The Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale West Campus is proud to support and serve as a sponsor of Black in Microbiology, an essential forum for the discussion of racial disparities in microbiology and related fields. @BlackinMicro Week takes place Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2020, and serves as a vibrant celebration of Black microbiologists, with talks and panels featuring microbiologists across career stages and subdisciplines. The event aims to:
Showcase the presence and accomplishments of Black microbiologists from around the globe.
Connect Black microbiologists with one another and foster a sense of community among them.
Provide a forum for the discussion of racial disparities in microbiology and its sub-disciplines, and engage with the community at large to increase general microbiology knowledge.
Amplify Black scientists in all fields, acknowledge the contributions to their disciplines and support the collective work of pursuing equity in academe, industry, government, and beyond.
Please also see the related New York Times article: Black Microbiologists Push for Visibility Amid a Pandemic.