Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion Dania Matos sent the following message to Puerto Rican and Dominican student, staff and faculty groups on Thursday:
Puerto Ricans and Dominicanxs of the UC Berkeley campus community, I am here with you. I know this week is heavy from the damage Hurricane Fiona has caused, so I am reminding you that you have campus-wide support. I understand, first-hand, how upsetting it is to watch ongoing coverage of what is happening on the Island and with nuestra familia Caribeña; please know that the full Division of Equity & Inclusion and I are here if you need anything: email@example.com.
If you are looking for ways to support our affected communities after Hurricane Fiona, Boricuas at Berkeley is an excellent student-led resource on Twitter and Facebook and Boricuas de Berkeley offers space for faculty/staff who identify as Puerto Rican and/or Dominican (firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
Please share this message of support and solidarity with your networks and people; please take care of yourselves and each other.
Con fuerza y solidaridad,