March, 2017

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March Is Women's History Month
from the Gender Equity Center

March 1 (Wednesday)
"Another Type of Groove"
Chumash Auditorium
8-10 PM

Featuring poet Bri Blue

March 8 (Wednesday)
"Portia Bartley, Poet & Sex Positive Speaker"
UU 207 (Right Wing of Chumash)
6-8 PM

March 16 (Thursday)
"Dangerous Bathrooms" (Presented by the Pride Center)
Chumash Auditorium
7-9 PM

Jessica Lynn- renowned public speaker, transgender woman, and loving parent will share her perspective on bathrooms, free speech, and transgender visibility.
Additional Events

March 1 (Wednesday)
"Wartime Japanese American Confinement: Reflections on Executive Order #9066 at 75"
by Professor Greg Robinson
Advanced Technology Laboratories
Bldg. 7, Room 2, 4- 5:30 p.m.

February 19 marks the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt's order for the mass incarceration of American citizens and residents during World War II. The order was applied extensively to Japanese Americans and led to the forced confinement of 120,000 persons, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens. Professor Robinson is a Professor of History at the University of Quebec at Montreal. He is an author of multiple books on the subject, and will be talking about this history and its relevance in 2017.

Event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the History Department office at (805)-756-2543.

March 2 (Thursday)
"Cal Poly Scholars Learn By Doing Lunch"
Performing Arts Center lobby, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Learn By Doing Lunch is an annual opportunity for university leaders, faculty and staff to engage with diverse students in the CP Scholars program. This year, the CP Scholars students are enrolled in 26 fields of study, spread across each of the academic colleges. The Learn By Doing Lunch is an opportunity to meet with diverse young scholars who are on the path to being leaders and change-makers of the future. This year's lunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the main lobby of the Performing Arts Center. A light lunch and coffee will be provided. Direct questions and special dietary requests to Virginia McMunn at

March 8 (Wednesday)
Hip Hop Symposium
Presented by Ethnic Studies 310
Chumash Auditorium
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Featured artist Bambli.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Jenell Navarro at

March 9 (Thursday)
"BEACoN Mentors Connection Meeting"
UU 219, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Join us for refreshments and conversation at this lunchtime network connection meeting. The BEACoN Mentor Network is composed of all the students and faculty that participate in the BEACoN mentor program.

March 20 (Monday)
"Speak Up!: Responding to Everyday Bias"
Bldg. 38, Room 114
2- 3 p.m.

Participants will understand the impact of everyday bias, explore barriers to responding, and develop and practice ways to respond to everyday bias.
3/31/17 - Happy Cesar Chavez Day!
(Interim) Associate Director:  Denise Isom,, (805) 756-7388
Program Director:  Kari Mansager,, (805) 756-7367
Admin. Support Coord:  Midori Feldman, (805) 756-2250
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