This year’s theme, “Make it Better,” focuses on the anti-bullying efforts for the LGBT community and is based on the national campaign of the same name.
Keynote speaker Dr. Vincent Vigil, director of the USC LGBT Resource Center, will speak about preventing youth suicides. Vigil is the creator of the “LGBT Experience College Guide” for prospective USC students.
“Unity Luncheon is not only a celebrated Cal Poly Pomona tradition but also a call to action against bullying,” says Alfred Magallanes, marketing assistant for ASI and luncheon committee chair. “The event ties into the Cal Poly Pomona mission statement because our goal is to be inclusive of everyone.”
Proceeds from the luncheon raise money for scholarships. Students will be chosen by each of the affinity groups for scholarships based on their work as diversity ambassadors on campus. Awards will also be given to students, faculty or staff members who have made a great contribution to diversity work.
Tickets are $12 for students and $20 for faculty/staff.
The event is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific Faculty, Staff, & Student Association; the Black Faculty & Staff Association; the Latino Faculty, Staff, & Student Association; the Pride Alliance; and the DisABILITY Alliance.