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JTOH Core Events 2017-2018

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JTOH is one of the nation’s most innovative and unique multi-cultural educational programs. Sponsaored by Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Department of Chicano/Chicana Studies and Department of Africana Studies, our program partners college peer mentors with local high school students. Our goal is to engage students in a yearlong program that enhances the public school systems curriculum in the areas of African American, Native American Chicano/a, Mexicana/o, Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.

The grand finale of the yearlong endeavor is an academic “knowledge bowl” between participating high school teams. Our Program also encourages all teams to participate in service learning projects throughout the community. Students have the opportunity to be part of the MSU Denver Mauricio Saravia Literary Journal and to connect with leading cultural arts and science institutions such as the such as the History Colorado Center, Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens and numerous nonprofits throughout Colorado.

Let the Jornada Begin! 

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2017 MLK Peace Award Recipient
Maria Rangel Leon

Coordinator, Dr. Elizabeth Renee Fajardo, was awarded the very honorable MLK Peace Award. The annual MLK Peace Breakfast at Metropolitan State University celebrates the philosophy and values of Martin Luther King, Jr. by promoting diversity and equality for all. The MLK Peace Award honors individuals who keep the spirit and dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. alive through their actions and contributions to peace, justice, diversity, equality and social change. We are very proud of Maria and all of the hard work she has accomplished. Her intersectional activism has made an impact on and off campus. Congratulations!

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Dr. Renee Fajardo
Journey Through Our Heritage Coordinator
Campus Box 41
P.O. Box 173362
1156 9th Street, Rectory 101
Denver, Colorado 80217-3362

(303) 615-1179



Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm