Program for Writing and Rhetoric’s Fifth Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference is Wednesday

By Staff

Writing and Rhetoric’s Fifth Annual 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 the community?

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, at CU-Boulder, the Diversity and Student Services Committee of the Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) will hold the Fifth 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 attendees – including immigrant workers, students, faculty, staff and members of the community are expected to take part in the event in room 235 of the University Memorial Center (UMC).

The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with a special welcome and warm-up activity led by award-winning CU Theater and Dance Instructor Nii Armah Sowah, director of 1,000 Voices Project. Food, dialogues and events continue until 2 p.m.

Besides 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.

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