The Coalition of Black Mass Spectometrists (CBM) is an organization whose purpose is to create a platform for black mass spectrometrists to engage in discussion, cultivate a sense of community, and support each other. Initiatives that fall under this larger umbrella organization include Black People Meet @ ASMS.
CBM was co-founded by ASMS members Christina Jones (NIST), Michelle Reid (ETH Zurich), and Candice Ulmer (CDC). Learn about the co-founders and their vision for CBM in this Analytical Scientist featured cover article.
The co-founders organized a first gathering at the ASMS annual conference in Atlanta (2019) called Black People Meet @ ASMS. In 2020 for the virtual Reboot they hosted a webinar. Resources from this webinar may be found below. CBM plans to continue the Black People Meet @ ASMS in 2021 and beyond.
How You can Get Involved with CBM?
You are invited to start by joining their LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12416542/
Webinar Info & Resources from the Black People Meet @ ASMS Event (Reboot 2020)
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
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 Coalition for Black Mass Spectrometrists. These questions will form the basis for an event at the 2021 ASMS in Philadelphia.
THANK YOU to those who submitted questions shortly after the Reboot 2020. The CBM team would like to use these questions plus newly submitted questions for an event at the 2021 conference.
Submit your anonymous questions here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Deadline is extended through September 15, 2021