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UC San Diego Black Staff Association Calendar of Events and Activities.

2022-23 | BSA Annual Calendar (2022-23)

October 26: General Body Meeting

The General Body Meeting is an opportunity to join us for a round-table discussion on current priorities that impact our collective experiences within UC San Diego. Share your concerns and let your voice be heard!


November 10: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' celebrates rich black culture and heritage.

AMC UTC 14 |Today, Nov 10, 2022 | 5:00 PM | Resered Seating |Closed Caption


UTC AMC Theatres 14 in the UTC Mall
4425 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

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December 8: Inaugural Celebration of Cultures

Save the Date - Celebration of Cultures 12.8.2022

Reserve Your Ticket | Thursday, December 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Town Square

You are invited to celebrate the diverse cultures and employees that comprise UC San Diego with multicultural food and performances at the inaugural Celebration of Cultures event on Thursday, December 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Town Square. The event theme “I Am UC San Diego,” recognizes that while we bring unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds, we are also united as a Triton community.  As part of this event, all Tritons are invited to share stories, strengths and personal attributes that connect them to UC San Diego using the hashtag, #iAmUCSanDiego.

Tasting samples of Native American, Jamaican, Mexican and Japanese fare will be provided to the first 500 UC San Diego employees who reserve their ticket online through this link Reserve Your Ticket. If you are unable to register for the event, you can still enjoy the festivities as food truck vendors will also be selling menu items. In addition, the event will include cultural dance and musical performances, opportunity drawings, and more. 

In recognition of this annual event, two hours of administrative leave with pay have been approved for employees to attend the event. Supervisors, upon request, may approve the use of such leave when the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.

We would like to thank the event partners VC-RMP IDEA Task Group, Human Resources, Black Staff Association (BSA), Chicano/Latino Staff Association (CLSA), Pan Asian Staff Association (PASA), and the Intertribal Resource Center (ITRC) at UC San Diego.

Please join us for this inaugural Celebration of Cultures event. We look forward to seeing you there.

Gary C. Matthews
Vice Chancellor 
Resource Management & Planning

Pierre Ouillet
Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

Becky R. Petitt
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Terri S. Winbush
Chief Human Resources Officer
Campus Human Resources

Janet L. Kamerman
Chief Human Resources Officer
Health Human Resources

December 15: Jingle Jam - Holiday Event

Stay tuned for something awesome!

January 18: Prevention. Purpose. Partnership.

Psst.... Something AWESOME is coming!!

February 15: Presidents' Day Forum

Stay tuned for updates!

April 19: General Body Meeting

More details coming soon!

May 17: Solidarity Circle

Stay tuned for more info!

June 15: Juneteenth Celebration

Enjoy listening to our Juneteenth Playlist.

More event information is on the way.  Please visit us soon!


June 16: 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery across the nation and is often celebrated in African American communities with storytelling, special recipes and fellowship. During the UC San Diego celebration, we explored what the Juneteenth holiday meant for Americans, celebrated Black excellence, and explored ways in which all communities can observe, reflect, and educate in commemoration. 

On behalf of the Black Staff Association and Executive Board and event sponsors, "Thank you for joining us in this joyous celebration!"

“Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won,
you earn it and win it in every generation.”
Coretta Scott King

Event Sponsors
 Surf and Soul Spot       UC San Francisco Black Caucus 

Event Media

Juneteenth Playlist | Zoom Backgrounds - A - B - C - D - E |

May 5: Black Girl Magic "And Justice for All"

The Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson | Join us in a panel discussion on the historic confirmation of the first African American woman as a United States Supreme Court Justice.

Confirmed Panelists:


  • Thursday, May 5th | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. PST | Registration |  This session will be recorded. 
  • See Event Flyer

February 17: Presidents' Day Forum - BSA Signature Event

Black History Month Black Health and Wellness 2022 | BHM Events 

Presidents' Day Forum - BSA Signature Event

  • Thursday, February 17th | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. PST | Registration |
  • Event Flyer click here

January 19: General Body Meeting

Please share and plan to attend.


December 6: COVID-19 What Now & Jingle Joy Jam 2021

We invite you to join us for a riveting conversation on how the COVID-19 pandemic is yet another crisis exacerbating disparities experienced by the Black community.  In addition to the health of those we hold dear, the pandemic is affecting everything from work/life balance to finances to mental health. This event will focus on the mind & body and include a jam session for the healing of our souls.  


  • Thursday, December 6th | Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Registration
  • Event Flyer click here 

September 4 & 5: AfroCon

AfroCon *Volunteers Needed 


  • *Saturday, September 4th, 2 - 8 p.m.
  • *Sunday, September 5th, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Event Info: | | Registration

September 30: Black Family Reunion

Black Family Reunion - A celebration for UC San Diego Black Staff and Faculty


  • Thursday, September 30th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Location: Dirty Birds | Registration |
  • Event Flyer click here

August 5: BECOP Book Club - Lean Higher Education: Increasing the Value and Performance of University Processes

BECOP Book Club | Lean Higher Education: Increasing the Value and Performance of University Processes


  • Thursday, August 5th | 12:00 p.m. PST | Registration

2020-2021 Events

BSA Summary of Events 2020-21

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