Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

Display of Ancient American Material Culture

Pearson Library

View a display of clay cultural heritage works that represent Nariño, Quimbaya and Calima cultures.

ASCENSO Hispanic Fellowship Presentations: Community Research in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Lundring Events Center

This event will celebrate ASCENSO's first Hispanic Fellows cohort. After completing an eight-week fellowship with the County of Ventura's DEI Office, Cal Lutheran students will present their projects, experiences and growing knowledge of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice.

 

Mariachi at Thursday Chapel

Samuelson Chapel

Join us during Thursday Chapel to hear Cal Lutheran’s very own Mariachi Ensemble, led by Rocio Marrón.

History Lecture Series: “Conquering the Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery”
Flipping the Script: Unexpected Moments that Time Forgot

Lundring Events Center

“Flipping the Script” is a history lecture series that highlights people, groups or events in world history that are typically ignored or considered irrelevant in mainstream cultural narratives.

In the first lecture, UC Davis history professor Andrés Reséndez, PhD, will discuss how, after a Genoese navigator brought the Atlantic World into existence in 1492, a similar “Columbian moment” occurred in the Pacific.

Coded Culture: How University Spanish Textbooks Teach Dominican Culture and Identity
Lecture

Zoom PDT

Sheridan Wigginton, PhD, and McNair Scholar Melissa Romero will discuss how Dominicans, Dominican-Americans and Dominican culture are taught to university students learning Spanish.

Latinos in STEM: From Farmworker to NASA Astronaut!
Lecture

Lundring Events Center

José Hernández, MS, will share the story of his journey from migrant farmworker to NASA astronaut.

"Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America"
One County, One Book

Lundring Events Center

The One County, One Book 2022 selection for Ventura County will present a panel of professors and alumni — Samuel Claussen, PhD; chef Antonio Sessa ’15; and Michaela Reaves, PhD — to talk about the role of food (such as chocolate) in American history and culture.

Día de los Muertos

Ullman Commons

Join the Cal Lutheran community and the Latin American Student Organization for a Día de los Muertos celebration honoring the lives of deceased loves ones. 

History Lecture Series: "Breaking Baseball’s Color Line: Another Look"
Flipping the Script: Unexpected Moments that Time Forgot

Lundring Events Center

“Flipping the Script” is a history lecture series that highlights people, groups or events in world history that are typically ignored or considered irrelevant in mainstream cultural narratives.  

For the second lecture in the series, Chris Kimball, PhD, will discuss the Jackie Robinson story. Although Robinson’s story is well known, less reported is the impact of integration on Black professional baseball. As Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, the “Negro Leagues” experimented with white players. That fascinating story further highlights the remarkable nature of Robinson’s achievement.

International Education Week

Throughout campus

This week is a chance for Cal Lutheran to commemorate the cultures represented on campus and learn about differences that make the community beautiful.

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