Resource of the Week: We Rep STEM + Juneteenth
We Rep STEM “believe[s] science is for everyone and […]want to celebrate everyone in the field — NOT just the loudest people in the room. This website aims to celebrate STEM minorites — people of colour, professionals with disabilites, members of the LGBTQ community, Indigenous researchers, women of all races, scientists in niche areas of expertise — and everyone in between.”
Today is June 19 – Juneteenth – “a celebration of the de facto end of slavery in the United States” (Larson 2020, on We Rep STEM). Learn more about this important date and how to respect and support the intent of this date in this article.
Couple that with a few more pieces on We Rep STEM:
- Diversity & inclusion is more likely to succeed if we train people to be allies: Here are some tips
- When the academy wants you to be Black
- Intersectionality 101: What it is, where it came from, and how to incorporate it into your research
- Black Trans Lives Matter protests draw large crowds in the U.S.
- White privilege is everywhere: Here are 10 powerful examples
- Women of colour in STEM face a subtly hostile work environment
- EXPLAINER: Understanding systemic racism
And, consider tapping into the We Rep STEM social media headers (images used with permission):