EEB and racism
During fall 2020 we will discuss racism as it relates to the field of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Graduate students are encouraged to participate in any way that works for them. Discussions are intended to be informal and are designed to help us all learn about racism in our field's history, about its role today, and - most importantly - to help us identify things we can all do to make our work more accessible and welcoming to all.
Students can sign up for course credit if they would like to, but our discussions are not designed to be something that people will be graded for. If you do sign up for credit, you will receive an S (satisfactory) grade as long as you attend a majority of meetings and lead the discussion at least once.
For more information, or to be added to the group's email list, contact Chris Elphick.
|Week of:||Topic||Discussion lead||Readings, etc.|
|7 Sep||--||NO MEETING|
|14 Sep||History: Darwin & slavery||Chris (unless someone wants to volunteer)||Desmond and Moore, pp xxi, 1-7, 18-26, 32-44.|
|21 Sep||History: Mismeasure of Men||Chris (unless someone wants to volunteer)||Gould, pp. 19-72; investigate the controversy|
|28 Sep||History: Ecology||Austin and Kevin||Environmental/Ecological History  , Contemporary Racism in Ecology/Environmental Science  |
|5 Oct||History: Conservation||Franco||History of Racism in Conservation  , Contemporary Racism in Conservation , OPTIONAL: How can we be more inclusive? |
|12 Oct||Scientific colonialism: in the past and now||Swapna (& Georgia?)|| Science Still Bears the Fingerprints of Colonialism
Read the paper I emailed out that Georgia kindly translated for us! Watch this video AND read the comments! Science Must Fall
|19 Oct||Species naming issues||Sam|
|26 Oct||Field work||Eliza & Jess|
|2 Nov||Society, conferences, and codes of conduct||Liz and Val|
|9 Nov||Multi-cultural education: Teaching|
|16 Nov||Multi-cultural education: Mentoring||Andrew|
|23 Nov||--||NO MEETING|
|7 Dec||Wrap-up/next steps/summarize actions|
Project biodiversify (teaching tools to promote diversity and inclusivity)
DiversifyEEB (illustrating diversity among those who study EEB)
UConn's chapter of Ecological Society of America's SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability) program
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans (SACNAS)
Biomedical Conference for Minority Students(ABRCMS)