Award-winning poet Richard Blanco will read from his works and deliver a moderated discussion at the 22nd annual Change the Status Quo Social Justice and Service Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Chumash Auditorium.
Selected by President Barack Obama in January 2013 as only the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, Blanco’s personal negotiation of cultural identity and the universal themes of place and belonging characterize his many collections of poetry.
His work asks such universal questions as: Where am I from? Where do I belong? Who am I in this world?
Cal Poly’s Center for Service in Action’s annual event aims to empower students to use the Learn by Doing spirit to challenge social norms, ask critical questions, demand solutions and make lasting social change.