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All Los Angeles-based in-person CLAA events and activities are officially UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
Please follow CDC recommendations and stand with us in this fight for a healthier
tomorrow and stay tuned for our virtual events. Hermanos and hermanas across the globe, the Berkeley angelenos have your
back. See you around LA soon…

Black Lives Matter

We, the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association, stand in solidarity of Black Lives Matter.

Silence has not ever and will not ever be an option. We embrace this movement as an opportunity to self-reflect and take action. We owe it to ourselves, our ancestors, our future generations and each other. Let’s take a stand for what’s right. It does not mean we understand everything, but it means that we are empowered to understand more. How do we start? We let go of our comfort. There is absolutely nothing comfortable about fighting racism. Let’s not hide under the stigma of “politics” at the dinner table. Let’s not crouch in fear that our social responsibility can potentially derail our professional aspirations. Remember that it is a privilege to be educating yourself on racism rather than experiencing it first-hand.

So – embrace your grief; feel indignant; but please don’t forget to take action. It is the best way to honor those we’ve lost because we simply didn’t make the time to speak up.

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Nosotros, el comité ejecutivo de la Asociación de Graduados Chicanx Latinx de UC Berkeley en Los Angeles, nos unimos en solidaridad con Black Lives Matter.

El silencio nunca ha sido y nunca será una opción. Celebramos este movimiento como una oportunidad de reflejo personal y un llamado para actuar. Es una deuda que tenemos con nosotros mismos, con todos los que nos rodean, con nuestros ancestros y con nuestras futuras generaciones. Defendamos lo que es justo! Esto no quiere decir que lo entendemos todo, pero nos da las fuerzas para querer entender más. ¿Cómo empezamos? Desarrojándonos de la comodidad. No es nada fácil combatir el racismo. No nos escondamos debajo del estigma de “la política” cuando estemos compartiendo una cena. No sigamos siendo consumidos por el miedo de que nuestra responsabilidad social podría potencialmente derrocar nuestras aspiraciones profesionales. Tenemos que acordarnos que es un privilegio poder educarnos acerca del racismo en vez de vivirlo en carne propia.

Entonces – aceptemos nuestra tristeza, esa indignación, pero por favor no nos olvidemos de actuar. Esta es la mejor manera de honrar a tantos que hemos perdido por simplemente no darnos el tiempo de hablar en voz alta.

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