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Black knowledge creators who've shaped how we think about & experience ECOLOGY, NATURE & CLIMATE. A (large yet nonexhaustive) THREAD.

This is part of our "Spotlighting Black Scientists & Ways of Knowing" series, check out the previous part on Technology⬇️
We’re sharing these threads as part of our #ScientistSolidarity Drive which ends TOMORROW, calling on non-Black scientists to support orgs/funds doing grassroots racial justice and abolition work. We're only $300 away from our (updated) $6110 match goal!
First up, Black Radical Ecology teaches us that environmental destruction stems from white pursuits of power/the Eurocolonial capitalist idea that humans rank above all in nature. @RantzFanon says: "To save ourselves & the planet, we must oppose all forms of (white) authority…
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🎙LIVE FROM #SACRAMENTO, it’s #science #trivia night! Welcome to @TriviaWithBens hosted for #CapSciCommLive🌶️! Follow the game here on Twitter (@CapSciComm Prof/Student Members gain call access:…). Tonight's theme: Numbers, in honor of our 10th game! [1/n]
🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules: No limit on how many people to a team—solo, with family/roommates, or virtually with friends! Come up with your team name and have a great time. Tweet selfies of your team all night long by tagging @TriviaWithBens and #CapSciCommLive 🌶️!
🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive 🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐…
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Amidst everything on our screens, take time to check out the #hashtags below⬇️. Just a taste of the power of Twitter also for good. On your screens now. Until June 5th: #BlackBirdersWeek organised by #BlackAFinSTEM; @beaniejean_ @bellzisbirding @BlackAFinSTEM | @patagonia @REI ImageImage
#Socialmedia can challenge & change science stereotypes, but outdoors biz & ad/marketing agencies must act too.…

CNN: “These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time.”
#BlackBirdersWeek #BlackAFinSTEM @n8ture_al @hood_naturalist
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A short thread to highlight some Black EduTubers and their amazing work, starting with our own @JordanBHarrod, who talks about how AI fits into the world around us, like how facial recognition works with masks, or if algorithms radicalize. #BlackInSTEM
Another one of our members is the great @Afro_Herper, who has started posting more wonderful lizard-related goodness on YouTube, so check it out!… #BlackInStem #BlackInNature
Then there's @EstOdek, whose channel "highlights underrepresented scientists, researchers, innovators and more from the past, from the present, and ones to watch out for in the future!" #BlackInSTEM
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#BlackBirderWeek Day 2 is full of folks doing great #scicom & communication about what the #BlackInNature experience means.

Just a few highlights below!
#TIL during #BlackBirderWeek

1) Paleohistology is a really cool field! Check out @Yara_Haridy 's blog & short clip introducing #fossil remnants of #cells ()
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The #BlackInNature posts are very important for field scientists to pay attention to. One of the biggest lies that white scientists like me tell ourselves is that Black people are underrepresented in field sciences because somehow they just aren't interested in nature. (1/6)
This is obvious bullshit if you take the time to examine it. I belonged to a majority Black Boy Scout troop & those kids loved being outdoors as much as the rest of us but as far as I know none went on to become field scientists. This is about opportunity, not interest. (2/6)
And the really ugly truth is that fieldwork can be much more dangerous for Black scientists. Last year I had a fantastic Black student working in my lab, and he had an opportunity to join a fieldtrip to collect fossils in Nevada and wanted to know if I thought it was safe. (3/6)
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It’s day one of #BlackBirdersWeek and we’re amplifying #BlackInNature . But don’t let a rt be all you do today.

A thread.
Once at a conference, a white woman running a diversity and inclusion program was at the podium. She was talking about how diversity was increasing albeit it was mostly white women but that’s progress at least right?
And she was so serious. She said the interest wasnt there in POC. Totally ignoring the fact that Black people have been actively forced out of outdoor recreation and careers for the crime of being born Black. But I digress.
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