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Mailing Address
1147 Murphy Hall, Box 951436
Los Angeles, California 90095-1436
Phone
(310) 825-4321
Email address
ugadm@saonet.ucla.edu
School Information
"FOR NEARLY 100 YEARS, UCLA HAS BEEN A PIONEER, PERSEVERING THROUGH IMPOSSIBILITY, TURNING THE FUTILE INTO THE ATTAINABLE. We doubt the critics, reject the status quo and see opportunity in dissatisfaction. Our campus, faculty and students are driven by optimism. It is not naïve; it is essential. And it has fueled every accomplishment, allowing us to redefine what's possible, time after time." The university has over 3,900 courses, 125 majors, and 90 minors. (Source: https://www.ucla.edu/about) (Source: https://www.ucla.edu/about/facts-and-figures)
General Information
UCLA has taken steps to re-evaluate its relationship with law enforcement, as well as its campus safety policies. In lieu of traditional police support, mental health professional teams will be sent in as first responders. The university has also provided a lot of anti-racism resources to its community members. For instance, the Center for Health Equity held an "Advancing Anti-Racism and Health Equity in a Lingering Pandemic" symposium, where "speakers will provide real-life examples of efforts to advance anti-racism and improve health in diverse groups. They will also share lessons learned about how to achieve these goals with practical relevance for health care providers, public health practitioners and community-based organizations." See developments below:

Actions Taken

Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences offered resources on "Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity (JEDI) and Anti-Racism," including "Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Learning Assistants."
  • In a Chronicle of Higher Education job listing for an "Executive Director and Associate Dean for Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion," the university said, "The Executive Director and Associate Dean for Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (AEDI) will have demonstrated experience and expertise in promoting and advancing anti- racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education, the arts, and scholarly/creative practices."
Program and Research Funding
  • UCLA has a Center for Critical Race Studies in Education. The description of the center reads, "Established in 2015, the Center for Critical Race Studies in Education at UCLA engages scholars and community members in interdisciplinary research that expands our understanding of crucial educational and social inequality issues. Centering the role of race, racism, and their intersectionality with other forms of discrimination such as sexism, classism, homophobia, and ableism, is key to the CCRSE mission."
Re-Imagining Policing
  • Mental Health Professional Teams will be sent in as first responders.
Resources
  • The UCLA library has "Anti-Racism & Racial Justice Resources."
  • UCLA School of Medicine has launched an "Anti-racism Roadmap" to ensure "racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion."
  • The UCLA Library's "Anti-Racism & Racial Justice Resources" include talks by Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi).
  • The Center for Health Equity held an "Advancing Anti-Racism and Health Equity in a Lingering Pandemic" symposium, where "speakers will provide real-life examples of efforts to advance anti-racism and improve health in diverse groups. They will also share lessons learned about how to achieve these goals with practical relevance for health care providers, public health practitioners and community-based organizations."
  • The Herb Alpert School of Music "launched the Still Waiting speaker series, with the goal of facilitating much needed dialogue about the racial reckoning that has occurred across the nation. Still Waiting challenged community members and institutions alike to acknowledge and address the impacts of systemic racism, with particular focus on the arts and music."
  • The division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion offered resources such as the National Museum of African American History & Culture's "Talking About Race" and "Resources for Engaging in Anti-Racism Work."
Symbolic Actions
  • UCLA Health will "Support organizational learning to achieve cultural humility, anti-racism and bias elimination" and will work to "better understand instances of discrimination and building an anti-racism culture."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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