Students, faculty and staff will discuss creating community in diverse environments and cross-cultural group dynamics. Keynote speaker Lee Mun Wah, a renowned Chinese American filmmaker, will show his documentary “Last Chance for Eden” and lead a discussion.
Presented by the Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers, the all-day event aims to empower students, faculty, staff and administrators with tools to build a stronger sense of community and trust amongs individuals of different cultures.
“Cal Poly Pomona is so diverse in so many ways. It’s important as a community to acknowledge the rich diversity that exists here, but more important, have open communication so that we are constantly growing as a community and moving toward understanding and acknowledging our differences,” says Lorena Marquez, coordinator of the Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a workshop on “Creating Community in a Diverse School Environment” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wah will give his keynote address at noon. The student workshop, “Cross Cultural Group Dynamics” will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to the film showing and discussion from 3:15 to 5 p.m.
All events are free and will be held in the Bronco Student Center’s Ursa Major Suite. Register online at www.dsa.cpp.edu/osl.