If you go
What: Fifth Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference
When: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday
Where: University Memorial Center 235
More info: colorado.edu/pwr/diversityconference.html
The University of Colorado is hosting its annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference on Wednesday with a goal of bringing together students, faculty, staff and Boulder residents to talk about diversity and inclusion.
The conference, hosted by CU's Program for Writing and Rhetoric, includes student and guest speakers, as well as organized discussions about diversity.
The theme of this year's conference is "alliance," said co-organizer Jim Walker.
"The theme of alliance is really about trying to invite people to become allies," Walker said. "We're trying to let people know that you may not feel like the term diversity applies to you, however you feel situated, but it does and it can and you can have a role in creating a more inclusive and diverse community."
Freshman Jack Davis will speak as part of the conference about his experience as a gay high school athlete in Los Angeles.
Davis, who's studying political science, said athletics are one of the "final frontiers" for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
"We've already seen a lot of integration (of the LGBTQ community) in family life and politics and entertainment," he said. "Many LGBTQ athletes have been coming out lately and it's been met with a lot of different criticisms."
The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, with sessions starting throughout the day in University Memorial Center Room 235.
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