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¡Hola Osxs! 
Dear Chicanx Latinx Cal Alumni,
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well this summer. Your involvement and support through UCB CLAA has been especially important for our community during these historically challenging times.

This summer we have hosted zoom events for alumni, hosted our summer welcome party for new students, and provided emergency grants for our students. This coming month we are excited to welcome our largest incoming Latinx class to Cal in decades via virtual orientation, and assist students through our annual scholarship program (thanks to generous donations from alumni and lead donor Joe Kapp and his family).  

It has been said that a crisis can represent both a challenge and an opportunity, and for UCB CLAA that seems to apply as we are witnessing incredible challenges for our community while also witnessing our alumni step forward in innovative and generous ways to assist our community. We are all in this together, and look forward to our growing engagement as we meet the challenges ahead.

En Comunidad,
Michael Treviño ‘89
Executive Director
Are you from Orange County? Join the Orange County Chapter Informational on August 5th
RSVP Here!
Familia Orientation
In partnership with Chicanx Latinx Student Development Office (CLSD) and the Raíces Recruitment and Retention Center (RRRC), we will be hosting an alumni panel for incoming students! RSVP to listen in and become engaged in future events! 
 The Chicanx Latinx Student Development Office (CLSD) and the Raíces Recruitment and Retention Center (RRRC) at UC Berkeley have come together to bring new admits the Familia Orientation Week - “Están En Buenas Manos.” During Familia Orientation week, students and their families will receive information on how to navigate and thrive on campus as a Latinx student. 
Alumni Panel RSVP
Share the Familia Orientation Event!
Deadline Approaching! 
The 2020 CLAA Scholarship Program is now open for all undergraduate and graduate Cal Chicanx and Latinx students. All CLAA Chapters have committed to fundraising for our students but you can contribute as well! 

This year's CLAA Scholarship Program is sponsored by Joe Kapp and his family. Once identified by Sports Illustrated as "The Toughest Chicano," Joe is proud to continue giving back to his beloved Cal. We are thankful for having a leader like him in our community. Mil gracias, Joe. 
Share the Opportunity!
Donate to the Joe Kapp Scholarship Fund!
2021 Legacy Event 
Due to COVID-19, our 2020 Legacy event scheduled for October 2nd-4th, 2020 has been rescheduled to October 1st- 3rd, 2021. There are still opportunities to become a sponsor or member of the 2021 Honorary Committee, please email lupeg@ucbclaa.org
Stay Updated!
Interested in being a guest speaker for our UC Berkeley community?
Contact
membership@ucbclaa.org for more information! 
Do you remember Cal in the 60s, 70s, 80s? 
Tell us about your experience on the UC Berkeley campus for our Latinx Timeline project! The timeline will be featured at our Legacy Celebration. Don't miss your opportunity to be part of this great project highlighting Latinx at Berkeley.
Submit Here!
CLAA Membership 

Our Annual CLAA Membership is a great way to give back and support our Chicanx/Latinx community of alumni and future (students) alumni. Your membership of only $10 a month helps support CLAA activities and events. Our UCB CLAA network helps engage alumni throughout the state, nation, and world. Find your local chapter

Become a Member!
UC News

UC admits most diverse class ever, led by Latinx students 

"In a historic shift, Latinos are the leading group of prospective freshmen accepted into the University of California for fall 2020, part of the system’s largest and most diverse first-year class ever admitted! Latinos slightly eclipsed Asian Americans for the first time, making up 36% of the 79,953 California students offered admission." Continue reading... 

UC Berkeley's 2020-21 admissions data show that we have admitted the most ethnically diverse class of freshman students in more than three decades in terms of representation of under-represented minority students.

View the Press Release! 

View the Admissions Data! 

Dr. Michael Drake becomes the 21st president of the University of California!
Drake enters the UC at a pivotal moment, as the nation grapples with an ongoing pandemic, economic crisis and a reckoning over a history of racial injustice. It is also a time in which UC seeks to lead the charge in confronting many of these issues, from expanding access and promoting diversity to helping the nation respond to the global health crisis and pushing forward research to find a cure. 
Read more! 

Watch Drake's interview with UC Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez  

Read UC CLAA Welcome Letter!
Black students at UC Berkeley spearheaded statewide initiative to restore affirmative action

On June 24th, Prop 16 was guaranteed a spot on the November ballot where it will need a simple majority of approval by California voters to repeal Proposition 209. "Fed up with the lack of diversity of the student body and frustrated by the thin level of support offered to students of color, a group of student activists called on campus leaders to address significant problems. The activists sought to increase the number of Black students and faculty on campus, increase the offering of courses and to improve the police relations for students who felt over-policed." Continue reading... 

Read the UC Board of Regents' endorsement of repealing of Prop. 209
Community News
 Latinos Unidos de Berkeley and the Berkeley Department of Health are coordinating a free COVID-19 testing day on Thursday August 6th from 1:30 pm-4:00 pm at South Berkeley Senior Center.

Thank you for your continued support! Look out for our next newsletter for more events and announcements!

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