Time Scavengers Stands in Solidarity with the Black Community
Time Scavengers is devastated by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Michael Lorenzo Dean, Tony McDade, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, and all other Black people whose lives were tragically cut short. The continued abuse suffered by the Black community at the hands of police officers and systematic racism is unacceptable. We support and stand in solidarity with our Black friends, colleagues, collaborators, community, and neighbors to dismantle white supremacy and build a society that values and embraces Black freedom and Black lives.
Our team is dedicated to educational outreach and science communication for the public. Science is not conducted in a vacuum, nor is it apolitical. As Black scientists have been oppressed within the academy both historically and presently, Time Scavengers will continue to promote and amplify the voices of Black scientists and other people of color. We reaffirm our dedicated commitment to highlighting diverse scientific voices on our website and in all of our work. Science is for everyone.
We invite our community and friends to understand and combat racism, be productive Black allies, and actively become anti-racist. Use the links below to find active means to follow, support, listen, and learn from the Black community.
Follow these hashtags to learn about the experiences of Black scientists and find new voices to follow.
- #BlackBirdersWeek and #BlackInNature in part promoted by @BlackAFinSTEM — use your platform to elevate the voices of these scientists.
- #BlackInGeoscience is also active on Twitter and art and apparel was created and being sold by @drperezdiaz on Teespring, all proceeds go to The Premier Legal Organization Fighting for Racial Justice (NAACP LDF).
- #BlackInAstro and follow astrobites.org for detailed profiles
- #BlackInTheIvory and #AmplifyBlackSTEM to learn and listen to Black academics as they share their experiences & perspectives
Places to Donate & Ways to Support Locally
Societies, Bail Funds, Scholarships
- Donate to the National Association of Black Geoscientists
- Find and support your local Bail Funds program
- You can actively financially support Black businesses through this curated Twitter list by JADE: Black owned businesses.
- Support Black-owned indie bookstores
- Search Etsy for Black owned businesses
Resources on Allyship
Are you a white woman who is feeling sad about everything that’s going on but unsure what you should be doing?
I wrote you a guide on how to save your tears and to take meaningful action moving forward.
— Tatiana Mac (@TatianaTMac) May 30, 2020
- Google Doc: How to be a good ally reading list
- Guide to Allyship
- 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship
- How to be a good white ally, according to activists
I’ve been quiet(ish) lately because I’ve been trying to listen and amplify rather than make any comments that center my own frustration, sadness, anger. But just here to say that white privilege kills and we are the ones who need to do the labor of dismantling it.
— Sara Nović (@NovicSara) May 31, 2020
Race and the Criminal Justice System: Where do we go from here? facilitated by Hakeem Jefferson, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University
Anti-Racism in Academia and Education
- Pushing for Change in Academia
- What Role Can the Educational Community Play to End Racism and Begin Healing?
LEAD: “I Can’t Breathe”—A Call to Action for Leaders in Higher Education This LEAD conversation will address how faculty, staff, and student leaders in higher education can address the trauma that marginalized populations in our community are facing due to racism and societal injustice. This session will focus on traumas facing the Black community with Angie Stewart (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Lead, Organizational Learning), Dr. Stephen Ward (Director, Semester in Detroit; Associate Professor Residential College, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies) and Justin Woods (M.B.A./M.S.W. Candidate; Founder at Equity Social Venture) as featured guests.
Mentoring Diverse Students & Student Voices
Princeton University The Power of Mentors: Blazing Paths for Underrepresented Minorities in STEM
University of Michigan Constructive Conversations for Societal Change
Tweet with link to talk ‘The ‘Conquest of the Wilderness’ and the Historic Origins of Geology Culture in the United States”
Highly recommend listening to this thought-provoking talk. It centres on US geology culture, but there’s much of value here for UK/EU folks too. (Especially for those of us undertaking field work/field trips in the US.) Abstract below, link here: https://t.co/W0xAoRyuDJ https://t.co/CZgZBT0Hsd
— Sarah Greene (@carbonatefan) April 14, 2020