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MultiCultural Center Events

Fall 2019 

 

CultureFest

Sponsored by the MultiCultural Center and the Dean of Students, this festival is a free, family-friendly event filled with live performances by community and campus organizations, a diverse array of freshly cooked goods, and many other activities. Oct. 12th, 2019 in the UU Plaza from 10:00am-4:00pm. 

Dia de los muertos/Day of the Dead 

Día de los muertos / Day of the Dead is a Latinx multi-day holiday that revolves celebrating and remembering ancestors and friends. We will have altars celebrating loved ones, food and music. 

Workshop Dates: 10/16 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the craft room and 10/29 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Craft Center. 

Main Event: 11/1 in the UU Plaza. ALL DAY. 10-11am we will have some sugar skulls to decorate the day of and candy. We will also have mini interactive activities to learn more about Day of the Dead. From 6:00pm-8:00pm, we will have food and performances from the Danza group, the children's folklorico and more! 

DRC Writing Workshops 

This event is in partnership between Cross Cultural Center and Disability Resource Center. Students will engage in writing around a variety of topics centering stories of resilience and identity. 10/11 and 10/25 from 1:00pm-2:30pm in the MCC (111F). 

UndocuAlly Mixer 

This event is in partnership with the Cross Cultural Centers and the Dream Center. It is an informal event for UndocuAllies (students, staff, and faculty members) to come together and build a larger network across campus.  Lite refreshments and drinks will be served. 11/6 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the yakʔitʸutʸu rec room. 

Womxn of Color Mixer 

This event is in partnership with the Cross Cultural Centers and the Affinity Faculty and Staff Associations and will be an informal sit-down event for womxn-identifying students,  staff, and faculty of color. It is our hope is that through this event, we can build bridges and networks across campus.Lite refreshments and drinks will be served. 11/12 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in UU Bldg. 65, Rm. 220.  

Cinemability Movie Screening 

This event is in partnership with the  Cross Cultural Centers and the Disability Resource Center. Cinemability explores the history of disability portrayals in the media and the impact honest media characterizations have on real life inclusive opportunities for marginalized minority groups. Lite refreshments and drinks will be served. 11/19 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the yakʔitʸutʸu rec room.  

Winter 2020 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Dinner 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and work continues to have a profound impact – both at Cal Poly and throughout the world – in its ability to inspire social change. His philosophy of non-violent actions remains a powerful and successful alternative against violence and structural injustice.

Cal Poly’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner honors this tenet and intentionally brings together the Cal Poly campus and San Luis Obispo community for the purpose of influencing systemic and structural change. 1/15 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the PAC Pavilion. 

Womxn of Color Mixer 

This event is in partnership with the Cross Cultural Centers and the Affinity Faculty and Staff Associations and will be an informal sit-down event for womxn-identifying students,  staff, and faculty of color. It is our hope is that through this event, we can build bridges and networks across campus.Lite refreshments and drinks will be served. 1/23 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the yakʔitʸutʸu rec room. 

Lunar New Year 

This is a family oriented event that strives to encourage education on Lunar New Year across Asia through performance, various activities and food! 1/29 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Location TBA. 

Affinity Mixer 

This event is in partnership with the Cross Cultural Centers and the Affinity Faculty and Staff Associations and will be an informal sit-down event for multiracial students, staff, and faculty of color. It is our hope is that through this event, we can build bridges and networks across campus. Lite refreshments and drinks will be served. 2/3 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the yakʔitʸutʸu​​​​​​​ rec room.  

Black and Brown Get Down 

A social event hosted by the Multicultural Center highlighting solidarity and community between all underrepresented groups. All are welcomed! 2/18 Time/Location TBA. 

Spring 2020 

Polycultural Weekend

PolyCultural Weekend is designed to acquaint prospective students to the Cal Poly University by exploring academic, cultural, and social resources of the institution. PolyCultural Weekend aims to establish a sense of community, a sense of belonging, and provides students with the skills to succeed at Cal Poly, even though it is a different environment. 4/3-4/5 

Affinity Mixer 

This event is in partnership with the Cross Cultural Centers and the Affinity Faculty and Staff Associations and will be an informal sit-down event for multiracial students, staff, and faculty of color. It is our hope is that through this event, we can build bridges and networks across campus. Lite refreshments and drinks will be served. 4/23 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the yakʔitʸutʸu​​​​​​​ rec room.  

Womxn of Color Mixer 

This event is in partnership with the Cross Cultural Centers and the Affinity Faculty and Staff Associations and will be an informal sit-down event for womxn-identifying students,  staff, and faculty of color. It is our hope is that through this event, we can build bridges and networks across campus.Lite refreshments and drinks will be served. 4/29 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the yakʔitʸutʸu​​​​​​​ rec room.  

Students of Color Summit

Annual event catered to underrepresented students to offer development and engagement opportunities. The MCC seeks to support students in their efforts to mobilize and build coalitions between student of color organizations and underrepresented student clubs. We want to provide students of color with skills in the areas of advocacy, community organizing, and networking. It is our hope that by doing this, students will become empowered and gradually build relationships across communities. Although organized by the MCC, the various workshops will be hosted by Cal Poly’s faculty, staff, and students of color.

This year SOCS will be on Saturday, May 16th, 2020, from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.

For more information, please email socs@calpoly.edu

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