Teach In

Seventh Annual Social Justice Teach In

February 9, 2023

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

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2022 - 6th Annual Teach In

February 17, 2022

Join the Cal Poly Community for the sixth 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)
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(Virtual)
A Food System for the
Common Good
  • Bridget Mancillas (student)
  • Virly Santos (student)
  • Sinead Swayne (student)
  • Marilyn Tseng (Kinesiology)

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(Virtual)

Explore Online and In-Person Inclusive Teaching Practices to Try Out Tomorrow! Education Icon
  • Natasha Neumann (School of Education)
  • Stefanee Maurice (Kinesiology)
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(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)
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4 — 5 p.m.

Anti-racist pedagogies in Architecture
  • Ana Ozaki (Architecture) )
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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)
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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.

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