December, 2017

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December 2 (Saturday)

PK-12 Educator Symposium: Supporting Immigrant Students and Their Families
Bldg. 8, Rm. 123
10 AM- 12 PM

Join guest speakers from local schools and organizations as they share their work and efforts to support immigrant communities!

Contact for more information.

Save the Date!
The 2nd Annual "Inclusion Starts with Me" Teach-In will take place all day on January 25th. This year's theme is "Define American" and will feature lectures from Cal Poly faculty and a closing keynote address by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Viet Thanh Nguyen, 4-6PM in the Chumash Auditorium. 

Additional Events

Winter Break Reading!
"The Sympathizer"
by Viet Thanh Nguyen


Pulitzer Prize winning author, Viet Nguyen, will be at Cal Poly as a keynote speaker for the "Inclusion Starts with Me: Define American" Teach-In on January 25th 4-6PM in the Chumash Auditorium. Join us in reading his debut novel, "The Sympathizer," which depicts the anonymous narrator, a North Vietnamese mole in the South Vietnamese army, who stays  embedded in a South Vietnamese community in exile in the United States. The dual identity of the narrator, as a mole and immigrant, and the Americanization of the Vietnam War in international literature are central themes in the novel. The novel was published 40 years to the month after the fall of Saigon, which is the initial scene of the book.

Sign up for this Book Circle through the CTLT's website here:

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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