February, 2017

View this email in your browser



(805) 756-2250

CDO Search

January 30 and Feb 2
VP and Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion
Open Forums at the PAC Pavilion
2:10-3 p.m.

The Search Committee, in concurrence with the President, have invited four finalists to visit campus.  Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend these open forums.  The remaining two will take place on Jan. 30 and Feb. 2 from 2:10-3 p.m.  For specific information about each of the finalists, please visit the President's Office website at
Inclusion Starts with Me Week (continues)
January 26 - February 2, 2017

"Inclusion Starts with Me" week continues.  This is week celebrates diversity and inclusivity at Cal Poly. For more information about this event, visit our webpage at:

January 30 (Monday)
Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode I
38-114, 1-3 p.m.

Film and Discussion of Episode I: "The Differences Between Us". Despite what we've always believed, the world's peoples simply don't come bundled into distinct biological groups.

Pizza will be served.


January 31 (Tuesday)
"Unite Cal Poly"
PAC, Doors open at 6 p.m.

Unite the Cal Poly community by laughing together with Emmy nominated comedian Kamau Bell as he presents, "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour."  Then experience the "slightly unkempt" music of alternative soul singer Allen Stone.  Students, faculty, and staff can reserve their free tickets at

February 1 (Wednesday)
Another Type of Groove: Black History Month
Spanos Theatre
8:00 - 10 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month with spoken word artist Judah 1, poet, community organizer, author, educator and Director of the poetry-focused nonprofit, LionLikeINC..  For more information, contact the Cross Cultural Centers at   Extra credit eligible.  Contact your professor for approval.

February 2 (Thursday)
"What Gives? A Dialogue on Police and Community Relations"
Congregation Beth David, 2 - 3 p.m.

In light of the widening divide between the African American community and law enforcement, Congregation Beth David will hold a panel discussion.  Presented by Social Action and Adult Education Committees.  Panelists include: Deanna Cantrell, Police Chief for City of SLO; Jeff Stein, criminal law attorney; David Conn, Five Cities Diversity Coalition; Camille O'Bryant, Professor of Kinesiology and Assoc. Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly, and Bryan Shon Hubain, Asst. Dean of Students and Dir. of Cross Cultural Centers at Cal Poly.  Q&A will follow panel discussion.  The event is free and open to the public.

February 2 (Thursday)
Diversity and Inclusion Panel
UU 220
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Cal Poly Accounting Club and the Hispanic Business Student Association presents a panel and networking session.  The panel includes representative from the "Big 4" and Edward Jones.  Free Old SLO BBQ will be served.  For more information go to

February 3 (Friday)
Open Forum: A Space for Dialogue
Building 52-E22
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

A program by the Cross Cultural Centers,

February 6 (Monday)
Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode II
38-114, 1-3 p.m.

Film and Discussion of Episode II: The Story We Tell.  It's true that race has always been with us, right?  Wrong.  Come learn more about this question and other compelling issues related to "race".

Pizza will be served.


February 7 (Tuesday)
Self Love Workshop
UU 207
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A program by the Cross Cultural Centers,

February 8 (Wednesday)
Taste of the World
Dexter Lawn
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

A program by the Cal Poly International Center.  There will be free international cuisine, activities, music and more!  For more information go to

February 8 (Wednesday)
Allyship Training: Gender & Sexuality
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A program by the Cross Cultural Centers, and the Pride Center.  For more information go to

February 13 (Monday)
Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode III
38-114, 1-3 p.m.

Film and Discussion of Episode III: The House We Live In.  A look at our our institutions and policies advantage some at the expense of others, perhaps most pertinently with regard to housing.  

Pizza will be served.


February 15 & 16 (Wed & Th)
Allyship Training: Gender & Sexuality
UU 220
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A program by the Cross Cultural Centers, and the Pride Center.  For more information go to

February 22 (Wednesday)
Interfaith Fishbowl Dialogue Night
UU 221
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

A program by the Cross Cultural Centers,

February 27 (Monday)
Unmasking Microaggressions
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Learn about microaggressions: what they are, how the harm, and how to stop them.  For more information contact Kari Mansager at
756-7367 or


Undocually Trainings
1. Foundational Knowledge
2. Taking Next Steps
3. Becoming an Ally

Join the Undocumented Student Working Group in support of undocumented students at Cal Poly. Become an official "Ally" by attending these three trainings.  The Winter schedule is available at
(Interim) Associate Director:  Denise Isom,, (805) 756-7388
Program Director:  Kari Mansager,, (805) 756-7367
Admin. Support Coord:  Midori Feldman, (805) 756-2250
OUDI's mailing address is:

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Cal Poly Office of University Diversity & Inclusion · One Grand Avenue · Building 1, Room 209 · San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp