Inclusion & Accessibility in STEM
STEM is about discovery, innovative solutions, and communication. But in order to excel at any of these things, it must be deliberately inclusive to everyone. Unfortunately STEM, like much of our world, does not operate on meritocracy due to systemic injustices that marginalize folks based on their skin colour, race, geography, gender identity and expression, sexual preference, and disability.
Below are resources that offer important insights to the extent of these marginalizations, as they relate to STEM and beyond. It is not an exhaustive list, and please reach out if you have suggestions for additional perspectives that should be added.
What is Intersectionality? By the founder of the term, Prof Kimberlé Crenshaw
White feminism 101 with Rachel Cargle
Nonbinary people & women’s movements by Naseem Jamnia
“Diversity & inclusion is for white people” episode on the Hoodrat to Headwrap Podcast
New research that grants that are women-identified receive less funding by Dr. Holly Witteman & team
Misogynoir by founders of the term Moya Bailey and Trudy (aka @theTrudz)
The Indigenous Ally Toolkit by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy NETWORK (you can order pamphlets of this toolkit in English & French!)
Ericka Hart’s speech at the 2017 Women’s March on Philadelphia
Racism, sexism, & evolution by Holly Dunsworth
An intersectional look at a complex #MeTooSTEM situation by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
De-colonizing science reading list by Dr. Chanda Prescod Weinstein
An Indigenous approach to Canada’s National Missing Persons DNA Program by Dr. Jessica Kolopenuk
Imposter Syndrome lets toxic workplaces off the hook by Christine Liu