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January 2023

An advertisement for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023: It shows the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The ad text reads, "Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday, January 16, 2023. UCSF Multicultural Resource Center."

Art by Terry Giang/UCSF

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023

To celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, we encourage all members of UCSF to participate in one of the community events and engage with some of the resources listed on the Multicultural Resource Center website.

The cover art of the 2021-2022 UCSF Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism Annual Report. It shows photos of different groups at UCSF participating in outdoor events.

Now Available: 2021-2022 UCSF Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Annual Report

The report gives an overview of our work together over the last academic year, including the Anti-Racism Initiative, campus climate improvements, student educational outreach, and more.  

Explore the Annual Report

UCSF Issues Report, Apologizes for Unethical 1960-70’s Prison Research

The Program for Historical Reconciliation’s (PHR) report investigates experiments from the 1960s and 1970s involving incarcerated men at the California Medical Facility (CMF) in Vacaville.

Learn more: PHR Report

Dozens of UCSF nurses and fellow frontline workers gather for a Black Lives Matter protest.

UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative

Updates and News from the Initiative's Seven Pillars

Garima Srivastava, UCSF’s new VP & Associate CIO for Enterprise System, poses for a photo.
Antonio “Tony” Fonseca, UCSF’s new Director for Patient Financial Services & Medical Group Business Services, UCSF Health, poses for a photo.
Cecilia H. Chang, UCSF’s new Associate Dean for Administration & Finance, School of Nursing, poses for a photo.

Advancing Excellence in Staff Recruitment Program

Meet the Newest UCSF Leaders

To ensure excellence, equity, and diversity in all aspects of staff recruitment and the hiring process, Staff Equity Advisors provide stewardship of recruitment at the Manager 2 level and above.

Please help us in welcoming Garima Srivastava (top), Antonio “Tony” Fonseca (middle) and Cecilia Chang. All three bring insight, excellence, and increased diversity to our community.

Learn more: New Leaders.

Engage and Attend Events

Resources for Practicing Solidarity

Jan. 13 - 31: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Events

Jan. 17, 1 p.m.: EJE with Alejandra Rincón: Establishing a Community of Practice for DEI and Anti-Racism Practitioners Through IDEAL

Jan. 20: Apply for the Winter 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

A collage of photos from the 2018 UCSF Annual Black Heritage Month Gala. The collage shows four different photos of Galla attendees posing for group photos and celebrating.

31st Annual Black Heritage Month Gala

The Black Caucus at UCSF is pleased to announce the 31st Annual Black Heritage Month Gala, which will be hosted at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco on Saturday, February 25, at 6 p.m. 

 The 31st Annual Gala, the first since the pandemic, will be an opportunity to reinvigorate and continue to grow our collaboration and impact amongst our Black and African American-identified UCSF team members and allies.  

You have two options to participate:

Listen, Learn and Participate
Resources for Celebrating Black Excellence
The book cover of the book "South To America" by Imani Perry

Book of the Month:

South to America

A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation

Winner of the 2022 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Instant New York Times Bestseller.

"An elegant meditation on the complexities of the American South—and thus of America—by an esteemed daughter of the South and one of the great intellectuals of our time. An inspiration.”

— Isabel Wilkerson

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