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UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History

By Mariejo Ibale | February 9, 2022

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…

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

By Mariejo Ibale | February 3, 2022
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UCOP | Celebrating Black History Month at the University of California ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | February 1, 2022

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

By Mariejo Ibale | April 16, 2021

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…

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UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | February 3, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month [fusion_youtube id=”https://youtu.be/uqkXeA3z4Lg” alignment=”center” width=”” height=”” autoplay=”false” api_params=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” css_id=””][/fusion_youtube]   This Black History Month, UC President Michael V. Drake…

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Black History Month: Recognizing Black groundbreakers in the Anteater community ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | February 1, 2021

UCI NEWS | Black History Month Recognizing Black groundbreakers in the Anteater community by Lilibeth Garcia | February 1, 2021 Recent events have forced our society to reckon with its…

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UCI study first to link disparities and ‘pharmacy deserts’ in California

By Mariejo Ibale | January 6, 2021

UCI study first to link disparities and ‘pharmacy deserts’ in California Findings demonstrate how factors such as poverty further reduce access to pharmacies by Nedda Bozorgmehri / UCI | January…

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SCIENCE MAGAZINE | ‘A time of reckoning.’ How scientists confronted anti-Black racism and built community in 2020 ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | December 21, 2020

‘A time of reckoning.’ How scientists confronted anti-Black racism and built community in 2020 Science Magazine | December 21, 2020 One of those institutions is the University of California, Irvine,…

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NEWSWEEK | OPINION by Michele Goodwin, Dear President-Elect Biden: It’s Time to Actually Abolish Slavery in America ♥ ★✚

By Mariejo Ibale | December 3, 2020

Newsweek | OPINION Dear President-Elect Biden: It’s Time to Actually Abolish Slavery in America https://www.newsweek.com/time-abolish-slavery-biden-1551882 MICHELE GOODWIN , PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW ON 12/2/20 AT 3:38 PM…

UCI Solidarity Statements

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School of Humanities | Events this week on anti-blackness and racism ♥ ★ ✚

By wpengine | June 9, 2020

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…

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UCI MIND | Confronting the Pandemic of Racism: A Call to Action ♥✚

By wpengine | June 8, 2020

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…

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School of Medicine | Stand Against Racism: A Call-to-Action ♥ ★ ✚

By wpengine | June 8, 2020

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.…

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School of Law | UCI Law Community Statement ♥★

By wpengine | June 8, 2020

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…

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

By wpengine | June 8, 2020

  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…

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

By wpengine | June 5, 2020

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…

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UCI Libraries | Library Resources on Racism and Diversity

By wpengine | June 5, 2020

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…

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UCI Cross-Cultural Center: Black Life is Sacred.

By wpengine | June 2, 2020

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…

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UCI Health Affairs | A reaffirmation of our commitment to social justice and equity ♥ ★ ✚

By wpengine | June 2, 2020

          A reaffirmation of our commitment to social justice and equity To our College of Health Sciences community, Recent national events compel us to consider the…

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School of Humanities | A message from Dean Tyrus Miller:

By wpengine | June 1, 2020

A message from Dean Tyrus Miller: Dear UCI School of Humanities faculty, staff, and students, I write, as dean, to express my outrage and sorrow for the violent and brutal…

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School of Medicine | Uncertainty and Unrest in Unprecedented Times ♥ ★ ✚

By wpengine | June 1, 2020

Dear friends and colleagues: Recent events have added to uncertainty and unrest in our country. So much is going on in our world today, and while we have heroes we…

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UCI Health | UCI Health is committed to equality ♥ ★ ✚

By wpengine | June 1, 2020

  UCI Health is committed to equality Dear colleagues, Over the weekend, our nation was shaken by the violence following the senseless death of George Floyd. His death, and the…