Funded Proposals 2016-2017

queer lives flyerQueer Lives Dinner – November 17, 2016

Queer Lives is an empowering event for LGBTQIA+ students, which connects an at-risk group with resources geared towards their long-term success.

Queer Lives was a joyous celebration of queer culture that is sure to have left a resounding echo in our campus community. 

14681838_1078063915637838_4242318432352358917_nAsian Cultural Night – December 2, 2016

Asian Student Association presented an Asian Cultural Night to the CU Denver Students. Through providing food, games, performances, and more students grasped a better understanding for the Asian Culture.

Cultural Diversity FestivalCultural Diversity Festival – February 28, 2017

Our world’s many cultural identities were expressed to the CU Denver student body, by Student Government through presenting the Cultural Diversity Festival.

Crafts, food, dance, etc. were all provided to showcase the different cultures.

OOSFOL_09Owning Our Stories – March 30, 2017

The office of LGBTQ+ on the Auraria Campus raised more awareness LGBTQ issues with a special focus on family acceptance during this tow-part event.

In the Asian American Pacific Islander community, transgender and LGBTQ issues are not often discussed and they wanted to create a safe space for dialogue. Marsha, a Japanese-American woman shared her story about struggling with her transgender son’s transition and her journey to acceptance.

California Indian MovieCalifornia Indian Movie Screening – April 19, 2017

The Department of American Indian Student Services and Student Government brought movie director, Andrew Ramos, to the Student Commons to present his film, California Indian, and answer questions about the movie and the greater struggles of the Native American community.




Communication DaysCommunication Days – April 17-20, 2017

CU Denver’s Communication Department brought Rinku Sen, a leading figure in the racial justice movement, to speak on issues of social justice. Her presence on our campus modeled the ways in which the communication discipline and a liberal arts education can tackle and make a meaningful contribution to the understanding of important social issues.

MATH_or_ARTMath || Art – April 20, 2017

At Math or Art, CU Denver’s Math Club and Math Department explored what influence math can have on artistic pursuits and the influences it has had as far back as the ancient world. CU Denver Students got to take home the portion of art that they created at the event, and a whole new perspective on the importance of math in our culture.

18870343_1351804504912573_39346533_oIslam Awareness Week – April 24-27, 2017

Islam Awareness Week is an annual event put on by many MSAs across the U.S. and Europe. Each day of the week, an event took place highlighting a different topic central to Islam and explored its importance to Muslims through art, cultural practices, and educational forums.

CAM JAM Poster 2017 - Final logo copy8th Annual CAM JAM – April 27, 2017

Students ran this all-day free festival that included current and alumni artists from CAM, who are making a name for themselves. A true cultural confluence, the festival featured music ranging from Hispanic rock and EDM, to bluegrass, alt-rock, hip hop, Soul, Ska, and singer-songwriter music.