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Racial justice in our communities...
We amplify the voices of the Black Lives Matter movement and support the fight for equity and justice of Black, Indigenous, and people of color around the world.
Racism has no place in our organization, in our communities, or in the universe we love. The IPS relies on inclusivity and respect for all cultures, and on international collaboration and cooperation. We recognize the deep systemic racism that pervades
our world and we commit to listening, learning, and challenging ourselves to do better.
We also recognize that issuing a statement is not enough. Real, immediate action is needed. We will be holding a special session during our upcoming virtual conference on how planetarians can be anti-racist, both in our programming and in our profession.
For now, we encourage you to take the time to educate yourself about racial injustice and how you can fight for equity every day.
Our planetarium community survives through combined effort and action, and is lessened by inaction. Educate yourself on how you can respond to racial injustice through the resources below. There are many other resources out there
and we hope you continue to do your own research in this daily effort. Any part you can play, no matter how small you think it may be, makes a difference.
The physiological and psychological impact of racism and discrimination affects many. If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone, you can find a suicide prevention hotline in your country or use the free 24/7 Crisis Text Line: US and Canada: text 741741, UK: text 85258 | Ireland: text 086 1800 280, or message them on Facebook.
Continue the discussion...
Get involved in the work of the IPS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.
Submit a suggestion (may be anonymous if you choose).
Listen. Learn. Act.