(Chapin, Violeta Raquel - 2018) -- President's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Award
Award or Honor Receipt
Professor Violeta Chapin is an ardent clinician committed to social and legal justice. Her counsel in and fundraising for legal clinics for communities throughout the state of Colorado has had a profound impact for DACA recipients, undocumented immigrants, and immigrant employees, among others. According to Chapin's nominator, in response to the September 2017 DACA rescission, 'Professor Chapin worked tirelessly to meet with not only the DACA recipients (at CU Boulder), but any DACA recipient who needed assistance in our state. She spoke at multiple rallies, contacted local agencies, and even worked with our state representatives.' In addition to Chapin's DACA renewal clinics at CU Boulder, she helped with similar legal clinics at Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. As concluded in Chapin's nomination, 'She has continued to fight for our immigrant students and staff.'