Hearing Our Stories
A&PW of UCI is proud to share a new video series focused on raising the voices of womxn across UCI: Amplify Womxn of UCI: Hearing Our Stories.
This initiative aims to aid in the eradication of anti-Black and anti-inclusive mindsets through 5-minute mini interviews in which our guests (UCI staff, faculty, and retirees) will share their personal experiences with discrimination and/or profiling based on race, gender, disability, and/or other pieces of their identity.
Director, UCI Disability
Services Center (DSC)
Interviewee, Episode 1
Watch the episode and learn more about Karen here.
Senior Director, Enterprise
Talent Strategy, UCI HR
Interviewee, Episode 2
Watch the episode and learn more about Kimberly here.
Dr. Krystal Tribbett
Curator, Orange County Regional History, UCI Libraries
Interviewer, Episodes 1-2
Learn more about Krystal here.
The Amplify series was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Erica Turley-De Villa and Tanya Zabalegui, two of our board members for A&PW envisioned a form of storytelling that would provide a space for womxn of UCI to be heard. As Erica and Tanya began sharing their idea with individuals across campus, they garnered a great deal of support very quickly. There are well over 10+ departments throughout campus that are either collaborating, supporting, or consulting on this initiative, and we are so grateful.
We shared our first videos in a launch event on Friday, September 18, 2020. These videos will be shared here on this website as well as on the UCI Media YouTube page. Additionally, all raw footage from interviews will be archived at the UCI Libraries Special Collections & Archives.
Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of Erica filming the introduction video for the series:
COLLABORATION AND SUPPORT
Amplify has received a great deal of support from various departments across campus. We thank our many collaborators and supporters:
- AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Womxn in Leadership
A special thanks to Jenny Fan, Judy Wu, Ph.D., and Tonie Zhu
- Affinity group leaders for staff and faculty
- Central Human Resources
- Community College Programs
- Division of Continuing Education
- Humanities Storytelling Center
- Libraries Special Collections & Archives
A special thanks to Thuy Vo Dang, Ph.D. and Krystal Tribbett, Ph.D.
- Media Services
- Office of Inclusive Excellence
A special thanks to Vice Chancellor Douglas Haynes, Ph.D.
- Police Department
- School of Biological Sciences
A special thanks to Regina Castleman, Shannon Ingram, Wes Koseki, Elizabeth Meredith, and Victoria Stephens
- Student Life & Leadership
- Staff Assembly