St. Boniface Hospital Albrechsten Research Centre stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). We support our colleagues around the world participating in #ShutDownSTEM on June 10, 2020, and like-minded actions across academia. It’s our understanding that many academic, educational and research facilities around the world are acknowledging this event today.
As an internationally diverse workplace for many years, we all know that there is more that we can do to help improve equity and inclusion in our community. The work to implement meaningful change is our responsibility, and as institutions and STEM facilities around the world pause today in an act of solidarity, we encourage everyone to consider this opportunity and participate in ways that work for you.
Some suggestions on how you can be part of change and progress:
§ Learn and listen to what anti-racist writers have to say
§ Hold a departmental meeting and build an action plan for the future
§ Discuss racism with your team, lab or research group
Additional information and ideas, can be resourced here: https://www.shutdownstem.com/
Let’s join together as a community and renew our determination to create a just, equitable and inclusive world.