Diversity Month 2014, “Building Community at UCSF”


Diversity Month Events

First Generation College Student Welcome (Back) Dinner

October 1


Millberry Conference Center

Welcome (back) new and returning FG2C students! Please join us for an informal dinner to meet and reconnect with your fellow UCSF FG2C students. We'll bring dinner! RSVP by 9/26. The dinner is cosponsored by First Generation Support Services, the School of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, and the Graduate Division.

SFGH Movie Screening: “Inocente”

October 2


SFGH, Carr Auditorium

"Inocente", an intensely personal coming-of-age documentary about a vibrant Latina teenage artist from a dauntingly tough background in San Diego who refuses to allow her struggles with poverty and homelessness to get in the way of her extraordinary talent.

The event is free and hosted by the School of Medicine, SFGH Dean’s Office. Food and drink will be provided.

VET NET Ally Seminar: Veteran Awareness & Ally Training for Staff

October 3


Parnassus Library, CL 220

Please join Student Academic Affairs for student veteran awareness and ally training. The VET NET Ally seminar is an education and awareness program that develops a network of faculty, staff, and administrators committed to creating a welcoming and supportive campus environment for military service members and veterans that study at UCSF. Please RSVP to attend.

AAMC Unconscious Bias Learning Lab at UCSF

October 7-9

Laurel Heights Conference Center

The Unconscious Bias Learning Lab for the Health Profession, a partnership between the AAMC and Cook Ross Inc., one of the leading consulting firms in the country, is now open for registration.

This will be the final three-day learning lab for the health professions. Registration is required. For questions, please contact Jessica Vaughan, [email protected], 202-828-0507.

150th Anniversary Campus Celebration: Block Party 8 @ Mission Bay

October 8


Mission Bay, Gene Friend Way

Sponsored by Campus Life Services Retail, University Development/Alumni Relations

Chalk Art Contest | Kid Zone | Prize Wheel | Live Music | Farmers' Market | Lunch Specials | Free Giveaways

The community-driven event is designed to give students, staff, and faculty at Mission Bay a place to connect. This year, the 8th Annual Mission Bay Block Party coincides with the 150th anniversary of UCSF. The day will be celebrated with music, food, and giveaways. Come by the Diversity and Outreach table to meet the team!

“Takes an Uprising”: LGBT History Month/National Coming Out Day Celebration

October 9


Toland Hall

Come join us for our LGBT History Month/National Coming Out Day Event, sponsored by the UCSF LGBT Resource Center. This year, we bring San Francisco lesbian author and community activist Patricia Jackson. Through her work on Intergenerational Storytelling Project and many years with San Francisco’s LGBTQ youth and elders, Patricia shares her journey and hopes to encourage, inspire, and expand activism in the LGBTQ communities. For more information on Patricia and her work, visit http://takesanuprising.com. Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center.

Movie Screening: “Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement”

October 16


Toland Hall

FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement” takes a close look at the drive to be “better than human” and the radical technological innovations that may take us there. What does “disabled” mean when a man with no legs can run faster than most people in the world? What does “normal” mean when cosmetic surgery procedures have risen over 450% percent in the last fifteen years and increasing numbers of people turn to “smart drugs” every day to get ahead at school or work? With prenatal screening able to predict hundreds of probable conditions, who should determine what kind of people get to be born? If you could augment your body’s abilities in any way imaginable, would you? Sponsored by the UCSF Committee on Disability Issues.

Health Disparities Research Symposium 8

October 17


Laurel Heights Conference Center

Health Disparities Research Symposium 8 is an opportunity to highlight faculty and trainee research on health disparities. UC San Francisco has a multitude of researchers with national and international reputations in disparities research and this symposium will provide a forum to showcase the breadth and depth of this work. Registration is required.

UCSF/SFSU First Annual Community Partnerships Celebration

October 23


San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Avenue

UC San Francisco’s University Community Partnerships (UCP) and SF State’s Community Service Learning Program (CSL) will be holding a First Annual Community Partnerships Celebration. The celebration will highlight the work that both institutions do within the San Francisco community. RSVP required.

Multicultural Resource Center Open House

October 24


Multicultural Resource Center, Millberry Union, MU123W

Stop by the Multicultural Resource Center from noon-2pm on Friday, October 24 to meet the new Director of the Multicultural Resource Center, LaMisha Hill, PhD.

Asexual Awareness Day Brown Bag Discussion

October 29



The UCSF LGBT Resource Center is hosting a brown bag lunch event to learn about Asexuality. This 45 minute talk with discuss the theories behind asexuality, patient intake, how to talk about asexuality with patients who may identify as such, and how it differs from abstinence and celibacy.


2014 Chancellor Diversity Awards

October 30


Millberry Union Gymnasium

The 2014 Chancellor Diversity Awards celebrates the achievements of 13 awardees in the following four categories: Advancement of Women, Disability Service, GLBT Leadership, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Diversity. The Awards ceremony is by invitation only but will be live streamed for internal and external partners to view.