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Berkeley Optometry for Black Lives Matter

BLM graphic, text reads: "Black Lives Matter. Optometry for BLM."

“Since the days of the Freedom of Speech Movement, the community of UC Berkeley has always been known for its fervent political activism and its strong stance against social injustices. After much reflection, the class of 2022 has decided to continue to uphold UC Berkeley’s altruistic tradition by uplifting and advocating for the Black community that is in dire need of our support.” – Andrea Huerta, Class of 2022 Co-President

We are so proud of our students. In support of the BLM movement, they have identified an organization called the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), and are planning a gift to support their efforts.

EJI works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality. Learn more about EJI at

We encourage all Berkeley Optometry faculty, staff, and alumni to join the students in their support of this organization, or similar organizations that are committed to bringing about change.