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Leadership messages and announcements

Chancellor May Joins President Drake and UC Chancellors in Condemning Bigotry

Published by UC Office of the President on November 10, 2023.

We write today to condemn the alarming, profoundly disappointing acts of bigotry, intolerance, and intimidation we have seen on our campuses over these past several weeks. It is our shared responsibility to maintain a sense of community where everyone feels safe and welcome. Full message

UC Davis Campus Leadership Reaffirms the Principles of Community

Published by UC Davis News and Media Relations on November 8, 2023.

Chancellor Gary S. May and other UC Davis leaders discussed the importance of fostering a campus community founded on connection, mutual respect and kindness, even as external events create challenges. Chancellor May and other university leaders reaffirmed UC Davis’ Principles of Community, which underlie a learning and research environment in which people can be their authentic selves and contribute to the university and beyond. [Video] [Transcript]

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In honor of Native American Heritage month

Learn about the Sacramento Native American Health Center, hear a message from Chancellor May, and more. Full post

International Pronouns Day

International Pronouns Day is honored each year on the third Wednesday in October.

Learn more about pronouns, gendered language, and best practices for inclusive language in the workplace from a previously recorded webinar hosted by Alexis Sanchez (she/her/hers), Director of Advocacy and Training for the Sacramento LGBT Community Center. Full post

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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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Employee Resource GroupsVeterans Day Reception

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 12 - 1 p.m.
In person outside of the Education Building at UC Davis Health
4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

Honoring UC Davis Staff, Faculty and Student Veterans.

Featuring guest speaker and Navy Veteran Dr. Joseph Galante, Chief Medical Officer for UC Davis Health and Executive Sponsor of the Veteran Employee Association (VEA).

Come meet Dr. Galante and hear about his Navy career and how he has taken that experience into various aspects of his life and career. Enjoy some light refreshments, mingle and meet other veterans, and get a Badge Buddy (for employees) if you haven't received one yet!

Audience: Open to the general public.

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More information

This in person event is presented by the Veterans Employee Association at UC Davis Health.


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Faculty EducationSEED: Supporting Educational Excellence in Diversity

Thursday, November 16, 2023, 8:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to apply cultural humility to empower their teaching, identify the key elements of curricular content that contribute to the cultural microaggressions that impede learning and develop self-management and communications skills to navigate difficult interactions that impact cultural safety.

Attendees will be participating in a positive and nonjudgmental faculty development environment that combines online learning with in-person cohort discussions.

Audience: All Instructors on Record (IORs) and faculty.

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Accreditation information can be found on the Supporting Educational Excellence in Diversity (SEED) webpage.

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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 refugee and immigrant families

Assistance, national and regional resources

Resources for refugee and 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.