Distinguished Speaker Series

Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, from 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m.

Learn from renowned researchers and scholars giving candid, informative talks on various diversity, equity and inclusion topics. This online series is designed for anyone interested in contributing to an everyday culture of inclusion, as well as individuals participating in the action planning process.

Register now: http://bit.ly/CPXspeakerseries

Register for the following sessions, which will be held online via Zoom.

  • Thursday, Jan. 23
    11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Why should we increase diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Cal Poly? Learn why these efforts are critical, and how you can get involved. Also, learn key differences between the centennial generation (those born in or after 1998) and past generations, and strategies to engage, educate and partners with students on campus climate issues. Watch the video.
    12:45-2 p.m.: Hear an overview of higher education experiences of LGBTQIA students and how you can be an ally. Watch the video.
  • Thursday, Jan. 30
    11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Learn about the latest research on the history and impact of affirmative action on Asian Americans in higher education. Watch the video.
    12:45-2 p.m.: Gain a deeper understanding of current national data and academic trends for underrepresented minority students, best practices that advance academic achievement outcomes among Latinx students, and much more. Watch the video.
    NEW! 2:15-3:30 p.m.: Learn about research-based best practices for increasing the representation of faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Watch the video.
  • Thursday, Feb. 6
    11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Want to help make Cal Poly more inclusive, but don’t know where to start? Join this conversation and learn how. Watch the video.
    12:45-2 p.m.: Small things can have big impacts. Learn about unconscious bias and microaggressions, and how your actions affect others. Watch the video.

Watch the series with your friends! Snack packs are available for any student clubs or organizations hosting viewing parties. The online series is available via Zoom. Contact Administrative Support Assistant Kelli Medeiros in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 805-756-1521 or by email at kemedeir@calpoly.edu.