FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2015

Contact: Catherine Trujillo
805-756-6395; ctrujill@calpoly.edu

Kennedy Library’s Spring Exhibit to Feature Intersecting Identities April 17-June 5

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library in collaboration with the MultiCultural Center will present “I Am Cal Poly: Campus Stories About Identity,” an exhibit designed to engage visitors in conversations about the meaning of intersecting identities, on exhibit from April 17-June 5.

The exhibit features student stories told through photos and personal narratives. It was inspired by artist and UCSB faculty member Kip Fulbeck. The exhibit is accompanied by portions of Fulbeck’s multiracial identity project, a traveling exhibit titled “kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa.” Fulbeck will be the featured speaker at a reception for both exhibits from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the library’s second floor cafe area.

The exhibit was produced in partnership with Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, a Cal Poly psychology and child development professor.“Much of my research and teaching focuses on developing the ability to see things from others' perspectives,” said Pedrotti. “To give voice to the students in this project, and to see the effect of this visually through their words and photos, brings to life the importance of teaching these skills."

“As we strive to be a more diverse and inclusive campus, this project creates an opportunity to dialogue about intersecting identities related to race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality and to do so openly and proudly,” said Que Dang, the coordinator of the Cal Poly MultiCultural Center.

Student portraits featured in the exhibit were taken by art and design student photographer Kate Baird."

For more information, go to http://bit.ly/iamcalpoly.

Image Credits:
Photo: Kate Baird and “Exclamation” by Chris Taylor | Courtesy Kennedy Library

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