Inclusion Starts with Me
Announcing the First Annual "Inclusion Starts With Me" Week!
The Office of University Diversity & Inclusivity is excited and proud to announce our first annual "Inclusion Starts With Me" week celebrating diversity and inclusivity at Cal Poly, taking place Thursday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, Feb. 2.
"Inclusion Starts With Me" Week Schedule
Inclusion Starts with Me Teach-In
This kick-off event had amazing attendance! Classrooms were packed. The event was open to all and featured our very own campus educators. You can see from the schedule that this was a day-long series of events, centered on Dexter Lawn, with workshops occurring throughout campus. For a video slideshow of the events, click here.
January 30 (Monday)
Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode I
38-114, 1 - 3 p.m.
Film and Discussion of Episode I: "The Differences Between Us". Despite what we've always believed, the world's peoples simply don't come bundled into distinct biological groups.
January 31 (Tuesday)
"Unite Cal Poly"
PAC, Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Unite the Cal Poly community by laughing together with comedian W. Kamau Bell, and listen to the music of Allen Stone.
This is a free ticketed event with your current faculty/staff/student Cal Poly ID (limit 2 tickets per ID), available at PAC Ticket office.
February 2 (Thursday)
"What Gives? A Dialogue on Police and Community Relations"
Congregation Beth David, 2 - 3 p.m.
In light of the widening divide between the African American community and law enforcement, Congregation Beth David will hold a panel discussion. Presented by Social Action and Adult Education Committees. Panelists include: Deanna Cantrell, Police Chief for the City of SLO; Jeff Stein, criminal law attorney; David Conn, Five Cities Diversity Coalition; Camille O'Bryant, Professor of Kinesiology and Assoc. Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly; and Bryan Shon Hubain, Asst. Dean of Students and Dir. of Cross Cultural Centers at Cal Poly. Q&A will follow panel discussion. The event is free and open to the public.
About Inclusion Starts With Me
At Cal Poly we want everyone to feel that they have a voice and that they can be themselves. We want everyone to feel included and that they are a part of our university.
Inclusion Starts With Me: We all have to do our part to make sure that we are aware of others in our community, that we are accepting and embracing of differences, and that we strive to reach out to each other.
Check out our short video about the campaign! And look for and listen out for the messaging throughout the year at Cal Poly.