January 31, 2019
This February, UC San Diego will celebrate Black History Month with a month-long series of events ranging from a conversation with Alicia Garza, UC San Diego alumna and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement; to an Afro-Caribbean dance and drumming workshop; and a night of spoken word, poetry and art. Many of the events are free and open to all, and center around this year’s theme of “Black Migrations: The Movement of African People Across the Diaspora.”
We encourage all faculty, staff and students to participate in this
important observance of African American contributions to U.S. history
and culture. For a complete list of events, please visit:
In recognition of this annual event, two hours of administrative leave with pay have been approved 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, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the members of the UC San Diego Black History Month Planning Committee for their work to coordinate these educational and celebratory campus activities.