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Change the Status Quo Social Justice & Service Lecture Series: An Evening with Steven Canals on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Steven Canals’ visit to Cal Poly on Mar. 15 has been CANCELLED due to speaker illness. Stay tuned for a reschedule date!

Steven Canals is the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning co-creator, executive producer, director, and writer of the FX drama series POSE. A groundbreaking queer, Afro Latinx creator, Canals recently signed his first overall deal with 20th Century TV. Under his newly-formed Story Ave. Productions banner, he is developing projects that represent diverse and inclusive voices, and stories of historically marginalized communities.

The CSA hopes to empower attendees to use the Learn by Doing spirit to challenge social norms, ask critical questions, demand solutions and make lasting social change. Through an inspiring keynote with Steven Canals and engaging speaker series in the months to follow, our hope is attendees will leave with a new-found sense and understanding of social justice, and how they can take ownership of their role in moving the needle with regard to social change.


Ticket Info:

Cal Poly Students, Staff, and Faculty: FREE and now available online

General Public: $15 

Get your free/paid ticket at the PAC box office



CSQ is open to college students from other universities and community colleges, high school students, and the general public. 
*We are committed to making this event accessible to all individuals and will provide  ADA accessibility and other accommodations. If you have any other questions please email us at

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