Teach In

February 17, 2022

Join the Cal Poly Community for the 6th annual Social Justice Teach In, a daylong series of talks and workshops centered around equity and social justice designed to inform and inspire.

Attendees must register for virtual and in-person sessions individually, and will receive separate email confirmations for each session. In person participants, please be prepared to present your tickets on the day of the Teach In.

Cal Poly requires all students, employees and visitors accessing any indoor facility on campus to wear a face covering, regardless of their vaccination status.

These events will comply with all mandatory requirements and mitigation measures during the COVID-19 pandemic by following state, local and campus safety guidelines, which are subject to change should public health conditions warrant different requirements.

Four tracks of sessions are focused on specific topics, as marked on this schedule.

Art IconArt and Creative Efforts

Education IconEquity-Minded Education

STEM IconDEI and STEM

Self Care IconSelf-Care and Community Well-Being

topic and TIME presenter(s) Registration

9 — 10 a.m.

There Are Black People
in the Future
Art Icon
  • Audre Smikle (Black Academic Excellence Center)
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(Virtual)
Understanding (White) Privilege and Dismantling Oppressive Systems: A Hands-On Approach
  • Leslie Nelson (Communications Studies)
Register Here
(Virtual)
A Food System for the
Common Good
  • Bridget Mancillas (student)
  • Virly Santos (student)
  • Sinead Swayne (student)
  • Marilyn Tseng (Kinesiology)

Register Here

(Virtual)

Explore Online and In-Person Inclusive Teaching Practices to Try Out Tomorrow! Education Icon
  • Natasha Neumann (School of Education)
  • Stefanee Maurice (Kinesiology)
Register Here
(Virtual)
Anti-Racism Response: Educator Perspectives on Culturally Responsive Practices Education Icon
  • Susana A. López (Psychology)
  • Amelia Solis Macia (student)
  • Tatiana Garcia (alumna)
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(In-Person)
Constructing Belonging — San Luis Obispo's First Multicultural Center Art Icon
  • Chloe Jane Wardrick (student)
  • Padma Maitland (Architecture)
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(Virtual)
Strategies to Combat Systemic Racism and Microaggressions in SLO County: An Interactive Dialogue
  • Ryan Alaniz (Sociology)
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(Virtual)

10 — 11 a.m.

Sexual Geographies: The Place & Space of Violence Prevention Self Care Icon
  • Jennifer MacMartin
    (Prevention Specialist, Safer)
  • Bryan Shields
    (Architecture)
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(Virtual)
Restrictions Apply — a Story About Racism in the Happiest City in North America
  • Courtney Haile (Executive Director of R.A.C.E. Matters, Producer on Restrictions Apply)
  • Jaime Lewis (Producer of Restrictions Apply)
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(Virtual)
 
Healing isn't Linear: Centering the Voices of Marginalized Survivors Self Care Icon
  • Gillian Cutshaw
    (Advocate, Safer)
  • Matilda Bunchongchitr
    (Advocate, Safer)
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(Virtual)
Organizational Strategies to Create Inclusive Organizations
  • Joan Meyers (Sociology)
Presentation Canceled
Building Bridges for a More Connected World: Why Cultural Competence Matters
  • Karen Muñoz-Christian (Chair, World Languages & Cultures)
  • Martha Galván-Mandujano (World Languages & Cultures)
  • Suzanne Phelan (Director, Center for Health Research)
  • Cristina Macedo (Women & Infants Mobile Health Unit)
  • Tim Delbridge (Agribusiness)
  • Sara Zepeda (South County Youth Coalition)
  • Jackie Llamas (South County Youth Coalition)
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(Virtual)
Trails of Absence: Sai Blank and the Myanmar Crisis Art Icon
  • Sai Blank (Community Member)
  • Padma Maitland (Architecture)
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(Virtual)

11 a.m. — 3 p.m.

20 Seconds in Memoriam Art Icon

20 Seconds in Memorium

Michael Rippens shares his installation “20 Seconds In Memoriam,” an interpretive hand-washing station paying homage to the hundreds of Filipino American healthcare workers who have sacrificed their lives during the pandemic in the service of caring for others. Their names —hand-printed in the sink’s basin— become visible as visitors wash their hands, allowing one to spend the recommended 20 seconds reflecting on those front-line workers killed by COVID-19.
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Located in the University Union

11 a.m. — 12 p.m.

The Indigenous Kitchen:
Stories and Recipes for
Healing and Wellness Self Care Icon
  • Jenell Navarro (Ethnic Studies)
  • Lydia Heberling (Ethnic Studies)
  • Cheryl Flores
Waitlist Only
(In-Person)
Exiled: The Deportation of Asian American Legal Permanent Residents
  • Katya Cengel (Journalism)
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(In-Person)
Okinawa and the U.S. Military Base Issues: Past, Present, and Future
  • Satoshi Uechi (Director of Okinawa Prefecture Washington D.C. Office)
  • Katsuya Tamaki (Deputy Director of Okinawa Prefecture Washington D.C. Office)
  • Ryan Buyco (Ethnic Studies)
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(Virtual)
An Open Review Session Critical Librarianship and the Ethics of Care
  • jaime ding (Library)
  • Laura Sorvetti (Library)
  • Russ White (Library)
  • Catherine Trujillo (Library)
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(Virtual)
Nuestra Ciencia:
Opening Opportunities in Science STEM Icon
  • Natali Ceja (student)
  • Chanel De Smet (student)
  • Ariann Landaverde (student)
  • Jasmine Nation
    (Liberal Studies)
  • Hector Reyes (student)
  • Alejandra Yep (Biology)
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(Virtual)
Not So "Model" After All: Asian American Racialization and COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Jess Lee (Sociology)
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(Virtual)

11 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Intro to Activist Organizing in the Central Coast: An Intersectional Labor Workshop for Social Justice
  • Lewis Call (History)
  • Lisa Kawamura (Communications Studies)
  • Shelley Hurt
    (Political Science)
  • R.G. Cravens
    (Political Science)
  • Alejandro Bupara (Student)
  • Shanae Aurora Martinez (English)
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(Virtual)

12 — 1 p.m.

Let’s Co-Create a
Self-Care Card Deck Art Icon
  • Christine Wong Yap (visual artist and social practitioner)
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In Person
Precision Medicine and Machine Learning: Health Equity Promise and Pitfalls STEM Icon
  • Jean Davidson (Biological Sciences)
  • Paul Anderson (Computer Science and Software Engineering)
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(Virtual)

12 — 1:30 p.m.

Food Justice and Climate Chaos: A Conversation with Best-Selling Author and Food Activist Anna Lappé

 

  • Martine Lappé (Sociology)
  • Sara Lopus (Sociology)
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(Virtual)
The Seeds in STEM Program: A Story-Centered Social Justice Approach to STEM to Engage Underrepresented 7-12 Students STEM Icon
  • David Gillette (Liberal Arts & Engineering Studies)
  • Matthew Harsh (Interdisciplinary Studies, STS, CET)
  • Nicole Rivera (TRIO Educational Talent Search)
  • Yunnie Snyder (TRIO Educational Talent Search)
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(Virtual)

12 — 2 p.m.

Activist Art Making Art Icon
  • Elizabeth Folk (Art & Design)
  • Linh Dao (Graphic Design)
  • Allison Myers (Art History)
  • Charmaine Martinez (Graphic Design)
  • Katie McCormick (Graphic Design)
Waitlist Only
(In-Person)
Health Inequities and the COVID-19 Pandemic Self Care Icon
  • Carrie Langner (Psychology)
  • Amber Williams (Child Development)
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(Virtual)

1 — 2 p.m.

Standing in the Gap: How Faith Shapes LGBTQ Identity & Political Development
  • R.G. Cravens (Political Science)
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(Virtual)
Enhancing Health & Wellbeing Outreach to Latinx Students at Cal Poly Self Care Icon
  • Kari Mansager (Campus Health and Wellbeing)
  • Christine Hackman (Kinesiology)
  • Amya Alcaraz (student)
  • Fernando Gil (student)
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(Virtual)
Planting Seeds in Red Mud:
the Case for Ethnic Studies
in Paso Robles, CA Education Icon
  • Susana A. López (Psychology)
  • Geof Land (Paso Robles High School)
  • Alisa Bredensteiner (Paso Robles High School)
  • Gaylene Ewing (Paso Robles High School)
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(In-Person)

2 — 3 p.m.

Using Data Skills and Statistical Thinking to Investigate and Identify Social Inequalities
  • Soma Roy (Statistics)
  • Beth Chance (Statistics)
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(In-Person)
Mindful Practices, Resilience
and Social Justice Self Care Icon
  • Diana Menendez (Counseling, Campus Health and Wellbeing)
  • Ana Cabezas (Counseling, Campus Health and Wellbeing)
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(Virtual)
Findings and Lessons Learned from the 2020 Campus Survey on Sexual Violence Self Care Icon
  • Kara Samaniego (SAFER)
  • Christine Hackman (Kinesiology)
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(Virtual)
"Just What is Critical Race Theory and What's it Doing in a Nice Field Like Education?" Education Icon
  • Amanda Frye
    (Liberal Studies)
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(Virtual)

2 — 4 p.m.

STFU! Silencing Anti-AAPI Racism, Misogyny, and Xenophobia with Rina Sawayama

 

  • Alpen Razi (Ethnic Studies)
Waitlist Only
(In-Person)

Teatro Campesino/Farmworkers Theatre: Lessons on Activist Theatre

  • Ramón Esquivel (Theatre and Dance)
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(Virtual)

3 — 4 p.m.

Working Mothers in Higher Academia During the Pandemic: A Discussion of Needed Organizational Support and Coping Mechanisms
  • Megan Lambertz-Berndt (Communication Studies)
  • Anuraj Dhillon (Communication Studies)
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(Virtual)
Research that Makes a Difference: Social Justice, Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities at Cal Poly

Panel Facilitators:

  • Allie Walter (Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education)
  • Corrin Terrones (Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education)
  • Julie Dolengewicz (Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education)
  • See full list of panelists on registration page
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(Virtual)
Trauma-Informed Leadership: How We Emerge From the Pandemic Self Care Icon
  • Kara Samaniego (SAFER)
Register Here (Virtual)

4 — 5 p.m.

Anti-racist pedagogies in Architecture
  • Ana Ozaki (Architecture) )
Register Here (Virtual)
Centering Student Identities and Languages in the K-12 Classroom Education Icon
  • Mariana Carlon (Santa Maria Bonita School District)
  • Jesse Sanford (Guadalupe Unified School District)
  • Maria Parker (San Luis Coastal Unified School District)
  • Julee Bauer (Education)
  • Jessica Jensen (Education)
  • Briana Ronan (Education)
  • Tina Cheuk (Education)
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(Virtual)
A Conversation on Social Justice Education In and Out of the K-12 Classroom Education Icon
  • Oscar Velasco (TIER Resident; student)
  • Manuela Cruz (TIER Resident; student)
  • Annabelle Cole (TIER Resident; student)
  • Courtney Moore (Education Dept.)
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(Virtual)
Defining Multiracial College Students: How Mixedness is Measured in Higher Education Education Icon
  • Jacob Campbell (Advising)
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Learn by Doing Using Content Analysis: Cal Poly Students Critique Health Advice During COVID-19
  • Jafra D. Thomas (Kinesiology)
  • Mia Russo (student)
  • Calvin Wu (student)
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Building Student Authority in the Classroom- Issues of Power in Group Work Education Icon

 

  • Allison Theobold (Statistics)
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4 — 6 p.m.

Introduction to Disability Allyship
  • John Lee (Disability Resource Center)
  • Jennifer Ann Greiner Armstrong (Counseling Services)
Register Here (Virtual)

4:30 — 6 p.m.

Keynote Reception

 

  • Join us from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for a reception hosted by OUDI featuring Efren's tacos and beverages!
Cal Poly - Outdoor Patio, Advanced Technologies Lab (ATL)

6 — 7:30 p.m.

Keynote Lecture

 

Andrew Jolivette

How I Keep Looking Up:

Art and the Social Practice of Belonging and ResilienceArt Icon

  • Christine Wong Yap (visual artist and social practitioner)
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Cal Poly - Advanced Technologies Lab (ATL)
Building 7, Room 01/02

How I Keep Looking Up: Art and the Social Practice of Belonging and Resilience

from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

What is belonging? What does it mean to carry belonging with you? Can art help us be more resilient?

Christine Wong Yap (she/they) is a visual artist and social practitioner working in community engagement, drawing, printmaking, publishing, and public art. She partners with organizations to conduct participatory research projects to explore dimensions of psychological wellbeing such as belonging, resilience, interdependence, and collaboration.

Wong Yap’s work engages questions of belonging through projects that are as much social practice as they are public art. Drawing on examples from New Mexico to New York City to San Francisco Chinatown, they will share some of the lessons they have learned as an artist, highlighting how their projects have been shaped by local knowledge and positive psychology, and the steps they have taken to increase diversity, accessibility, equity, and inclusion in their projects.

2021 - 5th Annual Social Justice Teach In

5th Annual Social Justice Teach In on Thursday, Feb 11, 2021

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!

You will need to register for each session, and you will receive a separate email confirmation for each session. If you would like to add a session to your calendar, please scroll to that section in the confirmation email.

There are four tracks of sessions focused on specific topics. Sessions that are part of a track are marked on this schedule with an icon. You can view a full list of the sessions included in each track by selecting from the list below.

Art, Media, Storytelling, and Social Justice

public health iconPublic Health Inequities and Movements 

social justice iconRacism, Anti-Blackness, and Movements for Social Justice  

environment iconScience, Technology, and the Environment

topic and TIME presenter(s) Registration

8-9 a.m.

Utilizing DEI to Debunk Neutrality in the Classroom
  • Anu Dhillon (Communication Studies)
  • Megan Lambertz-Berndt (Communication Studies)
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Housing is Healthcare:  Harm Reduction Approaches and Housing First! for People Experiencing Homelessness
  • Candace Winstead 
    (Biological Sciences)
  • Kristina Toma
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Gather ‘round – Using Virtual Book Circles to Navigate Challenging Topics and Build Community
  • Stefanee Maurice 
    (Kinesiology)
  • Joni Roberts (Kinesiology)
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9-10 a.m.

Introducing “Mi Gente, Nuestra Salud:” A People’s Movement for Health in Santa Maria, CA  public health icon
  • Marilyn Tseng (Kinesiology) 
  • Suzanne Phelan (Director, Center for Health Research)
  • Mario Espinoza-Kulick 
    (Ethnic Studies)
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A Restorative Justice Framework for Campus Sexual Harm
  • Sara Wilson
    (Advocate, Safer)
  • Ashlee Hernandez (Department of Justice Grant Project Coordinator) 
  • Vivien Devaney-Frice
    (In Custody and Programs Director, Restorative Partners)
  • Ginny Jenkins
    (Restorative Justice Educator, Restorative Partners)
Click to register
The Granville Institute: An astronomy bootcamp where diversity and technical training go hand in hand icon environment
  • Louise Edwards (Physics)
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Organizational Strategies to Create Inclusive Organizations
  • Joan Meyers (Sociology)
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Climate change, social justice, and the search for solutions: A new hope? icon environment
  • Ben Ruttenberg 
    (Biological Sciences)
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9-11 a.m.

The Tragicomic Fanon: Black Laughter and the Tragedy of Anticolonial Violence icon social justice
  • Alpen Razi 
    (Ethnic Studies)
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10-11 a.m.

poly publishing: The “Why Not” Program to Publish 
  • jaime ding 
    (
    Kennedy Library)
Click to register
Transgender People of Color: Understanding multiple minority stress, health disparities, and community resilience icon public health
  • Jay Bettergarcia 
    (Psychology)
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Unruly Women: Framing Female Celebrities as Fascinating and Repulsive icon art  
  • Emily Ryalls (Interdisciplinary  Studies in the Liberal Arts)
  • Megan Lambertz-Berndt (Communication Studies)
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Affirmative Action as Social Justice: Understanding its purpose & controversies
  • Jess Lee (Sociology)
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"Georgia Elections, The Riot, and Race: An Exam of the Events of 1/6/21" icon social justice
  • Denise Isom
    (Office of University Diversity and Inclusion) 
  • Amber Williams 
    (Child Development) 
  • Thanayi Jackson (History)
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Integrating Social Justice into Engineering Statics Problem Solving icon environment
  • Ben Lutz (Mechanical Engineering)
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10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Somos Esenciales: Farmworker and Indigenous Health Video, Gallery and Discussion by Corazón del Pueblo Cultural and Creative Arts Center of the Santa Maria Valley icon public health
  • Leo Ortega
  • Viviana Hall
  • Alex Espinoza-Kulick  
  • Mario Espinoza-Kulick 
    (Ethnic Studies)
Click to register

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Central Coast Snapshots: A Community Collective Gathering Stories From Historically Silenced Communities icon art
  • Grace Yeh (Ethnic Studies)
  • Catherine Trujillo
    (Kennedy Library)
  • jaime ding
    (Kennedy Library)
  • Laura Sorvetti 
    (Kennedy Library)
  • Shanae Aurora Martinez 
    (English)
Click to register
Introduction to Disability Allyship
  • John Lee
    (Disability Resource Center)
  • Danielle Johnson
    (Disability Resource Center)
  • Laura Hunkler
    (Career Services)
Click to register
Black & Indigenous Futurity: World-Making Our Way Home icon social justice 
  • Jenell Navarro
    (Ethnic Studies)
  • Thanayi Jackson (History)
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Easy to Exclude: The Safety Vest and Construction Industry Norms icon environment
  • Stacy Kolegraff 
    (Construction Management)
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The City of SLO's Diversity Taskforce: Town/Gown Joint Diversity Efforts icon social justice
  • Denise Isom
    (Office of University Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Beya Makekau
    (Director of Student Diversity and Belonging)
  • Erica A. Stewart
    (Vice Mayor SLO City Council)
  • Amman Asfaw (Student)
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Diversity Equity & Inclusion: Moving beyond race
  • Joni Roberts (Kinesiology) 
  • Stefanee Maurice (Kinesiology)
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@ShadesofCalPoly and @CalPolyStories: Exploring COVID-19 Racism Against Asian Americans and the Perpetual Foreigner Stereotype at Cal Poly
  • Jean Williams
    (Political Science) 
  • Lauren Tankeh
    (Research Assistant) 
  • Desiree Nunes 
    (Research Assistant)
Click to register

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

   
Racial Justice as a Global Struggle: Why International Learning is Essential for Transnational Solidarities icon social justice
  • Farah Al-Nakib (History)
  • Andrea Oñate-Madrazo 
    (History)
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12-1 p.m.

Workshop: Creating and Disseminating Multilingual Information for Positive Health icon public health
  • Mario Espinoza-Kulick
    (
    Ethnic Studies)
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Improving Gender and Power Based Violence Campus Climate: Be That Mustang Social Marketing as an Example
  • Christine Hackman (Kinesiology)
  • Ashlee Hernandez (Safer)
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Chat n' Chew Session: “Another Slave Narrative” icon social justice
  • Thanayi Jackson (History)
  • Deb Donig (English)
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12-2 p.m.

Foundations of Gender & Sexuality icon environment
  • Samuel Byrd
    (Lead Coordinator for LGBTQ Campus Life)
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1-2 p.m.

Axes of Antisemitism: Our History & Our Horizons - a discussion with Two Rabbis 
  • Rabbi Micah Hyman 
  • Rabbi Chaim Hilel (Chabad of SLO and Cal Poly)
  • Shawnna Eberhard-Smith (Fraternity and Sorority Life)
  • Kanani Makekau (Fraternity and Sorority Life)
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Media Representations of the Trans* Community: A Discussion of the Film Disclosure icon art
  • Steven Ruszczycky (English)
  • Emily Ryalls (Interdisciplinary  Studies in the Liberal Arts)
  • Elizabeth Adan
    (
    Art and Design/ Women's and Gender Studies)
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Examining the Triple Pandemic: COVID-19, Interpersonal Violence & Systemic Racism icon environment
  • Gillian Cutshaw
    (Safer Campus Advocate)
  • Jennifer MacMartin 
    (Safer Prevention Specialist for Gender-Based Violence Initiatives)
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Latinx Immigrant Health Inequities in San Luis Obispo: Findings and Recommendations for Health Equity and Policy
  • Mario Espinoza-Kulick
    (
    Ethnic Studies
  • Elisa González
    (Research Assistant) 
  • Jodie Takahashi
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On the field and in the booth: Experiences of women making the calls in sport
  • Stefanee Maurice (Kinesiology) 
  • Megan Lambertz-Berndt (Communication Studies)
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Restrictions Apply : a short documentary on racism and the Happiest City in North America icon social justice
  • Courtney Haile
    (RACE Matters) 
  • Alpen Razi (Ethnic Studies)
  • Jaime Lewis
    (Freelance Journalist)
Click to register

1-3 p.m.

Teatro Campesino/Farmworkers Theatre: Lessons on Activist Theatre icon social justice  icon art
  • Ramon Esquivel 
    (Theatre and Dance)
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2-3 p.m.

Menstrual Health Management in Low resource countries icon public health icon environment
  • Joni Roberts (Kinesiology
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Project Biodiversify: Methods for diverse, inclusive, and effective teaching in biology icon environment
  • Gita Kolluru 
    (Biological Sciences)
  • Ash Zemenick
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Tsuru Rising: Fighting for Justice in the Age of COVID-19 icon art
  • Lisa Kawamura 
    (Communication Studies)
Click to register
Womxn and Infants Mobile Health: Reducing Health Disparities in the Central Coast icon public health
  • Suzanne Phelan (Director, Center for Health Research)
  • Cristina Macedo
    (Mobile Health Unit Coordinator) 
  • Anita Kelleher 
    (Research Assistant) 
  • Karen Muñoz-Christian (Chair, World Languages and Cultures)
  • Mario Espinoza-Kulick 
    (Ethnic Studies)
Click to register
Art and Social Change icon art
  • Elizabeth Folk 
    (Art and Design)
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2-4 p.m.

The "Why" and "DIY" of Video Captioning
  • John Lee (Disability Resource Center) 
  • Lori Waters (Disability Resource Center)
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3-4 p.m.

Downstream Determinants of COVID-19 in the Central Coast: Findings from a Regional Health Needs and Assets Survey and the Womxn and Infants Mobile Health Unit icon public health
  • Marilyn Tseng (Kinesiology)
  • Mario Espinoza-Kulick 
    (Ethnic Studies)
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Culturally responsive Maker education: Harnessing the Maker movement to solve today’s real-world problems icon environment
  • Kelly Bennion (Psychology) 
  • Tom Bensky (Physics) 
  • Lauren Cooper
    (Mechanical Engineering) 
  • Chance Hoellwarth (Education) 
  • Jessica Jensen (Education) 
  • Jane Lehr (Office of Student Research Director)
  • Matt Moelter (Physics) 
  • Jasmine Nation
    (Liberal Studies) 
  • Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti (CLA Associate Dean for Diversity and Curriculum) 
  • K-12 educators
Click to register
Race, Disability, and Survivorship: Barriers to Disclosure and Strategies for Community Care
  • Bailey Hamblin
    (Disability Resource Center)
  • Ashlee Hernandez (Safer)
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Understanding (White) Privilege and Dismantling Oppressive Systems: A Hands-On Approach
  • Leslie Nelson (Communication Studies)
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Teaching for Justice, Teaching for Change in K-12 Schools
  • Briana Ronan (Education)
  • Jess Jensen (Education)
  • Julee Bauer (Education) 
  • panel of K-12 Social Justice Educators
Click to register

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Keynote Lecture

 

Andrew Jolivette

Black Lives, Indigenous Lives:

From Mattering to Thriving

  • Dr. Andrew Jolivette
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Black Lives, Indigenous Lives: From Mattering to Thriving 

from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

What can we learn from Black and Indigenous history, activism, and contemporary stewardship efforts in order to transform higher education, health, policing and other Western institutions?

This dialogue will examine and discuss major points of cultural and historic community convergence between Black and Indigenous Peoples with a focus on contemporary movements such as Black Lives Matter and Idle No More and the dismantling of racist statues, images and mascots. Andrew Jolivétte will explore what these movements mean for enacting justice interventions and moving towards thrivance circuitry, kinship building, self-determination, and abolition as transformational modes of joy production and ceremonial stewardship.

Dr. Andrew Jolivétte (Atakapa-Ishak Nation of Louisiana [Tsikip/Opelousa/Heron Clan]) is professor and chair of the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego as well as the inaugural founding Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies at UCSD. A former professor and department chair of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University, he is the author or editor of nine books in print or forthcoming including the Lammy Award nominated, "Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco’s Two-Spirit Community." His scholarship examines Native American, Indigenous, Creole, Black, Latinx, Queer, Mixed-Race, and Comparative Critical Ethnic Studies. Jolivétte is the 2020-21 MultiRacial Network Scholar in Residence for the American Personnel Association and the Series Editor of Black Indigenous Futures and Speculations at Routledge. His current book project, "Thrivance Circuitry: Queer Afro-Indigenous Futurity and Kinship," is under contract with the University of Washington Press.

In case you missed it, the keynote lecture is now available on YouTube! 

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