Dear members of the UC Davis international community,
On behalf of Global Affairs at UC Davis, I am writing to echo recent statements from UC Davis Chancellor May and UC Board of Regents Chair Pérez and President Napolitano on the tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Stephon Clark and countless other Black Americans. We stand with the UC System and UC Davis in affirming our solidarity with Black students, colleagues, and communities and in speaking out against racism, discrimination, and marginalization.
We also recognize that this is an overwhelming and challenging time. The UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has compiled a set of resources for racial trauma to support our community. As always, students are encouraged to use the services of Student Health and Counseling Services, and faculty, scholars, and staff are encouraged to use the services of the Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP).
We stand with the UC Davis community and with people in countries around the world marching in a global display of solidarity. I urge all of us to reaffirm our shared commitment to our UC Davis Principles of Community as we acknowledge and address racism, speak up for justice and equality, and do more, individually and collectively, to foster a caring, inclusive and equitable environment, both locally and globally.
Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs
Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
University of California, Davis
- UC Davis Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Resources for Racial Trauma
- UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services
- UC Davis Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)
- UC Davis Principles of Community
Statements and Messages
- UC Davis Moment of Silence and Memorial Program featuring Chancellor Gary S. May, Vice Chancellor Renetta G. Tull, and Executive Director of Student Affairs Retention Initiatives and Director of the Center for African Diaspora Student Success Kayton C. Carter
- UC Davis Chancellor’s Statement on George Floyd
- UC statement on protests, violence following George Floyd’s death
- Joint Statement by UC Davis, City of Davis Chiefs of Police
- A Special Message from APLU’s Board of Directors Executive Committee & President