ANR DEI Alliance History

Established in 2018 as a Collaborative Tools Group after the UC ANR Statewide Conference. At the conference we heard Antwi Akom, Director of the Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab at UCSF / SFSU talk on equity and how it was essential that UC ANR involve diverse groups in designing ANR programs. His Streetwyze app was recently named by PolicyLink as one of the top new health equity tools and mobile platforms designed to build power and self-determination with vulnerable populations. His talk inspired VP Glenda Humiston to call for the establishment of a DEI Alliance at UC ANR to look more deeply into our work as it relates to equity.