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Teach In 2019

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As part of the university’s continuous commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are pleased to announce the third Inclusion Starts with Me Teach In on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. This event is open to the campus community and will feature several Cal Poly educators.

The Inclusion Starts with Me Teach In is a partnership with the College of Liberal Arts, the Office of University Diversity & Inclusion (OUDI), and Academic Affairs. 

Teach In Schedule

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topic and TIME presenter(s) LOCATION

8-9 a.m.

Learning from Inmates: Lessons about life and society from inside the SLO county jail
  • Ryan Alaniz (Social Sciences)
  • Students
Bldg. 33, Rm. 286

9-10 a.m.

The Social Construction of Race: Reflections from the Cal Poly Multiracial Community
  • Roberta Wolfson (English)
  • Maggie Bodemer (History)
  • Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti (CLA Associate Dean for Diversity & Curriculum)
  • Kari Mansager (OUDI)
  • Alyiah Gonzales (Cross Cultural Centers)
CTLT, Bldg. 35, Rm. 209

9-11 a.m.

Your Future in Social Justice: Career & Graduate School Pathways Workshop
  • Jane Lehr (Women's & Gender Studies)
ATL, Bldg. 7

10-11 a.m.

Shamans in the ER: stories of refugee health
  • Kim Lisagor Bisheff (Journalism)
  • Marilyn Tseng (Kinesiology) 
  • Katya Cengel (Journalism)
CTLT, Bldg. 35, Rm. 209
Modern Representations of Blackness in Television’s Latest Golden Age
  • Amber Williams (Psychology & Child Development)
  • Bryan Hubain (Cross Cultural Centers)
  • Denise Isom (Ethnic Studies)
Bldg. 38, Rm. 114
Listen to the Youth! Black and Latino Male High School Students Describe Culturally Sustaining Teaching
  • Oscar Navarro (Education)
Bldg. 2, Rm. 101

11 a.m.-12 p.m. UU Hour

Artivism = Art as Activism
  • ASI Diversity & Inclusion Committee
UU Plaza
Accessible Learning Spaces: Addressing Mobility and Visual Access Needs (Part of Disability Tapas Workshop Series)
  • John Lee (Disability Resource Center)
  • Logan Duarte (Disability Resource Center)
Bldg. 38, Rm. 218
The Art and Science of Bringing Imagined Worlds to Life (Part of the College of Engineering's Dean's Diversity Speaker Series)
  • Danielle Feinberg (Pixar)
ATL, Bldg. 7
The Impact of Legacy: How Fraternity Culture Generationally Shapes Concepts and Expressions of Masculinity, A Healthy Masculinities Panel Discussion
  • Jamie Patton ( Student Affairs AVP for Diversity & Inclusion)
  • Michael Eberhard ("With Us" Program Coordinator)
  • Nick Bilich (Men & Masculinity Program Coordinator)
Bldg. 3, Rm. 213

12-1 p.m.

UndocuJoy: Shifting the Narrative of Undocumented Students
  • Katherine Zevallos Pastor (Dream Center)
  • Dream Center Staff
Bldg. 52, Rm. E29
Genetic Ancestry, Intelligence, and Milk: Debunking the Myth of Biological Race
  • Sandi Clement (Biological Sciences)
  • Marilyn Tseng (Kinesiology)
CTLT, Bldg. 35, Rm. 209
Claiming Our Education: The Critical Trans of Color Theorizing Self-Directed Course at Cal Poly
  • Carlos Gomez and CTOCT students
  • Mustafa Siddiqui, Alvin Rios, Gianna Bissa and Francisco Gaspar with Jane Lehr (Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Elizabeth Adan (Art and Design)
ATL, Bldg. 7

12-1:30 p.m.

Cal Poly Privilege: Analyzing and interpreting our campus demographics
  • Sara Lopus (Social Sciences)
Bldg. 26, Rm. 110

12-2 p.m.

Tools for Activism from Social Psychology
  • Julie Garcia (Interim Associate VP for Diversity & Inclusion, OUDI)
  • Carrie Langner (Psychology & Child Development)
Bldg. 10, Rm. 223
Working Toward Allyship
  • Joan Meyers (Social Sciences)
  • Megan Lambertz-Berndt (Communication Studies)
Bldg. 21, Rm. 236
Gender and the Courts in the US
  • Jennifer Denbow (Political Science)
  • Nancy Arrington (Political Science)
Bldg. 10, Rm. 222

1-2 p.m.

Crazy Rich Asians Discussion: Asian American Representation in Film and Popular Culture
  • Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti (CLA Associate Dean for Diversity & Curriculum)
  • Grace Yeh (Ethnic Studies)
  • Lisa Kawamura (Communication Studies)
  • Roberta Wolfson (English)
  • Nisa Morey (Chemistry)
ATL, Bldg. 7
Science, uncertainty, ‘fake news,’ and public policy: how can scientific knowledge inform policymaking in an age of hyperpartisanship
  • Benjamin Ruttenberg (Biological Sciences)
CTLT, Bldg. 35, Rm. 209
Meeting people where they are, but not leaving them there: Harm reduction solutions to the opioid epidemic 
  • Candace Winstead (Biological Sciences)
  • Christine Hackman (Kinesiology)
  • Students
Bldg. 38, Rm. 114

2-3 p.m.

Exposing the Controversial Political History of the Biological Sciences for the 21st Century
  • Shelley Hurt (Political Science)
  • Sarah Bridger (History)
  • Sandi Clement (Biological Sciences)
Bldg. 10, Rm. 200
College Disability Communities and the #MeToo Movement
  • Kara Samaniego (SAFER)
  • Christine Hackman (Kinesiology)
  • Bailey Hamblin (Parent & Family Programs)
Bldg. 20, Rm. 129
Bringing the ACPA Land Acknowledgement to Life: yakʔitʸutʸu 
  • Bryan Hubain (Cross Cultural Centers)
  • Juliette Duke (University Housing)
  • Jo Campbell (University Housing)
CTLT, Bldg. 35, Rm. 209

2-4 p.m.

Privilege Museum
  • Emily Ryalls (Communication Studies)
  • Megan Lambertz-Berndt (Communication Studies)
Bldg. 2, Rm. 113

2-4:30 p.m.

Monsters and Men Film and Discussion
  • Unique Shaw-Smith (Social Sciences)
ATL, Bldg. 7

3-4 p.m.

Transgender & Non-binary Inclusion: #wontbeearased
  • Jay Bettergarcia (Psychology & Child Development)
Bldg. 20, Rm. 129
National Culture and Supply Chain Management: Diversity in Global Business Environment
  • Ahmed Deif (Business)
CTLT, Bldg. 35, Rm. 209
Socialism, Solidarity, and the Politics of Identity
  • Martin Battle (Political Science)
  • Coleen Carrigan (Social Sciences)
Bldg. 10, Rm. 200

3-5 p.m.

CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion Film and Discussion 
  • John Lee (Disability Resource Center)
  • Bailey Hamblin (Parent & Family Programs)
Bldg. 52, Rm. E29

4-5 p.m.

STEM Participation in Underrepresented Groups: Current Climate and Future Solutions 
  • Kelly Bennion (Psychology & Child Development)
  • Louise Edward (Physics)
CTLT, Bldg. 35, Rm. 209
Does Size Really Matter? Debilitating Discourses of Size and Health
  • Andrea Terry (Communication Studies)
  • Kati Fosselius (Food Science & Nutrition)
Bldg. 38, Rm. 114
Cluster Hiring and Organizational Diversity: A Report from the First Year
  • Farah Basel Al-Nakib (History)
  • Jay Bettergarcia (Psychology & Child Development)
  • Joan Meyers (Social Sciences)
  • Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti (CLA Associate Dean for Diversity & Curriculum)
  • Emily Ryalls (Communication Studies)
  • Amber Williams (Psychology & Child Development)
  • Roberta Wolfson (English)
Bldg. 21, Rm. 238
Mock Spanish and Intercultural Sensitivity: Problematizing “No problemo”
  • Silvia Marijuan (World Languages & Cultures)
  • Scott Ferree (World Languages & Cultures)
Bldg. 10, Rm. 128

4-5:30 p.m.

'The Bystander Moment': Transforming Rape Culture at Its Roots film and discussion
  • Lizzie Lamoree (Ethnic Studies) 
  • Kara Samaniego (SAFER)
Bldg. 124, Rm. 117

5-6 p.m.

Let's Talk about Sex! What do biologists have to say about sex and gender?
  • Christy Strand (Biological Sciences)
  • Emily Taylor (Biological Sciences)
  • Gita Kolluru (Biological Sciences)
  • Jean Davidson (Biological Sciences)
  • Sandi Clement (Biological Sciences)
CTLT, Bldg. 35, Rm. 209

6:10-7:45 p.m.

CLA Speaks: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Asst. Professor in the African American Studies Department at Princeton University)
Miossi Hall, Performing Arts Center

Faculty & Staff Book Circle: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation - FULL

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation book coverAs part of the 2019 Inclusion Starts with Me Teach In and CLA Speaks, Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, will speak on campus on February 21, 2019. This Book Circle will consist of three meetings where participants will have the opportunity to discuss Dr. Taylor's book, as well as an additional meeting after Dr. Taylor's visit.

From Haymarket Books: "The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists. In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation."

Meeting time/dates: 3-4 p.m. Wednesdays on Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, and Feb 27

Facilitators: Sarah Macdonald (CTLT) and Unique Shaw-Smith (Social Sciences)

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