CLA Black Lives Matter Speaker Series Continues May 7
Join the College of Liberal Arts at noon Friday, May 7, for the next event in the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series, “From Reproductive Choice to Reproductive Justice,” with Dorothy Roberts, a leading voice for reproductive freedom who has helped to transform advocacy for women’s health and rights. In this talk, she will explain how the mainstream rhetoric of “choice” has privileged women who have the ability to choose from reproductive options that are unavailable to poor and low-income women, especially women of color. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series and register for this event now.
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.
Join ‘Not Your Average Farmer’ Event May 12
Join the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences for a conversation with Nikiko Masumoto, farmer, artist and creator. “Not Your Average Farmer: A Conversation with Nikiko Masumoto” will be held virtually from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, and will explore her experience as a person of color in the food and agriculture industry. Masumoto was born in California’s Central Valley and spent her childhood on the Masumoto family farm, an 80-acre organic farm in Del Rey. Before returning to farm side by side with her father, Masumoto earned a bachelor's degree in gender and women’s studies from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in performance as public practice from the University of Texas at Austin. Her passion for arts and activism is woven with her love of the land and dreams of a sustainable future. Access to the Zoom link can be found here. Registration is not required. This event was planned by the CAFES Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
‘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 email@example.com.
Central Coast Social Justice Education Conference to Take Place May 15
The fourth annual Central Coast Social Justice Education Conference will be held virtually from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15. The conference will focus on naming and challenging forms of oppression by bringing together local educators and activists committed to racial justice. The keynote speaker is Jamila Lyiscott, a community-engaged scholar, nationally renowned speaker, and the author of “Black Appetite. White Food: Issues of Race, Voice and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom.” The conference will also include a panel of K-12 educators and Central Coast activists and a curriculum fair featuring social justice lessons created by Cal Poly School of Education students. It is free and open to the public. Register at tinyurl.com/CCSJEC2021. The conference is co-organized and sponsored by the Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success and the Cal Poly School of Education.
W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Beethoven Sonatas Virtually May 21
Pianist and Professor Emeritus W. Terrence Spiller will give a virtual all-Beethoven recital that will be released at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, and will be available through May 28. The recital is the fifth in Spiller’s survey of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven and will be presented from the main stage of Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. This year’s program will include Sonata in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1; Sonata in D Major, Op. 28 (“The Pastorale”); and Sonata in E Minor, Op. 90. The program will conclude with Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110, considered a poetic masterpiece. Spiller retired from full-time teaching in March, but he will continue to teach applied piano in the Music Department. Tickets are sold from the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.
Events.calpoly.edu is a new platform that shines a spotlight on high-profile special events at
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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