Billy Curtis, the director of the Gender Equity Resource Center at UC Berkeley, has spent the past two decades working to build a more inclusive campus for the LGBTQ community. This year, he was named a grand marshal of the San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration, an honor given to people and organizations for their work and advocacy in helping strengthen LGBTQ communities in the Bay Area.
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June 14, 2018
June 6, 2018
We are truly delighted and proud to announce Takiyah Jackson as the Director of African American Student Development at UC Berkeley.
Throughout her career, Takiyah has shown an unwavering commitment to working in the field of education through an equity, inclusion, and social justice lens and to interrupting the systems that have caused harm, created barriers to access, and marginalized individuals and communities.
June 4, 2018
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Pride Month, commonly referred to simply as Pride Month. It commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, which were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the US, and recognizes the significant positive contributions that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals have had on society. Pride Month promotes self-affirmation and dignity among the LGBTQ community, in addition to celebrating sexual diversity and gender variance.
May 13, 2018
The UC Office of the President, or UCOP, held a teleconference Friday to discuss its ongoing lawsuit against the Trump administration — university representatives will appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday, May 15.
May 12, 2018
Thousands of graduates, decked out in black caps, gowns and colorful variations thereof, marched onto the sun-drenched field at the California Memorial Stadium to “Pomp and Circumstance” to celebrate UC Berkeley’s May commencement on Saturday.
“It feels great,” said Sumana Al Gharbi, who graduated with a degree in bioengineering and biomedical engineering. “Berkeley was a place where I had to test myself a lot — it was a very competitive place — but I definitely grew up a lot here. I wouldn’t have grown so much if it weren’t for Berkeley.”
May 10, 2018