JOINT STATEMENT ON EXECUTIVE ORDERS

UCSC RESOURCE CENTERS, EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS, AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER

January 30, 2017

 

In his first ten days in office, the President with support of the current administration has signed Executive Orders that are in opposition to our core values of diversity, social and environmental justice, family, community, and basic humanity. His Executive Orders advanced construction of Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Most recently, he ordered a travel ban and detaining of immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries, despite those travelers having visas and green cards.

 

The UCSC Resource Centers, with Educational Opportunity Programs and the Disability Resource Center, reiterate that we stand in solidarity with, and will continue to advocate for Muslims, refugees and undocumented citizens, queer and trans folk, people with disabilities, people of color, Indigenous communities, women and all of the people at the various intersections of these identities.  We recognize that students and campus community members may feel that our initial fears of hateful rhetoric during the elections, are becoming a disturbing reality in policy and practice. This is not normal. And the community response, the voice and power of everyday people organizing, has been extraordinary.

 

We are strong. We are resilient. We are here for you. We are moving forward together.

 

The Resource Centers, EOP, and DRC, will continue to hold space for folks to process, to breathe, and to come together as a community. We will support students in overcoming any barriers they encounter as a result of these and future unjust and oppressive actions. We encourage students to take advantage of support services, and invite students to contact staff members by phone or email if you don’t feel comfortable coming into the office.

 

Educational Opportunity Programs http://eop.ucsc.edu/

Undocumented Student Services located at Educational Opportunity Programs: http://eop.ucsc.edu/undocumented_student_services/index.html

Contact: Anna Campos <alcampos@ucsc.edu> 831-459-3048

Resource Centers http://resourcecenters.ucsc.edu/

Managing Director: Nancy I. Kim <nikim@ucsc.edu> 831-459-3790

African American Resource and Cultural Center http://aarcc.ucsc.edu/

Director: Shonté Thomas <sfthomas@ucsc.edu> 831-459-3561

American Indian Resource Center http://airc.ucsc.edu/

Director: Dr. Rebecca H. Rosser <rrosser@ucsc.edu> 831-459-2881

Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center http://aapirc.ucsc.edu/

Director: Nancy I. Kim <nikim@ucsc.edu> 831-459-3790

El Centro: Chicano Latino Resource Center http://elcentro.ucsc.edu/

Director (returning Feb. 27th): Dr. Judith Estrada <judi@ucsc.edu> 831-459-5608

Interim Director (until Feb. 24th): Shonté Thomas <sfthomas@ucsc.edu> 831-459-3561

Lionel Cantú Queer Center http://queer.ucsc.edu/

Director: Travis S. Becker <trbecker@ucsc.edu> 831-459-4385

Women’s Center http://womenscenter.ucsc.edu/

Interim Director: Dr. Rebecca H. Rosser <rrosser@ucsc.edu> 831-459-2881

Disability Resource Center http://drc.ucsc.edu/

Director: Richard Gubash <rgubash@ucsc.edu> 831-459-4202

Counseling and Psychological Services: http://caps.ucsc.edu/


To report hate or bias incidents http://reporthate.ucsc.edu/index.html