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Join UC Davis for a special event featuring author Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D.

Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D.

Best-selling author and National Book Award-winner Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D. (Photo by Stephen Voss)

On March 31 from 4 – 5 p.m. (PT), UC Davis is organizing a special presentation — Forum@MC: A Campus Conversation on Antiracism Globally.

The event will feature author Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., the UC Davis 2021-2022 Campus Community Book Project Featured Author. Kendi received the National Book Award for “Stamped from the Beginning” and is also the author of eight New York Times best-selling books, including “How to Be an Antiracist.”

Kendi will be in conversation with UC Davis students, faculty and staff including:

  • Neha Malik, J.D. Candidate, School of Law
  • Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Dean, Global Affairs and Professor, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
  • Renetta Garrison Tull, Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Moderator: Megan Macklin, Program Manager, Office of Campus Community Relations

Livestream access is limited to current UC students, staff, faculty and employees. Register online here (a UC-affiliated email address is required). In-person attendance is free and open to the public. Learn more about this event.

Join us

  • What: Forum@MC Featuring Ibram X. Kendi
  • When: March 31, 4–5 p.m. (PT)
  • Registration: Register online here

Anti-racism events at UCOP

Mark your calendar for upcoming anti-racism events presented by your UCOP colleagues. Listings reflect Pacific Time.

Black Before Blue Film Screening and Panel Discussion
April 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services (ECAS) invites all UCOP staff to a virtual screening and panel discussion of the short film “Black Before Blue,” as part of ECAS’ Diversity Speaker Series. Black Before Blue is an expository documentary short about policing in the LAPD, the third largest local law enforcement agency in the country. The film consists of intimate conversations between twenty-one Black retired and active police officers as they discuss racial and gender discrimination they experienced in their careers. The screening will be followed by a virtual panel with creators of the documentary as well as current and retired LAPD leaders.

Imagining an Anti-Racist UC
April 19, 12-1 p.m.
Members of the UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative (2020 Northern California cohort) will present findings, recommendations and resources from a reflection tool and audio stories they developed. Their purpose in creating and sharing these materials is to inspire the UC community to confront racism through the daily actions and decisions we make in our jobs. This event is part of the Confronting Racism speaker series.

The Roots of Structural Racism
April 21, 12-1 p.m. | Registration link pending
All UCOP staff are invited to attend “The Roots of Structural Racism: 21st Century Racial Residential Segregation in the United States,” featuring Samir Ghambir, director, Equity Metrics Project, Othering and Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley. Ghambir will discuss findings from key research on racial residential segregation, including disparities in health and well-being, policing and the criminal justice system, schools and universities, corporations, labor markets, neighborhoods and housing. This event is part of the Confronting Racism speaker series.


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