Diversity Summit

Sep 262004
Authors: Collegian Staff

The 2004 Diversity Summit will take place today through Thursday

on campus. The summit’s theme is “Grounding Ourselves in Diversity:

Data, Dialogue, and Direction for the Future.”

The four-day event will highlight diversity issues and showcase

CSU’s diversity programs, service and resources. The events are

scheduled to allow faculty, staff and students to participate as

much as schedules allow.

CSU President Larry Penley will open the summit from 9 to 10

a.m. today in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom. A Diversity

Summit Showcase will also run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the

main ballroom.

Edward James Olmos, Monfort professor-in-residence and actor,

will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. in the keynote address Tuesday in the

main ballroom. Following his speech he will host a book


The Edward James Olmos Film Festival sponsored by the

Association for Student Activity Programming and the Programming

Activity Council will show two films starring Olmos on Wednesday.

“American Me” will show at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the

Associated Students of CSU Senate Chambers in the student center.

“Stand and Deliver” will be shown Thursday at 7 p.m. at DC Bottoms

in the Durrell Center.

These events are open to the public and no tickets are


The CSU advocacy offices will host open houses from 3 to 5 p.m.


The summit closes on Thursday with a brown bag luncheon, poetry

workshop and keynote address by Nikki Giovanni. The luncheon will

be held in the Lory Student Center West Ballroom as will the poetry

workshop. The keynote address will take place in the main ballroom

followed by the closing ceremony and a book signing by Nikki


For more information and a full schedule of events, look for a

diversity summit on the provost’s office Web site,


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