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Building an equitable, inclusive and diverse community


Leadership messages and announcements

Statement denouncing anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Dear Colleagues,

Last Wednesday, Chancellor May and Vice Chancellor Tull sent a statement denouncing anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. In the recent weeks, our country has seen a rise in hate and bias against Jewish and Muslim people, among which have been a reported rise in harassment and violence against Jewish people, hateful vandalism of mosques and synagogue, and Islamophobic comments and images on social media. The pain and impact of these hateful acts is uniquely felt in each of these beloved communities. They occur in the context of a long legacy of oppression, bias, and discrimination endured by each community. Full statement

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Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Now Accepting Applications through June 2021

The 2021 Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Palmer Family Healthcare Education Scholarship Fund
Open to students, LGBTQ+ and supporters, vocational, undergraduate, and graduate students. The purpose of the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Award is to motivate and assist Greater Sacramento’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and other supportive students in pursuing and completing an educational degree or vocational certificate.
Eligibility and requirements


Latest Blog Post - "In Celebration of Juneteenth"

Shanna Fraites, member of UC Davis Health African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) Employee Resource Group writes, "we are resilient, passionate, intelligent, and determined people. Let’s take this Juneteenth to celebrate us and remember where we were, how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go..." Full post

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Racial Justice Dashboard

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


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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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External Partner EventCity of Sacramento Community Conversation: Stockton Blvd, Plan Anti-Displacement Strategies

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 – 6-8 p.m.

The Stockton Blvd Resident Planning Team and City of Sacramento invite you to come hear local organizations working on ways to address potential displacement of residents and businesses.

We are inviting community members and organizations working on the following topics to share their ideas:

  • Accessory dwelling unit developments for wealth building and affordable housing
  • Downpayment assistance
  • Homelessness prevention/rental assistance
  • Home repair
  • Tenant protections

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Want to be a part of shaping the values and future vision of the Stockton Blvd Plan?

Take the brief survey on the ideals you feel should be expressed by the Stockton Blvd Plan.

Below are a few ways you can stay informed and involved in the process of the Stockton Blvd. Plan:

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Internal Partner Event UC Davis Health LGBTQ+ Pride Month Event

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 – 12-1 p.m.

Please join the UC Davis Health Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council and the PRIDE (People, Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, Education) LGTBQ+ Employee Resource group for a virtual gathering with an educational presentation by the Sacramento LGBT Community Center.

The virtual connection information will be sent to registered participants in advance of the session.

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Special presentation

This event will include a special presentation, “Creating a More Inclusive Workplace: Gender Language & Pronouns”, presented by Alexis Sanchez, Director of Advocacy & Training, Sacramento LGBT Community Center.

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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.