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Anti-Racism Resource Roundup

May 25, 2022

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning, whether in school classrooms, informal or virtual settings always takes place within a societal and cultural context. Beginning in June, 2020, CAISE posted a statement that emphasized our commitment to addressing the racial inequities and injustices that are ever present throughout our social systems. This was a first step toward reflecting on and addressing the injustices for which we all continue to have responsibility. By gathering and sharing related resources from the STEM learning, education and science communication-related fields we hope to inform and support thinking and dialogue about individual and organizational practices toward positive change. CAISE is committed to updating this page, adding new resources and reorganizing existing content on a monthly basis to reflect the ongoing need for learning and engagement with these topics. CAISE welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions for additional tools, readings and ideas in service of this effort. Please email us- caise@informalscience.org

 


New Additions in May 2022

Political Research Associates has published Buffalo Massacre: An Act of White Nationalist Political Violence.

Inclusive Life has published a Statement on the Massacre in Buffalo.

Service Never Sleeps has published Answer the Call: Dismantle Anti-Blackness.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has published AAPI Heritage Month: Asian Americans rise above hate to enhance the U.S.

POC In Wildlife Ecology is a database created to increase the visibility of People of Color in the field of wildlife ecology and to begin facilitating a conversation on how to expand representation.

Learn more about Asian American and Pacific Islander history and heritage month from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and AsianPacificHeritage.gov.

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Northwestern University present Inhuman Figures, a film essay by Michelle N. Huang and CA Davis on the intersection of science fiction, technology, and Asian American history.

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology published Asian American Representation in STEM & Media: Why It Matters by Rowan Obach

Twitter events have returned:

 

 

Resource Roundup websites/pages:

Specific online events, articles and resources:

 

Twitter resources for engaging in conversations. This list will continue to grow as new initiatives emerge:

Podcasts:

  • Dope Labs, a podcast from two Black women scientists, by Zakiya Whatley and Titi Shodiya. Dope labs “serves up scientific principles with a healthy dose of tea… we believe ‘science is for errybody’ and our mission is to bring out the inner scientist in YOU.”
  • POCSquared, a monthly podcast hosted by Karel Green, Pruthvi Mehta, and Sehher Tariq, three women of color in STEM. POCSquared discusses the “good, bad and ugly of being a British born visible minority in a mathematical science,” as well as experiences in university and work.
  • Perspectives on Race Science and Scientific Racism (Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine), a series of discussions by scholars in the humanities and social sciences explores a variety of issues related to science, race, and racism.
  • In Those Genes by host Janina M. Jeff, PhD, MS, A hip-hop inspired podcast that uses genetics to uncover the lost identities of African descended Americans through the lens of Black culture. New season launched in Dec 2021.
  • Queer Talk podcast presents Ep 26 - Dr. Nuzhat Tabassum, where Dr. Nuzhat Tabassum discusses diversity and disparities in STEM. She also shares how heteronormative expectations can impact South Asian women and those who come out as queer later in life.

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