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Academics and Activism: Where Global Warming and Racism Meet

A new student-driven course explores race, climate change, and social justice.

by |August 28, 2020
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Yes, You Do Know Someone Who Has Been Harmed by Systemic Racism

A Black student shares some of his negative interactions with the police, and explains why “silence equals death” is not an exaggeration.

by Che Flowers |August 26, 2020
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Q&A With Kailani Acosta on Diversity in the Geosciences

Women and people of color are historically underrepresented in the geosciences. Through two different diversity initiatives, graduate student Kailani Acosta is working to change that.

by Elise Gout |June 16, 2020
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How Philanthropic Organizations Can Do More to Support Racial Equity

Black communities and organizations receive blatantly low philanthropic funding. To fix this, foundations must examine their values and the populations they serve.

by |June 11, 2020

Earth Institute Solidarity and Support for #ShutDownSTEM

On Wednesday, the State of the Planet blog will be going silent in solidarity with a grassroots movement to eradicate anti-Black racism in academia and STEM.

by |June 9, 2020

GlacierHub Statement Condemning Systemic Racism and Police Brutality

There is no sustainable development without climate justice, and there is no climate justice without social and racial justice.

by GlacierHub Staff |June 9, 2020
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Tackling Environmental Dilemmas Requires Integrating the Legacy of Colonialism

Why Malcom Ferdinand advocates for ecological movements to engage in the struggle against racism, and vice versa.

by Rachel Kirk |January 24, 2020