February 5, 2009
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
I am pleased to announce that UC San Diego will celebrate Black History Month during the month of February with a series of programs and activities focusing on the achievements of African Americans. This year’s theme is: UCSD Honors Black History: A New Dawn – Redefining the Future. Activities include talks on the struggle for democracy and human rights in Africa to black history in the United States and worldwide, art exhibits on black La Jolla to films exploring black identity, race, and social justice. Events include a luncheon honoring diversity and equality, a scholarship brunch, gourmet African cuisine, jazz and soul music, the spoken word, a poetry reading circle, and Afro-Caribbean dance and drumming. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
To learn more about the month long activities, please visit:
In recognition of this annual event, I am approving two hours of administrative leave with pay for employees to attend a UC San Diego Black History Month activity. Supervisors, upon request, may approve the use of such leave when the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.
On behalf of the campus community, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to the members of the UCSD Black History Month Planning Committee for their work on this celebration.
Please join me, the members of the UCSD Black History Month Planning Committee, and our colleagues and guests as we celebrate Black History Month at UC San Diego.