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Holiday and End-of-Year Guidance and Best Practices

As we venture into the time of year when many of teams gather to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and the holiday seasons, we want to reflect upon past events, contests, and gatherings that may not have been as inclusive as intended. We all want to recognize the incredible work that has been accomplished as the calendar year comes to an end, and that can still be done through the many benefits of community building and recognition activities. Throughout the year, and using the UC Davis Principles of Community as our guide, we ask that you review the information linked below to create an open dialogue that will inform event/activity planning processes and final products. Full guide and recommendations

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"Gratitude Works, Practice It"

Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer for UC Davis Health, David Lubarsky, M.D., MBA, shares his insights on gratitude ahead of the holiday season. Full post

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, often referred to as Native American Heritage Month. This week Britta Guerrero, CEO, Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. reflects on the past, present, and "progress toward a more just future". Full post

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Racial Justice Dashboard

Use this tool for self-education and explore ways to engage in anti-racism efforts.

We want to hear from you!

Please feel free to share your thoughts, feedback and any steps you are taking to address racism, health inequities, and diversity and inclusiveness in your work and personal life.

Principles of Community

This nearly 30-year-old document serves as an aspirational statement affirming our commitment to the highest standards of civility and decency towards all.

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Featured eventsVirtual Workshop Series Professors for the Future presents: Empowerment for Scholars Against Sexual Harassment

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Hosted by UC Davis GradPathways Institute for Professional Development Professors of the Future program.

Despite growing efforts to make academia a more equitable space, sexual harassment remains a major problem that runs rampant across institutions, academic fields, and scholarly settings. The overarching goal of this workshop is to empower trainees against sexual harassment in academia by understanding the scope of the problem, knowing about rights and possible action plans, and learning trauma-informed mental wellness strategies to promote advocacy for themselves or others.

Audience: All graduate/professional students, postdocs, undergraduates, staff, and allies are welcome!

Note: this workshop is not affiliated with Title IX or the Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP)

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  • Shannon Stuart-Maver, LMFT/LPCC, UCD Counseling Services
  • Maia Huang LMFT/REAT, Women's Resource and Research Center, LGBTQIA center

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UC Davis Training and DevelopmentUnpacking Oppression - UC Davis Training and Development

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Please Note: This is an IN-PERSON class. A face covering is required.

This course offers an opportunity for participants to explore their questions about race and ethnicity in a safe environment. Participants will explore the cultural barriers to dismantling racism. By understanding the realities of privilege and power, we can participate more fully in antiracism work and foster an equitable campus community for everyone. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Audience: UC Davis/UC Davis Health employees

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  • Mikael B. Villalobos, Ed.D.
  • Eric Sanchezm M.Ed.
  • Sheri L. Atkinson, Ed.D.
  • Elizabeth Cote, M.A.
  • Christopher Nguyen Pheneger, M.A.

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Resources and Information

Food pantry

Food access in your community

Food security, local resources

Food security and food access are a growing concern for many in Sacramento. Listed here are a number of resources such as local food banks and other community-based organizations (CBOs) doing work to help meet this critical need.

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Local resources and multicultural services

Multilingual guidance, community clinics

A compilation of COVID-19 related resources and services from UC Davis Health, local CBOs, chambers of commerce, and other groups for multicultural, multilingual, and under-served communities.

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Mental health and well-being

Coping, managing stress, emotional support

Many people have questions about ways to cope with stress experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local resources exist to help individuals cope and even thrive.

Looking for ways to help?

We’ve compiled a number of resources to help connect you with groups in our community helping those in need.

Ways you can help
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COVID-19 articles, research and guidance

Coronavirus stats, common myths

Read the articles, research, media stories and leadership statements to help understand the science and data of novel coronavirus.

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Help for immigrant and undocumented communiti

Assistance, national and regional resources

Novel coronavirus has elevated the concerns for immigrant families’ access to health care and economic well-being. Several resources exist to help.

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Virtual Learning

Webinars, online education events

Education, training and learning provide positive ways to channel our energies. Several online opportunities exist for our multicultural communities to learn new strategies and build their skills.