#ShutdownSTEM: Across the Globe, Scientists Are Striking for Black Lives

Read the full story in Wired. Visit the ShutdownSTEM website to learn more about what you can do.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many researchers out of their labs and field sites and most students from their classrooms and dorms, the process of learning about and doing science has moved almost entirely online. Lab group meetings have migrated to Zoom; office hours to Slack; manuscript writing to Google Docs. But today, all over the US and across the globe, thousands of scientists—as well as scholarly societies, journal publishers, and university departments—are hitting pause on even these virtual activities to protest anti-Black racism in the world of research.

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