The Spectrum Engagement Calendar is a direct response to the violence that led to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. Amidst heightened public consciousness of systemic racism, many members of the community are seeking ways to learn, listen, and act. This calendar, developed by graduate scholar Ana Cheng, provides 28 days of learning opportunities and actions. Individuals can participate in every day on their own or within an accountability group of peers. Additionally, chemistry research groups are encouraged to select one or more activities each week to complete as a group and discuss at group meeting.
The calendar was launched as part of #ShutDownSTEM on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020.
The entire chemistry community is invited to participate and to invite people outside the department to take part.
- Ana Cheng, Graduate Scholar (conception, research, development)
- Brea Manuel, Graduate Scholar (consultant) and other graduate scholars
- Tracy McGill, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (faculty consultant and liaison)
- Kira Walsh, Manager, Communications and Outreach (web support)
The items on the calendar were developed by consulting the following resources:
- 30+ Resources to Help White Americans Learn About Race and Racism
- Demand Justice for Black Lives Now
- Resources for Accountability and Actions for Black Lives
- Anti-racism resources for white people
- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
- Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources
- Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism
- Ways You Can Help