The Association of Government Toxicologists Plus (AGT+), Toxicologists of African Origin (TAO; a Special Interest Group of the Society of Toxicology (SOT)), and others are holding a Government-related #ScienceSlam to explore the impact of health and environmental inequities and institutional racism. These slams are short, informal, thought provoking talks that explore science, in this case the intersections of science and injustice in the US and elsewhere. We also encourage participants to highlight important contributions from scientists of African origin and other underrepresented groups.
Anyone can participate by preparing a short talk (5 minutes max, with 0 to 2 slides) on a related topic. Happy hour starts at 6:30 pm, and the talks start at 7.
Here is some info and potential topics if you need some inspiration (indicate during registration if you choose one of these and we'll ensure no duplication in presentations):
- What is environmental justice? http://greenaction.org/what-is-environmental-justice/
- Racial disparities for preterm infants https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-019-0513-6
- Intersection of racism and climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/08/climate-changed-racism-environment-south
- Dr. Freeman Hrabowski (President of UMBC), https://president.umbc.edu/
- Dr. Thomas LaVeist (Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane), https://sph.tulane.edu/hpm/thomas-laveist-phd
- Dr. Levi Watkins (Hopkins heart surgeon and Civil Rights activist), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Watkins