Anti-Racism & Equity in MMI
Join us on Monday, August 24, 2020, at 1 pm, for an MMI town hall gathering to learn about ways to advance Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity (IDARE) in our JHSPH community!
To facilitate the implementation of impactful IDARE trainings for all faculty, students, and staff is among the immediate priorities of our Department and the School. Please join us to learn more about how the IDARE process will help us all grow as a community.
Assistant Dean Joel Bolling, MA, will lead through the session.
For additional information about the IDARE process contact Dr. Sabra Klein (sklein2[at]jhu.edu). For questions about zoom access, email Maryann Smith (maryann.smith[at]jhu.edu).
"Black lives matter. [...] Acts of racism should cause us to question the level to which we have personally participated in the systems of racial inequity that facilitate such acts. We all have an obligation to identify the ways that systemic racism functions in our society and in science."
In this editorial, co-authored by MMI's Chair, Dr. Arturo Casadevall, the Journals Committee of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) pledges to improve the representation and visibility of Black microbiologists's works and achievements.
Citation: Schloss PD, Junior M, Alvania R, AriasCA, Baumler A, Casadevall A, Detweiler C, DrakeH, Gilbert J, Imperiale MJ, Lovett S, Maloy S,McAdam AJ, Newton ILG, Sadowsky MJ, Sandri-Goldin RM, Silhavy TJ, Tontonoz P, Young J-AH,Cameron CE, Cann I, Fuller AO, Kozik AJ. 2020.
mSphere 5:e00719-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSphere.00719-20
MMI participates in the #ShutdownAcademia day in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement
On June 10, 2020, the MMI community joined the nation-wide #ShutdownAcademia day to demonstrate support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We spent a day focused on addressing anti-Black racism, in commemoration of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many other Black people in the United States as a result of police brutality.
From Dean Ellen McKenzie's communication to the School on July 10, 2020:
The JHSPH "is striving to be an institution where all people, especially those who are historically marginalized, disenfranchised, or excluded can thrive. [...] To this end, we are establishing an Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE) to act as a resource and support for these efforts. The office will be directed by the School’s inaugural Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Joel Bolling."