Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

Supporting Our Jewish and Muslim Communities

Dear UCSF Community,

A wave of antisemitic attacks has erupted on social media and against Jewish communities across the nation in the past two weeks, following several years of escalating antisemitic incidents. Like most of you, we find this surge in hatred and violence abhorrent and reflective of the vicious assaults against so many members of our community who are targeted based on their identity.

We are also deeply concerned by the increase in anti-Muslim content on social media, and reports of assaults, harassment, and destruction of both mosques and synagogues.

At UCSF, we condemn discrimination, prejudice, and hatred in all forms, and we pledge to stand in solidarity with all targeted communities as one. For our faculty, staff, and learners who belong to these communities, please know that we support and value you. As President Biden said earlier this week, “It’s up to all of us to give hate no safe harbor.”

This weekend, as we pause to honor the individuals who have given their lives in service to their country, we hope that everyone will find time to reflect and recharge. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to each other and to the communities we serve.

Sincerely,

Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Chancellor
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

J. Renée Navarro, PharmD, MD
Vice Chancellor, Office of Diversity and Outreach
Chief Diversity Officer
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care