Join us for a frank conversation on racism and its impacts on the weather, water, and climate community. The panel will explore and discuss how racism against blacks, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC+) and other marginalized groups has not only denied opportunities to a wide range of people but also limited our ability to advance the weather, water and climate sciences and services. We will revisit our past and explore how even today social inequities are reflected in the provision of services to people living in underserved areas throughout the United States. The panel will discuss what actions have helped in combating racism, steps that have been taken to address social inequities in the provision of environmental services, and highlight steps we, as a community and individually, need to take to make further progress. AMS’s on-going activities in this area will also be highlighted.
Mary Glackin, AMS President
Dr. Aaron Piña, Chair of AMS Board on Representation, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.