Cultural Center Event Calendar

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Cultural Center Open House - Grand Opening on the North County Campus

Tuesday, August 21
12-1:00
Campus Center Bldg., Rm N1005
North County Campus

The CC now has a space on the North County Campus in the NEW Campus Center Building!
Join us to learn more about the mission of the center, preview future events, 
eat FREE food, enter a drawing to win a DNA testing kit and give feedback on 
events you'd like to see happen at the center. 

 

 

 

Cultural Center Open House

Wednesday, August 22
11-1:00
Cultural Center (5104a)
SLO Campus

Join us to learn more about the mission of the center, preview future events,
eat FREE food, enter a drawing to win a DNA testing kit and give feedback on
events you'd like to see happen at the center.

 

Cultural Center Focus Group 

Monday, August 27
12-12:30 
Campus Center Bldg.
Rm N1005, North County Campus

The first 5 students to show up will get a $5.00 gift card to Amazon! Any additional students who would like to participate get FREE cookies!

The purpose of a focus group is to get feedback & suggestions about center events & organization. The focus group involves either filling out a questionnaire or giving verbal feedback in a group. Students do not have to stay for the full 30 minutes. 

   

Cultural Center Taskforce Meeting

Monday, August 27
11-11:45 
Campus Center Bldg. Room N1005
North County Campus

Staff, students & faculty are invited to join the center taskforce. Its purpose is to plan events for the NEW center
on the North County Campus and provide feedback on prior events as the semester progresses. 

   

Cultural Center Focus Group

Wednesday, August 29
12-12:30 
Cultural Center (5104a)
SLO Campus

The first 5 students to show up will get a $5.00 gift card to Amazon! Any additional students who would like to participate get FREE cookies!

The purpose of a focus group is to get feedback & suggestions about center events & organization. The focus group involves either filling out a questionnaire or giving verbal feedback in a group. Students do not have to stay for the full 30 minutes. 

   

Cultural Center Taskforce Meeting

Thursday, August 30
12-12:45 
Room 5104b, SLO Campus

Staff, students & faculty are invited to join the center taskforce. Its purpose is to plan events for the center and provide feedback on prior events.

   

Cultural Center Taskforce Meeting

Monday, September 10
11-11:45 
Campus Center Bldg.
Room N1005, North County Campus

Staff, students & faculty are invited to join the center taskforce. Its purpose is to plan events for the NEW center
on the North County Campus and provide feedback on prior events as the semester progresses. 

   

Spirituality Chat: Christianity

Wednesday, September 12
12-1:00
Cultural Center (5104a)
SLO Campus

Spirituality Chats are a series events the center hosts in order to create greater understanding about religion & spirituality. This semester we have invited Stephen York. He will be presenting on and answering questions about Christianity. He received his BA in Linguistics from UCSB, and later a Masters of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. He was a youth pastor at two different Christian churches for 18 years. He is now on staff with CRU here on the Central Coast.  CRU is a Christian ministry all about helping college students know who Jesus is, grow in their faith, and go into the world to love with His love.

The event will include a 40 minute presentation and will be followed by a question & answer session. 

Refreshments will be provided!

   

Constitution Day 

Monday, September 17
12-1:00, Room 5401
SLO Campus

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) will be discussing both the historical and contemporary issues with voter disenfranchisment in this the U.S. They will also be providing an opportunity for students, faculty & staff to register to vote. 

Lunch will be provided!

   

Constitution Day 

Wednesday, September 19
12-1:00, Dallons Hall (N3102)
North County Campus

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) will be discussing both the historical and contemporary issues with voter disenfranchisment in this the U.S. They will also be providing an opportunity for students, faculty & staff to register to vote. 

Lunch will be provided!

   

Immersion Room - Environmental Justice

September 17-19
Monday: 8-4:30, 
Tuesday: 8-4:30, 
Wednesday: 8-3:00
Cultural Center (5104a)
SLO Campus

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

The center will be completely transformed into an educational & immersive experience on the topic of Environmental Justice. 

Learn more about environmental justice here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJX_MXaXbJA

   

Mental Health Stigma Workshops & Resource Fair

Monday, October 1
12-1:00, Dallons Hall (N3102)
North County Campus

Wednesday, October 24
12-1:00, Room 5401
SLO Campus

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the center is collaborating with Transitions Mental Health & the Cuesta Student Health Center to create an event that seeks to reduce mental health stigma. Speaker Amy Waddle will talk about her own battle with mental illness and answer questions from attendees. There will also be a resource fair before the event. 

Amy Waddle is a former pre-professional classical ballet
dancer, and eating disorder survivor. Her mental health
advocacy work was inspired by her lifelong battle with Bipolar 2
disorder and triumph over suicide. She is an award-winning
eating disorder recovery advocate, and speaker, member of the
Suicide Prevention Council of San Luis Obispo, certified Youth
Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Q.P.R. for suicide prevention
trainer, and speaker for the Stamp Out Stigma Speakers
Bureau.

Stigma is a perceived negative attribute that causes someone to devalue or think less of the whole person. The meaning of stigma boils down to discrimination and hate. People with mental illness feel diminished, devalued and fearful because of the negative attitude society holds toward them. As a result, people struggling with mental health challenges may not get the help they need for fear they’ll be discriminated against.

Free lunch will be provided!

   

Vote & Snack

Wednesday, October 10
12-1:00, Cultural Center (5104a)
SLO Campus

Julie Rodewald of the League of Women will be at Cuesta to hold a voter registration workshop. Register to vote, learn about the ins & outs of voting & eat some free snacks. 

   

Cultural Center Taskforce Meeting

Monday, October 15
12-12:45
Campus Center Bldg., Rm N1005
North County Campus

Staff, students & faculty are invited to join the center taskforce. Its purpose is to plan events for the NEW center on the North County Campus and provide feedback on prior events as the semester progresses.

   

Cultural Center Taskforce Meeting
Thursday, October 18
12-12:45
Room 5104b, SLO Campus

Staff, students & faculty are invited to join the center taskforce. Its purpose is to plan events for the center and provide feedback on prior events as the semester progresses.

   

Día de Los Muertos Celebration

Thursday, November 1
11-1:00 & 5-7:00
Rm 5401, SLO Campus

In collaboration with the student chapter of the Latina Leadership Network, the center will be holding a Día de Los Muertos Celebration! Decorate sugar skulls, make piñatas, eat free food, color & watch Coco

   

Hip-Hop Presentation

Thursday, November 8
11-12:00, Cultural Center (5104a)
SLO Campus

Jenell Navarro, an assistant professor in the Ethnics Studies Department at Cal Poly & faculty advisor for the American Indian Student Association, will present on the role of Hip-Hop in native culture. Check out Jenell's biography here.

   

Cultural Center Taskforce Meeting

Tuesday, November 13
12-12:45
Campus Center Bldg., N1005
North County Campus

Staff, students & faculty are invited to join the center taskforce. Its purpose is to plan events for the NEW center on the North County Campus and provide feedback on prior events as the semester progresses.

   

Women in Male-Dominated Fields

Wednesday, November 14
12-1:00, Rm 5401
SLO County Campus

The annual Women in Male-Dominated fields event is intended to empower women at Cuesta & in the community to pursue any field in which they have interest, even if it is field traditionally dominated by men. We recognize that it can be difficult to be what we can't see. To counter act this obstacle we invite local women to speak about their experiences in fields in which they are the minority. 

This fall Sarah N. Santana of Edward Jones in Morro Bay will speak about her experience as woman & a minority in the finance field. Check out her bio below: 

Sarah Santana found herself homeless at 18. She lived in her car, showered at the gym and still managed to be a full time student, work 3 jobs, and keep her struggle a secret. Today Sarah is a partner in the largest privately held firms in the world and currently the youngest in her region. In 2016 she received the tribunes top 20 under 40 award and in 2010 she received the Latinas Leading the Way Award from Latina Leaders of Kern County.

Lasagna will be served from Nucci's

   

Cultural Center Taskforce Meeting

Thursday, November 15
12-12:45 
Room 5104b, SLO Campus

Staff, students & faculty are invited to join the center taskforce. Its purpose is to plan events for the center and provide feedback on prior events as the semester progresses.

   
     

Cuesta College Student Life & Leadership  - San Luis Obispo, Building 5300, in the Student Center                                     Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm Friday 8am - 3pm (hours subject to change)
studentlife@cuesta.edu, Phone: (805)546-3289/Fax: (805)546-3105

Dr. Anthony Gutierrez, Coordinator, agutierr@cuesta.edu
Shannon Piper, Student Center Assistant, shannon_piper@cuesta.edu
Allison Phelps, Activities Assistant, allison_phelps1@cuesta.edu