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Recognizing the Legacies of Black Women at Cal
Members of the 1921 Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, University of California, Berkeley (left to right): Virginia Stephens, Oreatheal Richardson, Myrtle Price (in back), Ida Jackson (sorority president), Talma Brooks, and Ruby Jefferson. (Photo courtesy of Stephens Family papers, African American Museum and Library at Oakland)
BSFO acknowledges and celebrates the phenomenal legacy of Black womxn at Cal who are, or have been, staff, faculty, students, contributors, community members, etc. on campus since 1909. We extend our appreciation for you, and THANK YOU for your tremendous impact.

From EVERY job classification, EVERY faculty appointment and rank, and EVERY range of experience, you are our LEGACY.

With gratitude and in solidarity,
BSFO Executive Board


Black Women Matter

To celebrate 150W, we honor some of the many Black women pioneers at the University of California, Berkeley with profiles of their legacies. Reflecting on Black History Month, UC President Michael V. Drake(link is external) acknowledges the contributions of Black leaders to the history of UC. We are committed to highlighting both the past struggles and achievements of Black women affiliated with the campus. 

Campus Resources for the Black Community at Berkeley
Health Resources for the Black Community at Berkeley
Do you know a Black-identifying staff or faculty member that has experienced a career advancement/ transition at Berkeley?  We want to highlight them in our monthly BSFO newsletter! Please find instructions below on how to submit for consideration below. We wish to acknowledge ALL Black staff and faculty advancements/transitions at every career level; we look forward to your continued partnership to make that happen!
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Get to know the BSFO Exec Board!
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From left: Tyrone Wise: Chair, Rebecca Ulrich: Past Chair, Ashlee Baylis: Co-Vice Chair & Membership and Social Committee Chair, Kristian Dawson: Co-Vice Chair & Communications Chair
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BSFO is part of the Coalition of Ethnic Staff Organizations (CESO). CESO is made up of leadership from staff organizations that support underrepresented ethnic identities on campus and also includes the groups,   Alianza, APASA, and NASCLearn more about Berkeley’s many staff organizations by visiting
Recognizing the Legacies of Black Women at Cal