In light of the recent killings of Black Americans and the
protests that erupted after, it is clear the time to eradicate racism is now.
The webinar will consist of a short introduction on some of the data
surrounding the unequal treatment of Black Americans at the hands of police to
contextualize the recent violence and its relevance to those in STEM. After,
there will be a breakout session for students, faculty, staff and
administrators to provide a space for discussion, individual responses and the
sharing of personal experiences, with the intention of nucleating the next
steps our community should take in addressing the diverse needs of
biotechnologically-oriented students and faculty on this topic across the CSU
This webinar is a response to the current events in America.
After the videos and images of the deaths of black Americans, the country has
erupted in non-stop protests calling for ending racism. This call has been
heard in the STEM community and has prompted CSUPERB to reflect on our commitment
to eradicate racism. We have decided to create formalized programming to
support this commitment. This webinar is our first step and will be moderated
by Christine Montgomery, the CSUPERB Student Programs Specialist. She received
her M.S. in Criminal Justice/Criminology from SDSU and has conducted research
on implicit bias in San Diego police officers.
Please look out for more programming over this next academic
year. We will provide educational programming through webinars, and other means
throughout the year, using scientific data to provide context to the racial
inequality in America. In addition, we will provide resources to equip PI’s,
mentors and students to better navigate this topic. We will be a place of
safety where those affected by racism can speak openly and heal. The
biotechnology community is not immune from racism; we have much work to do.
Please view our July 15th webinar below.
The full webinar can be viewed on our Youtube channel: Click Here (https://youtu.be/WkU-d7yG0Ac)
Webinar transcript is available, linked here.
To read the questions asked by participants, you can read the webinar chat log by clicking here.