Too often, diversity and inclusion experts hear about individuals or groups receiving well-intended communication from others that leads to unwanted or harmful impact. This dynamic can play a key role in leaving individuals or groups feeling divided—and in preventing our progress as an inclusive community. Our goal with this year’s Diversity and Inclusion Summit is to bridge this gap and lessen the divide between intent and impact. The summit sessions will offer information on becoming aware of such occurrences and learning behaviors to mitigate them. The goal is to bring individuals and groups from across our four campuses—from many different backgrounds and lived experiences—closer together in our collegiality and humanity. We are building upon and beyond discussions of implicit bias and microaggressions this year to engage our broad university community in dialogue and practices that promote our values and improve inclusive interactions. The Summit is free and open to students, faculty, and staff from all CU campuses. Learn more.
If you are traveling from CU Denver, Anschutz or Colorado Springs, we want to help make your commute to the Summit easier. Contact Jennifer Korbelik, Jennifer.A.Korbelik@colorado.edu for info.
Dr. Beverly Tatum
Tuesday, Nov. 13 @ 10:00 a.m.
University Memorial Center (UMC), CU Boulder
Dr. Tatum is the author of the best-selling Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race will give the keynote address.