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

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

Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory | Black Lives Matter | A message from Director Michael A. Yaasa, Ph.D. ♥★✚

  Friends, We have watched in horror and grief as the events of the last few weeks transpired, exposing systematic anti-Black racism as persistent, pervasive, and lethal. It is a fundamental issue that plagues our society and reminds us that our work is far from done. While we can look back on the progress made [...]

Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory | Black Lives Matter | A message from Director Michael A. Yaasa, Ph.D. ♥★✚2020-07-23T08:57:36-07:00

Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Science | An Act of Solidarity ♥ ★ ✚

Dear UCI community, I think we can all appreciate that this has been a difficult week. UC Irvine Health came together this afternoon to kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. We knelt at our desks, in clinic halls, on hospital wards, and outdoors. We all took a knee in solidarity, humility, and awareness. We came together in remembrance of George [...]

Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Science | An Act of Solidarity ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-23T08:58:18-07:00

UCI Libraries | Library Resources on Racism and Diversity

New Ebook Collection: Understanding and Combatting Racism The UCI Libraries stands in solidarity with the campus in its stance against anti-blackness, and as allies against racism.   To support the campus educational role and intellectual discourse on this timely topic, the Libraries offer a new ebook collection in OverDrive: Understanding and Combatting Racism. To access this collection, [...]

UCI Libraries | Library Resources on Racism and Diversity2020-07-23T08:58:40-07:00

UCI Cross-Cultural Center: Black Life is Sacred.

Black Life is Sacred. Our spirit is truly with all of our Black community members at this time. We mourn and grieve for the families and loved ones of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and acknowledge many local racist and anti-Black incidents that have not received the same amount of national attention. [...]

UCI Cross-Cultural Center: Black Life is Sacred.2020-07-09T13:38:38-07:00