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Events this week in Oakland — Oct. 24 and 25

This week’s anchor days are filled with fun community events. Mark your calendar and join us!

Tuesday, Oct. 24

UCOP Community and Connection Fair
Broadway Conference Center, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Today is the inaugural UCOP Community and Connection Fair! This fun, Halloween-themed event will offer a unique opportunity for UCOP staff to build connections with colleagues — including employee resource group (ERG) members — and specially chosen vendors. Several local restaurants will host tables, along with tech vendors and more than 20 UCOP departments. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a drawing for prizes at 12:30 p.m. (You must be present during the drawing to win.) Don’t miss your chance to get your picture taken in front of the UC photo backdrop!

For questions, contact Shirley BittlingmeierMarjo Keller or Hilary Steinman.

NRS Day Fair
Franklin 5th floor patio, 1 – 3:00 p.m.

The UC Natural Reserves System is excited to announce the return of the NRS Day Fair. Learn about UC’s reserves, their pivotal role in advancing scientific research, and the dedicated conservation work taking place throughout the university. Colleagues will have an opportunity to engage with students, researchers and passionate reserve staff. Foster a deep appreciation for California’s biodiversity while enjoying an array of treats, including a dessert and popcorn bar along with refreshing drinks. There will also be an enticing drawing for prizes!

For questions, contact Citlali Perez Morales at (510) 987- 9710 or

Wednesday, Oct. 25

APISA Filipino American History Month and Larry Itliong Day Celebration
Franklin 5th floor patio, 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Join the Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association for a special celebration honoring Filipino American History Month (October) and Larry Itliong Day (Oct. 25)! Learn about the legacy of Larry Itliong while enjoying lumpia and gulaman at sago — Filipino egg rolls and boba. The event will feature a special keynote address by Erwin Mina, board president of the Filipino American National Historical Society Museum.

Event Schedule
2 p.m. – Reception begins
• 2:30 p.m. – Keynote speaker Erwin Mina (Watch the keynote on Zoom:
• 3:15 p.m. – Q&A and raffle
• 3:30 – Social hour
• 4:30 – Clean-up begins

About Erwin Mina

Erwin has been a board member of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Museum since November 2019, and Board President since February 2023. He is dedicated to the stewardship of the story and historical events of the Filipino American experience in the United States. He was born and raised in Delano, California, where he grew up in a farm labor camp and worked in the fields at a young age. His experiences of the struggles of Filipinos in the San Joaquin Valley are part of his life’s perspective and growing up as the son of a farm laborer has inspired his passion for social justice for Filipino Americans. Erwin has more than 30 years’ experience in new product introduction in the Silicon Valley tech industry. He has held leadership positions in cloud storage technology, as well as at Siemens, HP, Nvidia and Fujitsu. He has a bachelor’s in business from San Jose State University and is a Certified Six Sigma – Black Belt.

About Larry Itliong

Larry Itliong was a Filipino immigrant, civil rights activist and farm labor organizer who led the 1965 Delano Grape Strike with César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. He organized and brought many farm laborers together. Today, he has made an impact on the lives of many Filipino American youth, and college students. His fight for the rights of Filipino Americans and farm laborers has created a legacy of perseverance.

For questions, contact Melvin Tangonan or Tony Yang.

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