Black Lives Matter

We watched in horror the video of a white policeman kneeling on the neck of a black man until he was dead. Since the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd, we have seen millions across the country, and the world, take to the streets in the name of racial justice. From the healthcare system to the justice system, anti-Black racism has existed for centuries in our country.

Here at the School of Physical Sciences, we empathize with the pain, sadness, and anger that many are feeling and stand in unity with the Black community at this campus and beyond. We also understand that actions speak louder than words, and we vow to do our part to combat anti-Black racism. As a public university, we have the responsibility to support all our communities, including our Black students, alumni, faculty and staff. Long term-commitments with concrete steps are pivotal in addressing the problems that will combat anti-Black racism. To this end, our school plans to deliver a detailed action plan in the coming weeks. In the meantime, various events and initiatives are taking form in our school and departments and we have listed these below.

We encourage all members of the school to attend the discussions and to send any feedback and suggestions on what the school can do to combat anti-Black racism at this campus and beyond.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Becoming Anti-racist in the Physical Sciences
Presented by the UCI Department of Chemistry
Monday, June 29 at 11:00 a.m.

ESS Anti-Racism Town Hall
Tuesday, June 30 at 3:30 p.m.

Physical Sciences Black Student Mixer 
Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. 

Physical Sciences Journal Club on Anti-racism and Inclusion - Kickoff event 
Friday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Physical Sciences Town Hall
Monday July, 13 at 4:00 p.m.

Statements and Initiatives

Black Lives Matter. A Commitment to Action from UCI ESS Faculty and Graduate Student Leaders

Physics & Astronomy Discussion and Town Hall 

Particles for Justice - Physics & Astronomy 

Dean Bullock's Message to Undergraduate Students on Anti-Black Racism

Dean Bullock's Message on Death of George Floyd

Anti-Racism Resources

Campus Resources and Incident Reporting

Videos and Recorded Discussions

Reading List

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