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Chrysler Group Celebrates Black History Month

February 6, 2003

Chrysler Group, along with the DaimlerChryslerAfrican American Network (DCAAN) announced it will launch a month-long celebration ofBlack History Month. The celebration will include anexhibit, an employee choir performance, and guest speakers at its AuburnHills facility throughout the month of February. DCAAN is one of ChryslerGroup's six employee resource groups."Our celebration is designed to foster awareness of Black History Month andto provide a global context of the contributions of African Americans,"said Dieter Zetsche, president and CEO of Chrysler Group. "At ChryslerGroup, we believe we will be a stronger Company by understanding andappreciating the diverse strengths, talents, educational backgrounds, andlife experiences of our workforce, and celebrating Black History Monthdoes that."Highlights of Chrysler Group activities celebrating Black History Month:
  • Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer will speak to Chrysler Group employees on Wednesday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Auburn Hills facility.
  • The DaimlerChrysler Choir, a multicultural group of singers, will perform various songs that highlight Black History Month for employees on Wednesday, February 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auburn Hills facility.
  • An exhibit featuring the nation's historically black colleges and universities will be displayed throughout the month at the Auburn Hills facility to highlight the significant role of black institutions in preparing individuals for success.Additional exhibits will highlight Chrysler Group's African-Americansupplier base and its dealerships. The top African-American ownedcompanies and top African-American executives will also be featured in adisplay at Tech Plaza.Throughout the month, a series of facts about African American history willbe broadcast on the company's internal television network to its worldwideoperations. Additionally, the broadcasts will feature commentary fromChrysler Group's African American executives and suppliers about thehistorical and cultural importance of Black History Month, according to the company.Chrysler Group says it has on an ongoing commitment to diversity throughout itsentire business enterprise, including its employee structure, supplierbase and dealership network.
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