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5th Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference, Wed Feb 19th


2014 Undergraduate Diversity Conference

What does it mean to talk about “diversity” in a city like Boulder?

What kinds of alliances promote equity and inclusion for all members of our community?

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at CU Boulder, the Diversity and Student Services Committee of the Program for Writing and Rhetoric will hold the 5th Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference on the theme Alliance. The conference has become a signature CU event to promote dialogue on diversity issues, to enhance openness and respect on campus, and to showcase PWR student writings on diversity-related topics. Between 150-200 people, including immigrant workers, students, faculty, staff, and members of the community, are expected to attend this event held in room 235 of the University Memorial Center (UMC). The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with a special welcome & warm-up activity led by award-winning CU Theater & Dance Instructor, Nii Armah Sowah, director of 1,000 Voices Project. Food, dialogues and events continue until 2:00.

In addition to round-table dialogues with simultaneous translation, keynote speaker Tony Garcia will speak on his 28 years of experience with Su Teatro, Colorado’s largest and oldest Chicano theater troupe. In response to the conference theme, Alliance, the specially selected student presentations cover diversity issues ranging from the local to the international.

For more information: James.F.Walker@colorado.edu.

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