I’ve started to curate a resource library for members. If you have any resources you want to share please include them in this thread, and make sure you keep checking back for new resources and suggestions from community members!
I would like to highlight for our community, this article that recently appeared in Oceanography. It is called “Changing the Culture of Coastal, Ocean, and Marine Sciences: Strategies for Individual and Collective Actions” and is a product of a session at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 in San Diego!
The authors discuss strategies across a wide range of “scales of action” from the individual to the collective (from the classroom, to institutions, all the way up to international societies!) so there is something for everyone here. The authors also highlight the importance of “BE A JEDI” as an extension of the “JEDI” acronym to include “belonging” and “accessibility”. Check it out.
This was an interesting read for me because I often see (and have done this myself) efforts to provide students from various marginalized communities opportunities to do research in people’s labs, join graduate programs etc. But I have never really seen much discussion on what happens afterwards and this article was a very thought provoking one on this aspect of students returning (or not) to communities they came from. This also resonates with my own experience as an immigrant. I would be very curious to hear what others think about this issue.