Understanding the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth
Statement on diversity and inclusion by members of the Baum Lab, 13th Nov. 2020:
In this lab, we believe that building an inclusive lab environment, where all members are welcomed and included regardless of identity or personal history, is a moral obligation and a recipe for good science. To achieve this, we require all lab members to treat each other respectfully and help remove and resist all obstacles to equity and inclusion in education and research.
Our specific expectations for lab members include being good listeners, being willing to acknowledge and correct implicit biases (which we all have to some degree), avoiding destructive power dynamics, and working to identify policies that can hold individuals from historically marginalized groups back from meeting their full potential. All our actions, inside or outside of the lab itself, should be consistent with a lab culture of inclusivity and antiracism. By such actions, we aim to maximize the potential of all lab members, make novel and important scientific contributions, and nurture the next generation of leaders and scientists.
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