orienting, working with current employees, and retaining new hires.

UMC 457

2pm-4pm

"Feminist Stories from Women's Liberation" Film (Jennifer Lee)

 

This film explores the events of the feminist revolution and connects the controversy around "feminism". This is a MUST SEE, award winning film for anyone who is interested in social change.

UMC 235

3:30pm-4:45pm

UROP Workshop for Students (May Penuela)

 

This session is part of the thematic series, “From IMPART to UROP: Institutional Funding to Advance Inclusive Excellence at CU Boulder” building on the legacy of equity, access and real world engagement in higher education. In this session students get an overview of the UROP funding process, brainstorm ideas for a creative, scholarly or research project and learn the steps for a successful research enrichment experience—including finding a faculty mentor and cultivating a successful mentoring relationship. Participants are not required to attend the Day 1 session.

UMC Aspen Rooms

3:30pm-4:45pm

UROP Workshop for Faculty (Joan Gabriele)

 

This session is part of the thematic series, “From IMPART to UROP: Institutional Funding to Advance Inclusive Excellence at CU Boulder” building on the legacy of equity, access and real world engagement in higher education. This session is for faculty interested in working with undergraduates on faculty or student projects funded by UROP. Participants are not required to attend the Day 1 session.

UMC 247

3:30pm-4:45pm

Workshop on IMPART Grants for Faculty (Alphonse Keasley, Sharon Vieyra)

 

This session is part of the thematic series, “From IMPART to UROP: Institutional Funding to Advance Inclusive Excellence at CU Boulder” building on the legacy of equity, access and real world engagement in higher education. This session is for faculty interested in applying for IMPART grants. A quick review of recent successful grant proposals will be highlighted. In addition, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) will be addressed throughout the session. Participants are not required to attend the Day 1 session.

UMC 382-386

3:30pm-4:45pm

Where Are We Going? Planning for the 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Summit    (Jennifer Korbelik, Leisha Conners-Bauer)

 

What would you like to see covered in the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit? Share your ideas with the planning team!

UMC 457

 

 

 

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