Black Lives Matter

Over the last several months, we have seen millions across the country, and the world, take to the streets to protest anti-Black racism through the Black Lives Matter Movement. From the healthcare system to the justice system, anti-Black racism has existed for centuries in our country and the UCI School of Physical Sciences is committed to dismantling racial injustices 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 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.

Virtual Events

Physical Sciences Journal Club on Anti-racism and Inclusion 

Black in Physical Sciences - Monthly Zoom Hangout for Black Faculty, Students, Postdocs, Staff 
First Wednesday of the Month at 5:00 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

Becoming Anti-racist in the Physical Sciences
Presented by the UCI Department of Chemistry

Anti-Racism Resources

Campus Resources and Incident Reporting

Videos and Recorded Discussions

Reading List

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