We would like to pay honor and respect to all of the Indigenous Peoples, Nations, and Beings who have been cared for, and in turn, cared for the land that is now illegally occupied by the state of Colorado, and the city of Denver. There are over 45 Indigenous Nations who maintained a reciprocal relationship with this land including but not limited to, the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Ute, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Dine’, Lakota, Shoshone, Zuni, Hopi, and Paiute. Without the vision and perseverance of our ancestors, Mother Earth, and all those who came before, our present and future would be lost. May we continue to uphold and live the values and principles given to us by our ancestors and homelands, and may we defend them by any means necessary.
The Collective continues to foster a community of all-marginalized students with shared experiences of racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression on campus. We have been engaged in anti-racist work to create a world that may hold us all.
While we are deeply appreciative, we hope this recognition serves as a reminder that true diversity means celebrating marginalized students who are critical and unapologetic in their aspirations for a more equitable academic environment. This is the true embodiment of Rosa Parks’ revolutionary work.
None of this work would have been possible without the unwavering support of our mentors and communities, for which we are deeply grateful.
First Row (left to right):
Second Row (left to right):
(Not Pictured) Cynthia Rice
(Not Pictured) Emmett Hurd
(Not Pictured) Jessica Romero
(Not Pictured) Sky Roosevelt-Morris
Third Row (left to right):
John Reilly, Jr., M.D. graduated
from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School. He trained in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary
& Critical Care Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital before joining the
faculty there. In 2008, he moved to
Pittsburgh to join the Department of Medicine and became the department
chairman in 2011. He joined the CU School
of Medicine in 2015 as Dean and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. He serves on the Boards of Children’s
Hospital of Colorado, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, UC Health System,
University of Colorado Hospital Authority and the Children’s Diabetes
Foundation. He and his wife Lise Woodard
sponsor student scholarships through the School of Medicine and the ARCS Foundation
and support the Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum.
Jeong is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at CU Denver. Her research
focuses on social & political philosophy, specifically the politics of
time: theories of racialized, colonial, and gendered temporalities. She teaches
courses on contemporary philosophy, critical philosophy of race & gender,
and decolonial thought. She is deeply grateful for the support of Professors
Glen Morris, Sarah Tyson & Tania Islas Weinstein, students & colleagues
in the Philosophy Department, and the AAPI community. Many thanks to Professor
Chad Shomura for his compassion and encouragement.