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Exploring Diversity through Film


Exploring diversity through film

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Feb. 28: Homecoming 
Homecoming is the first film to explore the rural roots of African American life. It chronicles the generations-old struggle of African Americans for land of their own which pitted them against both the Southern white power structure and the federal agencies responsible for helping them. Filmmaker Charlene Gilbert recounts her family history while she investigates the social and political implications of the decline of black farming, and explores the bittersweet legacy of the land, a symbol of both struggle and survival.

Mar. 7: Quest for a Homeland – Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

This documentary profiles Reies Lopez Tijerina and the land grant movement in New Mexico in 1966 -1967. Tijerina’s fight to convince the federal government to honor the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) galvanized Mexicans/Mexican Americans across the Southwest. Included will be the San Luis Valley’s Taylor Ranch dispute that is highlighted in La Raza de Colorado – El Movimiento.

‘Miss Representation’ Screening

Tue, February 26, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Darley Commons, Williams Village

Come join the CU Women’s Resource Center and the CU Residence Hall Association as it presents: Miss Representation, a film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, that shows the damaging effects of how media portrays women in positions of power. The screening of this 90-minute film will be followed by an optional 30-minute discussion session. The screening is for residents of Williams VIllage, and will be held Tuesday, February 26th, from 5:30-7:30 pm in Darley Commons 101. The screening of this 90-minute film will be followed by an optional 30-minute discussion session. FREE CHIPOTLE will be served.

 Film & Discussion- “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Wed., Feb 27th , 6:00-8:00pm

UMC 457

Celebrate Black History Month with Alphonse Keasley and the DSCC. We will watch the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild”,  about Bayou girl in the middle of a fierce storm that changes her reality Watch how this young hero saves her ailing father and sinking home. Be there or be square!   

‘For Colored Girls’ Film Screening

Wed., Feb. 27 6-9pm

Boulder YWCA

There will be a free film screening and discussion of the highly acclaimed 2010 drama, “For Colored Girls”, starring Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, and Thandie Newton. Based on Ntozake Shange’s play, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow was Enuf”, this film explores the interconnected lives of nine women of color as they struggle with personal issues of love, abandonment, rape, infidelity, and abortion.

Presented as part of the Wide Open Film Series, this discussion will be moderated by Ms. Norma Johnson. Ms. Johnson is a speaker, writer, and performance artist who works with individuals, organizations, and communities. She has a lifelong interest in the community relationship dynamics of race. The Wide Open Film Series is co-sponsored by the Boulder Institute of Psychotherapy and Research (BIPR) and the Boulder YWCA. Our mission is to utilize film as a catalyst for dialogue and change as we explore issues of race and difference within our community.  Film screening to be followed by discussion. Light refreshments. Held at the Boulder YWCA, Second floor, 2222 14th Street, Boulder. Seating is limited – to reserve your free space, please RSVP HERE http://bipr.org/registration/register-for-an-event/?ee=39.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Wide Open Film Series organizer, Marian Salley at mariansalley@gmail.com.



CollegeImprovement Scholarship EXTENDED!

ANY College Student (grad or undergrad) may apply for the EXDTENDED Feb. 28th, 2013 deadline.  It is a new year and applicants are needed for College Improvement’s Cash Scholarship.  Students may apply directly and get details at: http://www.collegeimprovement.org/collegescholarship.html

No application fee is required. Up to FOUR $2500.00 College Scholarships will be awarded fo the end of the 2012 year. 


Teach-In & flash mob Round Dance with Gary Farmer



Gary Farmer is an international film star  (Dead Man, Smoke Signals, Powwow Highway) filmmaker, musician and cultural activist. “Idle No More” is a grassroots Indigenous Canadian movement in Solidarity with Common Causes. The goal of the movement is education and the revitalization of Indigenous peoples though Awareness and Empowerment.




Conference on World Affairs Volunteer Meeting!

The Conference on World Affairs is the largest event on campus, drawing 94,000 in attendance. The 65th Annual CWA will be April 8-12 and will feature 100 participants from all over the world to participate on panels, performances and plenaries that are all free and open to the public. 

Past participants have included: 
-Joe Biden 
-Patch Adams 
-Jello Biafra (singer for the Dead Kennedy’s)

-Michael Elliot (CEO of ONE.org)

-Roger Ebert

-Tim Long (writer of the Simpsons)

-Rachel Maddow (MSNBC)

-Paul Krugman (Nobel prize winning economist) ….just to name a few Experts from all areas–including writers, singers, poets, athletes, musicians, economists, business execs, politicians, artists, ambassadors, scientists, and astronauts–flock to Boulder for the CWA, one of the most unique and accessible events in the nation. 

The Conference would not be able to take place if it were not for the team of students who volunteer every year and work to make it a success. Student volunteers are integrally engaged in the planning and execution of the Conference. Of course the week itself is when the most exciting action occurs, and volunteering offers students opportunities to meet these extraordinary people one on one. 

Right now is the BEST time for students to get involved in the Conference.  For freshman, this is the perfect opportunity to become part of something that will shape their college experience and help build important, influential relationships for the future. Seniors, it’s a great time to get involved and make connections with very successful people before you graduate this coming year. 

Our next student meeting will be Wednesday the 27th at 7pm in Hellems 199. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at  cwastud@colorado.edu


CMA Racial Justice Conference, Sat March 2nd

CMA Racial Justice Conference

Racial Justice Conference
“Authentic Activism Through Transformative Allyship
Saturday, March 2, 2013
8:30am – 8:00pm
Center for Community building, N320 (CMA)

Are you a student interested in social justice topics and want an opportunity to delve deeply into race and equity issues?  CMA is offering an intensive day-long conference to explore concerns and issues in our multi-faceted communities.  Opportunities to engage in critical dialogue, strategize/create action plans for social change, network with others, and gain skills and knowledge in multicultural leadership and social justice advocacy.  There is no fee for this conference, but students must fill out an application form to secure a spot!  Please click on the above link for the full conference agenda and to link to the application form!  Space is limited!  The first 50 registrants are guaranteed seating.  Presented by the Center for Multicultural Affairs, 303-492-5667.

Click here to sign up now to reserve your space here and submit asap.  Hard copy applications will be available at CMA located in C4C, suite N320.  For additional information, please contact Leslie Wong or Alexis Smith at 303-492-5667.


On-Line Application

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La Raza Youth Leadership Institute Recruiting Conference Workshop Presenters, April 27th

La Raza Youth Leadership Institute is currently recruiting Workshop Presenters for the 2013 La Raza Youth Leadership Conference set to take place on April 27, 2013 on Auraria Campus. Our theme this year is ““Dream, Act, Give Back” .

Please take a moment to read the attached proposal and if you would like to participate in this rewarding event by influencing and inspiring todays youth, take just a moment and fill out the form and return it to workshops@larazayouth.org .

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La Raza Youth Leadership Institute, Inc.

2013 La Raza Youth Leadership Conference
“Dream, Act, Give Back” “Sonar, Actuar, Dar”
Workshop Proposal Request

If you would like additional information, please visit our web site at larazayouth.org.

I sincerely thank you in advance for you time and consideration.

Sheila D. Castro


Workshops Committee




The Path to Law School with BSA and BLSA

“The Path to Law School with BSA and BLSA”: On Thursday February 28th at 5:30-7pm come engage in a panel discussion with the Black Law Students Association at CU Law in collaboration with the Black Student Alliance on getting in, getting through, and careers after law school. The panel will take place in the Center for Multicultural Affairs (C4C N320) and includes 1L, 2L, and 3L students as well as the Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid of Wolf Law. Refreshments will be served! 

Event Agenda: 
5:30-6pm Meet & Greet 
6-7pm Panel Discussion