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Cal Poly’s Baker Forum to focus on diversity

Posted at 2:47 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 17:47:53-04

Cal Poly will hold its biennial Baker Forum at the on-campus Performing Arts Center Friday afternoon. This year’s forum will feature a diversity specialist and panelists focused on dialogue to help transform the university. The event is titled "Our Collective Journey Begins: Real and Raw, An Intimate Dialogue to Get us Back on Track". 
     
The keynote address will be delivered by diversity specialist Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. McLaughlin-Smith is currently a consultant for Cal Poly. 
     
The topic is in response to recent events on the campus including the now infamous blackface incident that made national news when a fraternity member attended a fraternity-sponsored party in blackface. The discussion will take place from 2-4 p.m.