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#ShutDownSTEM & #ShutDownAcademia

Originally posted on PhD Balance social media platforms on 06/29/2020.

Graphic text reads STEM and academia are not immune to anti-Black racism. Let's press pause for one day. Let's give Black colleagues space to rest. For the rest of us, it's time to step up. #ShutDownSTEM #ShutDownAcademia

#ShutDownAcademia and #ShutDownSTEM is an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics taking action for Black lives. These efforts build on-- and would not be possible without-- the long history of Black activism, scholarship, and leadership in the fight for Black lives." - From

We at PhD Balance support this movement and will not be active on this account throughout the day on Wednesday, June 10th. We will take this time to reflect on our history, our biases, and the ways in which we need to improve. We hope that you will join us if you can.

Thank you to Shut Down Stem for this graphic and all of their hard work.


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