Dear BSFO Family,
Please join us for an IMPORTANT community meeting regarding the state of Berkeley Black staff and faculty affairs THIS Tuesday, August 11, from 4pm-5pm. This meeting will be the first address to BSFO from Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Lasana Hotep, and we ask that as many Black staff & faculty available are present for the meeting.
This meeting seeks to acknowledge the current season of Black affairs that are affecting our nation, communities, and campus; provide updates on actions related to anti-racism demands, etc. from campus groups; and share updates from People & Culture that staff should consider.
We recognize that this meeting announcement comes at short notice; as we try to navigate the right time and space to accommodate multiple schedules, we realize that, sometimes, the right time is NOW. Especially as we prepare for the Fall remote semester and continue to work in siloed and disproportionately challenging conditions, we NEED this time to connect.
To register, please follow the attached Zoom link, and please share with other Black staff and faculty in your departments who may not be BSFO members.
Finally, as this meeting is to address the Black staff & faculty community at Berkeley, we ask that our non-Black allies who receive this email respectfully decline this invitation.
In solidarity and partnership,
BSFO Executive Board