January 30 and Feb 2 VP and Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion
Open Forums at the PAC Pavilion
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 http://president.calpoly.edu/vp-diversity-search.
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 www.calpolyarts.org.
February 1 (Wednesday) Another Type of Groove: Black History Month
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 www.culture.calpoly.edu. 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
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 www.polycpac.com.
February 3 (Friday) Open Forum: A Space for Dialogue
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 undocu.calpoly.edu/trainings.
(Interim) Associate Director: Denise Isom, email@example.com, (805) 756-7388
Program Director: Kari Mansager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (805) 756-7367
Admin. Support Coord: Midori Feldman, email@example.com (805) 756-2250