Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

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To build an institution that is rooted in justice and equity to nurture an inclusive culture and to cultivate and implement effective strategies for the just and equitable provision of education, discovery, and patient care.


BCH values all employees by embracing their diverse talents, perspectives, and experiences, and fostering inclusion that inspires innovation, encourages respect and promotes unlimited success.


To build an empathetic, supportive and equitable environment for the present and future UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals community.


To attract and sustain a diverse workforce by recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining high-performing employees who work collaboratively to carry out the mission for BCH.




SF Pride Parade

Sunday, June 30, 2024 | 9 am - 5 pm 

UCSF heads once again to this year's annual San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Celebration & Parade! Register by June 19 to march with UCSF. Exact staging time and location will be sent closer to the date.

Free UCSF Pride t-shirts will be distributed at the parade on a first come, first serve basis. All UCSF community members and their families are welcome to join!


Antisemitism and Resilience in Academia

May 21, 2024 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 

The Office of Diversity and Outreach invites you to attend the inaugural session of the UCSF Addressing Bias and Bigotry: Education and Action Series. For this fi rst session, Shalom at UCSF and the Jewish Coalition has invited Elan Carr, JD, CEO – Israeli American Council, to UCSF to discuss “Antisemitism and Resilience in Academia.”

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Arab Talk with Dr. Jess Ghannam

Friday, April 19 | 11:30 am - 1 pm 

Hybrid - BCH Mission Bay, William and Susan Oberndorf Auditorium (A1602A west side; room A) and zoom

Join us in celebration of Arab American Heritage Month with Dr. Jess Ghannam. This presentation is offered both inperson and zoom. Location for inperson is at BCH Mission Bay, MBH A1602 Auditorium. Food and refreshments will be served from 11:30 am - 12 pm. The presentation with Dr. Jess Ghannam will be from 12 pm - 1 pm, which can also be viewed through zoom.

Dr. Ghannam is a human rights activist and professor at UCSF. He lectures, writes, and conducts research on the health effects of war and occupation in Palestine and in the Arab World, where he travels frequently.

This event is open to all individuals who want to celebrate and learn about the rich contributions and current concerns of Arab Americans. To request a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact [email protected] as soon as possible.



Blessing of the Hands

Tuesday, April 16

Bertha Wright Room 274, BCH Oakland

Once a year Spiritual Care offers a special blessing for all staff members. With a spritz of oil and words of gratitude, chaplains will bless the hands of employees to honor the work you do and the healing presence you bring. All hospital employees are welcome and Blessing of the Hands is not a religious event.

Drop In Hours:

  • 6:30 am - 8 am
  • 11 am - 1 pm
  • 3 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 6:30 pm - 8 pm

For any questions, please email [email protected] or Message us on Voalte.

Take Gentle Care,

Your Spiritual Care Chaplains

UCSF Ramadan Iftar Dinner 

April 2, 2024 | 6:30 pm 

UCSF Mission Bay Adult Hospital Building1855
4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

Oberndorf Auditorium; Room A1602 A/B

Ramadan: The Month of Community, Togetherness and Sharing. Join us to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan!

  • Distinguished speakers
  • Delicious food, and joyful conversations
  • Coffee Art and Sufi Music performances
  • We would be honored if you could join us on this beautiful night!

Co-sponsored by UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach and UCSF Spiritual Care ServicesAll are warmly welcome; due to space constraints seating is limited and advanceregistration is required.


Mourning Nex Benedict

The BCH LGBTQ+ Committee has written a statement on the Mourning Nex Benedict. 

On February 7th, 2024, a 16-year-old nonbinary indigenous student in Oklahoma, Nex Benedict, was brutally attacked in their high school bathroom by three older students. Nex died the following day. Nex’s school did not seek medical care for Nex after the attack, and instead suspended Nex for two weeks. Nex’s mother later sought emergency care for them, and Nex died shortly thereafter. Nex, whose mother is a member of the Chocktaw Nation, was an excellent student, had a cat they loved and cared for, enjoyed reading, playing Minecraft, and drawing. Nex was bullied repeatedly for being themself—a trauma no youth should endure. Nex deserved so much better, and we mourn the great loss of their short life.

Read the full statement HERE


Red Bay Coffee Grand Opening

Wednesday, February 21

BCH Oakland Outpatient Center  

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of Red Bay Coffee in BCH Oakland's Outpatient Center. As a locally owned black business and one of Oprah's Favorite Things of 2023, Red Bay Coffee is a testament to excellence. With this new hospital vendor, customers will also be able to order food and beverages online and on their phone with the InstaEats app. (No more waiting in line!). Stop by to savor a delightful coffee or indulge in a tasty bite while enjoying live entertainment as part of the opening festivities.

UCSF Pride Pin Pledge 

Take the ‘Pride Pin Pledge’ to show support, take action & increase visibility. Pick up your free pin during the following times and locations:

Tuesday, December 19, 10 am - 2 pm 
BCH Mission Bay - Shorenstein Family Café (San Francisco)
Wednesday, December 20, 11 am - 2 pm 
BCH Oakland - Friendly Cafe 

UCSF AAPI Coalition's Joint Statement Working Committee Signup

The AAPI Coalition is recruiting members of the UCSF community to participate in crafting a vision to advance the Joint Statement goals. If you are interested in joining any of the committees that will focus on these goals, please indicate your interest by completing this form. You will be contacted in the coming months by the committee lead to schedule group meeting times. Time commitment will be determined by the committees individually.

Sign-Up Form

BCH Chicanx Latinx Campus Association

2nd Fridays of the month | 2 pm - 3 pm

Come join us in creating community and support for Chicanx, Hispanic, and Latinx BCH staff.

Click here to REGISTER