"Thousands of scientists participated in a one day strike on June 10 as part of the nationwide wave of protests that followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of police two weeks earlier. Called to focus attention on racial injustice in STEM fields, the strike was supported by an array of academic institutions and scientific societies, including AIP, that halted regular business for the day." Andrea Peterson of AIP writes in Discussions Intensify on Systemic Racism in Physics. Cranmer is part of the Particles for Justice group, which first called for the strike.
Peterson continues, "Since the strike, discussions have continued in the physical sciences community, with a focus on deepening long-term efforts to ensure that educational and research environments are equitable, safe, and welcoming for all. For instance, this month’s meeting of the federal government’s High Energy Physics Advisory Panel featured a discussion with physicists affiliated with the Particles for Justice group, which first called for the strike. And in June, the American Physical Society hosted a webinar titled, “From Passion to Action: Levers and Tools for Making Physics Inclusive and Equitable.”
Cranmer joined, Ketevi Assamagan, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, and Brian Shuve in the HEPAP panel discussion.