Skromne Lab statement on STEM and BLACKS LIVES MATTER

Statement by Minorities In Sciences Together (MIST) group  at the University of Richmond
To anyone's families, friends, or communities who have been undeservingly affected by recent and past racially motivated murders and the devastating COVID-19 virus, we stand with you and send you our prayers, well wishes, and support. 
It is not sufficient to merely express sorrow. For those of us who are privileged enough to not be living in oppressive situations on a daily basis, this is a time to use our privilege to educate ourselves, educate others, and fight as allies alongside those who have been affected. This should be happening all the time, but if you need a place to start, use these events to catalyze action. For those of us who are living these experiences and continuously fighting for our voices to be heard and rights to be upheld, let's keep up the tireless, endless, and thankless fight in hopes those who are more privileged will join and share the burden. 

More than ever, it is necessary to meld conversations about racial injustice, sexism, and LGBTQIA+ rights  with discussions of the past, present, and future of STEM.  Please visit the following organization to learn how STEM can make a difference           #SACNAS            #ShutDownAcademica            #ShutDownSTEM            #AAAS