OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR –
January 31, 2013
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
We invite all faculty, staff and students to participate in UC San Diego’s annual campus celebration of Black History Month throughout the month of February. The important observance and celebration of diversity will feature a series of programs and activities that include poetry, lectures, and music. UC San Diego’s theme for this year’s celebration theme, Our History is Our Future: At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality––Remember, Create and Celebrate, is designed to pay tribute to the significant achievements of African Americans in U.S. history and their impact on the world today.
To view the month-long calendar of events that will honor and celebrate African and African-American history, culture and achievements, visit: http://blackhistorymonth.ucsd.edu/2013.
All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
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 UC San Diego Black History Month Planning Committee for their work on this celebration.