November 9, 2016

A post-election statement of support to the UC Berkeley community sent via Cal Message on November 9, 2016.

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:   

  • community space for undocumented students tonight at 6:30pm in Chavez Room 105.
  • CLSD and CLPR are hosting space at the Shorb House, 2547 Channing Way from 12pm-5pm for students to come by. Faculty and staff will be there in community with our students for support.
  • MCC is holding a safe space for POC/Black students from 8pm-10pm this evening.
  • QTAP is hosting a QTOPC dinner in Anthony Hall at 6pm.
  • The Gender Equity Resource Center is open today, until 5pm, for those who wish for a quiet space for contemplation and community. GenEq is also hosting the following healing spaces
    • Women's Healing Space - Today, November 9th, 1pm-2:30pm
    • LGBTQ+ Healing Space - Today, November 9th, 2:30pm-4pm

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