SAVE the DATE: CSUPERB “How to be an Anti-Racist Scientist” Webinar

July 6, 2020

CSUPERB: “How to be an Anti-Racist Scientist” Webinar

Live Webcast

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 

10:00 A.M.


In light of the recent killings of Black Americans and the protests that erupted after, it is clear the time to eradicate racism is now. The webinar will consist of a short introduction on some of the data surrounding the unequal treatment of Black Americans at the hands of police to contextualize the recent violence and its relevance to those in STEM. After, there will be a breakout session for students, faculty, staff and administrators to provide a space for discussion, individual responses and the sharing of personal experiences, with the intention of nucleating the next steps our community should take in addressing the diverse needs of biotechnologically-oriented students and faculty on this topic across the CSU system.

This webinar is a response to the current events in America. After the videos and images of the deaths of black Americans, the country has erupted in non-stop protests calling for ending racism. This call has been heard in the STEM community and has prompted CSUPERB to reflect on our commitment to eradicate racism. We have decided to create formalized programming to support this commitment. This webinar is our first step and will be moderated by Christine Montgomery, the CSUPERB Student Programs Specialist. She received her M.S. in Criminal Justice/Criminology from SDSU and has conducted research on implicit bias in San Diego police officers. 


Please look out for more programming over this next academic year. We will provide educational programming through webinars, and other means throughout the year, using scientific data to provide context to the racial inequality in America. In addition, we will provide resources to equip PI’s, mentors and students to better navigate this topic. We will be a place of safety where those affected by racism can speak openly and heal. The biotechnology community is not immune from racism; we have much work to do. 


Please forward this announcement to all faculty, students and staff involved or interested in biotechnology research and education on your campus. Questions can be directed to the CSUPERB program office at


REGISTRATION Register via this link by July 10, 2020. You can either register and view it on your own, or contact Erika Andrews at for login details prior to the event.