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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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Featured Blog Posts

"DiversABILITY and Inclusion"

Ahead of Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, Carolyn Ramirez offers tips on how to create an inclusive environment in a virtual setting. Full post

"Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month"

Learn about the history behind Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, 2021), one writer's thoughts on re-branding the month, and more. Full post

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Improving OUTcomes Conference 2021

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October 8-9, 2021

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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 EventDefining Latinx - A Celebration of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with the UC Davis Health Latinx Staff and Faculty Association

Monday, September 27, 2021, 12-1 p.m.

Join the UC Davis Health Latinx Staff and Faculty Association (LSFA) Employee Resource Group in celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. Latinos come in many different flavors. Together we will share and explore what it means to be Latinx through a few short clips followed by a discussion.

Discussion will be moderated by LSFA Executive Board Members Daniel Marenco and Kristina Guzman.

Audience: UC Davis/UC Davis Health faculty and staff

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Please Note: This is an IN-PERSON class. A face covering is required.

UC Davis Health Learning and Development is located at UC Davis Health and offers professional development and enrichment opportunities for Health employees.

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Internal Partner Film Screening Campus Book Project: Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode One: “The Difference Between Us”

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 3- 4:30 p.m.

Screening of Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode One: “The Difference Between Us," followed by a discussion facilitated by:

  • Christopher Nguyen Pheneger, Diversity and Inclusion Educator and Specialist, Office of Campus Community Relations
  • Thomas O’Donnell, Analyst, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Presented in partnership with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education Program.

The 2021-2022 Campus Community Book Project features a yearlong program around How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, and the theme of social justice in practice.

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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.