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

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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