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Women's Basketball Joins #RaceForChange

Sep 25, 2020

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Hello Cal Family! 

We know you are incredibly busy, but we are hoping you can spare 90 seconds of your time to learn about our newest game plan, Race For Change, a virtual 5k taking place October 15-18. This race was created by the UC San Diego basketball teams as a way to address racial equality across the country. Each program that joins chooses their own initiative to fundraise for initiatives centered around racial equality. At Cal, we have organized a fundraising campaign to support the new Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging position which will soon be filled within Cal Athletics. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering diversity, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action efforts in order to comply with government legislation and management directives and support equity and inclusion programs.

What this is:

The mission of this effort is to work together to strive for justice. We want to create sustainable change in as many communities as possible, slowly but decisively dismantling systems of oppression and uplifting the Black community. Change happens one person, one team, one community at a time. Our fundraiser will support resources for the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging position and the work they will do at Cal to support racial equality. 

How it works:

The virtual 5k can take place on any day between October 15-18, 2020. The 5k can be run/walked on a track, in your neighborhood or even around a lake. It can be run anywhere as long as it's 3.1 miles and is socially distanced! 

We have created a crowdfund where your donation for the Race for Change can be given. Click here to donate. Please give what you can as anything helps!

Be sure to tag @CalWBBall when you share photos from your race day and share the event with others!

Thanks for your help in our ongoing effort to create change. Go Bears!