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Men of Color Success Initiative - Mentorship Program

 

The Men & Masculinities Program’s Men of Color Success Initiative (MOCSI) is accepting mentor and mentee applications for the first cohort of our new MOCSI Mentorship Program! This 16-week program connects undergraduate men of color with a dynamic community of peer and faculty/staff mentors, creating ongoing mentorship relationships, and access to high-impact educational workshops and developmental experience.

The application deadline is Wednesday, 2/3

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ADOS, Sh**t-Hole Countries, and (Which) Black Lives Matter: Engaging Contemporary Intra-racial and Transnational Dynamics Surrounding Black College Students 

 

This session will focus on how the current U.S. sociopolitical climate (related explicitly to anti-Black racism and nativism) is impacting Black students of diverse ethnicities and nativities as well as Black intra-racial dynamics on campuses. We will use current racial movements (e.g., ADOS, Black Lives Matter) and incidents alongside our empirical research to share and co-construct strategies for supporting diverse Black students.

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Join in the Discussion at the 5th Annual Teach-In

 

On Thursday, Feb. 11, join the campus community for the 2021 Teach In – a daylong series of virtual talks and workshops centered around equity and social justice designed to inform and inspire!

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Statement on the Events at the Capitol

 

Read a statement from Drs. Isom and Humphrey on the events that took place on Wednesday, January 6 at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training Applications Now Open

 

Students are invited to sign up for the Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training course for Winter 2021.

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Change the Status Quo Social Justice Leadership Conference Proposals Open

 

Submissions for the 19th annual Change the Status Quo Social Justice Leadership Conference are now open.

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Call for Participation in the 2021 CSU Research Competition

 

Submissions are now open for the 2021 CSU Research Competition.

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OUDI Agenda, Update & Vision

Thursday, November 19 • 4:00-5:15PM

Join the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion for a conversation about our agenda and vision for the 2020-2021 academic year. Zoom ID: 871 6402 9459

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Movember 2020 Closing Keynote Address featuring Blake Williams

 

Join Men and Masculinities, part of Student Diversity & Belonging in the Division of Student Affairs, on Thursday, November 19 from 5:30-6:30PM for the closing keynote address for Movmember 2020. This year's keynote will feature Cal Poly alumn Blake Williams.

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Safer Leadership Training

 

This training is the first step in becoming a campus leader to end all forms of gender- and power-based vioelnce. Learn how to be an ally to survivors, as well as engage in campus- and community-wide prevention efforts. Winter Quarter 2021 • 7 Sessions • January 15-February 26 • Fridays, 10AM-12:30PM. Click here to learn more.

 

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Announcing a New Scholarship for Black, Indigenous, People of Color in Wine and Viticulture

 

Learn more about a new scholarship endowed by Jeff O'Neill of O’Neill Vintners and Distillers that supports BIPOC students in Wine and Viticulture. 

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State of Indigeneity

 

Join in the discussion around the State of Indigeneity at Cal Poly on Thursday, November 12 from 6:00-7:30PM. Registration is required.

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Applications to be a 2020-2021 BEACoN Research Scholar Are Now Open

 

Apply to be a 2020-2021 BEACoN Research Scholar. Applications are due by 5PM on Friday, November 13.

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Addressing Racism in the California State University System: A Conversation with Dr. Frank Harris III

 

Read the memorandum on racism in the CSU System released by the CSU Student Success Network.

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CultureFest 2020: Our Heritage, Our Futures

 

Learn more about the three-day virtual CultureFest 2020.

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A Message of Solidarity

 

Read a message of solidarity sent by Interim Vice President Dr. Denise Isom and Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Keith Humphrey on October 17, 2020.

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OUDI Announces Campus Conversations Series

 

Introducing a new campus conversations series in partnership with Student Affairs.

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Indigenous People's Day

 

Read our statement on Indigenous People's Day, 2020.

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October is LGBT History Month

 

Read our statement celebrating LGBT History Month, 2020.

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Apply to be a BEACoN Faculty Research Mentor

 

Interested in helping underrepresented students gain real-world research experience? Apply to be a BEACoN Faculty Research Mentor. Applications due Friday, October 16 at 5PM.

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Celebrating Hispanic (Latinx) Heritage Month

Read our statement marking Hispanic (Latinx) Heritage Month, 2020. 

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Introducing The Center for Applied Study of Place-Based Indigeneity, Race and Ethnicity (ASPIRE)

 

A group of Cal Poly faculty members has established The Center for Applied Study of Place-based Indigeneity, Race and Ethnicity (ASPIRE) to further understand the cultural and demographic landscape of Cal Poly and the Central Coast, provide research-based support for historically underrepresented communities on the Central Coast, and support Cal Poly’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts through sustained positive impacts on the surrounding communities.

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Anti-Black Racism & Racial Violence

 

On Tuesday, September 9, Interim Vice President Denise Isom, Assistant Dean Camille O'Bryant, and Assistant Professor Amber Williams hosted a discussion on Anti-Black racism and racial violence.

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Dr. Denise Isom Named Interim Vice President

 

Dr. Denise Isom, chair of the Ethnic Studies Department, has been appointed to serve as the Interim Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.

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Interim Vice President Denise Isom's Message to Campus

 

Read Interim Vice President Isom's message to the Cal Poly community.

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Introducing Student Diversity and Belonging

 

The Division of Student Affairs recently announced a reorganization of the Cross Cultural Centers, now known as Student Diversity and Belonging.

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Update Regarding International Students

 

Read a message sent to the Cal Poly community by President Armstrong and Senior International Officer and Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs Cari Vanderkar. 

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