DIBS Statement of Solidarity

As a community of neuroscientists, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a just and essential foundation for the advancement of our science and our society. We value the scientific, administrative, and social contributions of every member of our community. 

We stand in solidarity with persons of color and denounce unjust and inhumane acts of violence. 

We will take the lead in educating ourselves, our students and trainees, and others, to address these patterns in our own communities.

We will support underlying brain science that, we believe, will shed light on new strategies for mitigating bias in all its forms. We will disseminate discovery and awareness of bias to minimize the barriers of defensiveness.

We will take action to increase diverse representation and participation in our dialogues, dispel misrepresentations, and counter dehumanization of our Black community members and other marginalized groups. 

We will acknowledge, decry, and take action to remedy all forms of racism, discrimination, and bias in our institutions, communities, and society. We will lend our support to communities, public health agencies, and municipal governments seeking to end systemic inequities and racism.