This week on #MeetAScientist, get to know Ann Holmes, an Ecology PhD candidate at the University of California, Davis. In this interview, she chats about a collaborative workshop organized between 500 Women Scientists and Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution, her path into science, and unattainable standards of perfection. You can follow her on Twitter @planktonherder.
Role of Men as Mentors for Women in Medicine. If we must change the current gender imbalance in medicine, then men in medicine who currently hold the bulk of leadership positions, should step up as mentors to women in medicine.
Friday 5th July 2019 marks the second International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (#LGBTSTEMDay). Today, instead of writing our own post, we want to share this awesome toolkit that Pride in STEM and many others have put together for anyone who would like to organize an event or get-together to mark LGBTSTEMDay.
How do you say NO ONE IS ILLEGAL in your language? In dutch it is Niemand is Illegaal. I’d love to get a collection together, tag us or post in the comments. Find out what else you can do to support immigrants who are being displaces and mistreated in our weekly #TAT post below.
June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth in the US, a time to remember and celebrate our family immigration stories. But it’s not enough to recognize the contributions immigrants have made and continue to make in the US and abroad. It’s not enough to #CelebrateImmigrants.
Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, technically freeing enslaved people in the Confederate states, but enslaved people in Texas weren’t aware of their freedom until the official announcement arrived in Galveston, TX. This is why Juneteenth is so significant. Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer once noted that “nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” There were still enslaved people who had not yet received this news of freedom - which means that slavery was not over.
We are all still riding high from last week’s board meeting in Seattle. Our time together was filled with optimism, growth and communication, but we also felt the weight of the important work ahead. We are really excited for our summer projects - fundraising for #FellowshipfortheFuture, rebuilding the Request platform, and developing more resources for our pods. If you have ideas and just want to get involved, let us know! Happy Weekend.
In its Declaration of Professional Responsibility, the American Medical Association (AMA) declares that physicians have a responsibility to “advocate for social, economic, educational, and political changes that ameliorate suffering and contribute to human well-being.” Another perspective builds on this definition, and defines advocacy as, “action by a physician to promote those social, economic, educational, and political changes that ameliorate the suffering and threats to human health and well-being that he or she identifies through his or her professional work and expertise.”