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

May 25, 2022
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Dear UCSF Community,

Days before they were to begin their summer break, 19 elementary school students and two of their teachers were killed yesterday by a gunman in Uvalde, Texas. This heartbreaking tragedy follows another mass shooting that occurred less than two weeks ago in Buffalo, New York, by a self-avowed white supremacist who targeted the Black community. 

As President Joe Biden declared last night, the epidemic of gun violence is a crisis that must be confronted immediately. Our own Bay Area community is not immune to the suffering caused by this public health crisis. We experience its effects every day.

In light of these recent tragedies, UCSF researchers and clinicians will hold a town hall to discuss the work we are doing to address the traumatic health consequences of gun violence, which disproportionately impacts our most vulnerable communities. More information on this town hall will be shared with the UCSF community soon.

On June 3, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we will have additional opportunities to focus on education and advocacy for common-sense public safety laws that can reduce gun violence and save lives. Our colleagues at ZSFG have shared ways to demonstrate solidarity via the Wear Orange movement June 3-5 and the Wear Orange Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge on June 4.

In the meantime, please make use of UCSF services if you need support or know someone who does:

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