Wednesday: Join UCOP colleagues for community conversations
The horrific recent shootings in Buffalo, Houston, Laguna Woods and Milwaukee this past month have left us with yet another reminder of institutionalized racism and the violence that Black and other marginalized communities continue to endure in the United States.
There is a vast range of emotions that affect us as humans, as colleagues and as members of the UCOP community, as we bring all our lived experiences to work. In concert with UCOP leadership, Lalitha Sankaran, director of the UCOP Office of Workplace Inclusion and Belonging invites all members of the UCOP community to join a conversation about these recent events and our responsibilities to ourselves and each other as members of the UC community.
The goal of these conversations is to offer a safe space marked by kindness and compassion, where we can share thoughts, feelings and perspectives and listen to each other’s voices. We are committed to our journey towards being an anti-racist workplace and fostering an environment where crucial conversations are encouraged and we all feel respected, valued, safe and appreciated. Lisa Walker, M.A., a consultant with The Equity Consulting Group, Inc. will be leading us through these sessions.
- What: UCOP Community Conversations
- When: Wednesday, May 25, 9:10 – 10 a.m. and 12:10 – 1 p.m. (PT)
- Zoom: https://UCOP.zoom.us/j/3967131838 (reservation not required)
- Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): All UCOP employees can access free behavioral counseling services through FSAP.
- UCOP Ombuds Office: Assistance dealing with workplace-related conflict and many additional resources.
- Guide to Holding Listening Conversations with Your Teams: 10 Tips for creating safe spaces for employees to process current events.
For questions, contact Lalitha Sankaran.Tags: anti-racism, community conversation, Lalitha Sankaran, OWIB