ASLO has created an online forum focused on issues related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ). We hope the DEIJ Forum will be a safe space to facilitate conversations among our members on how to create a more diverse and inclusive scientific society that fosters a sense of belonging for all. Moderated by ASLO’s newest team member, Leslie Townsell who started in April as the Race Relations Task Force Intern, the forum will be an open space for users to explore DEIJ. We hope the forum will allow ASLO members to communicate how they as individuals, and as part of their professional institutions, are creating safe, inclusive, and diverse communities.
The DEIJ Forum can be accessed at https://www.aslo.org/forum/diversity-equity-inclusion-justice/.
You must be logged into the aslo.org website to post in the forum.
Make sure to check in with the forum often, as Leslie and the RRTF team have created monthly topics with weekly prompts and resources to facilitate conversations and encourage further investigation. This month’s topic will be “Exploring the ‘D,’ ‘E,’ ‘I,’ and ‘J’ in DEIJ.”
The DEIJ Forum is a platform for exchanging information and resources and so we look forward to your contributions on resources and ideas you have found useful at your institutions even as you may find those listed in the forum useful for you. Please note that ASLO does not endorse any particular resource and those posted within the platform are for educational and informational purposes only.
We encourage all of our members to visit the forum page and become a part of the conversation! To stay up-to-date on the discussions, make sure you subscribe to the forum and individual topics. Use the hashtag #ASLO_DEIJ on Twitter to highlight the discussions to the broader aquatic science community.