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“13th” for Black History Month

By Victoria Jimenez The Office of Diversity and Inclusion continued Black History Month recognition with students at Colorado State University-Pueblo with their viewing of “13th,” a documentary focused on the racial inequality of the U.S. prison system. Directed by Ava DuVernay, this 2016 documentary discussed the history of the U.S. prison system and its connection to slavery, the 13th Amendment, and systematic punishment toward minorities in the U.S. implemented by the government and large corporations. Ulf Kjell Gür, an internet movie database writer said, “The documentary touches on chattel slavery;...
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Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble gives powerful performance

Courtesy of cleoparkerdance.org/ The word “dance” makes many people think of beautiful tutus or pink point shoes. Some think of breakdancing or salsa or one of a number of dance forms. Dance is one of the most universally understood forms of art in the world. Some cultures even use it as a way to express feelings about different issues, sort of like a language. The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, who recently performed at Colorado State University-Pueblo, used forms of dance and movement as way to celebrate and teach their...
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Diversity Resource Center documentary viewing offers insight into racism

The "light/dark" documentary viewing was part of a series of events scheduled to celebrate Black History Month. Photo courtesy of csupueblo.edu. Staff at the Diversity Resource Center hosted a “light/dark” documentary viewing in the Diversity Resource Center room in the Occhiato University Center on Feb. 12, 2015. The hosts of the program welcomed all students with refreshments, educational videos about racism and insightful discussions afterword. The videos featured in the viewing focused on the struggles minorities face when it comes to what society views as pretty and, ultimately, who we...
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Campus activites abound for Black History Month

February is African-American History Month, and numerous events will be held on the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus aimed at celebrating important moments in African-American history and promoting racial diversity. February became linked with African-American History Month in 1976, in part, to honor the influences that Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass had on racial diversity; both of these men were born in February. The Brown Eye, Blue Eye Experiment will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11at 6: p.m. in room 109 of the Library and Academic Resource Center. Based off Jane Elliot’s...