What a beautiful world.
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A volunteer welcomes attendees to the 25th annual Cherry Creek Diversity Conference on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Student attendees walk through the Rocky Mountain Diversity Fair when they first arrive, getting information about post-graduate options from 40+ colleges, universities, non-profit organizations and others.
Attendees eat a continental breakfast as they arrive for the 25th annual Cherry Creek Diversity Conference.
Students and teachers from 102 Colorado high schools attended the 25th annual Cherry Creek Diversity Conference -- the largest number of schools and youth organizations ever to join us.
Members of Chatfield High School's Jumping Eagles perform for the crowd leading up to Opening Ceremonies.
Kalama Polynesian Dancers
Kalama Polynesian Dancers perform and then teach the audience the hula leading up to the event's Opening Ceremonies.
Brooklyn Webb from Columbine High School sings the National Anthem to kick off the Opening Ceremonies.
Aaron Abai of Chatfield High School and Lauren Banko of Mullen High School, student co-chairs of the Executive Committee, welcome attendees to the 25th annual Cherry Creek Diversity Conference.
Welcome from RBC Wealth Management
Darryl Traweek of RBC Wealth Management, underwriter of the 25th annual Cherry Creek Diversity Conference, introduces the keynote speaker, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta.
Keynote Address by Dolores Huerta
Dolores Huerta, legendary civil rights and labor rights activist, provides the keynote speech and leads the audience in chants of "Abajo racism! Abajo sexism and misogyny! Abajo homophobia! Abajo bigotry! Que viva diversity!"
Human Rights Award
Dolores Huerta is presented with the Human Rights Award for her dedication to improving the political, social and economic rights of all Americans.
Student and adult attendees give Dolores Huerta a standing ovation for her enthusiastic and inspiring keynote speech.
Attendees participate in a discussion group with 25 students from 25 different high schools across Colorado, led by trained student facilitators.
Kenny Wiley of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado leads a workshop on religious diversity.
Spoken Word Poetry
Attendees join Ara Cruz from Cafe Cultura for a spoken poetry workshop.
Jiu Jitsu Self-Defense
Teri Stewart from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Stapleton leads a self-defense workshop for teen girls and women.
Mason Estes and Chenoa Francis, teen speakers from Spirit of the Sun, lead a discussion on dispelling stereotypes of modern Native Americans.
Sam Battan of Colorado Youth Congress facilities an exploration of the power of teenagers to create civic change.
After two workshops, students meet back with their school groups to brainstorm projects and ways they can improve their local school and community.
Share Your Thoughts
Students reflect on what the day has meant to them.
The crowd goes wild listening to The Reminders, a Colorado Springs-based hip hop duo.
The Executive Committee, a group of 40-plus students and adults who planned the event, pose with The Reminders as a final celebration of the day.