2022 Theme: Truth Telling for Liberation 

24th Annual Campus/Community Dialogue on Race: Oct. 24th - 28th, 2022

The Campus & Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR) is an annual event at Cal Poly Humboldt that invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and its intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance. Our objective is to create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue and positive strategies for change. 

Students can earn a unit of credit in Critical Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies "ES 317- Campus & Community Dialogue on Race". You do not need to be a CRGS student to enroll in this class, we welcome everyone!

Celebrating 24 years of CDOR, this year's Dialogue will run from October 24th (Mon) through October 28th (Fri). The vision of Campus & Community Dialogue on Race is to achieve racial, social, and environmental justice. The program's purpose is to promote and facilitate social and environmental change by engaging a diverse range of individuals, communities, and viewpoints to explore the impact of racism and its intersections with all forms of oppression. 

Keynote & Featured Speakers

Oct. 25th, 2022: Udodiri Okwandu
Oct. 27th, 2022: Cornelius Minor

2022 CDOR workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Poetry and art as resistance
  • Race, racism and racial justice
  • Intersectionality
  • Citizenship, border walls, xenophobia, and immigration justice
  • DACA and AB 540
  • Refugees
  • Sanctuary movement
  • Deconstructing dehumanization, disposability, and othering
  • Queer resistance
  • Ethnic studies in K-12
  • Fascism and anti-fascist movements
  • Voter suppression, voter rights, and radical democracy
  • Election activism
  • Whiteness -- white fragility, white rage, white privilege and active anti-racism
  • Microaggression
  • Housing insecurity / access and legal services
  • Politics of health care
  • Reproductive justice
  • Police state / community accountability
  • Prison industrial complex / restorative justice / transformative justice
  • Decolonization/settler-colonialism
  • Food sovereignty
  • Environmental justice, food justice, and climate justice
  • Fat / body positivity / body justice
  • Liberation theology
  • Alternative media / independent media /“fake news” / media bashing
  • Economic justice
  • Reparations
  • Accessibility / disability justice / neurodiversity
  • Mental health
  • Self care, wellness, and sustainable activism
CDOR 2022 Flyer

Land Recognition

Cal Poly Humboldt is located on the present and ancestral Homeland and unceeded territory of the Wiyot Tribe. Please donate to the Wiyot Tribe honor tax. We encourage direct giving to Tribes and Native-led efforts. Tribes and Nations in Humboldt County include Hupa, Karuk, Mattole, Tolowa, Wailaki, Wiyot, Yurok. We make this land acknowledgement in recognition that our words must be matched by action and approach. Please learn from Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy's lecture "What Good Is a Land Acknowledgment?"

Sponsored By:

  • Office of the President
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success
  • Campus, & Community, Dialogue on Race Committee
  • English Department
  • Critical Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
  • Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions grant through the Department of Education
  • Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion Center
  • Office of Student Life
  • El Centro
  • Umoja Center
  • Diverse Male Scholars Initiative