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Third Annual Inclusion Starts with Me Teach-In Attracts Nearly Double the Attendees

As part of the university’s continuous commitment to diversity and inclusion, the third Inclusion Starts with Me Teach-In was held Thursday, Feb. 21 in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts, the Office of University Diversity & Inclusion (OUDI), and Academic Affairs.

Teach In session

Some of the topics designed to inform and inspire attendees were:

  • "Listen to the Youth! Black and Latino Male High School Students Describe Culturally Sustaining Teaching"
  • "Genetic Ancestry, Intelligence, and Milk: Debunking the Myth of Biological Race"
  • "Crazy Rich Asians Discussion: Asian American Representation in Rilm and Popular Culture"
  • "Does Size Really Matter? Debilitating Discourses of Size and Health"
  • "Let's Talk About Sex! What Do Biologists Have to Say About Sex and Gender?"

Artivism

In addition to workshops, other events took place throughout campus, including  an art-as-activism feature event in the UU Plaza and a keynote speech by Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor in the African American Studies Department at Princeton University, in Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

With over 1,950 attendees, participation this year was nearly double from last year. Students from almost every major on campus participated in at least one Teach In workshop or lecture. 

Check back at cla.calpoly.edu/teach-in for the 2020 Teach-In date and details. 

 

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