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Letter From Our Bay Area County Director

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As we transition from the health aspect to the economic impacts of COVID-19, our most vulnerable and underserved populations are and will continue to be disproportionately impacted. Poverty among predominantly communities of color continue to impact educational opportunities. Food security is and will continue to be a concern, as those most impacted do not have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy lifestyle. In addition, the senseless death of George Floyd has once again highlighted institutionalized racial injustices in America.

As our President, Janet Napolitano stated, and echoed once more by our Vice President, Glenda Humiston, "As leaders of the largest public research university in the United States, we feel silence is complicity." I want to encourage all of you to recognize and understand your own privileges, examine your biases, validate experiences and feelings of people of color and challenge colorblind ideologies. MORE...

Frank McPherson
SF Bay Area County Director
Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco & San Mateo

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