9th Annual Chicanx/Latinx Convocation
The Chicana Latino Faculty Staff Association's (CLFSA) Ninth Annual Convocation will be on Tuesday, October 18 from 5:00-6:30 pm in Chumash East (UU 204). This welcome, sponsored by the CLFSA, Lambda Theta Phi - Latin Fraternity Inc, and our other Xicano/Latino Student Organizations, helps orient Latino-identified faculty, staff, and students to Cal Poly and highlights Cal Poly's Chicano/Latino student organizations.
Blanca Martinez-Navarro, new Assistant Dean of Students for Student Support, Success and Retention at Cal Poly, will be the keynote speaker. A welcome will be provided by Jessica Fred, CLFSA President. Cal Poly's Chicano/Latino student groups and organizations will be on hand to provide information on their activities and becoming a member. The event is free and is open to ALL students, faculty, and staff. Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to drop by at any time during the event.
Dr. Gilda L. Ochoa
2016 Susan Currier Visiting Professor for Teaching Excellence
CLFSA sponsored Dr. Gilda L. Ochoa, Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o Latina/o Studies from Pomona College, to present her research and book Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap on Tuesday, March 8th, from 5:00-6:30 PM in Chumash Auditorium (65-204).
CLFSA Cooking in the Canyon
Cal Poly University Housing has an excellent program called Cooking in the Canyon which allows faculty and staff to interact with students outside the classroom. CLFSA scheduled to participate in this program with student on Wednesday, March 30th, in conjunction with César Chávez Day as an opportunity to share how the academic holiday came to be and why it is such an important day to celebrate in history.
César Chávez Day
Cesar was a civil rights activist who worked hard for the rights of farm workers. He was born in 1927 in Arizona and died in 1993. His work in civil rights involved organizing the Community Service Organisation (CSO) in the 1950s and creating the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) from the 1960s onwards. The NFWA eventually changed its name to the United Farm Workers (UFW) union and functioned to protect the rights of farm workers, particularly those in lettuce and grape farming. The UFW is still working hard today.
Read more at: http://publicholidays.us/cesar-chavez-day/
Or go to: http://www.ufw.org/_page.php?menu=research&inc=history/07.html
Dr. Elena Macias Visits Cal Poly
Dr. Macias presented a Central Coast Dream Coalition Train the Trainer Workshop on Saturday, October 24th, at Cal Poly. Dr. Macias provided a comprehensive ally training including a discussion of the history of immigration policy and how it impacts our understanding of undocumented peoples and financial aid. Participants from Cal Poly, Cuesta College and Allan Hancock College attended the training.
Dr. Elena Macias is a community organizer, and former educator and administrator from CSULB. Dr. Macias has done a lot of work in supporting undocumented students. Currently, her work is focused on training campus faculty and staff in becoming better allies and supporters of undocumented students. Her trainings were adopted by CSULB and are highly attended by different departments and organizations at their campus. More of her work can be found at ab540.com.