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Celebrate Black History Month with anti-racism workshops and events

Black History Month is just a week away and UCOP has many engaging opportunities for UCOP staff to connect with colleagues around this important recognition. Register or save the dates for events and workshops focused on Black history and culture, anti-racism and fostering a community centered around belonging and inclusion. All listings reflect Pacific Time.

Managing Implicit Bias, a Conversation
Jan. 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join UCOP colleagues to debrief the popular UC Managing Implicit Bias Series and discuss challenges and strategies for managing implicit bias. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of their own biases and opportunities to promote equity, diversity and inclusion. Sponsored by UCOP Learning and Development.

Belonging and Inclusion Toward an Anti-Racist Organization
Feb. 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Led by popular instructor Dr. Rachelle Rogers Ard, Ed.D., this workshop will deeply explore the application and behaviors of the UCOP Core Competency of Belonging and Inclusion. Explore the emotional depths associated with feelings of inclusion and belonging, awareness of your own values and the element of race. Review concrete examples of change and learn the hard questions necessary for building lasting change. Sponsored by UCOP Learning and Development.

BSFO Scholarship Ceremony
Feb. 3
More information and timing will be announced soon.

Newark Museum of Art Tour
Feb. 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
More information will be announced soon. Sponsored by the UCOP Black Staff and Faculty Organization (BSFO).

Confronting Anti-Asian Hate and Bias
Feb. 10, 12 – 1 p.m.
Professor Lok Siu, Ph.D., cultural anthropologist and associate professor of ethnic studies at UC Berkeley, is an expert in Asian diasporas and transnationalism. She will discuss how economic and capitalist structures can produce racial violence, ways in which the ongoing pandemic has laid bare deep economic and racial disparities that shape the life chances of different racial communities, and the role of cross-racial collaborations in combatting anti-Asian violence and exclusion. Sponsored by Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs (GUEA) and the Office of Workplace Inclusion and Belonging (OWIB).

Climate Panel
Week of February 14
More information and timing will be announced soon. Sponsored by BSFO.

Oral Traditions
Feb. 22
More information and timing will be announced soon. Sponsored by BSFO.

Black Thriving: A UC Irvine Initiative
Feb. 23, 12 – 1 p.m. 
UC Irvine Vice-Chancellor and Professor Doug Haynes, Ph.D., will discuss the campus’ Black Thriving Initiative — a whole-university approach that recognizes and responds to anti-Blackness as an existential threat to the mission of the public research university. Vice-Chancellor Haynes will discuss the ways in which depriving Black people of their full participation in society and university life can compromise an institution’s capacity to educate, discover, create and heal, and how initiatives like UC Irvine’s leverage the mission of the university and change institutional culture. Sponsored by GUEA and OWIB. 

A Conversation with President Drake
Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
More information will be announced soon. Sponsored by BSFO.

Anti-Racism Task Force/Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Update
Feb. 28, 12 – 1 p.m.
More information will be announced soon. Sponsored by BSFO.


Looking for more Black History Month events? Check out these events from throughout UC.

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