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Mark your calendar for EPIC week at UCOP: April 3-7

To help celebrate the return of many employees to our Oakland offices, UCOP employee resource groups (ERGs) invite you to join in celebrating EPIC — equity, participation, inclusion and community — Week!

Taking place from April 3 through 7, we’ve arranged a series of in-person and virtual events to provide all staff with an opportunity to have fun, reconnect with the UCOP community and learn about how to become more involved. If you’re interested in connecting with our ERGs to volunteer or become more involved in another way, please sign up here!

There are a variety of opportunities available to participate throughout the week. Please join us in whatever way matches your comfort level — attend in-person events, virtual or both.

All listings reflect Pacific Time. Please note that this article will be updated as additional details are finalized.

Monday, April 3

LaSA/OPSA Cultural Exchange
10 – 10:30 a.m. | Zoom:
Are you interested in connecting with others while learning about a new culture? Join the Latinx Staff Association and OP Staff Assembly to participate in a cultural exchange. Over the course of a week, small teams will assemble to gather fun facts about various cultures. Participants will receive prizes!

Virtual Pet/Hobby Share and Treasure Hunt
1:05 – 2 p.m. | Zoom:
Join UCOP colleagues in sharing photos of your pets (or enjoying others’ pets), then participate in a Zoom treasure hunt for prizes!

LaSA Conversation with UC Merced Chancellor Muñoz
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Zoom:
Join the Latinx Staff Association for a discussion with Juan Sánchez Muñoz, chancellor of the University of California, Merced.

Tuesday, April 4

Community and Connection event: FOW Breakfast Reception
9 – 10:15 a.m. | Oakland, Franklin Lobby 1
Join UCOP senior leadership and Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders for a light breakfast networking event in Franklin Lobby 1 on our first anchor day. ERG leaders will share information about their groups and how to participate. Stop by and introduce yourself! Learn more about Community and Connection events.

APISA/BSFO Movie Afternoon
2 – 4 p.m. | Oakland, Franklin Lobby 1
Join the Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association and Black Staff and Faculty Organization for an afternoon movie session. Film details will be announced soon.

Wednesday, April 5

Coffee and Candy Land
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Oakland, Broadway Conference Center
Join colleagues for board games, coffee and breakfast pastries.

APISA Film Screening and Discussion
1 – 3 p.m. | Location TBD
The Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association will hold a film showing and discussion. Join your friends for a movie and chat! Film details will be announced soon.

ERG Employee Appreciation Dessert Social and Involvement Fair
2 – 4 p.m. | Oakland, Broadway Conference Center
Enjoy complimentary afternoon refreshments while connecting with your peers and learning how to get more involved at UCOP! Learn more about Community and Connection events.

Thursday, April 6

Virtual Karaoke
1 – 2 p.m. | Zoom:
Have an urge to churn out your favorite tune? Ever wondered how “Love Shack” can be sung virtually? Come join us and learn! Instructions are easy to follow, and we won’t record (unless you ask us to).

Friday, April 7

Virtual Bingo — registration required
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom: Register by 4:59 p.m. on April 5
Have you ever seen the monthly staff assembly virtual bingo and wondered what it’s about? Come join an exclusive virtual session (complete with prizes) offered only to UCOP employees before lunch! The session will be hosted by UC Riverside Staff Assembly Director of Finance Penni Ebina and co-hosted by Council of UC Staff Assemblies Chair Dennis McIver.

Cultural Exchange Share-Out
1 – 2 p.m. | Zoom:
Throughout the past week, you’ve had an opportunity to meet new colleagues and explore UCOP’s culture. Now tell us what you learned! Those who signed up for the LaSA/OPSA Cultural Exchange on Monday will share their findings.

For questions about the events above, please contact Dennis McIver.

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