February 4, 2010
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
I am pleased to announce that UC San Diego will celebrate Black History Month during February with a series of programs and activities focusing on the achievements of African Americans. This year's theme is: UCSD Honors Black History: Recognizing the Future of Black Economic Empowerment.
Activities include talks on the struggle for democracy, human rights and economic empowerment to black history in the United States and worldwide, art exhibits and films exploring the history of African Studies in the United States, black identity, race, and social justice. Events include a luncheon honoring diversity and equality, the 8th Annual Scholarship Brunch, Umalali: The Garifuna Women's Project, jazz and soul music, a mixed Heritage photo exhibit, selected readings from Audre Lorde, a one-person show by award-winning M'Lafi Thompson and an Afro-Caribbean dance and drumming workshop.
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.