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Building an equitable, inclusive and diverse community

Leadership messages and announcements

Campus-wide moment of reflection and healing circle this week

A message on behalf of the Offices for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Student and Resident Diversity, and Medical Education published January 31, 2023.

At a time that is intended to be about renewal and growth, we find ourselves managing the impact of several tragic events. We grieve and come together in solidarity to support each other and our communities during these challenging times. Full Message

Supporting our Communities

Lunar New Year Tragedy 

A message from Dr. Hendry Ton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion published January 23, 2023.

We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred this weekend in Monterey Park, at the beginning of Lunar New Year celebrations. There are many unanswered questions that plague families, communities and the public when there are senseless acts of violence and tragedy. We recognize that there are many grieving because of the recent shooting in Monterey Park and want to let you know that you are not alone and we support you.

Please find the resources available to our UC Davis and UC Davis Health communities included in recent statements from the Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA)-Sacramento Employee Resource Group, UC Davis Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and from Chancellor Gary S. May.

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Featured blog posts

Wellness Wednesday: “Wellness Self-Coaching”

Did you know the Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being (SFHWB) Program offers “Wellness Self-Coaching”? Learn what wellness self-coaching is and how to support your personal well-being journey. Full post

The Big Hysto Screening Event

The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution speaks to medical racism, sexism, homo/transphobia, and xenophobia that Black womb holders/patients experience when seeking access to quality medical care. Full post

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Use this tool for self-education and explore ways to engage in anti-racism efforts.

We want to hear from you!

Please feel free to share your thoughts, feedback and any steps you are taking to address racism, health inequities, and diversity and inclusiveness in your work and personal life.

Principles of Community

This nearly 30-year-old document serves as an aspirational statement affirming our commitment to the highest standards of civility and decency towards all.

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Internal partner eventAfrican American Faculty and Staff Association hosts Coffee Conversations with Ceasor Dennis

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join the UC Davis Health Employee Resource Group (ERG) African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) for a informal coffee conversation with Senior Director of Institutional Culture, Climate and Community engagement.

Event maximum attendance is 25, please RSVP and you will be contacted with location of event if you are one of the first 25 to reserve.

Audience: UC Davis/UC Davis Health employees

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This event is hosted by UC Davis Health Employee Resource Group (ERG) African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA). Learn more about AAFSA.

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Internal partner eventBook Project: Examining the Intersection of Safety and Justice - A Community Conversation

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 4 - 6 p.m.
Manetti Shrem Museum, UC Davis (Parking and directions)

How do we weigh safety and justice in our community? What are our roles and responsibilities for building safe and just communities? Using the World Café method, this conversation will draw us into self-reflection, shared dialogue and collective learning around this year’s Campus Community Book Project themes of transformative justice and community safety. 

All are welcome—students, staff, faculty and community members.

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The 2022-23 book project features a yearlong program around Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons and Punishment by Zach Norris, and the overall theme of transformative justice/police reform. Full calendar.

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Resources and Information

Food pantry

Food access in your community

Food security, local resources

Food security and food access are a growing concern for many in Sacramento. Listed here are a number of resources such as local food banks and other community-based organizations (CBOs) doing work to help meet this critical need.

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Local resources and multicultural services

Multilingual guidance, community clinics

A compilation of COVID-19 related resources and services from UC Davis Health, local CBOs, chambers of commerce, and other groups for multicultural, multilingual, and under-served communities.

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Mental health and well-being

Coping, managing stress, emotional support

Many people have questions about ways to cope with stress experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local resources exist to help individuals cope and even thrive.

Looking for ways to help?

We’ve compiled a number of resources to help connect you with groups in our community helping those in need.

Ways you can help
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COVID-19 articles, research and guidance

Coronavirus stats, common myths

Read the articles, research, media stories and leadership statements to help understand the science and data of novel coronavirus.

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Help for immigrant and undocumented communiti

Assistance, national and regional resources

Novel coronavirus has elevated the concerns for immigrant families’ access to health care and economic well-being. Several resources exist to help.

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Virtual Learning

Webinars, online education events

Education, training and learning provide positive ways to channel our energies. Several online opportunities exist for our multicultural communities to learn new strategies and build their skills.