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Community Briefing & Open House – Berkeley Global Campus

November 30, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

How can the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay support the Richmond community?

A Community working group has put together recommendations on small business support/procurement, housing/displacement, local hire /workforce training and education. The group now wants community input! We need your input! The Community Working Group plans to finalize the recommendations and submit these to UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in December 2015 (read more below)

Please join me and others at this important event on November 30th from 6-8pm at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium. It is a public event – use the link below. Please spread the word!

Community Briefing and Open House – Berkeley Global Campus

Monday, November 30, 2015
6* to 8pm, Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond 94801
*Doors open at 5:30 pm, arrive early to enjoy refreshments

Click here to register. The event is open to the public.

Whether you an attend or not, feel free to submit a comment card here and then email it to Rlizardo@berkeley.edu and jenloy@berkeley.edu. *We will share the draft recommendations here when they are shared and will also share the deadline for submitting comments once we have this information.*

Click here to view the draft agenda.The program for the evening includes:

  • Welcome and opening remarks
  • Community Working Group members provide an overview of the Community Work Group process
  • Community Working Group members summarize draft recommendations
  • Open house and break-out sessions, hosted by Community Working Group members

About the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay
The Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay (BGC) is a new research and action hub in Richmond focusing on global issues, culture and collaboration. The BGC is a new model for global engagement and research integration that will have deep ties to the main campus and to the local community through a variety of educational, public health, community outreach, labor, and transportation partnerships.

While other internationally-focused projects launched by universities are located abroad, UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ plan is to create a global campus in Richmond. The BGC brings together academic institutions, private sector and community partners who will collaborate on research addressing complex global challenges. The Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) remains a partner, but this is now a UC Berkeley-led project. The location of the campus, at the current Richmond Field Station, is owned by the University of California.

About the Community Working Group
The Chancellor has emphasized UC Berkeley’s commitment to the Richmond community – and that he believes the BGC will be a catalyst for sustainable economic development in the area. The university is committed to working in partnership with the City of Richmond to ensure the success of the Richmond Bay Specific Plan which will improve infrastructure, enhance transportation, residential and commercial development, ensuring the BGC is part of a sustainable and vibrant community that includes jobs, business opportunities, and array of recreation and social outlets.

To honor the commitment to plan with the community, in September 2014, the LBNL Director and the Chancellor established the BGC Community Working Group (CWG), which is comprised of representatives from a broad cross-section of Richmond’s community, public and private sectors.  The CWG is empowered to develop proposals, including, when appropriate, recommendations for legally binding agreements on community benefits, in the areas: education, workforce training, local employment, procurement, and affordable housing.

The November 30 Community Briefing and Open House is an opportunity to learn about the process to date and to give feedback on the draft recommendations that CWG is considering.  The CWG plans to finalize the recommendations and submit these to UC Berkeley and the LBNL in December 2015.

For more information about the Berkeley Global Campus, the BGC Community Working Group and the development of the draft recommendations, visit the Partnership with Richmond webpage.


Richmond Civic Auditorium
403 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, 94804
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