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Cultural Diversity Board shows its true colors

On Sept. 19, the student Cultural Diversity Board (CDB) at Colorado Mesa University held its first True Colors Run. The run was planned and implemented by the executive board of the CDB, Brittney Maglangit, J.C. Hernandez and Nicholas Villarmia.

The on-campus run took place on campus and was attended by more than 200 students, who each received a plain white CDB t-shirt to wear. Runners stopped at different stations, where colored corn starch was thrown at them. By the end of the run, students’ shirts were colored with a rainbow representing the differences that exist in our world.

Educational booths, activities, music and other events were held on Elm Quad after the run. Maglangit, CDB’s director, would like the True Colors Run to be an annual event on campus to raise awareness of the diversity and cultures that exist at CMU.

The Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee, in collaboration with CMU and School District 51, is planning its annual Diversity Conference, which will be Nov. 21. Aimed at high school-aged students in the university’s service area, this year’s conference will focus on teaching students how to solve problems and appreciate other cultures while introducing them to CMU. Students interested in attending the conference are encouraged to work with their high school counselors.

If you would like more information about how to get involved with promoting diversity, advocacy, and health at CMU please contact Danny Sandoval at dsandoval@coloradomesa.edu, extension 1765, or stop by Albers Hall.

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