Cal Poly’s Provocative Perspectives Series this year begins with Jenna Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush.
Hager is a contributing correspondent to NBC’s “Today” and a reading resource teacher in Baltimore.
The series includes six speakers and is free and open to the public; reservations are required to attend.
The annual Cal Poly series aims to promote critical thinking on a variety of issues, encourage diversity on campus and inform the public.
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The lineup also includes Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. and Angela Oh, a former Bill Clinton adviser as part of the President’s Initiative on Race.
The schedule is as follows:
Jenna (Bush) Hager – 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 18 at the Performing Art Center’s Harman Hall: “Making a Difference: How the Power of Compassion Changes Lives.”
Jeremy Seifert – 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 27 at the Vista Grande Café: “DIVE: Living Off America’s Waste.”
Angela Oh – 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 17 at Vista Grande Café: “The Future of Race Relations in America.”
Gloria Velásquez – 7:30 a.m. on March 3 at Vista Grande Café: “My Life Journey: From the Farmworker Fields to Stanford University.”
Leonard Pitts Jr. – 7:30 a.m. on April 21 at Spanos Theatre: “The Water in the Glass: The discord in the way white Americans and African Americans view racial progress.”
Michael Yellow Bird – 7:30 a.m. on May 5 at Vista Grande: “Neurodecolonization: A Mindful Equation for Indigenous People’s Empowerment.”
For more information, go to http://studentaffairs.calpoly.edu/perspectives.html. To make reservations, e-mail Liz Cofer at firstname.lastname@example.org.