UCOP stands against anti-Asian violence
The UCOP community has been shaken by recent anti-Asian violence in Oakland, the Bay Area and around the country. On March 11, President Drake emailed a message regarding anti-Asian violence to all UCOP staff. In it, he condemned these actions and called upon all colleagues to continue to support one another and work to counter racism. This follows a March 8 statement signed by several UCOP staff affinity groups.
The UCOP Culture, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion and Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs organized a series of open-forum community conversations to provide staff an opportunity to voice their opinions of recent anti-Asian violence in a safe, respectful space. Learn more about these conversations from Yvette Gullatt and Francesca Galarraga.
As a community, UCOP will continue to work to create an inclusive workplace culture that celebrates diversity, promotes mutual respect and encourages open communication.
Resources to support you during this time
- UCOP Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: Free for UCOP staff, services include individual counseling, consultation to managers and supervisors, and assisting in the investigation of threats and violence within the workplace
- UCOP Ombuds Office: Assistance dealing with workplace-related conflict and many additional resources
- UC anti-racism resources page: Toolkits, articles, webinars and more from our UC locations
- Culture and Connectivity Initiative tools for well-being and self-care