Messages from Vice Chancellor Haynes and other campus leaders about Creating a Culture Where Black People Thrive

UCI Black Thriving Initiative Update ♥ ★✚

We are in the third month of the UCI Black Thriving Initiative. National awareness is growing. The initiative has received coverage in the Los Angeles Times, attention in Insidehighered and notice in the Chronicle of Higher Education. This week Chancellor Gillman featured the initiative during his presentation at the national meeting of the Association of [...]

UCI Black Thriving Initiative Update ♥ ★✚2020-12-01T13:03:57-08:00

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

Introducing the UCI Black Thriving Initiative

Dear Campus Community, I am writing to announce the UCI Black Thriving Initiative, a far-reaching and ambitious vehicle for institutional transformation. In response to the protests against police violence directed at Black people and the persistence of systemic anti-Blackness, Chancellor Gillman on May 31 called for an unprecedented campus response to this national imperative. [...]

Introducing the UCI Black Thriving Initiative2020-08-24T10:33:10-07:00

Building a Culture Where Black People Thrive: Resources for Confronting Anti-Blackness

Dear Campus Community, I am writing to follow up on Chancellor Gillman's call to the campus community on May 31 to dismantle systemic anti-Black sentiment. I want to announce the creation of a dedicated website entitled Building a Culture Where Black People Thrive: Resources for Confronting Anti-Blackness. Accountability for confronting anti-Blackness begins with understanding. Understanding [...]

Building a Culture Where Black People Thrive: Resources for Confronting Anti-Blackness2020-08-06T17:49:16-07:00

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

UCI Leadership | In Support of the African American Community ♥ ★ ✚

Dear UCI Community: We watched with shock and horror the video of a white policeman callously, even casually, kneeling on the neck of an unarmed and unresisting black man until that man was dead, while other policemen stood by and watched.  This brutal and racist act was like something out of Mississippi during Jim Crow, [...]

UCI Leadership | In Support of the African American Community ♥ ★ ✚2020-08-03T12:32:11-07:00

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Message on Anti-Black Racism ♥ ★ ✚

Dear colleagues, “We are in this together” has become a common phrase as we confront this unprecedented pandemic. The sentiment captures the genuine appreciation for the courage of first responders and essential workers whom we rely on to keep our communities running. It also acknowledges the hard realities of sickness, death and the growing economic [...]

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Message on Anti-Black Racism ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-23T12:58:35-07:00
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