Historical Highlights & Current / Future Ideas


Historical Highlights:


Black Caucus Founders

& Legendary Members


Learn more about the Black Caucus co-founders and legendary members

who collaborated to fight for racial justice, anti-discrimination,

and equity for Black staff, students, and faculty at UCSF.

Past Black Student Union and Black Caucus Voice Demands (May 1968)

Statement on Anti-Black Racism and Police Violence (June 2020)


Affirmative Action Office / Coordinator (1972)

& Affirmative Action Protest (1995)


The efforts of Black Caucus members shaped the creation of an Affirmative Action Office in 1972, lead by co-founder and former BC chair Joanne Lewis, only 23 years later to have Affirmative Action dismantled by California Propositiion 209 in 1995. The caucus protested at Laurel Heights to resist that policy change 25 years ago, unfortunately to no avail. And yet now in 2020, Affirmative Action is being reconsidered as needed for developing racial equity in employment and academic institutions (CA Prop 16 to repeal CA Prop 209).

    Black Bulletin Newsletter
    (archives / news)

    If you wish to contribute announcements/events or nominate someone for the member spotlight, please submit all relevant information

    (e.g., flyers, dates, locations, websites, pictures, bios, etc.) - by the last Monday of every month to: [email protected]

    - Check out current and past issues on our news page.


    MLK Jr. Commemoration

    An annual week of events to celebrate the life and continue the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his birthday week of January 19th.



    Current / Future Ideas:


    Black Stats & Facts / Campus Climate Mapping

    • Identify Black members across UCSF campuses
    • Document the Black Experience at UCSF (stories / discussions)
    • Make plans based on stats and information - follow up on outcomes
    • Build community across campuses to foster support and well-being


    Plaque commemorating Sanarte: Diversity's Pathway (mosaic / mural)

    (located at the UCSF Medical Center, 400 Parnassus Ave.)

    Learn more about Sanarte


    Welcoming allyship and community partnerships with goals of racial diversity, equity, and inclusion - join us!