FAS DEIA-AR Education and Events

FAS DEIA-AR facilitates education and training for all FAS staff, partnering with Learning & Organization Development for education events.

For 2023, FAS has been focused on Restorative Justice training and education in partnership with the UCSF Restorative Justice Practices office. 


FAS DEIA-AR Speaker Series 2022

FAS DEIA-AR Speaker Series featuring Darrylyn Z. Swift and Samira Lopez, RN 
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 12:10-1pm, Virtual Event

Darrylyn Z. Swift, an expert in diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, will walk us through an introduction to de-escalation (a process to calm a situation before it intensifies) concepts and principles and where to find training and resources. Samira Lopez, a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse and Lead for UCSF's Code CARE Support Team, will talk about the de-escalation program in development. Watch the recording for this event

  • Intro to De-escalation
  • What is De-escalation
  • Principles of De-escalation 
  • Where to find De-escalation training and resources (UCPD, CARE, FSAP, etc.)


​​Attendance at this event will count towards the FAS Education and Dialog goal of 50% staff participation in at least one DEIA-AR education event. Managers/Supervisors who opt to view the webinar in a group setting with their teams should send the attendee list to: [email protected].

More about our speakers

Darryln Z. Swift 
As organizations and society become more diverse, and misunderstanding, conflicts, tensions AND people’s desire to understand grows, Darrylyn’s approach to meet the psychological and emotional needs of individuals effectively moves people to reach a level where there is understanding, acceptance and value. To assist organizations in gaining a deeper understanding of culture building, DEI tools, and how to shift perspectives. She has more than 30 years of expertise in developing leadership and management strategies with a keen focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion. Through conducting assessments, developing strategic plans, providing leadership guidance and developing project plans and training, she helps leaders transform their culture by creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workplace where belonging and humanity thrive. See her full bio for more details about her extensive background.

Samira Lopez, RN
Samira is a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse currently working as the Lead for the Code CARE Support Team at UCSF (Parnassus Campus). Prior to that she was the Adult Inpatient Nurse Supervisor at Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital. She has an extensive background supporting both patients and staff implementing trauma-informed care principles in a medical settings. She developed and managed the Psychiatric Nurse Liaison program at John Muir Hospital in Concord which addressed the psychiatric needs of patients hospitalized and provided education and coaching for members of the care team.

FAS DEIA-AR Speaker Series Archives

  • Dr. Monica Gandhi, November 16, 2021 See the recording 
    Meet Dr. Monica Gandhi and learn about her career experiences as a healthcare provider, her thoughts on COVID-19 vaccine equity and what is needed to transition back to "normal" life. 
  • Dr. Camara Jones, March 29, 2022 SEE THE RECORDING
    Watch Dr. Camara Jones talk about her allegories on "race" and racism that illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss and gives us sage advice how FAS can improve our DEAI-AR efforts.  



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