SMDM Statement Against Racism

On behalf of the SMDM Board:

The racism and violence being committed against people of color is deeply disturbing. Many have already written and spoken on our need to be united as a community to confront racism, especially anti-Black racism, in the US and elsewhere. It is crucial that we do not remain silent in the face of these disturbing times. In addition to speaking up, we must also be asking, what can we do in our corner of the world?

As members of SMDM, it is important that we stand together as a community with open dialogue and action. We invite you to join upcoming efforts to work toward identifying specific strategies to understand racism in our personal lives; ensure that our research considers questions of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); develop research frameworks with EDI as a cross-cutting theme; raise EDI issues in discussions with policy decision-makers when absent; and expand our educational activities to reduce racism going forward. Let’s work together to make some change in our corner of the world.

“In unity, there is strength.”


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