DENVER – The University of Colorado Denver’s Black Staff and Faculty Affinity Group is hosting a Black History Month celebration. Sponsors of the event include UCD’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of Student Life, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Black Student Services and Auraria Campus Recreation.
The gathering will take place at the Auraria Event Center/Gym in Denver tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The goal of the UCD Black Staff and Faculty Affinity Group is to develop a sense of community and to provide a forum for addressing concerns of black faculty, staff, and students.
The event includes:
Welcome: Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D., UCD 9:30 a.m.
Exhibitors’ Booths and Tables 9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Jackie Benton (faculty, Metropolitan State College of Denver)
“Redefining the Civil Rights Movement”
Mary Lassister (staff, UCD)
“Weaving Our History through Cloth-the Art of Quilting”
Ronica Rooks, PhD (faculty, UCD)
“My Family Health Portrait-A Public Health Tool to Address Health Disparities”
TaRhonda Thomas (9 News anchor)
“From This to That”-Channeling our Way through Communication
Gregory Walker (faculty, UC Denver)
“Hip Hop Violin and Black Classical Music”
Black Learning Trivia games 1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Black Learning Trivia games for audience 3:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Final remarks and closing 3:45 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.