by Dr. Regina Stevens-Truss
Dear Colleagues, happy summer. I hope this message finds you enjoying your time away/off and that that you are resting and healthy. So much continues to occur in our Nation and the world, that we cannot drop the ball at this point. So, although I promised no story during the summer months, for those of us for whom the work does not stop or take a break, this message is offering an opportunity to continue to educate ourselves on the issues of racism, racist policies, and the destruction of communities.
If you have not seen any of the documentaries about the Tulsa Massacre, they are available at:
Tulsa Race Massacre Reading
This is another sad episode in the growth of this nation, and there are many others like it that need to be told (if you cannot access either film, you can read the History.com Tulsa Race Massacre article. As they say, “history is bound to repeat itself” if we do not know it, study it, and confront its effects head on wherever we see it. Best said by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Stay tuned for a new HHMI IE supported series that will be introduced in August. Stay well,
Regina Stevens-Truss, Director of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence grant & Professor of Chemistry