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Anti-Racism working groups

The UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center's (EHSC) Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) has four working groups for member scientists to participate in to help with its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. See Phase 1 of our Anti-Racism Praxis Proposal to understand how each working group aims to build the foundation for anti-racism work at our center. 

If you have an interest in one of the working groups below, please join us for our next ARC meeting by filling in this Google form. We would like to see:

  • 1 or 2 representatives from each EHSC core
  • Faculty representation across research disciplines
  • A commitment of 1 to 2 hours per week, if you choose to participate

If you are unable to commit to a working group, consider joining monthly ARC meetings to stay up-to-date on this important work and contribute where you can. ARC  meetings happen once a month and can sync to your Outlook or phone through our website's event calendar.

Working Groups

Community Engagement

This group is strategizing around community perspectives and building new relationships on and off campus through our anti-racism work.

Current projects

  • Assess community needs and capacity during COVID-19


This group facilitates critical discussions around race, diversity and decolonizing research.

Current projects

  • EHSC speaker series
  • Climate activism youth panel at EHSC Annual Retreat


This group will lead an assessment of EHSC around race and racism at the Center. Those with a background in statistics, survey development, evaluation and implementation planning are especially encouraged to join this working group.

Current projects

  • Develop a short survey to assess attitudes around race at EHSC

Outreach & Opportunity

This group focuses on mentorship and professional development for BIPOC students of all ages interested in environmental health sciences. 

Current projects

  • Develop and implement EHS student pipeline from high school to undergrad to grad school at UC Davis
  • Work locally in largely Black and tribal communities to develop a summer science program for Black and Indigenous high school students