Dear Bruin Community, The attack on the U.S. Capitol building and on our democracy was done under the banner of Confederate flags and other symbols of racism and hatred. The disparate response yesterday compared to that faced by many who marched last year to decry racism and support Black Lives Matter only underscores how racism…
On January 7, 2021, UCLA Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Anna Spain Bradley issued the following statement to the UCLA community in response to the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building.
UCLA International Institute Feature on VC Spain Bradley: "Embracing Dignity as the Path Away from Racism"
UCLA International Institute published a feature on their UCLA Global Conversations event featuring Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Anna Spain Bradley. Vice Chancellor Spain Bradley's remarks affirmed that embracing and enacting human dignity offers a powerful antidote to racism.
On December 1, 2020, UCLA Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Anna Spain Bradley issued the following statement to announce Chandra Bhatnagar as the inaugural Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights within the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and campus partners have put together this resource hub featuring all election-related information and UCLA events to help keep you informed. As we navigate a contentious election season, it is important for all of us to reaffirm our shared Bruin values of treating each other with respect and dignity.
Roughly a year ago I launched CrossCheck, an online platform I’ve used to change the way we think and talk about equity, diversity and inclusion in the University. My number one goal has been to encourage all of us to “up our game” with respect to our discourse about equity, diversity and inclusion and to insist that we go beyond soundbites, caricatures and slogans. This year I am excited to launch CrossCheck Live. Same CrossCheck commitments—but “live.” This new format will allow us to tap into and dialogue with UCLA’s extraordinary pool of talent, including you.
COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has introduced a new term to our lexicon: “social distancing.” I confess I dread that term. To me, it sounds like social ostracization, stigmatization, the “othering” of those who are marked as outsiders. If it were up to me, I would’ve picked “social buffering,” “safe distancing,” or even “safe spacing.”