Principles of Community Week 2018

Boy with curly hair, on balcony
Lineup for the March 2-3 Latino Film Festival includes “Bad Hair” (Pelo malo), a coming-of-age tale centered on a 9-year-old boy who is obsessed with straightening his hair, eliciting a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother.

Quick Summary

  • Networking Luncheons in Davis (Feb. 26) and Sacramento (Feb. 28)
  • Feb. 27: Multicultural Awareness Night
  • Feb. 28: Allyship Viewed Through the Lens of Immigrant and Underrepresented Communities
  • March 2-3: Latino Film Festival

UC Davis’ annual Principles of Community Week will be Feb. 26 to March 3, celebrating the nearly 30-year-old document that serve as an aspirational statement affirming our commitment to the highest standards of civility and decency towards all.

A prologue added to the Principles of Community in a 25th anniversary revision (2014) states: “UC Davis is a diverse community comprised of individuals having many perspectives and identities. We come from a multitude of backgrounds and experiences, with distinct needs and goals. We recognize that to create an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community, we must understand and value both our individual differences and our common ground.”

Principles of Community Week

All events are free and open to all.

Monday, Feb. 26 — Staff Networking Luncheon, hosted by the Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee and the Office of Campus Community Relations. Come learn about UC Davis constituent groups and engage in a UC Davis strategic plan visioning session focused on strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion in our campus community. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., multipurpose room, Student Community Center, Davis campus. Lunch provided. 70-guest maximum. Registration required by Friday, Feb. 16. Contact Cristina Ramirez by email.

Tuesday, Feb. 27 — Multicultural Awareness Night, with musical entertainment, dance groups, spoken word and poetry. Also: Students enrolled in the campus Police Department’s Cadet Academy will talk about how they work in conjunction with officers to build community connections in furtherance of campus safety. Door prizes include bikes, bike lights, Aggie Cash gift cards and books from the Campus Community Book Projects. Coordinated by the Police Department and cadets, and student assistants to the chancellor. Sponsored by the Police Department and Office of Campus Community Relations. Cultural attire suggested. Refreshments provided. 6:30-9 p.m., multipurpose room, Student Community Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 28 — Dialogue: Allyship Viewed Through the Lens of Immigrant and Underrepresented Communities. Share your own experience as a member of an immigrant or underrepresented community and hear the experiences of others. Explore the intersections of those experiences and discover how your story informs the way you wish to be supported. Sponsored by Sustained Dialogue at UC Davis, and the Office of Campus Dialogue and Deliberation. Refreshments provided. 6:30-8:30 p.m., multipurpose room, Student Community Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 28 — Networking Luncheon: Join Chancellor Gary S. May, faculty and staff diversity committees, and UC Davis Health employee resource groups in this celebration of the Principles of Community. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., first floor, Moore Hall, Sacramento campus. Limited space; RSVPs can be arranged online.

Friday-Saturday, March 2-3 — Latino Film Festival at the Student Community Center. The program comprises four films Friday (10 a.m.-9 p.m.) and five on Saturday (5-10:30 p.m.), with a question-and-answer session after each screening. Plus a musical performance each day by Dinorah (3:30-5 p.m. Friday and 5-6 p.m. Saturday). See the complete schedule and details about each film.

The films:

  • Bad Hair (Pelo malo)
  • The Companion (El acompañante)
  • The Empty Classroom (El aula vacia)
  • Everybody Leaves (Todos se van)
  • I Thought It Was a Party (Pensé que iba a haber fiesta)
  • Made in Bangkok
  • Tempest (Tempestad)
  • Translucent (Translucido)

The Empty Classroom is in Spanish and Portuguese and has subtitles in English; all the others are in Spanish and have subtitles in English.

The Office of Campus Community Relations and the UC Davis Health Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are among the supporters of the Latino Film Festival.

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