Dear Friends, Colleagues and Diversity in Culture Festival Supporters, and Participants:
The decision has been made to cancel this year's Diversity in Culture Festival.
It is with heavy hearts that it has been decided to cancel the 5th Annual Diversity in Culture Festival at Ventura College which was to be held on Wed-Thurs, March 25-26. As recently as yesterday afternoon it appeared that we were still going to hold the Festival. But after careful deliberation and discussion with the campus Executive Team, including direct conversation and direction with College President Kim Hoffmans, we, the campus organizers decided to cancel this year's Festival.
We recognize that this is the responsible choice given the California Department of Public Health's recent memo regarding public events.
The Diversity in Culture Task Force appreciates the campus community's as well as the Ventura community's support and participation in preparing an engaging program for this year's planned events. As we plan for next year's Festival, the Diversity in Culture Task Force will continue our efforts in bringing our students, campus, and community together in a vibrant expression of all that diversity has to offer.
If you have any questions or concerns about this decision, please feel free to contact Task Force leads Gigi Fiumerodo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Peter Sezzi (email@example.com) or Steve Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding this decision.
We look forward to hosting next year's 6th Diversity in Culture Festival and hope that you will participate!
Thank you for your understanding and support. Stay safe out there.