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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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A Message from the Law School | Community Statement on Chauvin Verdict ♥

Community Statement on Chauvin Verdict 04-20-2021 Dear Law School Community, Over the last few weeks, we have endured the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, even as we have confronted new instances of police violence against Black and brown people in the U.S. Many of the bystanders who witnessed the murder of George Floyd by Officer Chauvin were forced to relive those 9 minutes and 29 seconds during the trial. Darnella Frazier was forced to relive those horrific moments that she captured on video, which altered the trajectory of this case and prevented it from being submerged in an…

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VC-Haynes

Statement on the April 15 FedEx Facility Shooting in Indianapolis, Indiana ♥

Dear campus community, As members of the UCI campus community, we grieve the loss of life in recent mass shootings. All are tragic. In this statement we call attention to the shooting that took place in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The Indiana community lost Matthew R. Alexander (32), Samaria Blackwell (19), Amarjeet Johal (66), Jaswinder Kaur (64), Jaswinder Singh (68), Amarjit Sekhon (48), Karli Smith (19), and John Weisert (74). A 19-year-old, Brandon Scott Hole, entered an Indianapolis FedEx facility where he was previously employed, and opened fire, taking the lives of those mentioned above and injuring…

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President Drake

A Message from President Drake | UC commends Chauvin murder trial verdict ♥ ★

University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., and UC Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez released the following statement today (April 20) regarding the Chauvin trial verdict: As the prosecution made abundantly clear, Derek Chauvin grossly and maliciously overstepped his duties as a police officer when he killed George Floyd. The jury confirmed what many of us who watched that horrible video know to be true: Floyd was murdered. This verdict will not ameliorate the incredible pain and grief the Floyd family are experiencing, or the pain and suffering endured by so many more. It does, at least,…

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UCI Student Life and Leadership

A Message from Assistant Vice Chancellor Rameen Talesh | Chauvin Guilty Verdict & Campus Resources ♥ ✚

Dear Anteaters, Today we learned the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on the murder of George Floyd. After a lengthy trial, the jury was swift in their decision to find Chauvin guilty and we can rest in the knowledge that, in this case, justice has been served. It has been almost a year since the death of George Floyd and many of you may be feeling a lot of emotion at the outcome of this highly-charged trial. I encourage you to reach out to one another and be there for each other as we all process this outcome. If…

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A Message from Chancellor Gillman | Today’s Guilty Verdict in the Chauvin Trial ♥

A year ago, after we had all seen the video of George Floyd’s killing, I wrote to all of you, saying that “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.” I said that “This brutal and racist act was like something out of Mississippi during Jim Crow, out of a past we don’t acknowledge enough, but it wasn’t. It is our reality, in the here and now, a reality that…

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Doug Haynes

Daunte Wright – A Death in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota ♥ ★ ✚

Dear campus community, Daunte Wright joins a lengthening and disheartening list of unarmed Black people who have been killed in police custody. The time and place may be different, but the conclusion is the same: another life is taken. This loss, like others, ripples through an ocean of grieving families, friends and communities. The survivors are doomed to live with the absence of a brother, father, nephew and friend. Each day they must find a way to reconcile their memories of him with the knowledge of the terrifying final moments of his life. The sense of unresolved trauma only deepens….

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President Drake

UC statement on the tragic killing of Daunte Wright ♥

UC statement on the tragic killing of Daunte Wright UC Office of the President Tuesday, April 13, 2021 University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., issued the following statement today (April 13): “Sunday’s killing of Daunte Wright is yet another senseless tragedy that tears at our hearts and reopens deep wounds. Even as Americans follow the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, this latest horror vividly conjures the trauma and heartbreak of the killing of George Floyd just a few miles away. And so many, too many, others. “Sunday’s tragedy calls once again for our country to undertake the critical…

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Cheryl Wisseh

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs | Bridging the Gap: Pharmacy Deserts ♥ ✚

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Bridging the Gap: Pharmacy Deserts Access to fresh food, safe shelter and health services all support the wellbeing of communities—their absence in neighborhoods of color leads to health inequities. Over the last decade, pharmacies have closed in low-income neighborhoods and new ones have opened at more profitable locations. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend. The straight line between pharmacy closures and dangerous health outcomes is well documented. In this essay, part of the Bridging the Gap series where we focus on health equity, Cheryl Wisseh, health sciences assistant clinical professor, Department…

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Aomawa

Claiming a Louder Life: Part I & II

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Bridget Cooks

Making Art More Inclusive: Museums Work To Address Diversity In Galleries

Making Art More Inclusive: Museums Work To Address Diversity In Galleries “There are many curators of American art that don’t know anything about African American artists,” Bridget Cooks, a professor of African American studies at UC Irvine, said. … Some say in order for the nation’s celebrated artwork to better reflect our diversity, more outreach is needed. “Inviting people to museums, having open conversations with them about the current conditions, the past, and a sincere desire to do more,” Cooks said.

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