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About The Equity Peer Leaders

The Equity Peer Leaders (EPL) group was created in 2019 to address equity and social justice related issues on our campus. Equity-minded students lead workshops, trainings and discussions to name these issues and to craft ways to dismantle them at MSU Denver. Join EPLs in imagining and practicing a future where everyone can thrive, honor, and center the truths of marginalized voices.

Equity Training Series

The Equity Training Series (ETS) is a series of workshops, training, and events designed to promote conversation among students at MSU Denver surrounding social justice and racial equity. The Equity Training Series’ speakers, presenters, and facilitators aim to create a common language and vocabulary among MSU Denver students related to equity-minded student leadership. In keeping with the MSU Denver Student Affairs Division’s commitment to antiracism, ETS aims to serve as a safe space and launching pad for dialogue and discourse among students from marginalized identities, their allies, and others to engage in this meaningful and impactful work.

Calendar of upcoming events will be published closer to the start of the Fall semester.

Queer Film Series
Thursdays, September 23rd, October 7th, and November 11th 2:00PM-3:30PM (film showing)
3:30PM-4:30PM (reflection dialogue)
Equity Peer Leader: Nat R.S.

The Queer Film Series event is for anyone wanting to talk about and watch queer representation in film. There will be three different reflection conversations on the three different films. To participate in the conversations, attendees can either come to the in-person showings from 2:00pm-3:30pm, or they can watch the first two films before our group meets at 3:30pm to reflect. Pariah will be the third and final film. Pariah is not offered online on the Auraria Library website/database, attendees will have to come to the in-person showing.

Dates and Films
September 23rd – Tangerine
October 7th – Watermelon Woman
November 11th – Pariah (film showing in person in JSSB 237)

APIDA Identity: Stop Asian Hate
Tuesday, September 28th, 4:00PM-5:00PM
Equity Peer Leader: Sara Vang

This event is to educate others on the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes within the past year and a half, as well as the efforts already taken to fight anti-Asian hate such as the Stop Asian Hate Movement, and what we as a campus and individuals can do. We will also address the “COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act” recently passed by Congress and what it means for not only Asian Americans, but also other BIPOC.

Let’s Talk About Sex (Positivity) Baby!
Thursday, September 30th, 3:30PM-4:30PM
Equity Peer Leader: Nat R.S. and Kendall T.W.

Let’s Talk About Sex (Positivity) Baby! will be centered around healthy conversations about sex awareness regarding safe sex practices, sexual assault awareness, releasing sex related societal taboos, self-love and care. This will be a safe and brave space to ask questions, gain insights and leave with more awareness and confidence on how to have a healthy understanding about the components of sex.

To register for the discussion: Let’s Talk About Sex (Positivity) Baby! Event Registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.

Representation in Media: BIPOC in Disney Movies
Tuesday, October 5th, 4:00PM-5:00PM
Equity Peer Leader: Sara Vang

Representation of our identities in movies, especially the movies we grew up watching, is instrumental in developing the way we perceive ourselves, our identities, and the rest of the world. For many people, Disney movies were the movies we grew up watching as children and continued to watch and shape pop culture and society. The goal of this event is to discuss and analyze the extent of representation of BIPOC in Disney movies, particularly looking at the evolution of representation over time.

Flash Mob Day Dance
September/October TBD, 12:45PM (Subject to change)
Equity Peer Leader: Kendall T.W.

Flash Mob Dance Party will provide a unifying activity to release the pressure or stress of starting back on campus. This will be a way to break up the seriousness of university life and provide a nonsensical outlet for students, staff, and faculty alike through dance.

Registration for volunteers: Flash Mob Day Dance Volunteer Form

History of Stereotypes Dialogue Series: Food Stamps
Friday, October 15th, 4:00PM
Equity Peer Leader: Kendall T.W.

History of Stereotypes: Food Stamps explores the history and origin of harmful and hateful stereotypes that still plague modern society. This dialogue will look at the history of food stamps, from JFK’s relaunch of the program in the sixties into modern usage statistics, while we begin to dismantle the stereotypes and stigma around food stamps.

To register for the discussion: History of Stereotypes: Food Stamps Form

After registering and agreeing to the community standards, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.

Social Justice Trivia Night
Thursday, October 21st, 4:00PM-5:15PM
Equity Peer Leader: Nat R.S.

Social Justice Trivia Night is an in-person event. Students can make teams to play or play individually. Teams should not be any larger than four people. The trivia for this event is all about social justice. The questions will range anywhere from local to national, international social justice, activist’s quotes to historical trivia, and film trivia. The two teams that get the most answers correctly will win a prize! This event is meant to be fun and educational so study up on your social justice knowledge and join us for a fun time!

To register for this event please visit: Social Justice Trivia Night

History of Stereotypes Dialogue Series: White Fright
Friday October 29th, 4:00PM
Equity Peer Leader: Kendall T.W.

History of Stereotypes: White Fright explores the examples in history of White fear of BIPOC throughout history starting with the onset of the Transatlantic Slave Trade up to the modern day ‘Karen’. This dialogue series allows for space to unlearn, relearn, and question our understanding of White Fright.

To register for the dialogue: History of Stereotypes: White Fright Form

After registering and agreeing to the community standards, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.

Social Media Trends Series: Beauty Standards & Women of Color
Thursday, November 4th, 4:00PM-5:00PM
Equity Peer Leader: Sara Vang

This will be a conversation focused on beauty-related trends on social media, from makeup trends like the fox eye and over tanning to fashion trends like y2k and loungewear. We will discuss the racist, classist, fatphobic, and ableist overtones within these trends and how they promote Eurocentric beauty standards and the male gaze, further excluding the intersectionality of women of color.

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Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI)

The Equity Peer Leaders group was created in 2019 to address equity and social justice related issues on our campus and is a group within the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion.

Questions? Contact CMEI

Learn More About CMEI

Email:

[email protected]

 

Campus Location:

Tivoli Student Union 305

Phone:

303-615-0606

 

Mailing Address:

Campus Box 39, P.O. Box 173362, Denver, CO 80217-3362