Black Thriving Initiative

Below you'll find our post category archive. Note that many titles will have , , and at the end of the text. These help identify pages, posts, and events representing our three core values: Community, Thriving, and Wellness. To learn more about this, read about our Action Plan. These also all help support our #ActForInclusion.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES | Commemorating Juneteenth

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To Be Black and Safe – Reflections on the Buffalo Mass Shooting ♥

Dear campus community, May 14 began like any other Saturday afternoon for customers at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York. The day ended quite differently, however. Gun shots shattered their routine activity. Ten of the 13 victims were killed-all Black. Local police have arrested the gunman, who was unharmed. There is no mystery why the perpetrator, a white male teenager, targeted this store in a predominantly Black neighborhood. The shooter described his motivation in a manifesto and live streamed his attack. Drawing on replacement theory, he regarded the very existence of Black people and immigrants as posing an existential…

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UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program

UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program Second Call for Proposals Outcome

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the outcome of the 2021-22 call for proposals for the UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program. The program is a competitive two-year effort to recruit faculty who interrogate structural racism in its myriad forms. As part of the UCI Black Thriving Initiative, the program aims to build on the hiring priorities of academic units; pave new paths for research and creative expression, teaching and learning, and community engagement; and manifest our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, teaching and service. The second call for proposals received a total of…

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Women's History Month

2022 Women’s History Month

Dear campus community, The recent nomination of federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the nation’s highest court and the 2021 election of Michelle Wu as mayor of Boston remind us of the importance of celebrating Women’s History month. Originating in a week-long celebration hosted in Sonoma, California in 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed March Women’s History month in 1980. Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in its 232-year history. Mayor Wu is the first Asian American woman elected to lead one of the oldest municipalities in the country. The historic…

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2022 UCI Community Safety Survey Now Open Share your opinion about public safety at UCI ♥ ✚

Dear campus community, As part of a campus and systemwide effort, several offices have worked together to create our first UCI Community Safety Survey. The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) is launching this survey today and making it available to all university staff, faculty, and students at the Irvine and Orange locations. Click here to access a link to the survey and provide your responses Community safety is indispensable to our mission as a great public research university. The purpose of this survey is to understand your experiences and expectations concerning safety, to get a sense of how relevant services…

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UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History A message from Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes,  Dear campus community, I welcome you all to join me in commemorating February as Black History Month. Carter Woodson, a historian and founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, conceived of Negro History week in 1926. Fifty years later President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month in 1976. The name and length of the observance changed, but the essential purpose of recognizing Black history remains unchanged to this day. The observance is as much about the future as about…

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BEALL APPLIED INNOVATION | Jenelle King Drives Herself Towards an Autonomous Future ★

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SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES | Perspectives on Black History Month ♥

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UCOP | President Drake: A statement on the recent bomb threats made against Historically Black Colleges and Universities ♥

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UCOP | Celebrating Black History Month at the University of California ♥ ★

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