The Office of Diversity and Outreach (ODO) collaborates with campus partners to engage in meaningful diversity dialogues. These conversations have been recorded and are available for trainings or instructional use.

Visit our YouTube Channel to watch more videos from ODO.

Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion

The Annual Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion is held to share with the campus community the highlights of the initiatives and activities over the past year. The gatherings, which are live-streamed, provide a chance for faculty, staff and students to engage in a conversation with campus leadership.

11th Annual Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion

10th Annual Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion

9th Annual Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion

8th Annual Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion Foundations Training

Watch our recorded trainings to strengthen your understanding around foundations of diversity, review concepts of bias and micro aggressions, and learn how to use Cultural Humility as a framework to support equity and inclusion. Explore free On-Demand Training courses your UCSF community organization can host and promote.
January 19, 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Training video
Training presented by Klint Jaramillo recorded on Jan 19, 2017.
March 15, 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Training video
Training presented by Evolve Benton recorded on Mar 15, 2017.

Targeted Universalism with john powell

The Multicultural Resource Center presented a keynote and book signing with author john a. powell.

john a. powell is the author of Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conception of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society. He is also the Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (Haas Institute) at the University of California, Berkeley.

Watch the keynote as it livestreamed Thurs. Sept 22, 2016 noon - 1:00 pm

Teach-in: Injustice & Health

In February 2016, the campus held a teach-in as part of an ongoing effort to engage the UCSF community in a candid conversation about race, social justice, health sciences education and patient care.

The keynote address by journalist Soledad O’Brien on intolerance and discrimination in America was told through her own story as a woman of color and through her experience as a journalist. Afterwards a panel of UCSF faculty and students held an impassioned discussion about injustice, intolerance and inequities and their profound impact on health in America.

More than 450 people attended the teach-in at Cole Hall and another 1,400 watched a live web cast at various UCSF locations.

Watch the event live-streamed Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm.

"Challenging Islamophobia" Grand Rounds

In September 2015, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) held a grand rounds called “Challenging Islamophobia”. Four panelists, including two ZSFG residents, shared their daily experiences with discrimination based on their religion. The discussion included ideas for concrete actions others can take to challenge Islamophobia in the country, the community and in the clinical care setting.

Watch the grand rounds held Mon. Sept 28, 2015 noon - 1:00 pm.


VOICES is a series of short films highlighting diverse members of the UCSF community. The videos were produced in 2008-2009 by UCSF Strategic Communications and University Relations in partnership in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Outreach.

Faculty, staff, students and trainees share their personal stories and reflect on diversity at UCSF. Their stories help to foster an inclusive campus community where all members are valued for their unique differences.

Watch these five minute videos to hear their inspiring stories.

Voices: Mary Anne Koda-Kimble

Voices: Venu Gopal Varanasi

Voices: Marcus Penn

Voices: Nathaniel Gleason

Voices: Glenna Dowling

Voices: Alicia Gonzoles-Flores
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