SICB is Committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology is committed to improving and incorporating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) into its practices as an organizing and guiding principle.
In recent years, lectures and workshops at the annual meeting, such as those presented by Claude Steele and Kendall Moore in 2021, have been important experiences for many and begun critical conversations. Work on guidelines for broadening participation, development of a robust meeting code of conduct and other efforts have also strengthened SICB’s foundation in DEIJ.
There is a lot of work to do and ongoing attention to DEIJ is critical. The Broadening Participation Committee, Public Affairs Committee, Education Council and other groups and individuals have and continue to provide critical leadership and tremendous effort toward DEIJ priorities. We welcome and encourage your participation in the work. You can reach out to relevant SICB leaders or directly to SICB’s President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Policies and Statements
- Guidelines for broadening participation in SICB
- Meeting code of conduct
- SICB statement in response to the January 6th insurrection in Washington, DC
- SICB letter to the supreme court on diversity in science
- SICB statement on #ShutDownSTEM
Selected events from SICB 2021:
Stereotype threat and identity threat: the science of a diverse community – Moore Lecture presented by Dr. Claude Steele. January 7, 2021
Can We Talk 2: “White Allies” – film screening with filmmaker Dr. Kendall Moore. January 7, 2021, with three follow-up discussions listed below, also facilitated by Dr. Moore.
Discussion on Allyship – January 7, 2021
A Conversation: Support and Sense of Belonging in STEM – January 15, 2021
A Conversation on Intersectionality in STEM – January 15, 2021
Inclusive Science Storytelling – with Sara ElShafie. February 6, 2021
Open conversations about SICB and the events of January 6 in Washington, DC: January 6 and 7, 2021.
Outgroup LGBTQIA+ Social – January 2, 2021
Coming soon: list of workshops and events planned for SICB 2022!