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Making science engaging, inclusive and intersectional through storytelling. #STEMdiversity #SciComm #STEMFemme

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Making science engaging, inclusive and intersectional through storytelling. #STEMdiversity #SciComm #STEMFemme

    Audio Distancing: Beth Gardiner

    Audio Distancing: Beth Gardiner

    Beth Gardiner is a London-based journalist who focuses on climate, health, and sustainability. She is also the author of the book Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution, one of Guardian’s best books of 2019. We chatted with Beth to understand what it has been like to cover the environment during COVID-19 and what this pandemic is teaching us about the future of the climate crisis.
    https://bethgardiner.com
    @Gardiner_Beth

    • 24 min
    #BlackBotanistWeek: Itumeleng Moroenyane

    #BlackBotanistWeek: Itumeleng Moroenyane

    To celebrate #BlackBotanistWeek, we are releasing a story told by botanist Itumeleng Moroenyane, told during our November 2019 storytelling event "Bodies" with partners Confabulation.

    Itumeleng is a plant ecologist pursuing a PhD in biology focusing on how interactions between microbes and their plant host are acted upon by evolutionary processes. https://www.plantholobiont.com/ @Itumeleng_M


    #BlackBotanistWeek is a movement started that was started on twitter to celebrate and highlight the contributions of Black Botanists.

    • 14 min
    Audio Distancing: Dr. Bella Starling

    Audio Distancing: Dr. Bella Starling

    Academic research is often distant to the public, but now it’s more crucial than ever for the public to trust in and be involved with research. We spoke to Dr. Bella Starling, a public engagement professional and Director of Public Programmes at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust., in the UK., about her role in fostering community engagement with research, and building relationships between healthcare professionals and the people that their work will ultimately impact.


    Notes:
    @bellastarling (Twitter)
    BAME studies UK:
    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/892376/COVID_stakeholder_engagement_synthesis_beyond_the_data.pdf
    https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/coronavirusrelateddeathsbyethnicgroupenglandandwales/2march2020to10april2020
    https://www.ifs.org.uk/inequality/chapter/are-some-ethnic-groups-more-vulnerable-to-covid-19-than-others/
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52219070
    Correction: By June (not *in*) 90% of English doctors who died of COVID related illness were from BAME communities

    • 27 min
    Audio Distancing: #BlackBirdersWeek with Corina Newsome

    Audio Distancing: #BlackBirdersWeek with Corina Newsome

    The internationally successful #BlackBirdersWeek on social media celebrated the often hidden presence, contributions, and community of Black birders—challenging the stereotypes of who birds and enjoys nature. The week was started by @BlackAFinSTEM as a response to a racist incident in Central Park where a white women falsely reported to the police that Christian Cooper a Black birder was threatening her.

    We chat to co-organizer Corina Newsome, a science communicator who is well known to thousands of her social media followers as @hood_naturalist. She is a graduate student in biology and avian conservationist at Georgia Southern University.

    Notes:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/nyregion/amy-cooper-christian-central-park-video.html

    Donate
    @BlackAFinSTEM
    https://ca.gofundme.com/f/free-binoculars-for-black-birders

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/east-clark-elementary-bird-nerds?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

    Twitter posts mentioned
    https://twitter.com/fitguyoutdoors/status/1267205568139350017?s=21
    https://twitter.com/JameelaJafri/status/1267661214731005954

    • 34 min
    Audio Distancing: Courtney Skye

    Audio Distancing: Courtney Skye

    We talked to Courtney Skye, a public policy analyst and activist. She is Mohawk, Turtle Clan, from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, and is a research fellow at the Yellowhead Institute and the co-host of the Red Road podcast. She discusses the report she spearheaded highlighting major gaps of reported COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities & barriers to getting this information.

    Report: “Colonialism of the Curve: Indigenous Communities & Bad Covid Data.”https://yellowheadinstitute.org/2020/05/12/colonialism-of-the-curve-indigenous-communities-and-bad-covid-data/

    Follow Courtney @MOHAWKEMOTIONS and @RedRoadPodcast

    • 25 min
    Audio Distancing: Dr OmiSoore Dryden

    Audio Distancing: Dr OmiSoore Dryden

    We chat to Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston Chair of Black Canadian Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Dr. Dryden discusses how the ongoing disproportionate impact of COVID-19 within Black communities is rooted in a larger Canadian conversation about racism and data that is often dismissed.

    This interview is the first of a 2-part investigation on the lack of race-based data collection re:COVID19 here in Canada. We delve into why this lack of information is so dangerous and what barriers it presents to communicating vital information about the pandemic to vulnerable communities.

    The Conversation Canada: https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-discriminates-against-black-lives-through-surveillance-policing-and-the-absence-of-health-data-135906

    Recent estimates of COVID19 cases impacting Black individuals in the US and UK (*please read pre-prints with caution*):
    https://www.apmresearchlab.org/covid/deaths-by-race
    https://ehe.amfar.org/inequity?_ga=2.51214761.1618924293.1588715818-1730120696.1588715818
    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.06.20092999v1.full.pdf
    *The Faculty of Medicine at McGill University was created in 1829

    • 25 min

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