Histories and Legacies of Displacement and Removal

A FREE symposium centered around CU Denver's place on the Auraria Campus

September 28-29, 2022

St. Cajetan's Church
Auraria Campus
Denver, Colorado

This two-day interactive symposium will explore the University of Colorado Denver’s histories of displacement and removal of Indigenous and Hispanic/Latinx communities. The event will provide a space where participants can engage with the campus’s past and present and strengthen on‐going efforts to construct mechanisms to acknowledge, confront, and commemorate the forced relocations of communities of color that allowed for the existence of the Auraria Campus. The hope is that such efforts will ensure the continued sharing of Denver, Auraria, and campus histories and promote broader understanding of the impact of displacement and removal.  The symposium will give participants the opportunity to collaborate to move forward in educational, meaningful, and transformative ways with the goal of creating a more inclusive campus that faces its past and is mindful of its connection with current communities. The symposium will include academic panels, personal testimony, open discussions, walking tours, documentary film, and more.

The symposium is free and open to the public! Both in person and virtual participation is available. Please use the registration form on this page to sign up for the event and let us know how you plan to participate. We look forward to seeing you there!

Symposium Schedule