August 6, 2020

Ongoing Event

Continue participating in Academics for Black Survival and Wellness: The Rewind and Remix. This three-week event runs August 1-21, and is focused on learning, reflecting, and taking action to support #Academics4BlackLives.


Upcoming Event

Join a Learning Community supported by the Office of Equity and Inclusion at UMass Amherst. Groups will discuss one (or more) of the following books throughout the course of the semester:

What if I Say the Wrong Thing by Vernā Myers
Braving the Wilderness by BrenΓ© Brown
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Watch the informational video and sign up to join a group today. The Learning Communities will be launching soon.

July 30, 2020

Upcoming Events

REGISTER for the #BlackinSTEM at UMass panel discussion on Wednesday, August 5 from 6-7:30 pm. Registration and more information about the event are available here.

Event Panelists

Panelists include NSB faculty member Dr. Gerald B. Downes.

JOIN Academics for Black Survival and Wellness: The Rewind and Remix for three weeks of learning, reflecting, and taking action to support #Academics4BlackLives. Events run August 1 – 21. Sign up for all training events here.

July 23, 2020

Action item for the week:

LISTEN & LEARN from Black neuroscientists during #BlackInNeuroWeek2020 on Twitter and Instagram. From July 27 – August 2, Black neuroscientists will be discussing their journeys to a career in neuroscience research, the mentors that have helped them, and the racism they have experienced along the way. Make sure to spend some time reading the Profiles of Black neuroscientists, particularly those working in your field.

Question of the week:

What have you learned from your colleagues this week about being #BlackInNeuro?

July 16, 2020

Action items for the week:

Question of the week:

What anti-racism actions can you take to support Black students, postdocs, and faculty?

July 13, 2020

Illustration by C. Daniela Shapiro (@cds.art)

Action items for the week:

Question of the week:

What anti-racism work can you show now that will leave a last impact?