Celebrate diversity and inclusiveness on Multicultural Day, Oct. 24
On October 24, join your UCOP colleagues for Multicultural Day — our popular annual celebration recognizing the many backgrounds and identities of UCOP’s vibrant staff. Organized by the Employee Engagement and Diversity Group (EEDG), Multicultural Day is a celebration of UCOP’s diversity and inclusiveness.
Learn about your coworkers’ communities and passions and share your own, all while enjoying delicious foods from around the world, courtesy of the UCOP leadership team.
Celebrate your Ohana
This year’s event theme is Ohana — the Hawaiian term for family, and in a wider sense one’s community.
Because everyone’s community is different, EEDG invited all staff to participate in a photo project called, My Ohana. Participants shared a photo of their blood-relatives, adoptive family, intentional family or community, along with a short description. These photos will be displayed during the event.
If you didn’t have a chance to participate in My Ohana, it’s not too late to get involved! The Oakland and UCPath Center celebrations will include a photo booth where you can pose with your “work family” and get prints on the spot.
Promote inclusiveness in gender identity
Participating in its first staff-engagement event, the Gender Identity Pronoun Initiative will be providing nametags with pronouns pre-printed on them. Choose among common pronouns or write yours in. Learn more about how to promote inclusiveness through pronoun usage.
Festivities will take place in Franklin Lobby 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many of UCOP’s affinity groups will be hosting booths to promote their activities and welcome potential new members. Questions? Contact Carol.Lake@ucop.edu or Steve.Garber@ucop.edu
Join us from 2 – 4 p.m. in UCPC 2140 for delicious food and camaraderie. Questions? Contact Erin.Warnock@ucop.edu
We have arranged for a get-together at 3 p.m. in room 1104. Join colleagues for dessert and light refreshments as we learn about and celebrate each other’s unique backgrounds and identities. Questions? Contact Chantal.Quintero@ucdc.eduTags: EEDG, Gender Pronoun Initiative, Multicultural Day