The DILE program began in the fall semester of 2013 with a group
of students dedicated to bring awareness to the Denver community about issues
of equity, identity and race. The mission of this program is to engage in
discussions about the influences of race and identity in our everyday lives. We also seek to discover ways in which we can
use this knowledge to make a positive impact in our communities.
dates and times: Mondays: 3:00-4:00 pm
In addition to our meetings, we will
dedicate time each month to a community service event. Further, as part of your professional
development, you will co-lead approximately four group meetings during the
semester. The intent is to develop and
hone your facilitation and participation skills. You will be required to dedicate time to the planning
meetings. Support in facilitating the
meeting will be provided as part of your professional development. If you are interested in applying to DILE, please complete the application below by Febraury 7th 2014.
For more information, please contact Elizabeth.Mendoza@UCDenver.edu.
Information about Conferences Attended:
Critical Race Studies in Education Association
On May 29th, 2013 a group of students flew to Nashville, TN to attend the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) conference held at Vanderbilt University & Scarritt Bennett Center. During the three-day conference, they had the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops and research presentations about race and equity within the educational systems. They had a chance to have discussions with amazing Critical Race scholars such as Dr. Daniel Solórzano, Dr. David Stovall, Dr. H. Samy Alim, Dr. Margaret Montoya and many other scholars. During this trip, students debriefed and brainstorm ideas that they could bring to help and strengthen our very own CU Denver campus. Most importantly, this conference was a tool used to create the Leadership Program.
For more information about this conference, please visit: http://www.crseassoc.org/
Free Minds, Free People
The Free Minds, Free People conference took place from July 11-14th, 2013. This conference promoted discussions around equity and community based action. Students attended workshops on racial inequities in schools, including school closures and polices and gentrification in the local neighborhoods. Students also participated in the Little Village Environmental Tour, where they learned about Little Village Environmental Justice organization (link), which is a non-profit, community based organization that works to identify issues and combat environmental racism in the community.
This program is a collaboration between Educational Opportunity Programs, Professor Manuel Espinoza and Professor Rene Galindo. Initiated during academic year 2013-2014, the program is in its pilot year. This is a unique space that is being created where students, staff and faculty are engaging in issues of social justice, equity and social science research. CMIC is place that welcomes students’ personal experiences and intersects this knowledge with academic, historical and community contexts. All students who are interested in learning more about issues of social justice and how these issues are being further developed in social science research are welcome!
First meeting will be February 7th. We will kick off the semester with a special evening event (5-9). Regualr meetings are held every other Friday from 12:00-2:00 in the Lawerence Street Building room 1150. Lunch is provided. Below are dates for the Spring 2014 semester.
February 7 (Special Evening Event from 5-9)
Click here for CMIC application
For more information, contact Soyon.Bueno@ucdenver.edu, Elizabeth.Mendoza@ucdenver.edu or stop by NC 2012 or call 303-352-3561.