September 26th-28th: Diversity Symposium

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity at Colorado State University warmly welcomes you to attend the 17th annual CSU Diversity Symposium!

Tuesday, September 26th – Thursday, September 28th
Lory Student Center

The Office if the Vice President for Diversity is proud to offer the highest number of sessions at a Symposium yet with a multitude of relevant and engaging diversity and inclusion-oriented topics for both campus and the wider community.

For a full schedule of events and sessions, click here.

Keynote Addresses

Jessica Bennett, Monday, September 25th

As part of its ongoing effort to improve the campus climate for all, Colorado State University has become the first institution of higher education to launch a Feminist Fight Club on campus. Jessica Bennett, award-winning journalist and author of Feminist Fight Club, will be helping CSU launch this new initiative with a fireside chat on challenging subtle sexism in the workplace as well as a book signing and workshops.

Dr. Claude Steele, Tuesday, September 26th

Dr. Steele is a U.S. social psychologist and Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley. Best known for his work on stereotype threat and its application to minority student academic performance, he is the author of the 2010 book Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us.

Dr. Christine Sleeter, Thursday, September 28th

Dr. Christine Sleeter is an author, speaker, teacher, and activist who uses creative work to spark insight about respect for the diverse people who share space in classrooms, schools, and communities, and to prompt action for equity and justice. She is also the author of Un-Standardizing Curriculum and  White Bread. Her talk is titled Why Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Theory Matter for Education.

Dr. Damon A. Williams, Friday, September 29th

Dr. Damon A. Williams is an award-winning scholar, leader, and educator passionate about making organizations inclusive and excellent for all, empowering a new generation of diverse leaders for America. He is also a founding architect of the Inclusive Excellence concept and author of the 2013 book Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation in Higher Education.

For more information or to answer questions, contact:

Ria Vigil
Director, Diversity Education and Training
ria.vigil@colostate.edu
(970) 491-2279

Alicia Sprague
Training Coordinator
alicia.sprague@colostate.edu
(970) 491-6544