A message of solidarity

Mar 31, 2021

The recent series of unprovoked attacks against Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the country has left the staff, academics and leadership of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources shocked and horrified. Every day, these and other people of color face victimization and trauma based on hatred.

We express our support and sympathy for all who have suffered at the hands of racists, bigots and misogynists and will continue to work to make our organization more diverse, equitable and inclusive. We are already taking steps to dismantle system issues, revise our divisionwide strategic plan, and create opportunities to celebrate the diversity of our workforce and the people we serve. It is our mission to serve everyone in California; we continually analyze how best to reach into all communities, rural and urban.

The UC Agriculture and Natural Resources community stands in solidarity with members of marginalized groups: Black, Asian, Latinx, LGBTQIA, older people, persons with disabilities, citizens and noncitizens. UC ANR is committed to doing our part in changing the trajectory of the past with anti-racism actions and policies. We can and will do better.

By Glenda Humiston
Author - Vice President