In Spring 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic and a national uprising catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, UCLA faculty and administrative leadership of color joined together to call upon the UCLA Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost to make firm commitments to supporting faculty and students of color. Demands include diversifying faculty at UCLA, expanding resources for students of color, and divesting in state, local, and UC police and security in order to invest in resources that will advance racial justice on campus and throughout the UCLA community.

Letters, statements, and responses:

To learn more about the efforts pertaining to DIVEST/INVEST: Organizing the Abolition University, visit:

Press Coverage

"UCLA faces continued criticism over LAPD use of stadium"
Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2020 (PDF)
"Faculty leaders voice their support for those fighting to end state violence against people of color"
UCLA Newsroom, June 6, 2020 (PDF)
"UCLA faculty call on school to 'divest' from police and end all relations with the LAPD after protesters were detained at the school's Jackie Robinson Stadium"
Insider, June 11, 2020 (PDF)
"UCLA introduces steps to create a more inclusive environment for Black Bruins"
UCLA Newsroom, June 30, 2020 (PDF)
"At some universities, a time to rethink cops on campus"
Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2020 (PDF)