CBEST Statement on Racism, Equality, and Justice
CBEST strongly supports the movement and the principles of Black Lives Matter. The pattern of violence against black people more clearly than ever points to an ongoing environment of racism and discrimination across our country. We know that to do nothing will perpetuate the status quo....
We commit ourselves to diversifying science, providing mentorship for black and other POC scientists, and vocally expressing outrage when we see racist acts......As academics who are responsible for the education and training of our students, we pledge to listen, learn, and act in the hope that we will make a difference in the movement to fight and remedy systemic racism and discrimination in our sciences......
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The Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship (CBEST) seeks to promote research in biodiversity and ecosystem science with a focus on understanding ongoing changes in ecosystems, their component organisms, and the benefits they provide to society.