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
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,