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Special Emphasis Programs: Calendar of Events

Employees: If you watch or attend an SEP event, follow these instructions to affirm attendance in AgLearn. (PDF).

 

Sponsor Contact Date & Time Program Activities
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
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)

Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Committee David Dissinger, EEO Training Manager
Civil Rights Staff
(301) 504-7755

May 7, 2014  
11:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m.

Lincoln Theater  located  at 1215 U Street NW, Washington, DC  20009

Holocaust Day of Remembrance Observance

Theme: “Eyewitness to Evil” | Poster (PDF)

Keynote Speaker:
Major General Sharon K. Dunbar

Moderator:
Gordon Peterson, ABC7/WJLA-TV Anchor

Eyewitnesses:

  • Irene Fogel Weiss, Czech Jewish Holocaust Survivor;
  • Cesare Frustaci, Italian Jewish Holocaust Survivor;  
  • Sead Okic, Bosnian Muslim Survivor
USDA Office of Human Resources Management and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

David Dissinger, EEO Training Manager 
Civil Rights Staff 
(301) 504-7755

 

May 22, 2014 
10 a.m.

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building
Washington, DC

Asian American Pacific Islander Month Observance

Theme: “Diverse Leadership and Expanding Opportunity: An Imperative for America”

Panel of Speakers:

  • Daphne Kwok, Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP
  • Floyd Mori, National Executive Director/CEO of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) 
  • Deepa Iyer, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), Chair of National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
USDA Office of Human Resources Management and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

David Dissinger, EEO Training Manager 
Civil Rights Staff 
(301) 504-7755

 

Mar 13, 2014 
10 a.m.

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building 
Washington, DC

USDA Women's History Month Observance

Theme: Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment | Poster (PDF)

Keynote Speaker: Katherine Archuletta, Director, Office of Personnel Management

USDA Office of Human Resources Management and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights David Dissinger, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755
Feb 27, 2014
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Jefferson Auditorium
South Building
Washington, DC
MyUSDA African American History Month Observance

Theme: “In Conversation With…The Triple Nickels”
USDA Office of Human Resources Management Damali Carr, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755
Jan 15, 2014
10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.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

Speakers:  Krysta Harden, USDA Deputy Secretary

John W. Franklin, Director, Partnerships & International Programs, Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture

Streaming video from the event

USDA Office of Human Resources Management Damali Carr, EE Specialist
(301) 504-7755
Nov 14, 2013
10:00–11:00 a.m.

Jefferson Auditorium
Washington, DC

MyUSDA American Indian & Alaskan Native Heritage Observance

Theme: "Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Tradition"

Guest Speakers: E. Keith Colston (Tuscarora-Lumbee), Administrative Director, Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs and Brian Patterson (Oneida Nation), President, United South and Eastern Tribes

 

Last Modified Oct 07, 2014