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Events roundup

Join the conversation on civil rights, explore the healing process with social-work professionals and celebrate with a leadership party.

By Josie Lavender

January 18, 2021

MSU Denver signVirtual Voices: How Did We Get Here?

Join a discussion on the complex history of race and racism in America. Speakers will explore racial constructs and the importance of understanding how our history shaped today’s racial systems. Register here for the virtual discussion.


  • Moderator: Monica Williams, executive producer, the Equity Project LLC
  • Michael Benitez, Ph.D., vice president for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Devon Wright, Ph.D., assistant professor of Africana Studies


11 a.m.-noon

I Won’t Be Silent: Tools to become anti-racist

This workshop, hosted by the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion, invites the Auraria Campus community to explore the genetic makeup of systemic racism and identify strategies for becoming anti-racist. The event is part of the Equity Training Series designed to promote conversation among students at Metropolitan State University of Denver surrounding social justice and racial equity. Registration for the virtual workshop closes Wednesday at 5 p.m., so sign up soon.


4-5:30 p.m.

MLK Week of Reflection: What does the civil-rights movement look like in 2021?

Please join Michael Eric Dyson as he addresses the correlation between America’s current state of social justice and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s activism during the civil-rights movement. All members of the Auraria Campus are encouraged to register for the webinar today. Registration will close Friday at 9 a.m. Further details for MLK Week events can be found on the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion’s event site.


11 a.m.-noon

MSU Denver’s Spring Leadership Kickoff by Trill or Not Trill

Students are invited to network and celebrate at this leadership day party. The celebration provides students with development techniques and includes motivational speeches, a DJ, raffles and gift prizes.  Students can register for the virtual party here.

Jan. 29

10:30 a.m.

3rd Annual Social Work Mental and Behavioral Health Conference, Healing in the time of Covid-19, racialized tensions and the political landscape

Please join keynote speaker and alumna Julie Clockston, Ph.D., LCSW, chapter president of the National Association of Social Workers Colorado as she moderates this year’s virtual webinar. Students, faculty and community members will have the opportunity to learn about experts’ responses to mental and behavioral challenges from Covid-19, racial tensions and a growing political divide. Register for the virtual webinar today.

Jan. 29

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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