Newsletter - June 2020
Elise Pendall (President), Margaret Torn (President-Elect), Jennifer Pett-Ridge (Secretary)
As recent tragedies in the US have reminded us, a long history of racism, violence and injustice are deeply rooted in many societies. Protests over the tragic killing of George Floyd and many other Black, Brown and Indigenous individuals have expanded globally, because these are not isolated incidents. Systemic racism and institutionalized discrimination continue to fuel enormous social inequity, which is another epidemic that must be eliminated.
We want to tell you about some concrete actions we are formulating to address inequities in our scientific society, and throughout STEM. The B-section executive committee has met to discuss these, and we are keen to push even further—we invite your suggestions and involvement! We also encourage you to follow the frequent, important AGU-wide updates From the Prow, to support the Call to Action found in the Geoscientists of Color Statement, and to reflect on how you can become a part of the changes taking place globally.