Diversity and Inclusion Events

Every individual in the Cal Poly community can engage in and learn from inclusive events presented by a spectrum of campus organizations. In our Learn by Doing atmosphere, it is critical that everyone knows they can take action to find support from peers and to learn from different perspectives.

We invite you to add these events to your calendar. If there is a public event you’d like to share with campus, email diversity@calpoly.edu.

Gender Equity Movement Training

Fridays, Jan. 25-March 25, 10 – 11 a.m.
Building 52 Room E26
GEM training is an interactive 5 week training open to all students interested in learning more about gender, feminism, positive masculinity, and intersectionality. Certificate awarded at the end for those who complete a minimum of 4 of the 5 sessions and make-up any missed information. This event is open to all who wish to attend. 
https://culture.calpoly.edu/Calendar
Presented by the Gender Equity Center

S.H.E. Dialogue

Monday, Feb. 11 and 25, 12 – 1 p.m.
Gender Equity Center
S.H.E (Support Her Everywhere) is a Black Women-identified dialogue group where concerns with issues that impact our community can be expressed. A safe place to talk hot topics, have free flow discussions, network, and build a campus community to support Black women everywhere. This is an identity specific group and is open only to those who wish to participate as a part of this specific community. 
https://culture.calpoly.edu/Calendar
Presented by the Gender Equity Center

Queer Womxn Wednesdays

Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 27, 6-7 p.m.
Gender Equity Center
An affirming space for queer students who have experienced life as a womxn in body, mind, and/or spirit, in past present, future, and fluid to come together, share community, and discuss topics important to our communities. This is an identity specific group and is open only to those who wish to participate as a part of this specific community.
https://culture.calpoly.edu/PrideCenter/calendar
Presented by the Pride Center

Inclusion Starts with Me Teach In

Thursday, February 21, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cal Poly Campus
A day-long series of social justice presentations and workshops, culminating in a keynote address by Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. 
https://cla.calpoly.edu/teach-in
Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and supported by Academic Affairs and the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion.
Audience – students, faculty and staff

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Thursday, February 21, 6 p.m.
Performing Art Center
Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author and assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University, will discuss Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. 
https://cla.calpoly.edu/claspeaks
Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and supported by Academic Affairs and the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion.
Audience – students, faculty and staff

Change the Status Quo Social Justice Conference

February 22-23
Chumash Auditorium
Through guest speakers, inspiring workshops, and engaging sessions, this conference aims to empower students to use the Learn by Doing spirit to challenge social norms, ask critical questions, demand solutions and make lasting social change. 
https://serviceinaction.calpoly.edu/CSQ
Presented by the Center for Service in Action
Audience – students

Faculty & Staff Book Circle: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Wednesdays, February 23 and 27, 3-4 p.m.
Performing Art Center
As part of the 2019 Inclusion Starts with Me Teach In and CLA Speaks, Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, will speak on campus on February 21, 2019. This Book Circle will consist of three meetings where participants will have the opportunity to discuss Dr. Taylor’s book, as well as an additional meeting after Dr. Taylor’s visit. Facilitated by Sarah Macdonald (CTLT) and Unique Shaw-Smith (Social Sciences). 
https://ctlt.calpoly.edu/book-circle-registration-winter-2019
Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and supported by Academic Affairs and the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion.
Audience – faculty and staff

CTLT Community of Practice: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Thursday, March 7, 4-6 p.m.
Milestone Tavern on Foothill Blvd.
CTLT’s Communities of Practice provide connections and shared expertise for groups of individuals with common goals and similar challenges. Regular gatherings are informal and lightly facilitated to offer opportunities for connecting with others and learning to become a better practitioner. 
https://ctlt.calpoly.edu/CTLT-Calendar
Presented by the Center for Teaching Learning and Technology
Audience – faculty and staff

OWN: Original Womxn’s Narratives

April 13-14 at 6 p.m.
Chumash Auditorium
Original Womxn’s Narratives (OWN) is an annual theatrical production that features, centers, and celebrates the stories of our Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo community members who have experienced life as a womxn in body, mind, and/or spirit, be that in past, present, future, and/or fluid. Happy, sad, funny, heartbreaking; the production includes narratives submitted by the Cal Poly community and gives voice to stories too often unheard. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-polys-own-original-womxns-narratives-tickets-53034390289?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1IP6uWzOY3f4j-X6M0ZfivMpYMiagOEvx-SjNezdlF8ZWCUSAfvqm8WQo
Presented by the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Gender Equity Center, part of the Cross Cultural Centers under the Division of Student Affairs.
Audience – students, faculty and staff

President’s Diversity Awards

May 2019
The President’s Diversity Awards celebrates members of the Cal Poly community who have exhibited a commitment to diversity. The awards are an opportunity to recognize individual members from the faculty, staff, and student communities as well as contributions from a recognized student organization and university group. 
http://diversity.calpoly.edu/presidents-diversity-awards/
Presented by the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion.
Audience – students, faculty and staff

Inclusive Excellence Month

May 2019
Each May, the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion hosts a campus-wide showcase of programs featuring inclusive excellence. 
https://diversity.calpoly.edu
Presented by the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion.
Audience – students, faculty and staff