As Bruins, many of us have united as activists for causes and policy initiatives — especially in the last few months. Last week, University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., announced a new
presidential policy to ensure that all individuals are identified by their accurate gender identity and lived or preferred name on university-issued documents and in UC’s information systems. This is a direct result of efforts led by UC students, staff, faculty and community members who united to advocate for inclusive policy changes.
The new policy will directly impact the greater UC alumni community by allowing alumni to retroactively amend their personal information on documents, such as transcripts and diplomas, and in online systems. The policy went into effect on Nov. 6, and the UC system-wide implementation must be completed by Dec. 31, 2023.
This week's offerings include opportunities for more learning and activism.
Learn about global racism and the role of education through a moderated discussion with UCLA Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Ana Spain Bradley.
Hear from UCLA Alumni Association Board Member Araceli Almazan '04, J.D. about her experiences at UCLA that led her to her current profession, her advice on how to manage burnout and how she defines success on the Bruin Success Podcast.
virtual exhibition investigating the myriad ways in which Native Americans are represented and misrepresented. It features popular culture imagery and humanistic photography and contemporary art by two Native artists: Navajo artist and filmmaker, Pamela J. Peters '11, and Kiowa photographer, Horace Poolaw.
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