Cal Poly and the city of San Luis Obispo will present a community forum called Celebrating Diversity on Monday to address the virtues of living and learning in a diverse society, according to university officials.
The free, public event will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Cal Poly’s Christopher Cohan Center with a reception to follow.
The event will feature speeches and a discussion; Black History Month exhibits; music and poetry; and a presentation honoring 98-year-old local photographer Joe Schwartz.
The keynote address will be delivered by Paul Gardullo, curator of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
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Also speaking will be Cal Poly Provost Kathleen Enz Finken; Betsy Umhofer, aide to U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara; local radio talk show host David Congalton; San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Howell Marx; and James A. Miller, director of the Center for the Study of Public History and Culture at The George Washington University.
A discussion will feature Congalton, Miller, Gardullo, San Luis Obispo City Councilman John Ashbaugh, and several Cal Poly students, faculty members and administrators.
For information, contact Harvey Levenson at 756-1108 or email@example.com or visit http://grci.calpoly.edu/promos/diversity.html.