February, 2018

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February 1 (Thursday)

"I Am Not Your Negro" Documentary 
UU 220
6- 8 PM

Come join the Multicultural Center for a film screening of "I Am Not Your Negro." This documentary is based on the writings of James Baldwin, and directed by Raoul Peck. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion on the film. 

February 3 (Saturday)

"Living the Dream" Women's Basketball Game
Mott Gym
2 PM

This basketball game is in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. The first 300 fans will receive a free "Living the Dream" t-shirt!

February 7 (Wednesday)

"Taste of the World"
Campus Market
1- 3 PM

The Cal Poly International Center is hosting a free festival to give Cal Poly a "taste of the world. Come to enjoy international foods, salsa and Greek Folk Dance performances, calligraphy, lei-making, henna, and more!

February 8 (Thursday)

Internationalization Symposium
ATL (Bldg. 007)
11 AM- 12:30 PM

Featuring Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education at the US Department of Education.  Come learn from his address on Why International Education & Languages Matter!

February 12 (Monday)

Multicultural Center's Lunar New Year Celebration
Chumash Auditorium
7- 9 PM

This is a family fun event that strives to encourage awareness on Lunar New Year across Asia, through fun pamphlets, various crafts, and food. The Multicultural Center are excited to honor and recognize this great holiday!

Please contact Samantha Tran, Multicultural Center Coordinator for any questions:

February 14 (Wednesday)

"Exposing Hidden Bias" Training
Bldg. 36, Rm. 105
2- 4 PM

This workshop brings attention to the unconscious biases we all possess and provides some strategies for overcoming the impact in our work and relationships. Learn about diversity and inclusion at Cal Poly, how to recognize areas where unconscious bias may surface, identify strategies for avoiding bias, and learn about resources available for additional learning and involvement.

Register on Skillsoft here.

February 15 (Thursday)
"Inclusive Office Hours"
Kennedy Library, Rm. 209
12:10- 1 PM

Come join the CTLT for their Faculty Showcase! This presentation features Dr. Christina Hackman from the Kinesiology Dept., who will be speaking on how to make office hours inclusive for all. Pizza and salad will be served. 

February 22 (Thursday)
"Using Controversy to Discuss Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom"
Kennedy Library, Rm. 209
12:10- 1 PM

Come join the CTLT for their Faculty Showcase! This presentation features Dr. Elizabeth Folk from the Art Dept., who will be speaking on how to begin dialogues about identity, diversity, inclusion in the Art & Design classroom, as well as other disciplines. Pizza and salad will be served. 

February 28 (Wednesday)
"10 Steps Toward Fostering Inclusivity in the Classroom"
Kennedy Library, Rm. 209
12:10- 1 PM

Come join the CTLT for their Faculty Showcase! This presentation features Dr. Louisa Edwards from the Physics Dept., who will be speaking about research-based, concrete steps to increase inclusivity in the classroom. Dr. Edwards has curated a list of specific actions that have been shown to address some of the inequalities perpetrated by stereotype threat and unconscious biases. Pizza and salad will be served. 

Additional Events

CTLT Winter 2018 Book Circles

The CTLT hosts book circles throughout the academic year and during summers. They are open to all Cal Poly faculty and staff. Selected books draw from a broad array of genres and fields. 

For more information, please visit the CTLT website.

Collective Impact Approach

Cal Poly is engaging in a Collective Impact approach to addressing diversity and inclusion. Find out more on OUDI's website here: and to sign up for a strategy group, visit our sign up page here:


UnDocuAlly Trainings

Join the Undocumented Student Working Group in support of undocumented students at Cal Poly. Become an official "Ally" by attending these three trainings. More information is available at undocu.calpoly,edu.
Jozi De Leon,Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion, 
 Denise Isom, Associate Faculty 756-7388
 Kari Mansager, Program Director, 756-7367
Staci Shoals, Executive Assistant 756-2250
OUDI's mailing address is:

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