On June 29, 2020, graduate students in the Department of Chemistry gave a virtual presentation entitled, "Becoming anti-Racist in The Physical Sciences." With over 250 audience members in attendance from across the School of Physical Sciences, this presentation provided a discussion to help non-Black PIs, postdocs, and graduate students effectively support Black colleagues in the wake of persistent police brutality and anti-Black racism.

Given the current social climate and increased vigor in movements to end injustices in our country, we believe that this is a crucial moment for us in the Chemistry Department to commit to solving these issues within our own institution, field, and academia overall. The best way to begin the long and challenging journey to change and equity is to have a conversation about the issues we face. This conversation will give viewers a moment to listen and reflect on how we can become champions of social justice at home, in the lab, and in greater society. 


- Ali Younis

- Moises Romero

- Heriberto Flores Zuleta

- Jennifer Campos Ayala

- Khawla Mustafa

- Clarabella Li

Becoming anti-Racist in The Physical Sciences

Link to Presentation (requires UCI sign-in)

Link to PowerPoint Slides