6 episodes

Decolonizing Science is a grassroots organization and podcast run entirely by a black scientist currently obtaining their PhD in the field of biological sciences. The goal is to bridge the gap between activism and science by educating underprivileged communities and everyday people. The topics Decolonizing Science seeks to shed light on are environmental racism, health disparities and discrimination in the medical and research fields. We need to deconstruct colonial ideologies that have dictated and defined our understanding of science and medicine.

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Decolonizing Science is a grassroots organization and podcast run entirely by a black scientist currently obtaining their PhD in the field of biological sciences. The goal is to bridge the gap between activism and science by educating underprivileged communities and everyday people. The topics Decolonizing Science seeks to shed light on are environmental racism, health disparities and discrimination in the medical and research fields. We need to deconstruct colonial ideologies that have dictated and defined our understanding of science and medicine.

    Breathe for Kaloni

    Breathe for Kaloni

    Breathe for Kaloni! What happened to 12 year old Kaloni should not happen to any black child. Kaloni was a victim of medical racism and negligence. Tune in to this most recent episode of Decolonizing Science to get the story from the family and find out what happened before the march tomorrow!

    For podcast information and sources visit:

    https://www.decolonizingscience.org

    To support Decolonizing Science:

    Venmo: @decolonizingscience

    CashApp: $decolonizingscience

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Ecology of Racism with Chris Schell

    The Ecology of Racism with Chris Schell

    This week we get a lesson and conversation with Chris Schell, PhD, professor at University of Washington Tacoma. Chris studies the ecological impact of racism in urban environments. We discuss environmental racism, how wildlife species in cities indicate human health, and how black folks have been left out of conversations about climate change and why that is so harmful. 

    For podcast information and sources visit:

    https://www.decolonizingscience.org

    To support Decolonizing Science:

    Venmo: @decolonizingscience

    CashApp: $decolonizingscience

    • 48 min
    Being a Black Woman In Science with 500 Women Scientists

    Being a Black Woman In Science with 500 Women Scientists

    Happy International Women's Day! This week we are joined by Nicole Williams and Lauren Edwards who are both brilliant black women and  members a non-profit called 500 Women Scientists which strives to make "science open, inclusive and accessible by fighting racism, patriarchy and oppressive societal norms".  

    https://500womenscientists.org/

    For podcast information and sources visit:

    https://www.decolonizingscience.org

    To support Decolonizing Science:

    Venmo: @decolonizingscience

    CashApp: $decolonizingscience

    • 1 hr 11 min
    What Does Indigenous Health Equity Look Like? A Conversation with Dr. Myra Parker

    What Does Indigenous Health Equity Look Like? A Conversation with Dr. Myra Parker

    In this episode we are joined by Dr. Myra Parker, Indigenous scientist and assistant professor in the Center for the Studies of Health and Risk Behavior in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the University of Washington School of Medicine. Myra has dedicated her life to promoting Indigenous health equity and bringing attentions to the physical and mental health disparities that impact Indigenous communities. 

    For podcast information and sources visit:

    https://www.decolonizingscience.org

    To support Decolonizing Science:

    Venmo: @decolonizingscience

    CashApp: $decolonizingscience

    • 1 hr
    COVID-19 in Prisons: A Conversation with a Wrongfully Convicted Inmate

    COVID-19 in Prisons: A Conversation with a Wrongfully Convicted Inmate

    The topic for this week is COVID-19 in prisons. Join the host, Ashley, as she interviews a wrongfully convicted inmate named Bennu who has been locked up in Alabama state prison for 22 years. Bennu describes how inmates have little access to essential PPE and testing to contain the spread of the virus, which is just another violation of their 8th amendment rights. 

    For podcast information and sources visit:

    https://www.decolonizingscience.org

    To support Decolonizing Science:

    Venmo: @decolonizingscience

    CashApp: $decolonizingscience

    • 55 min
    Who said that?! Decolonizing science!

    Who said that?! Decolonizing science!

    This episode marks the beginning of many conversations on health equity and racism in the medical and research fields. Join the host, Ashley, in an in depth conversation on why science must be decolonized and how neglecting health and education equity is harmful to the black community. Decolonizing Science is for all the black people who have died, been misdiagnosed, untreated and unrecognized by racist and prejudiced doctors. This initiative is for all the people who have been invalidated by America’s inherently racist healthcare system and western medical practice.

    For podcast information and sources visit:

    https://www.decolonizingscience.org

    To support Decolonizing Science:

    Venmo: @decolonizingscience

    CashApp: $decolonizingscience

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Eunice S. H. ,

Super informative podcast!

Ashley is very knowledgeable about the subject matter. She brings on guests whose voices are not heard or underrepresented in the mainstream media. I’m glad I listened- I learned a lot. Everyone in science could benefit from this podcast.

Chocokel ,

Really freaking important!!!

The host, Ashley, really knows her info to begin with, but also does a really great job facilitating criticism of popular views on science and medicine. The guests are amazing too! Everyone involved in this podcast is doing super critical work in making this info accessible.

M.L.S.W. ,

Incredible guests, thoughtful host

I think this show is phenomenal. Ashley chooses guests whose voices you will not hear anywhere else, and who speak from personal experience about issues of medical and research-based racism and especially anti-Blackness. Her work makes this unlike anything else on the air. Definitely worth your time.

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