|Chetana Srinivas, 10, makes a collage at the “Women Who Rock” workshop during last year's Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.|
Cal Poly Pomona will participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 28. A nationwide event sponsored by the Ms. Foundation for Women, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is dedicated to helping the nation's daughters and sons explore their future opportunities at work, home and in their community. This event is meant to initiate a national discussion about the competing challenges of work and family and the inequalities that women and men face in the workplace, according to the foundation.
For nearly a decade, the ReEntry & WoMen's Resource Center, with the support of other offices and colleges, coordinated various campus activities, providing the visiting youngsters a day rich in places to see, things to do and people to meet.
This year, the center is once again asking members of the campus community interested in participating to individually organize opportunities for girls and boys to visit their department and enjoy demonstrations or hands-on activities. Events typically target children 8-12 years old, although teens also join in the activities.
In recognition of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, the ReEntry & WoMen's Resource Center will host a Women's Herstory puzzle and prizes drop-in activity from 9 a.m. to noon in Building 95. Los Olivos Dining Commons will offer a free lunch for children accompanied by a paid adult sponsor. In addition, the Music department will provide free admission to children with a paid adult at its Acoustic Jazz Quartet performance from 8-10 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall.
“We are all fortunate to work in an extraordinary climate, one that values education,” says President Michael Ortiz. “During this special day, we can pass this passion along to our children, exposing them to wonderful opportunities that can impact a generation.”
Faculty or staff interested in participating in the day's events should communicate with department heads and/or supervisors before finalizing their plans for that day. Departments that are organizing events for children and would like to list them in this article are asked to send a complete description of the event (including time, location and extension) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day or for ideas and activity suggestions, visit www.daughtersandsonstowork.org or contact Pat Davis in the ReEntry & WoMens Resource Center at (909) 869-3205.