Joining the Conversation (Boulder)

Our goal at diversifyCUnow is to amplify the voices and demands of BIPOC students, faculty, and staff on all of the CU campuses. If you are new to the conversation surrounding antiracism at CU Boulder, here are some resources that will be helpful to understand what is going on.

BIPOC

BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, People of Color

BSA

Black Student Alliance is a CU student organization that "serves as an advocate of the Black/African American student and as ally to all other underrepresented voices on campus."

Antiracism

“One either allows racial inequities to persevere – as a racist – or confronts racial inequities – as an antiracist. There is no in-between safe space of ‘not racist.’ The claim of ‘not racist’ neutrality is a mask for racism.” -Ibram X. Kendi (p. 13)

BLM

BLM stands for Black Lives Matter

BLM is an organization created in 2013 in response to the death of Trayvon Martin in the hands of police brutality. In 2020 BLM has been heavily involved in the protests involving George Floyd and many other deaths of Black individuals.

Timeline

NOTE: this timeline is a simple summary, antiracism is a cumulative effort and many events, organizing, and devastation has occurred at CU before this timeline starts. For consolidation purposes we have narrowed it down. Click on each text  box to read more

Racist incident occurs on campus

(commonly known as the N-word incident)

October 7, 2019

October 6, 2019

October 8, 2019

COVID-19 Pandemic slows and hinders meetings

May 25, 2020

May 29, 2020

May 31, 2020

June 1, 2020

June 2, 2020

Chancellor responds to Call to Action, read response here pt 1 and pt 2

June 5, 2020

June 3, 2020

June 12, 2020

 Democratic Regent Jack Kroll presents a Resolution (link here). A Republican Regent, Sue Sharkey, made a motion that the Resolution be sent to two committees and with the majority vote, the Republican Regents approved Sue’s motion. 

June 18, 2020

June 23, 2020

July 27, 2020

June 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

Chancellor DiStefano responds to Woldemicheal and Gardner after pressure from a day counter on diversifyCUnow's website. A meeting is scheduled.

August 10, 2020

August 11, 2020

August 12, 2020

August 14, 2020

August 18, 2020

August 19, 2020

August 26, 2020