Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are no words to describe the recent acts of horrific and racially-motivated violence in our country. As we mourn the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other innocent, unnamed African American lives, we find ourselves asking: What can we do? How can we help? And how can we take action? 

To help us heal, to help us learn, and to help us process and take action together, we have put together this page for the UCLA community. This resource hub will point you to reflection spaces, heartfelt statements from campus leadership, advocacy work, and relevant literature from UCLA and across the web. We realize there are no easy answers here. But we hope this can at least be a starting point — as we all work together towards possible solutions and genuine reform. 

We will update this page as new content becomes available. If you know of a valuable resource that we have overlooked, please let us know at rklibaner@equity.ucla.edu

last updated 2020 06 18

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Committing to our promise of transparency and keeping ourselves accountable to our professed ideals, below please find a list of actions UCLA has taken in light of the current racial crisis. We will continue to regularly update this list as new information becomes available.

  1. The following campus units have held reflection spaces for their communities:
  • UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: “Building and Facilitating Reflective Spaces” (held June 5, 2020)
    • ➡ A recording of this session and presentation notes are available upon request. Please e-mail rklibaner@equity.ucla.edu if you would be interested in copies of those materials.
    • Attended by over 380 UCLA Faculty and Staff members
  • UCLA Connections and Strategic Communications: “Processing Racial Trauma” (June 10, 2020)
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
  • UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

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