In conjunction with ASMS 2020 Reboot a special webinar in support of #shutdownSTEM and in consideration of the systemic racial injustice that blacks face on a daily basis was hosted. This session sponsored by Black People Meet @ ASMS covered these topics:
- explain the negative effects of systemic racism,
- highlight the struggles and needs of black mass spectrometrists,
- provide resources to be effective supporters/allies/advocates for NO LONGER perpetuating systemic racism, and
- call non-blacks to act by not only providing words of support, but to also utilize positions of influence to demand a change.
Panelists: Christina Jones, NIST and co-founder of Black People Meet @ ASMS; Christopher Pulliam, Proctor and Gamble; Michelle Reid, ETH Zurich and co-founder of Black People Meet @ ASMS; Rena Robinson, Vanderbilt University; Devin Schweppe, Harvard Medical School; Candice Ulmer, CDC and co-founder of Black People Meet @ ASMS
All are invited to take advantage of the resources below provided by Black People Meet @ ASMS as a follow-up to the webinar.
Continue the Dialogue, Submit a Question by June 19th
To continue the dialogue of Q&A begun during the webinar, we have developed a plan to continue the conversation, provide support, and bring our community together.
Anonymous questions will be collected and shared with the team at Black People Meet @ ASMS. We will then record a video of panel providing their answers and insights in response to questions.
Submit your anonymous questions here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline is June 19th in recognition of Juneteeth holiday. There is cultural significance and pride associated with this holiday, which is recognized as a state holiday by 47 out of 50 US states.