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Save the Date 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 (Kinesiology)
  • 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)
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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)
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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 
    (Psychology) 
  • 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)
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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)
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Introduction to Disability Allyship
  • John Lee
    (Disability Resource Center)
  • Danielle Johnson
    (Disability Resource Center)
  • Laura Hunkler
    (Career Services)
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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)
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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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The Radical Potential of Intersectional Labor Organizing in The Neoliberal University 
  • Lewis Call 
    (CFA Chapter President)
  • Shelley Hurt (Electoral Rep)
  • Lisa Kawamura
    (Lecturer Rep)
  • Shanae Aurora Martinez 
    (M&O Rep)
  • Students for Quality Education Rep
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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)
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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)
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Womxn and Infants Mobile Health: Reducing Health Disparities in the Central Coast icon public health
  • Suzanne Phelan (Kinesiology)
  • Cristina Macedo
    (Mobile Health Unit Coordinator) 
  • Anita Kelleher 
    (Research Assistant) 
  • Karen Muñoz-Christian (Spanish)
  • Mario Espinoza-Kulick 
    (Ethnic Studies)
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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
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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
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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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