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The Latinxs and the Environment Initiative is a 3 year old effort started in UC Berkeley that seeks to establish a comprehensive program designed to generate knowledge and encourage increased study and research on Latinxs and the environment—both in the U.S. and abroad with the coordinated participation of policy makers, community based organizations (CBOs) and the academic community.

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Next week we will be hosting our next PUBLIC panel of the spring semester! This means that anyone is invited, so please tell your friends and we encourage anyone to share our flyer! 

March 18th, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM~ RSVP link

This panel will explore the impact of COVID-19 on childcare and employment.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

2021 Berkeley Food Institute Food Justice Writing Contest

Berkeley Food Institute

Due March 31
The Berkeley Food Institute will be hosting a writing contest to amplify student voices in the UC Berkeley community on the topic of the intersections between COVID-19 and food justice. The contest is open to all UC Berkeley students and is free to enter. Judging will be conducted by a mix of Berkeley faculty, external editors, and BFI staff. Cash prizes will be awarded for winning entries, which will be posted on the BFI website. BFI will also support winning submissions to be published in other off and on-campus publications. This is your chance to share your voice and bring to light issues that you care about deeply!
See contest details here.

COVID-19 Updates:

As the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to threaten daily protocol, we are encouraging our students and peers to wash their hands whenever possible and to avoid touching sensitive areas on their face like their mouth, nose and eyes. As UC Berkeley has chosen to go completely online until the end of the Spring semester, we are also adapting. We are postponing guest speakers for our seminar and planning on meeting online through options like Google Hangouts and Zoom.

We also want to acknowledge that this disease has become somewhat racialized but we in no way believe that a proper response to the issue is xenophobia. We encourage everyone to take care of themselves while also thinking about more vulnerable populations like those who are immunocompromised and more susceptible to the virus like the elderly.

Updates for the UC Berkeley campus can be found here.

The latest University Health Services update can be found here.