October, 2017

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October 2 (Monday)
Diversity Ed Talks: Diversity/Inclusion Innovations in Academic Affairs
UU 219
12- 1 PM

This "Ted Talk"  format presentation will be featuring Cheryl May from Kennedy Library & Jennifer Teramoto-Pedrotti from the College of Liberal Arts. Come learn about what other departments are doing around diversity and inclusion, and how you can plug in and get involved!

October 3 (Tuesday)

American Indian & Indigenous Community Forum
UU 219
5- 6:30 PM

A space for folks of American Indian/Indigenous identities to gather as a community and discuss campus climate.


October 4 (Wednesday)

Queer Studies Minor Launch!
Kennedy Library Atrium
4:10- 5:30 PM

Sponsored by the department of Women's and Gender Studies. 

October 4 (Wednesday)

Another Type of Groove ft. Joe Hernandez-Kolski
Chumash Auditiorium
8- 10 PM

Joe Hernandez-Kolski is an Emmy-award winner and two time HBO Def Poet. He was most recently seen on the Netflix reboot of "Gilmore Girls" in a role that was written for Lin-Manuel Miranda. Joe's blend of comedy and spoken word attracts fans from all backgrounds. 

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October 10 (Tuesday)

Office of University Diversity & Inclusion Welcome Reception
University Union Plaza
11 AM- 12 PM

Light refreshments will be served. For questions please contact or call (805) 756-2250.

October 10 (Tuesday)

Office of University Diversity and Inclusion "Building Connections to Advance Diversity & Inclusion" Forum
UU 220
12:30- 2 PM

The forum will provide the opportunity for everyone tohear how they can be involved in addressing Diversity and Inclusion. Vice President, Dr. Jozi De Leon, will share plans on how the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion will facilitate campus-wide involvement.

For questions please contact or call (805) 756-2250.

October 11 & 12
(Wednesday & Thursday)

Graduation Initiative 2025 Symposium Keynotes
Bldg. 35, Rm. 319-b
W: 1:45- 4:45 PM
Th: 11:30 AM

CTLT is hosting a live streaming of five keynote speakers at the Graduation Initiative Symposium  on Oct 11 and 12. The Symposium, to be held at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach, is where teams of high-level administrators from all 23 campuses will engage in ideas to improve graduation rates. Four keynotes run from 1:45-4:45 pm Wed., Oct. 11. The final keynote is at 11:30 am on Thurs., Oct. 12. Refreshments will be served.

Please indicate your intention to attend below to help with catering orders: 

October 12 (Thursday)

Asian & Pacific Islander Community Forum
UU 219
5- 6:30 PM

A space for folks of Asian & Pacific Islander identities to gather as a community and discuss campus climate. 


October 14 (Saturday)

University Union Plaza
10 AM- 5 PM

This event celebrates Cal Poly's culture and diversity with the entire San Luis Obispo community. The day will be filled with food and performances from Cal Poly's cultural clubs, community games, a bounce house, and more. Fun for the whole family!

October 16 (Monday)
"A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography"
4:10- 6 PM

Mireille Miller-Young, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. She researches and teaches about race, gender, and sexuality in US history, popular and film cultures, and the sex industriesHosted by the Women's and Gender Studies department. 

October 25 (Wednesday)
"Exposing Hidden Bias" Workshop 
Bldg. 36, Rm 105
2- 4 PM

The Office of University Diversity and Inclusion (OUDI) and Employee and Organization Development have added new sessions of the Exposing Hidden Bias workshop on Oct. 25, Nov. 9 and Nov. 30. The Exposing Hidden Bias 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. View sessions and register here.
Additional Events

Employee and Organization Development Book Circles

The fall 2017 Book Circles involve reading a book over the course of three sessions. Participants will receive a print copy of the book, with some books available as e-books and audiobooks. Check out: “Overcoming Bias” by Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman and more here:

Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology Book Circles
"Anti-Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom" by Katie Kissinger

This powerful book, full of action strategies, provides everything you ever needed to know about teaching young children―and adults―about bias and diversity. Drawing from her own diverse experiences, author Katie Kissinger invites us to "join others in an effort to create a world where every person can feel safe and welcome to be who they are." This Book Circle is not only for Early Childhood Education Educators, but also for daycare providers, parents, etc. If you care about how to teach the values of diversity and inclusion to our future generations, this book is for you! Facilitated by Carrie Langner from Psychology and Child Development, and Kari Mansager from OUDI.

Learning Circles

Offered through Employee and Organization Development including “Work-life Essentials: Mindfulness, Leadership and Inclusion,” will involve reading an article or watching a video over the course of three sessions. Participants will receive articles and videos in advance of live sessions.  To view a full description and register to attend, visit:

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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