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Forum on Diversity at CU-Boulder next week

Diversity at CU-Boulder: A Public Forum with the RAP Lab
When: Monday, February 17, 2014 from 7-8 PM
Where: (On the Hill across from the Sink)

Please join the Laboratory for Race and Popular Cultureat Innisfree Poetry Café for a panel and forum to discuss the social and cultural climate of the CU campus, particularly for minority students. Our conversation is meant to foster discussions on what diversity means on the CU campus and to deepen awareness of the complex living histories that our students and peers negotiate as young people in the 21st century. We bring back Denver-based poet-activist Dominique Christina (2012 winner of the Women of the World Poetry Slam) to share some poetry and lend an outside perspective to our conversation about what works well and what needs work with respect to diversity on campus.

Topics will include recent media coverage of tensions around diversity at CU-Boulder; the varying strategies we’ve seen for teaching about social difference at CU; and a continuation of the conversation from our “Cruel Summer” event about race and popular culture in contemporary America. Special guest Professor Bianca Williams (Ethnic Studies) will join Jack Hamilton (RAP Lab postdoctoral researcher), Judy Strathearn (PhD Candidate in English) and Dominique Christina on the panel. Alex Corey (RAP Lab manager) will moderate this roundtable discussion and public forum. Audience participation is encouraged.

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