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Special Emphasis Programs: Calendar of Events

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Sponsor Contact Date & Time Program Activities
USDA Office of Human Resources Management and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) Damali Carr, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755

June 18, 2015
10:00 a.m. 

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building
Washington, DC

USDA Caribbean American  Heritage Month Observance

Theme: Celebrating Our Culture, Embracing Our Future

Speaker: Shellaine Ramkishun, Chief Operating Office of Estate Shell Contractors, LLC

Panel:

  • Sherry Tross, Executive Secretary for Integral Development, Organization of American States
  • Gerard Johnson, General Manager of Caribbean County Department, Inter Development Bank 
  • Dr. Isabel Wall, National Program Manager, Food Safety, NIFA
USDA Office of Human Resources Management and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) Damali Carr, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755

June 4, 2015
10:00 a.m. 

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building
Washington, DC

USDA LGBT Pride Month Observance

Theme: Transgender Issues in the Federal Workplace

USDA Office of Human Resources Management and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) Damali Carr, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755

May 27, 2015
10:00 a.m.

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building
Washington, DC

USDA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance

Theme: Many Cultures, Once Voice Promoting Equality and Inclusion | Poster (PDF)

Speaker: Dr. Shien Biao Woo, 21st Lieutenant Governor, Delaware

Streaming video from this event

Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Committee Damali Carr, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755

April 30, 2015  
11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.

Lincoln Theater 
1215 U Street NW 
Washington, DC  20009

Holocaust Day of Remembrance Observance

Theme: The World Against Genocide

Moderator: Scott Thurman, ABC7/WJLA-TV Anchor

Eyewitnesses:

  • Dr. Miriam Kassenoff, Jewish Holocaust Survivor;
  • Dr. Rouben Adalian, Director of the Armenian National Institute;  
  • Margit Meissner, Austrian Holocaust Survivor
USDA Office of Human Resources Management and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) Damali Carr, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755

April 2, 2015
10:30 a.m. 

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building
Washington, DC

USDA Women's History Month Observance

Theme: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives | Poster (PDF)

Speakers: 

  • Krysta Harden, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
  • Phyllis Fong, Inspector General
  • Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States
  • Audrey Rowe, Administrator, FNS
USDA Office of Human Resources Management and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Damali Carr, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755

Feb 11, 2015
10:00.–11:00 a.m.

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building
Washington, DC

MyUSDA African American History Month Observance

Theme: “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture: The Legacy of Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the Origins, Purpose and Function of Black History in the 21st Century”

Panel Discussion with Historians: Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Nathan Connolly and Michelle Scott, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

Cultural Performance By: “Another Level Jazz” Performing Jazz and Blues Instrumentals, Vocals and the Story of African American Jazz and Blues

Streaming video from this event

USDA Office of Human Resources Management Damali Carr, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755

Jan 8, 2015
10:00–11:00 a.m.

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building
Washington, DC

MyUSDA Martin Luther King National Service Day Observance

Theme: National Service Day Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

Streaming video from this event

USDA Office of Human Resources Management Damali Carr, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755

Nov 13, 2014
10:00–11:00 a.m.

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building
Washington, DC

MyUSDA American Indian & Alaskan Native Heritage Observance

Theme: "Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today, and Forever"

Speaker: E. Ada Deer, Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Interior

Streaming video from this event

FSIS Civil Rights Staff Damali Carr, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755

Oct 21, 2014
2:00–4:00 p.m.

Patriots Plaza III 
Washington, DC

Phone Access: 1-888-621-9649; Event ID: 417029

FSIS National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Theme: “Employ, Expect, Empower”

Invited Panel of Speakers:

  • Tom Valluzzi, FSIS Senior Reasonable Accommodation Adviser
  • David Plumlee, President, Association of Persons with Disabilities at Agriculture
  • Linda Whitmore, USDA, representing Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Kristi Barlow, OPPD, EEOAC Chairperson
  • Michelle Clark, USDA
  • Linda Kendrick, OFO, Springdale District Office
  • Suzette Rhodes, OPPD, RIMS
  • Nelson Clinch, ODIFP, DAIS
USDA Office of Human Resources Management, OASCR, FSIS, FS, ARS, OCIO Civil Rights Staff 
(301) 504-7755
Sep 18, 2014
10:00–11:00 a.m.

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building
Washington, DC

MyUSDA National Hispanic Heritage Month

Theme: "A Legacy of History, A Present of Action, and a Future of Success"

Keynote Speaker: Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

FSIS Civil Rights Staff Civil Rights Staff 
(301) 504-7755

Jun 18, 2014 
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building
Washington, DC

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Theme: "Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, and Shaping the Future"

Keynote Speaker: 
Joe Madison, "The Black Eagle," Talk Show Personality, Sirius Satellite XM Radio, Inc. | Poster (PDF)

 

Last Modified Jun 09, 2015