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CultureFest 2020

CultureFest 2020: Our Heritage, Our Futures

Join Student Diversity & Belonging for a three-day-long virtual celebration of diversity through culture, food, and community from October 22-24. 

During this event, Cal Poly's cultural clubs and organizations will be sharing pieces of their cultures with us through pre-recorded videos and live sessions, ranging from cooking tutorials and dance performances to poetry readings and dialogues. 

CultureFest 2020 will feature 32 cultural organizations and is open to everyone on campus, the larger San Luis Obispo community, and anyone else who wants to learn from, and engage with, our cultural communities here at Cal Poly!

Pre-Recorded Sessions: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Join CultureFest on the Cal Poly Multicultural Center's YouTube Channel for pre-recorded videos launching every 15 minutes from 11:00AM until 4:00PM! Subscribe to their channel, and turn on notifications to find out when each new video drops! 

Live Sessions: Friday, October 23, 2020 & Saturday, October 24, 2020

**Note: There are two tracks each day, Track A and Track B. This means there are potentially two sessions taking place each hour.  If you are interested in attending and supporting our cultural organizations on campus, please register at:

  • www.tinyurl.com/culturefest2020A for Track A sessions
  • www.tinyurl.com/culturefest2020B for Track B sessions

The Zoom IDs will be the same on both days for each of the tracks and you will receive a confirmation email with the schedule. Please see the schedule below and in the attachment. (A indicates Track A, B indicates Track B)

Live Session Schedule: Friday, October 23, 2020

Track A | 2pm – Headliner: Violet Cavanaugh, Northern Chumash Tribal Vice-Chairwoman
Violet will share about Chumash heritage as a way to connect us to place and her own work in celebrating and protecting culture. Through this conversation, we will deepen our understanding of why celebrating culture is important for our collective futures. This event will be a special opportunity for students to learn about the indigenous culture of the Central Coast in the past, present and future and ongoing indigenous-led efforts to protect cultural resources for future generations.
Track A | 3pm – Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.: Mangonada tutorial and dialogue
Track B | 3pm – Black Student Union: Dialogue around current political climate
Track A | 5pm – Iranian Student Cultural Organization: Interactive arts & crafts and Persian calligraphy
Track B | 5pm – National Society of Black Engineers: Black Jeopardy and fundraiser
Track A | 6pm – Southwest Asia & North Africa: Tabbouleh cooking tutorial
Track B | 6pm – Movimiento Estudiantil Xicanx de Aztlan: Flan and agua de Jamaica tutorial and dialogue
Track B | 7pm – SLO Breakers: Dialogue on mainstream media’s perception of hip hop
Track A | 8pm – Latinx Cultural Association: Huevitos cooking tutorial

Live Session Schedule: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Track B | 11am – Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.: Dialogue on representation
Tack A | 12pm – Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.: Tie Dye Splash Out & fundraiser
Track B | 12pm – Latinx Business Student Association: Chips and guac tutorial
Track A | 1pm – Lambda Sigma Gamma, Sorority, Inc.: Dialogue on how to navigate a PWI
Track B | 1pm – Cal Poly Salsa: Salsa history and dance lesson
Track A | 2pm – Korean American Student Association: Kimbap cooking tutorial
Track B | 2pm – Pilipino Cultural Exchange: Traditional Filipino dance workshop
Track A | 4pm – Thai-Vietnamese Student Association: Vietnamese iced coffee and spring rolls tutorial
Track X | 5pm – Headliner: Tyler Brown and Band: She will be streaming her performance on Twitch (link to come).

Follow the Cal Poly Multicultural Center on Instagram @calpolymcc for more information, and contact Lilianne Tang (lctang@calpoly.edu) with any questions.

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