CLA Black Lives Matter Speaker Series Continues April 29
Join the College of Liberal Arts at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, for the next event in the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series, “Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of America,” with Anthony Hatch, a critical sociologist who studies the intersections of science, technology and medicine with special emphases on racial, gender and socioeconomic inequality. He is the author of “Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America” and “Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America.” This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series and register for this event.
Unmasking Leadership Series with Ashanti Branch Set for April 29-30
Don’t miss “Unmasking Leadership,” a two-part virtual Zoom series featuring Ashanti Branch, a Cal Poly alumnus and founder of the Oakland-based youth development and mentoring program The Ever Forward Club. Sponsored by the Center for Leadership and the Men and Masculinities Program, part one of the series will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, and features Branch discussing the intersections of masculinities and leadership in his work. Click here for the link. Part two of the series will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 30, and features the “Unmasking Leadership” workshop, in which Branch will help students experience and develop key leadership tools through an uncommonly honest dialogue. Register for the session here. The workshop is limited to the first 40 respondents. Anyone with questions or needing additional information can contact Nick Bilich at email@example.com.
‘LIVE from the PAC’ to Stream the Arthur White Quartet on April 30
The Performing Arts Center invites you to celebrate International Jazz Day with the Arthur White Quartet, which will be live-streamed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30. This performance, part of the Live from the PAC free virtual concert series, will feature Cal Poly professor and saxophonist Arthur White, joined by vibraphonist Sean Collins, bassist Dylan Johnson, and drummer Darrell Voss. White is a nationally recognized composer, arranger, touring saxophonist and director of jazz studies at Cal Poly. The local musicians have joined together for this special event for an evening of jazz standards and original compositions. The Vimeo streaming link will be available on April 30 on the event webpage, and will be available to watch on demand after the livestream. Any donations received during the concert will be split between the artists and the Performing Arts Center. Learn more about the show.
Tickets on Sale for Winemaker’s Showcase on May 7
The 26th annual Cal Poly Winemaker's Showcase will be held Friday, May 7. This year's virtual event, produced by students, will give supporters the opportunity to interact with students, alumni, faculty and friends from the comfort of their own home while enjoying wine and a catered to-go dinner, bid on live auction items, and hear directly from students. Get your tickets now. Tickets are $80-$100 and include access to the live, virtual event and a catered to-go dinner for two from Field to Table Catering. In addition, wine can be purchased to pair with your dinner selection. All funds raised support the wine and viticulture program and promote student success.
Buy Tickets to May 8 Experience Industry Management Auction and Dinner
The Experience Industry Management Department’s annual Auction and Dinner fundraiser is Saturday, May 8. This year's event will feature a livestreamed program produced by students and virtual live and silent auctions. Get your tickets now. Tickets are $35-$45 per household for access to the virtual program, including a special “sunshine” box that will be sent prior to the event to help participants celebrate at home. All funds raised through the event help to develop the Experience Industry Management program and promote student success.
‘The Muse Hour’ Features Las Cafeteras on May 8
Cal Poly Arts’ virtual music and conversation series “The Muse Hour” welcomes Los Angeles-based Afro-Mexican music group Las Cafeteras at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8. Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras is remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories of Latino and immigrant lives. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone), and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish and Spanglish and meld styles from rock and hip-hop to rancheras. Produced in cooperation with Tacoma Arts Live in Washington and The Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa, California, this event includes a prerecorded performance, followed by a live virtual and moderated Q&A session with members of Las Cafeteras. Tickets to the second season of “The Muse Hour” are $11.50 per device, per event. Current Cal Poly Arts VIP Members at the $75 Cameo Level and up receive free access to all of “The Muse Hour” events. Visit calpolyarts.org for more information.
‘Rubí: A DACA Dreamer in Trump’s America’ Film Screening and Discussion Set for May 14
The campus community is invited to attend a film screening of “Rubí: A DACA Dreamer in Trump’s America” followed by conversation with executive producer Lázaro Lima, professor of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino studies at Hunter College in New York. The webinar event will take place at noon Friday, May 14. The film is an intimate true-life portrait of 22-year-old Rubi, an undocumented Mexican-American Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Dreamer. In revealing interviews filmed over three years, Rubí and her parents (also undocumented) recount their family’s harrowing immigration story and detail why they came to the United States with their then-7-year-old daughter. The event is presented by the World Languages and Cultures Department; the College of Liberal Arts Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund; and the Ethnic Studies, History, and Social Sciences departments. Register for this event. For more information, contact Professor of Spanish Karen Muñoz-Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cal Poly and throughout our community, focusing on the wide and diverse range of activities on and around our campus. This site is designed to help our colleges, programs, departments and facilities promote exciting events that can be seen by a selected audience. It will update regularly and include events happening in the next 30-45 days. It is not a calendar of all events, and it does not include student club events. Here are some links to help you navigate:
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University Events Calendar
To find a listing of all events — such as performances, lectures, workshops and more — visit our Master Calendar.
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