UCI campus messages showing solidarity with the Black community on campus and in the community

The Souls of Black Professors ♥ ★ ✚

The Souls of Black Professors Scholars discuss what it’s like to be a Black professor in 2020, who should be doing antiracist work on campus and why diversity interventions that attempt to “fix” Black academics for a rigged game miss the point entirely. By Colleen Flaherty//October 21, 2020 PEXELS.COM   As colleges and universities issued statement after [...]

The Souls of Black Professors ♥ ★ ✚2020-10-21T14:15:55-07:00

Professor Frank B. Wilderson, III and How Saidiya Hartman Retells the History of Black Life ♥

Frank B. Wilderson III, a former student of [Saidiya] Hartman’s who now chairs the department of African-American studies at the University of California, Irvine, described her as quietly persuasive. “She’s not an ‘angry Black woman,’ ” he told me. “She’s not Assata Shakur. But what they don’t know is that, where Assata Shakur will blow your [...]

Professor Frank B. Wilderson, III and How Saidiya Hartman Retells the History of Black Life ♥2020-10-19T14:25:03-07:00

Take the Pledge! ♥★✚

Dear Campus Community, This fall, all UCI community members are encouraged to Take the Pledge as a first step in helping to shape a university culture where Black people can thrive. The Take the Pledge campaign builds on the UCI Black Thriving Initiative, which aims to respond to and recognize anti-Blackness as an existential threat [...]

Take the Pledge! ♥★✚2020-10-14T13:44:21-07:00

Fall 2020 Inclusive Excellence Opportunities ♥ ★ ✚

Dear Campus Community, As we begin the new academic year, I write to welcome you and invite you to participate in advancing the campus commitment to inclusive excellence. Below are several opportunities to learn and grow as a community with faculty, staff and students through our curricula and courses. Modules for Confronting Anti-Blackness (https://inclusion.uci.edu/inclusive-excellence-certificate-program/modules/) Preventing [...]

Fall 2020 Inclusive Excellence Opportunities ♥ ★ ✚2020-09-29T10:04:59-07:00

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Why Juneteenth Matters in 2020 ♥★✚

Dear campus community, Today the campus observes the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth or National Freedom Day. It refers to the date when enslaved Black men, women and children in the state of Texas collectively marked their emancipation at the end of the Civil War. Since then, Juneteenth not only commemorates the ending of chattel slavery [...]

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Why Juneteenth Matters in 2020 ♥★✚2020-07-23T12:58:15-07:00

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department ♥ ★ ✚

To the Anteater community: We are writing to announce several actions to further align the UCI Police Department with our commitment to inclusive excellence and confronting anti-Black racism. This commitment is grounded in a community where all expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion and honor free speech. Realizing this commitment mandates a campus police department [...]

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-23T09:06:37-07:00

School of Humanities | Events this week on anti-blackness and racism ♥ ★ ✚

Events this week on anti-blackness and racism   The events of the last two weeks following the police killing of George Floyd have galvanized ongoing protests and calls for action against the structural racism in American society. Across the campus and in the School of Humanities, there have been several events to educate ourselves and [...]

School of Humanities | Events this week on anti-blackness and racism ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-09T13:38:37-07:00

UCI MIND | Confronting the Pandemic of Racism: A Call to Action ♥✚

Confronting the pandemic of racism: A call to action By Christian Salazar, PhD June 8, 2020 Commentary, In the News No Comments Contributed by Christian Salazar, PhD, UCI MIND Project Scientist Racism is once again thrust into our national spotlight by the death of yet another unarmed Black American at the hands of police. Lamentably, [...]

UCI MIND | Confronting the Pandemic of Racism: A Call to Action ♥✚2020-07-23T08:51:04-07:00

School of Medicine | Stand Against Racism: A Call-to-Action ♥ ★ ✚

Dear Community, Today, our hearts are broken.  As two members of a small number of African-American faculty in the UCI School of Medicine, we find ourselves in tears yet again. We are filled with sadness, anger, and frustration. Emotions that truly are not served well by these words alone as we reflect on painful thoughts [...]

School of Medicine | Stand Against Racism: A Call-to-Action ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-23T08:52:55-07:00

School of Law | UCI Law Community Statement ♥★

Dear UCI Law Community, I have been ripped apart by the events of the past few weeks. Not because the issues are new, but precisely because they are not. I am a Black, Korean, female dean. I have spent my entire career fighting for racial justice, for police reform, and for diversity, equity and inclusion. [...]

School of Law | UCI Law Community Statement ♥★2020-07-23T08:53:43-07:00
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