Statement of Solidarity
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Being Human in STEM (HSTEM) is a growing community of students, staff, and faculty in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics that fosters inclusion and equity in STEM. HSTEM originated in the aftermath of the student-led Amherst Uprising sit-in at Amherst College on November 12th, 2015. The student organizers were inspired to speak out and show solidarity with student protesters at University of Missouri and Yale University protesting incidents of racial disrimination on their campuses. These students were carrying on the important national conversation sparked by police brutality against black communities encapsulated by the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Today and every day, HSTEM stands in solidarity with the Black community. Silence about racism perpetuated on Black and Brown communities by the police and institutions everywhere is complicit with oppression. We honor George Floyd and remember everyone that came before him. We will continue to lead the STEM community in fighting for action and accountability on higher education campuses and beyond. Visit www.beinghumaninstem.com for more information and resources, and https://500womenscientists.org/updates/2020/6/1/take-action to learn about specific actions to take in support of #BlackLivesMatter.
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