Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Events

CAFES organizes events throughout the year focused on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. These events are designed to bring together people from across the college, campus and community to celebrate diversity and inclusion, learn from each other, and engage in meaningful dialogue.

Upcoming Events

MANRRS Region VI Meeting

Nov. 8-10, 2019, Cal Poly

Visit the MANRRS website


Inclusion Starts with Me Teach In Workshop:

Feb. 13, 2020, Cal Poly

Click here for more information!

Aspire to Grow Conference 2020

March 4, 2020, 4 p.m.
Cal Poly Performing Arts Center (PAC)

More details to come!


Dr. Berverly D. Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College:

May 14-15, 2020

More information to come!

Past Events

2019 Fall Conference Faculty and Staff Diversity and Inclusion Workshops

Monday, Sept. 16, 2 - 4:30, ATL
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2 - 4:30, ATL


Terry Baker, CEO, Society of American Foresters: Thursday, May 9, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Cal Poly Campus: PAC Pavilion

Terry Baker is the first African American to lead the 118-year-old Society of American Foresters (SAF). Come hear him discuss his career journey.


CAFES Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion: Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. – Noon

Cal Poly Campus: 10-207

Julie Garcia from OUDI will provide an overview. Sarah MacDonald (CTLT) will moderate a panel discussion comprised of Greg Schwartz (BRAE), Jerusha Greenwood (EIM), and Dianne Korth (CAFES Advising Center).


Aspire to Grow: Friday, March 1, 2019

Cal Poly Campus: Philips Hall (Bldg. 6, Rm. 104)

The 2019 Aspire to Grow Conference explores innovation in the food and agriculture sectors. The symposium will focus on new technologies and developments, and the role diversity of thought and experience plays in achieving these.

Read more about Aspire to Grow 2019

2018 Fall Conference Faculty and Staff Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

In September 2018, the college Diversity and Inclusion Committee organized a workshop to help faculty and staff to help facilitate positive interactions in our classrooms and offices, as well as across campus. The sessions were facilitated by Cal Poly’s Office of University Diversity and Inclusion and saw nearly 100 percent participation across the college with 185 participants across two days.

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