We know girls rule the world, and this video sure drives that point home :). What activities are you doing this weekend while the boys sit alone at the bar? Happy Weekend Ladies!
Summer is just around the corner, many of us may be taking a break, trying to catch up with life and the world, recharging, or traveling. As you make your summer plans, know that we appreciate all the effort that you have contributed over the last six months. We are working hard to focus the goals and outcomes of our organization. At any point, please share your ideas and your pod's ideas with us!
This week, we continue our partnership with our friends at UCS, who are hosting a webinar with Andy Rosenberg from UCS and Amanda Stanley from COMPASS, to discuss the efforts to create support for science and science based decision-making in government in order to protect public health, safety and the environment. The webinar will be held on June 28th from 12-1PM MDT.
This is a great opportunity to hone your skills in communication, leadership, organizing, strategy, relationship building, and other key aspects of leading effective change.
The 500 Women Scientists leadership team and advisory board met at the University of Colorado Sustainability Innovation Lab to hone in on who we are as an organization, what we stand for, and what we want to accomplish in the coming weeks, months, and years.
This week, we celebrate our organization and our accomplishments. Join us!
1) This is an exciting week for 500 Women Scientists as we throw a launch party Saturday, June 3rd. If you can’t join us in Boulder, CO, please organize an activity with your local pod and tell us about it!
2) Summer time is movie time and watching a movie can still be activism! Could superheroine Wonder Woman break the box office, and thus set the stage for more movies with badass lead women? We suggest a ladies night out to the movies. Some cities are hosting women-only viewings! If you get a chance to attend one, let us know!
Another week where our normalcy and capacity for outrage is challenged. Our hearts are with Manchester.
WHAT WE'VE DONE
- We are ready to partner with other organizations
We continue to push for diversity in science and we are not the only ones
Fighting for women in STEM in the age of Trump
Prepare for the June 3rd Launch Party with your pod
WHAT WE LIKE
This week we partner with our friends at the Union of Concerned Scientists who provide a range of tangible trainings and resources to help advocate for science. We encourage you to check out their WatchDog Toolkit, which includes open actions and hands-on advocacy guides. Look for more in the coming weeks and months as we work with UCS to help women scientists weigh in on policy-relevant topics.
The federal 2018 budget proposal is out, with deep cuts to science. Let your representatives that investing in science is critical.
Another week where the events in Washington DC are sowing chaos and fear. Let us not get distracted by the circus and remind ourselves why we have come together in this amazing powerful team. To empower, to take action, and to reach out to our communities. Enjoy and rest up this weekend, and Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the moms!