Cultural & Awareness Months

Cultural & Awareness Months represent the plight, struggles, and effective activism of many marginalized, underrepresented and underserved communities. The Cultural Awareness  Month Structure provides an opportunity for CSUEB to devote institutional and individual time to recognize the contributions of specific communities that are represented at the University.  It provides an opportunity for campus-wide recognition, community-building and will impact students, faculty, and staff.  Each month will feature a keynote speaker, community dialogue, and artifact from the speaker (book, creative work, etc.). This speaker series is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs. 

Cultural & Awareness Month Keynotes

2021 - 2022 Speaker Series

The 2021-2022 Speaker Series will be hosted in a co-synchronous or hybrid format in an effort to empower participants to attend the events in a manner that honors their safety and comfort. Individuals will have the ability to decide wheather to attend a keynote via zoom or online. We are making every effort to ensure that participants, both in person and on-line, will have an engaging experience. Our  registration process has changed slightly in order to accommodate the new format. All attendees are required to complete the registration process regardless of how they wish to attend. There will be a unqiue registration form for each event. Select the event(s) you wish to attend and follow the instructions listed in the form.

Latinx Month | Curly Velasquez

Curly Velasquez smiling wearing a knit sweater, linen pants, and glasses. They are sitting on a stone retaining  wall with a hedge in the background

September 30, 2021 @ 12:15 PM, UU 311

Curly Velasquez is an actor, content creator and artist who celebrates all things Latinx and beautiful. He began his career in fashion working for celebrity photographer David LaChapelle, and design icon Jeremy Scott before starting his own line. By the age of 25, he was celebrated as one of the “IT” designers in LA by H&M and directed a music video for Interscope records. Curly produces and appears in BuzzFeed’s Latinx division: Pero Like. You can also see Curly on Starz’s VIDA (Seasons 2 and 3) and Netflix’s documentary Mucho Mucho Amor.

Accessibility Month | Infinite Flow

Two dancers in front of the Walt Disney music hall, one dancer using a wheel chair supports his partner as she does a handstand off of his chair armrests.

October 14, 2021 @ 12:15 PM, UU 311

Established in 2015, Infinite Flow is an award-winning Los Angeles-based nonprofit and professional dance company composed of dancers with and without disabilities. Infinite Flow's mission is to dismantle biases, promote inclusion, celebrate intersectionality, and encourage people to learn something new about themselves and the world around them.

2020-2021 Archived Lectures

Latinx Month

September 17, 2020

A password-protected link can be provided to CSUEB campus community members. Please contact us at to get access.

Disability Revolution

October 15, 2020

Native American Month

November 19, 2020

Social Justice Month

January 28, 2021

Black History Month Keynote

February 25, 2021

The recording of the Melissa Harris-Perry Keynote is password protected and limited to CSUEB community members. If you would like to access the recording please email us at

Women's History Month Keynote

March 25, 2021

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

April 8, 2021

To view the recorded lecture please use the following link and password.

Meeting Recording:

Access Passcode: !gPGH68A


April 15, 2021

To view the recorded lecture please use the following link and password.

Meeting Recording:

Access Passcode: Z90kgzZ$

Dalit History Month

April 22. 2021

2019-2020 Archived Lectures

Latinx Month

September 19, 2019

Accessibility Month

October 10, 2019

Native American Month

November 7, 2019

Social Justice Month

January 23, 2020

Black History Month

February 20, 2020

Women's History Month

March 6, 2020