Monday, August 3, 2020
As we approach a new academic year and the UCSF Anti-racism Initiative progresses, we are transitioning 'Matter' Is the Minimum to a monthly schedule.

We welcome submissions to the newsletter. We also encourage your active participation in our programs, services and events, and in community efforts to combat anti-Blackness and other forms of racism. Thank you for your engagement.
by Rep. John Lewis for The New York Times

Mr. Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death, to be published upon the day of his  funeral .
August Events:

Engage in Anti-Racism
Resources for Practicing Solidarity
For more Anti-Racism resources, visit "Addressing Bias, Discrimination, and Hate" on the Diversity and Outreach Website.
Listen, Learn and Participate
Resources for Celebrating Black Excellence
*Neuroscience student Ellery Jones speaks during a rally at UCSF Mission Bay. Photo: Noah Berger

by Elizabeth Daube for UCSF Magazine

Communities of color have been hit hardest by COVID-19. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in an outcry against police brutality and racism. Both issues have roots in the same problem.
Read Our Book of the Week

"Author Barbara Neely was a trailblazer for black women in crime fiction, and her books used the mystery genre to call attention to issues of race, class and gender." - NPR
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