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Explore ancestry and more during Black History Month

BSFO’s celebration of Black History Month continues this week with more engaging events. All employees are welcome and encouraged to participate. Please join us!

BSFO Community Partnership: All Tied Up

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
12-1 p.m.
Oakland Lobby 1 + Zoom

Armand Carr, founder of All Tied Up, will share how his nonprofit organization empowers local young men of color, ages 13 to 21. Through the basic skills of tying a tie, All Tied Up teaches young men about leadership, self-respect and empathy. During the month of February, BSFO is also hosting a tie-drive campaign in support of All Tied Up. A donation bin is located in the Franklin building lobby. For questions, contact Arthur Barker.

BSFO Ancestry Presentation

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
12-1:15 p.m.
Oakland Lobby 1 + Zoom

BSFO members Dena Bullard and Annette Holmes will share their family stories. Holmes shares her family’s connection to “The Weeping Time” — the largest slave auction (436 women, men and children) held in 1859 at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia. Bullard tells the story of her Japanese grandmother’s experience living in a US-sanctioned internment camp in Arkansas during WWII, as well as her family’s African-American and Japanese heritage. For questions, please contact Ghanya Thomas. Download a flyer.

Next week: BSFO Executive Leadership Panel

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
12-1:15 p.m.
Oakland Lobby 1 + Zoom

Join the Black Staff and Faculty Organization for a candid conversation with four African-American executive leaders as they offer advice and share their experiences being the “only black person” or the “first black ____”; the art of code-switching; racial fatigue; avoiding being labeled as the “angry Black woman”; the realities of working in a post-Obama, post-racial era and more. Panelists include:

  • Kendra Fox-Davis, Systemwide Title IX Deputy Director, Systemwide Title IX Office, UCOP
  • Don Hunt, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, UC Davis
  • Sandra Williams-Hamp, Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement, UCOP
  • Eugene Whitlock, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer, UC Berkeley

For questions, please contact Charleen Mininfield.

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