Resources for #ShutDownSTEM, #ShutDownAcademia & #Strike4BlackLives
The American Astronomical Society endorses the grassroots efforts to #ShutDownSTEM, #ShutDownAcademia, and #Strike4BlackLives on Wednesday, 10 June. The AAS Board of Trustees encourages everyone in our community to make a lifelong commitment to action to eradicate anti-Black racism in the astronomical sciences, in related STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, and in academia and research more generally.
What Can the AAS Do?
The AAS Board of Trustees welcomes your suggestions for short- and long-term actions that we could take as a professional society and/or as an employer.
What Can You Do?
Here are links to a variety of resources to support individual reflection, learning, and action:
- AAS CSMA #ShutDownSTEM Town Hall, 10 June, 4:00 pm EDT
- AAS DPS Actionable Steps to Make Our Community More Equitable
- AAS DPS Professional Culture & Climate Subcommittee Reading List
- Academics for Black Survival and Wellness
- AIP National Task Force to Elevate African American Representation in Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy (TEAM-UP)
- Anti-Racism Resources
- Anti-Racist Resource Guide
- AstroBetter Equal Opportunity Astronomy: Articles & Resources
- #BlackInAstro: How Can We Support Black Astronomers?
- Black Lives Matter Website
- Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy Resources Page
- Five Podcasts to Listen to If You Really Want to Know About Race in America
- Four Ways That Scientists and Academics Can Effectively Combat Racism
- Healing from Anti-Black Racism
- Inclusive Astronomy: The Nashville Recommendations
- Justice and Equity for Black People in the United States
- Report of the AAS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy Graduate Education
- Resources from Particles for Justice (#Strike4BlackLives)
- Resources from #ShutDownSTEM & #ShutDownAcademia
- Seven Anti-Racist Books Recommended by Educators and Activists
- #Strike4BlackLives FAQ
- Strike Details: Wednesday, 10 June: A Strike For Black Lives
- TED and TEDx Talks About Racism and Actions to Eliminate It