Biologists and Conservationists from around the world will talk about their experiences of racism and anti-racism within their fields, the effect that this has had on themselves and their careers, and solutions to barriers they faced.
This discussion is chaired by Reuben Fakoya-Brooks (Zoologist and Chair of the British Ecological Society BAME Network), and the panel includes Shay-Akil McLean (PhD Student in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Illinois), Celina Chien (Conservation Photojournalist and Master's Student at Imperial College London), Dr. Craig Poku (Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Science, University of Leeds), Kai Hoshijo (Master's Student at the University of Hawaii and former Emerging Indigenous Leaders Fellow at Conservation International), and Milka Chepkorir (Master's Student at the University of Nairobi and Indigenous Land Rights Activist).
This panel discussion is sponsored by The Woodland Trust (woodlandtrust.org.uk). Read their Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy here:
Biology and STEM researchers from the US and the UK discuss their experiences of disability, ableism, and accessibilty. They share advice and experiences of navigating fieldwork and lab work and answer your questions on self advocacy and creating accessible spaces in biology and STEM.
This discussion is chaired by Linda Corcoran (Master's Student in Food Science, University College Cork and Teagasc Ashtown), and the panel includes Olivia Bernard (Freelance Science Writer, New England), Dr. Kelsey Byers (Group Leader at John Innes Centre, Norwich), Brianna Green (Master's Student in Biogeochemisty, University of Tenessee), Hayley Branch (PhD Candidate in Botany, University of British Columbia), and Professor Duncan Cameron (Co-Director, Institute for Sustainable Food, University of Sheffield).
This panel discussion is in partnership with Disabled in Higher Education (find them on Twitter here).