Women in Technology - Friday Links 12 June 2020

Jun 12, 2020

🔥🔥🔥 Links to read (#BLM)

 

Communicating Your Support for #BlackLivesMatter: Dos, Don’ts, and Resources: advises from 500WomenScientists

https://500womenscientists.org/updates/2020/6/1/take-action

 

Do the work: an anti-racist reading list

https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/jun/03/do-the-work-an-anti-racist-reading-list-layla-f-saad

 

Black Female Writers Who Changed Feminist Theory

https://www.crfashionbook.com/culture/g30982388/influential-black-feminist-writers-history/

 

White privilege is everywhere: Here are 10 powerful examples

https://werepstem.com/2020/05/26/white-priviledge-is-everywhere-here-are-10-powerful-examples/

 

Angela Davis: ‘This moment holds possibilities for change we have never before experienced'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3TU3QaarQE

And a historical document on the time when she was in prison:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JRHu5eYQJQ

In particular, Angela David makes a historical context analysis of what it is happening here:

https://www.mprnews.org/episode/2020/05/29/davis-floyd-protests-how-did-we-get-here

 

Europe seeks own response to Black Lives Matter

https://www.politico.eu/article/us-style-civil-rights-protests-come-to-europe-george-floyd-black-lives-matter/

 

🆕 WIT Events  (#BLM)

 

Racism in science and society: Angela Saini in conversation

 

17 June 2020 at 4 PM CEST

https://indico.cern.ch/event/928690/

(Videoconferencing information will be provided on the day of the event. Please register to receive email updates!

 

“Intellectual racism has always existed [...] [I]t is still the toxic little seed at the heart of academia. However dead you might think it is, it needs only a little water, and now it’s raining.” -- Angela Saini in "Superior: The Return of Race Science"

 

In the wake of the global uprising against anti-Black, racist police violence--sparked by the killing of Black Americans George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others--the urgency to address structural racism in our institutions has reached new heights. But to really confront systemic racism in academia and society, we need to ask some very basic questions. What really *is* the concept of race? What are its origins in the sciences? Why do so many people still think that "race" has a valid biological or genetic basis, even though research and history show it does not? And how can we deconstruct these assumptions to dismantle white supremacy in academia and society at large?

 

Join us for a conversation with science journalist Angela Saini, author of 2019's "Superior: The Return of Race Science".

 

 WIT Discussion

 

Join discussions about talk "Racism in science and society" on our forum: https://wit-discuss.web.cern.ch

https://wit-discuss.web.cern.ch/t/racism-in-science-and-society-angela-saini-in-conversation/

 

 💻Other Events

 

GREVE FEMINISTE (14.06.2020)

https://grevefeministe-ge.ch/
https://www.facebook.com/grevefeministe

 

Hackathon addressing key challenges in science communication - https://www.scicommhack.com/

 

🔗Other interesting links

 

COVID-19 pandemic is squeezing women out of science

https://www.asbmb.org/asbmb-today/careers/060520/the-covid-19-pandemic-is-squeezing-women-out-of-sc

 

#grevefeministe: eight ways you can be a women’s rights advocate today, and every day

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2018/3/compilation-eight-ways-you-can-be-a-womens-rights-advocate

 

Wish you a nice weekend!

Cheers,

Oksana

on behalf of WIT steering committee


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