Chrysler Group, along with the DaimlerChrysler
African American Network (DCAAN) announced it will launch a month-long celebration of
Black History Month. The celebration will include an
exhibit, an employee choir performance, and guest speakers at its Auburn
Hills facility throughout the month of February. DCAAN is one of Chrysler
Group's six employee resource groups.
"Our celebration is designed to foster awareness of Black History Month and
to provide a global context of the contributions of African Americans,"
said Dieter Zetsche, president and CEO of Chrysler Group. "At Chrysler
Group, we believe we will be a stronger Company by understanding and
appreciating the diverse strengths, talents, educational backgrounds, and
life experiences of our workforce, and celebrating Black History Month
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
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-American
supplier base and its dealerships. The top African-American owned
companies and top African-American executives will also be featured in a
display at Tech Plaza.
Throughout the month, a series of facts about African American history will
be broadcast on the company's internal television network to its worldwide
operations. Additionally, the broadcasts will feature commentary from
Chrysler Group's African American executives and suppliers about the
historical and cultural importance of Black History Month, according to the company.
Chrysler Group says it has on an ongoing commitment to diversity throughout its
entire business enterprise, including its employee structure, supplier
base and dealership network.