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June 26 Announcements & Resources

TIME SENSITIVE REQUEST: Add your signature to make Juneteenth an institutional holiday TODAY by 5pm

From Mia Settles-Tidwell, Assistant Vice Chancellor/Chief of Staff, Division of Equity & Inclusion

Good morning Community,

I wanted to make sure you received this important petition that is circulating. Please note if you want to sign on, this Friday is the last day. The EVCP Office has circled this on the academic department side and we will circle it through our communications on the administrative side.

[Berkeley] Law has a staff group called Staff Circle on Anti Racism. They have written this letter to the Board of Regents to propose that UC commemorate Juneteenth as an institutional holiday starting this year. If you’d like to show your support for this proposal, you are encouraged to add your signature to the letter. Signatures will close on Friday, June 26, 2020 at approximately 5 pm.

Please circulate far and wide!
Path To Care Center presents...
THRIVE: Summer Wellness Program for UC Berkeley Staff & Faculty

The program will consist of 6 virtual workshops between June 22nd - August 17th on Mondays from 12pm-1pm PST. 

These workshops will be led by community healers and will cover various wellness practices from art therapy to sound healing to restorative yoga. Learn more >>
Featuring a session on Embodied Liberation by BSFO member, Kiara Lee, on August 3!
WATCH: #BlackLivesMatter: “This cannot be a moment and must be the movement.” Video from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Berkeley.

Our Black admissions staff speak out against racism and anti-blackness, and affirm that #BlackLivesMatter: “This cannot be a moment and must be the movement.” We are Berkeley, and we will do our part! #WeAreBlack #BLM

This message is shared on behalf of all our Black Admissions staff, including those who did not appear in the video, and in honor of the Black community at UC Berkeley.
Upcoming Berkeley Conversation... 
Structural Racism and COVID19: The Political Divide, Re-Opening the Society and Health Impacts on People of Color
The next Berkeley Conversation is titled Structural Racism and COVID19: The Political Divide, Re-Opening the Society and Health Impacts on People of Color on June 26th, 12 to 1 pm. Panelists will also discuss public health and social equity measures needed to safely re-open the society to address COVID19 as well as the underlying pandemic of structural racism. Watch live on this page or the UC Berkeley Facebook page.
Featured Berkeley Jobs
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L&S Undergraduate Advising is hiring for a College Adviser (4545U) - #8502

View Job Description Here >>
Additional Featured Jobs
Director of DevOps and Learning Spaces
Director of Human Resources
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Therapy for Black Men is a directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist. Using the directory, men can search by therapist location and specialization. Searching by location, the results will include the therapists near you and will display their credentials, location, and the issues they treat.

Shared from calblackcommunity email list: I'm spreading the word that this organization will be covering the cost of a limited number of therapy sessions for unemployed and uninsured Black men beginning in July.

Find more information at
presented by Modern Health
Healing Circles for Black Communities
View calendar and RSVP here.

Healing Circles are intimate spaces that uplift and support Black communities as they experience racial trauma.

Facilitated in partnership with The Black Girl Doctor by:
Taisha Caldwell-Harvey, PhD.
Shelly-Ann Collins Rawle, PhD
Jacquelyn Johnson, PsyD
Dominique Broussard, PhD
Do YOU have an article, note, affirmation, etc. that wish to share with BSFO members? Please email us!
Berkeley Information Security Office Best Practices for Telecommuting Securely
UC Berkeley Basic Needs Center 

Berkeley Campus COVID-19 Information Hub

COVID-19 Resources for UCB Student Services Staff


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