May 10, 2021

Dear College Community,

It was a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend here in San Francisco. Hope many of you were able to celebrate your mothers and thank them for their work, which is never done. While in the United States we celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May, throughout México, Guatemala and El Salvador, Mother’s Day is always celebrated on May 10. ¡Feliz Día de Las Madres!

I have great news to share with all of you. After months of discussions and a couple of weeks of long hours of negotiations, late last Friday we reached a tentative agreement with AFT 2121 to rescind all full-time faculty lay-off notices. However, this agreement still needs to be ratified. We invite each of you to attend a Special Board of Trustees meeting TODAY @ 4 pm. On this page you can also access the Trustee Committees meetings taking place this week.

Art and creativity make the world go round, and nothing can stop the Fashion Department at City College of San Francisco. We’re forging ahead with our second virtual production, FashionSphere 2021, celebrating our 20th anniversary fashion showcase and competition. Streaming live on Sunday, May 23 at 12 pm. This student-produced, interdisciplinary spectacle by the students in the Fashion and Broadcast Electronic Media Arts departments is one you don’t want to miss!

The CCSF Library has a long tradition of supporting programs and providing resources in support of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May) and other celebrations throughout the year which heightened cultural diversity. This year, CCSF Library is curating a collection of resources that are available on the related subject guide. Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. As is tradition, the Library supports a number of exciting College wide programs and events related to the month. See these on the Library Programs page. Also, in celebration of the month, the Library has created a Virtual Book Display entitled Stop AAPI Hate: Solidarity and Celebration. The title of the display was inspired by Salem State University's Stop AAPI Hate theme.

Good luck faculty and students as you prepare for finals! Together we can do this!

Yours sincerely,

Signature of Rajen Vurdien

Rajen Vurdien, Ph.D. 
Interim Chancellor

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