Solidarity Statement

The No Time For Silence call to action is led by a group of advocates and scholars committed to achieving greater inclusion and equity across the science and technology enterprise. This requires collaboration across disciplines, institutions, organizations, and constituencies.

We stand with activists working against anti-Black and anti-People of Color police violence and racialized political, social, and economic exclusion. We stand with those active in the fight against medical and healthcare apartheid. We likewise stand in solidarity with advocates of anti-racism and exclusion in STEM and, in particular, those calling for an end to systemic racism in the geoscience community. We seek alliances with and support from the multitudes of passionate faculty, students, and other stakeholders who have publicly condemned the racism that plagues our society and our profession.

We recognize the value of the letters, calls, and statements that have been issued before, during, and after the Covid-19 pandemic.  The recommendations and strategies for an anti-racist STEM community within these letters, as well as those in our letter, can be a resource for those seeking to make substantive change. Feel free to share your efforts and outcomes with us so that we might learn from each other.