The Welcome Table with Sydney and Tatum

Meet Sydney Charles and Tatum Larsen, two literary journalism majors and talented storytellers. Launched by the School of Humanities in summer 2020, "The Welcome Table with Sydney and Tatum” is an award-winning video series spotlighting the pivotal moments in the lives of UCI's Black faculty, staff, students, and alumni. In winter 2020, the series became part of UCI's Office of Inclusive Excellence Black Thriving Initiative.

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A head shot of Charla Batey Charla Batey (B.A. literary journalism '07), communications specialist at COX Communications

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John Murillo stands slightly to the side smiling John Murillo III (B.A. English '11), assistant professor of African American studies, UCI

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A head shot of Whitney Young smiling Whitney Young (B.A. literary journalism '07), assistant director of undergraduate studies, UCI School of Humanities

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Ella Turenne smiles with her hands on her hips Ella Turenne, Ph.D. student in the UCI Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies

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Zani Meaders smiles and leans against a low wall, resting her right arm on top of it. She is wearing a gray t-shirt that reads Zani Meaders, English major, UCI

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A photo of Cole Morgan smiling in front of a bamboo grove Cole Morgan, assistant professor of English, UCI

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Lynette Khalfani-Cox stans outdoors smiling towards the camera Lynnette Khalfani-Cox (B.A. English '91), best-selling author and journalist

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A professional head shot of Alonso Nichols smiling in front of a grey background Alonso Nichols (M.A. Spanish '99), chief of photography, Tufts University

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A headshot of Tiffany Willoughby-Herard standing outside of Humanities Gateway Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, associate professor of African American studies, UCI

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Felix Jean-Louis stands in front of a crowded book case with his arms crossed Felix Jean-Louis III, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow 2020-2021

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A black and white photo of Desha Dauchan looking slightly sideways to her left Desha Dauchan, assistant professor of teaching in the Department of Film and Media Studies

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A professional portrait of Bridget R Cooks sitting in front of a navy background Bridget R. Cooks, associate professor of African American studies and art history, UCI

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Brittnay Proctor stands smiling outside of Humanities Gateway Brittnay Proctor, visiting assistant professor of gender and sexuality studies, UCI

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A headshot of Maria-Gratias Sinon Maria-Gratias Sinon, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow 2020-2021

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A headshot of Douglas Haynes smiling in front of a blue background Douglas M. Haynes, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and professor of history, UCI

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A headshot of Ian WIlliamson smiling Ian Williamson, dean, Paul Merage School of Business at UCI

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A headshot of Erika Jordan smiling Erika Jordan, assistant vice chancellor, Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement

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A headshot of Erica Turley-De Villa standing slightly sideways smiling Erica Turley-De Villa, education chair, Academic & Professional Women

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Niobe Duke stands in front of red flowers smiling Niobe Duke, program coordinator, Center for Black Cultures, Resources and Research

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Kelly Perymon stands in front of a tree with pink flowers smiling Kelly Perymon, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Climate Action Fellow, environmental science and policy major, UCI

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DeWayne Williams stands smiling with his arms crossed in front of him DeWayne Williams, assistant professor for psychological sciences, UCI

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Angeline Dukes wears a blue lab coat and smiles Angeline Dukes, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior

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A headshot of Adaeze Oduma smiling Adaeze Oduma, Ambassador for Black LGBTQ Affairs, UCI Center for Black Cultures, Resources and Research

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Tyler Johnson smiling Tyler Johnson, aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering major, UCI

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