Social Justice

Student organizers urged the university to take more of a lead and to integrate diversity initiatives campus-wide during last month’s 4th Annual Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion.

They want to preserve their part of the pie from which they make profit, not save lives as the main focus of their attention even though they talk about it in their communication strategies as their sole motivator — it’s their last motivator!

Originally published in Synapse on March 6, 2008. No matter what some may claim, the issue of gender equality has not become obsolete.

Originally published in Synapse on March 3, 1983. In what may be a landmark case for women and minorities in residency training programs was decided in San Francisco last month.

As a Black male medical student passionate about increasing representation in medicine, I knew I had to tune in to the Black Men in White Coats film screening hosted by UCSF Black Men in Medicine on Feb.

Originally published in Synapse on February 16, 1984. Next week, UCSF will be sponsoring a day-long symposium, “Affirmative Action in Higher Education.” The program comes at a key time — during Black History Month, and following a report

​This encouraging message adorned the museum courtyard of Golden Gate Park in the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests this year. I have often spent time relaxing and reflecting on the benches here.

[Originally published on February 5, 2009.] Last month we honored the birth of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and witnessed the inauguration of our nation’s first African American president, Barack Hussein Obama.

[Originally published on January 26, 1995.] On Jan. 20, Joseph E. Marshall, a founder and executive director of the Omega Boys Club, spoke in Cole Hall as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration. Marshall is an educator who has operated an “underground railroad” — his description of the Omega Boys Club approach — that attempts to save one child at a time.

I’m young, healthy, and not a frontline worker, but I’ve gotten a COVID-19 vaccine. While some may see nothing wrong with this sentence, I see it as a fundamental systematic flaw in the rollout and distribution of the vaccine worldwide.