Black Lives Matter and Neuroscience: Why This Moment Matters
The Black Lives Matter Movement sparked a worldwide response indicating these issues have broad impact. SfN organized a panel discussion that took place July 2. A recording of the discussion is available for on-demand viewing. We encourage you to join us for our discussion and would love for you to tell us how it’s impacting you. Share topic ideas for future activities at firstname.lastname@example.org and continue the conversation on the SfN Community.
Neuroscience is stronger with diverse perspectives. Although there have been gains in the percentage of underrepresented neuroscience researchers in recent years, there is still more work to be done to increase representation of diverse researchers and to create inclusive and equitable research environments. On July 2, SfN hosted a panel discussion called, “Black Lives Matter and Neuroscience: Why This Moment Matters.” The discussion was moderated by Joanne Berger-Sweeney, PhD, and featured Nii Addy, PhD, Marguerite Matthews, PhD, and Fitzroy ‘Pablo’ Wickham. During the discussion, our panelists spoke about challenges diverse neuroscientists face within the field and provide guidance on how the neuroscience community can leverage this moment to influence change. Additionally, the panel discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the tenure clock for junior faculty, and how that impacts faculty of color. Neuroscientists of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend and contribute to the discussion.
- Becoming Anti-Racist: Being a better advisor, lab mate, and friend to Black colleagues
- NINDS’s Building Up the Nerve podcast
- For Black Scientists, the Sorrow Is Also Personal
- The Time Tax Put On Scientists of Colour
- What Black Scientists Want From Colleagues and Their Institutions
- Wellness Resources from the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding