What’s new?

  • SPEAK featured in Nature Careers!
    Our described our group in an October 1 Nature Careers column: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02794-4. Congratulations, everyone! We call ourselves SPEAK: Scientists Promoting Equity and Knowledge. Our mission is to promote a more inclusive and equitable environment in academia, starting with our own beliefs and actions. We feel that our model — part discussion group, part support group — can ...
  • September & October 2020: So You Want to Talk About Race
    Join us in October to discuss So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. We’ll be meeting on Zoom on Friday, October 23rd from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Email us at speak-leadership-team@duke.edu if you’re interested in joining the discussion!
  • August 2020: Black history & life in Durham
    We met on August 3rd to discuss Black history & life in Durham. Our discussion leader was Matthew Bachman, who also curated the resources below. Prior to the meeting, we chose articles from these sections. We chose articles and topics that interested us the most, or if we felt lost, we used a random number generator to ...
  • June 2020: Invisible Women
    Join us for our June meeting! We will be discussing Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Perez. Email us if you’re interested in joining the discussion.
  • We’re live!
    Welcome to our virtual home! We hope you enjoy learning more about our group and what we’re passionate about. Huge thanks to Kendra Seaman for architecting the site and to Abby Hsiung for designing our incredible logo!