The Black Staff and Faculty Affinity Group seeks to develop a sense of community and to provide a forum for discussion and subsequent actions related to concerns of black faculty, staff, and students. Although we focus on issues germane to Black staff and faculty, we welcome all staff and faculty from UC Denver who share our concerns to join us for our meetings, and to provide support.
Chair: Leslie Taylor 303-556-5662.
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4th Annual Black History Month Celebration Theme: A Healthy World of Living and Learning
Ade, Author, Professional Genealogist “Genealogy
& Ethnicity: Finding Clues inCommon
Carl, Athletic Director, University of Colorado
Boulder, Facilitator Roman Hollowell Panelists:
Damian Brown, Dallas Davis & Ronald
Sally (former athletes)“Campus
& Career Opportunities for the Studentand
Graduate Student Athlete” Thomas
Hightower, Executive “Yellow Pages” (Denver)“Succeeding
in Corporate America” Adrian
Miller, Culinary Historian, Certified BBQ Judge“The
Surprising Story of Soul Food” Nia
Mitchell, Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine;
Anschutz Medical Campus “Addressing the Disparity of Obesity In
the African American Population”
Some of our members
For more information contact Leslie Taylor at 303-556-5662.
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On February 25, 2010, we celebrated our first Black History Month event. Our theme was Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future. Activities included the following workshops:
- UC Denver staff member Mary Lassiter: "Weaving Our History Through Cloth - The Art of Quilting"
- UC Denver faculty member Ronica Rooks: "My Family Health Portrait - A Public Health Tool to Address Health Disparities"
- UC Denver faculty member Gregory Walker: "Hip Hop Violin and Black Classical Music"
- Metropolitan State College faculty member Jacquelyn Benton: "Redefining the Civil Rights Movement"
- Channel 9 News Anchor TaRhonda Thomas: "From This to That - Channeling Our Way through Communication"
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Diversity Council
- UC Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- UC Denver Black Student Services
- UC Denver Office of Student Life
- Auraria Campus Recreation