Campus leaders sent this message to the campus community today:
Dear Cal students, staff and faculty,
We know that the results of yesterday’s election have sparked fear and concern among many in our community; in particular our immigrant and undocumented communities, Muslim, African American, Chicanx/Latinx, LGBTQ+, Asian and Pacific Islander communities, survivors of sexual assault, people with disabilities, women and many others. We are reaching out to you with a message of support.
UC Berkeley leadership remains steadfast in our values and committed to the safety and well-being of all of our students, faculty and staff. We condemn bigotry and hatred in all forms, and hold steadfast in our commitment to equity, access, and a campus that is safe, inclusive and welcoming to all.
Various communities have organized the following community spaces and resources for today (Wednesday, Nov. 9):
- A community space for undocumented students tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Cesar E. Chavez Student Center in room 105.
- The Chicanx Latinx Student Development and the Center for Latino Policy Research are hosting space at the Shorb House at 2547 Channing Way from noon to 5 p.m. today for students to come by. Faculty and staff will be there in community with our students for support.
- The Multicultural Community Center is holding a safe space for People of Color/Black students from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. this evening.
- The Queer and Transgender Advocacy Project is hosting a dinner in Anthony Hall at 6 p.m.
- The Gender Equity Resource Center is open today until 5 p.m. for those who wish for a quiet space for contemplation and community. GenEq is also hosting the following healing spaces:
- Women’s Healing Space from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- LGBTQ+ Healing Space from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
As details on more actions and resources are made available, we will share them on Berkeley’s Equity & Inclusion Facebook page.
Be gentle with yourselves and take care of each other.
Carol Christ, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion
Harry LeGrande, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Cathy Koshland, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education
Joseph Greenwell, Dean of Students
William Morrow, President of the ASUC
Kena Hazelwood-Carter, President of the Graduate Assembly