#SHUTDOWNSTEM: A Day of Focus on Education & Discussion to Support Black Lives

by Najee Ellerbe


Today on Wednesday, June 10, STEMconnector joins #ShutDownSTEM and #ShutDownAcademia. Today we will take time to focus on what we can do better, and plan how we can continue to play a bigger part in eradicating anti-Black racism in academia and the STEM fields. 

#ShutDownSTEM is an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics taking action for Black lives. ShutDownSTEM, Particles for Justice and VanguardSTEM are in close collaboration, and working together to create lasting change.

The strike originates after two straight weeks of protests and demonstrations in the United States and worldwide, to honor the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans who have died because of police brutality.

STEMconnector has and will always be committed to supporting corporate partners to invest in communities of color both in building their talent pipelines and in creating cultures of inclusion and support. Diversity and Inclusion is the backbone of STEMconnector, and we will do our part to continue to strengthen our mission.

Here are a list of resources available below that discuss racial tension, diversity and, and steps we can take to make this country more equitable and inclusive to African-Americans: