Sparking the modern civil rights movement in the United States by refusing to give up her bus seat, Rosa Parks' arrest for breaking Montgomery segregation laws started a boycott of the city bus line that lasted 381 days. This eventually led to the 1956 Supreme Court ruling declaring segregation illegal on public buses. In the spirit of Rosa Parks the University of Colorado Denver Rosa Parks Diversity Committee selects CU Denver students, staff, faculty, departments, and community members as recipients of the Rosa Parks Diversity Award.
2014 CU Denver Rosa Parks Nomination
The CU Denver Educational Opportunity Programs office is
pleased to invite nominations for the 2014 CU Denver Rosa Parks Diversity 2014
In honor of Rosa Parks’ legacy as a champion for Civil
Rights, the University of Colorado Denver’s Educational Opportunity Programs
office is pleased to solicit nominations for the CU Denver Rosa Parks Diversity
Presented annually, this award recognizes faculty, staff,
students, and community members/organizations who help to accomplish the
university’s strategic priority to enhance diversity university-wide and foster
a culture of inclusion on campus and/or within the surrounding community.
We will present two awards in each category (faculty, staff,
student, and community) at an awards luncheon on April 30, 2014, from 11:00 am
– 1:00 pm on the Auraria Campus (Tivoli 320 ABC). To nominate an individual or
an organization, please complete each category of the online nomination form.
The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm, April 16, 2014.
You may nominate as many individuals as you wish in each
category. If you have questions regarding the nominations process, please
contact Omar Montgomery (firstname.lastname@example.org) or James Speed
Link to Nomination site: Rosa Parks Nomination Form
Please send your RSVP for the CU Denver Rosa Parks Diversity
Awards Luncheon to James Speed by April 23, 2014. (email@example.com).