I'll admit, this week's been a tough one for me—from what Brett Kavanaugh's nomination means for the rights of women, workers, and LGBTQ folks to the continued onslaught of anti-immigration policies, which affect many of our friends and colleagues. The stakes are undoubtedly high, which is why we're so excited about our newly launched campaign to Get Out the Vote for the 2018 Midterm Elections. I just got off our first webinar, featuring Virginia House Delegate Hala Ayala, the Union of Concerned Scientists' Melissa Varga, volcanologist and former Congressional candidate Jess Phoenix, and Science Debate Executive Director Sheril Kirshenbaum. Regardless of whether you're based around the world, the message I took away from the webinar is the same: if we can mobilize around our values and build a collective story to inspire others to action, change will come.
WHAT WE'VE DONE
Called on women and non-binary folks to own their titles and their expertise.
Held our first webinar gearing up for the US 2018 midterm elections. Stay tuned for video!
Promoted the work of women in STEM through science salons in Eugene, OR and beyond.
Ran a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to make the Internet less sexist.
WHAT WE LIKE
- Follow Friday: @LizWaynePhD, @shaka_lulu, @ThePurplePage, @Ehmee
Young girls working to make the world a better place for their generation.
Supporting women in #scicomm on YouTube. They're changing the face of who science is for (spoiler: it's for everyone!), even in the face of serious harassment.
Taking a moment to appreciate historical women in STEMM who have paved the way for us.