Principles of Community Week Returns Feb. 12

Virtual and In-Person Events Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Principles of Community Week returns to Davis, Sacramento and Zoom rooms all around the world starting Feb. 12.

In the words of organizers, the ɫƵ event “celebrates the  — our shared aspirations to value our individual differences and common ground, as we work to create an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community.”


This year’s theme is Connecting as a Community, and the opening ceremony will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. on Monday (Feb. 12).

Hendry Ton, associate vice chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Mikael Villalobos, associate vice chancellor for the Office of Campus and Community Relations in the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will provide welcoming and closing remarks.

Following the virtual ceremony, a resource and networking fair — plus a live cooking demonstration from Food and Nutrition Services — will take place at Betty Irene Moore Hall at ɫƵ Health, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Other notable events include:

  • “How do we examine the roots of hate? How does hate affect us as individuals and as a community? What are our roles and responsibilities for understanding and addressing hate? This conversation will draw us into self-reflection, shared dialogue, and collective learning around this year’s Campus Community Book Project themes of hate and radicalization.” (4 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the )
  • “Join the ɫƵ AandPI community to recognize the Year of the Dragon at the Lunar New Year Celebration. Students, staff and faculty are invited to gather in community to enjoy refreshments, performances, and more. Usher in a new year of prosperity, strength, and good fortune.” (4 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the ballroom)
  • “LGBTQ+ Leaders is a six-part series that highlights both past and present ɫƵ leaders in an engaging journey where practical leadership strategies, wisdom and bit of humor converge. During these sessions, speakers will share their leadership path, including lessons learned, barriers, and strategies for growth. This month, we will host Ralph Hexter, former provost and executive vice chancellor, and former interim chancellor.” (Noon on Feb. 16 in room 1204 LH)

But celebrations of the week need not be limited to formal events. , the spirit of Principles of Community Week can be incorporated into events ranging from casual discussions of the Principles of Community to office potlucks celebrating employees’ heritages. Anyone hosting their own event is encouraged to submit a photo and description by email.

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Cody Kitaura is the editor of Dateline ɫƵ and can be reached by email or at 530-752-1932.

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