SICB Celebrates Black History Month!

SICB scientists around the world are stepping up in their research, communication, and teaching to build a scientific community that is actively anti-racist.  This work is not confined to a single month of the year, but in celebration of February as Black History month, SICB would like to offer this collection of resources to support efforts to make the scientific community more diverse, equitable, just, and inclusive.

 

SICB+ Resource:

Available through Pathable for SICB+ members until April 8, 2022

Decolonizing Science workshop 

 

Media and Training opportunities:

Kendall Moore – Can We Talk, Can we Talk 2 (documentary films) https://www.kendallmooredocfilms.com/

Webinars on inclusion and equity in academic biology (by SABER – the Society for the advancement of Biology – in collaboration with Arizona State University)
https://saberbio.wildapricot.org/Diversity_Inclusion

National Coalition Building Institute (offers training opportunities): https://ncbi.org/

Podcast: Seeing White

 

Journal Publications, Chapters, and Conference Presentations

Puritty C et al. (2017) Without inclusion, diversity initiatives may not be enough. Science 357: 1101-1102. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6356/1101

Chaudhary VB, Berhe AA (2020) Ten simple rules for building an antiracist lab. PLoS Comput Biol 16(10): e1008210. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008210

Schell, C.J., Guy, C., Shelton, D.S. et al. (2020) Recreating Wakanda by promoting Black excellence in ecology and evolution. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 1285–1287. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1266-7 

Cronin MR, Alonzo SH, Adamczak SK, Baker DN, Beltran RS, Borker AL, Favilla AB, Gatins R, Goetz LC, Hack N, Harenčár JG. (2021) Anti-racist interventions to transform ecology, evolution and conservation biology departments. Nature ecology & evolution. Sep;5(9):1213-23.

Trisos CH, Auerbach J, Katti M. (2021) Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology. Nature Ecology & Evolution. May 24:1-8.

Wilga CA, Nishiguchi M, Tsukimura B. (2017) Broadening participation in the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology. Jul 1;57(1):7-17.

Giles S, Jackson C, Stephen N.  (2020) Barriers to Fieldwork in Undergraduate Geoscience Degrees. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment 1:77-78. https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-020-0022-5?proof=trueMay

Ahmad AS, Sabat I, Trump-Steele R, King E (2019) Evidence-based strategies for improving diversity and inclusion in undergraduate research labs. Frontiers in Psychology, June 18. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01305/full

Race Ethnicity and Education Volume 22, Issue 4: special issue on race and STEM education: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cree20/22/4

 

Books

Whistling Vivaldi – How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do.  Steele, Claude. 2011. https://wwnorton.com/books/Whistling-Vivaldi/

Making Black Scientists: A Call to Action. Marybeth Gasman and Thai-Huy Nguyen. 2019. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674916586&content=bios 

 

Resource collections from other organizations:

CalState COAST: https://www.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/research/coast/Pages/Combating_Systemic_Racism.aspx

RacialEquityTools: https://www.racialequitytools.org/home

 

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