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Disability intersects with all other identities. Specifically, we recognize that individuals that sit at the intersection of race and disability face significant and complex daily barriers in society. We will never make our discipline accessible and inclusive without recognizing and addressing the barriers that all marginalized groups face. We have set aside this space to share resources about race and disability and race/racism issues in the geosciences. This to be a living document that will grow over time. Please contact if you have resources you would like to share on this page.

Position Statements Endorsed by the IAGD

A Call to Action for an Anti-Racist Science Community from Geoscientists of Color: Listen, Act, Lead Petition: Call for a Robust Anti-Racism Plan for The Geosciences: Google Doc of text from petition here:


Scarlett, J.P. A minority within a minority. Nat Rev Earth Environ (2021). 

Anadu, J., H. Ali, and C. Jackson (2020), Ten steps to protect BIPOC scholars in the field, Eos, 101, Published on 10 November 2020.

Dutt, K. (2020). Race and racism in the geosciences. Nature Geoscience 13, 2–3.]

Cook, M. and Caicedo, A. (2020). The Mind Hears affirms that Black Lives Matter. The Mind Hears – A blog by and for Deaf Academics.

Player, D. (2020) Dear White Deaf People. White Deaf Privilege.

Howley, K. D. R. (2020). Deep biases prevent diverse talent from advancing, Eos, 101, Published on 03 June 2020.

Jackson, T. (2020).  A Practical Guide for White Allies and Accomplices. Medium.

#ShutDownSTEM Resources

Garcia, A. (2019). Intersectionality, Autism & STEM College Outcomes. Stairway to STEM.

 Vilfranc, C. (2017).  #RevealToHeal: Mental Health and Communities of Color. VanguardSTEM

Annamma, S.A., Connor, D., and Ferri, B. (2013). “Dis/ability critical race studies (DisCrit): Theorizing at the intersections of race and dis/ability.” Race Ethnicity and Education 16(1), 1-31.

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Disclaimer: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0939645. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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