¡Adelante! Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Symposium: Pathway to Becoming an HSI

The Office of University Diversity and Inclusion (OUDI) would like to invite you to Cal Poly’s Inaugural 2023 ¡Adelante! Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Symposium: Pathway to Becoming an HSI. The event will be on Tuesday, Oct. 17, with a closing keynote provided by Dolores Huerta. Join us for an immersive day that explores what becoming an HSI means for Cal Poly. 

HSI Symposium Program 

Tuesday, October 17 – Chumash Auditorium and UU Plaza  

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. | Welcome – Pathway to Becoming an HSI Overview 

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. | HSI Task Force Panel Discussion 

11:15 am – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch & Resource Fair in UU Plaza 

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. | Workshops – Servingness in Practice & HSI in STEM 

5:00 – 6:30 pm | Closing Keynote with Dolores Huerta (Registration required) 

¡Adelante! Which translates to “forward” in Spanish, encapsulates the spirit of this symposium, which aims to honor the past, celebrate the present and envision a future filled with momentum and progress as Cal Poly works toward becoming an HSI that holistically serves and empowers the Latinx/e community. 

Dolores Huerta, the globally celebrated Latina labor leader, activist and community organizer, will be the keynote speaker for the symposium. Huerta is the president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Her lifelong journey has been working as a community organizer and social justice activist for over 50 years. Huerta’s exceptional journey and dedication to social justice have inspired countless individuals around the world. Huerta will share her insights and experiences advocating for immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, reproductive freedom and LGBTQ+ civil rights. 

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the event will culminate the monthly festivities celebrating the strength, beauty, history and diversity within the Latinx/e community.  

The event is free and open for the public to attend. Closing keynote requires registration. 

Visit diversity.calpoly.edu/adelante to find additional speaker and event details.