Like much of the world, Black engineering faculty grieved as our brother, George Floyd, was killed May 25, 2020.
Dr. Carlotta Berry, Dr. Monica Cox, and Dr. Tahira Reid Smith organized a meeting of Black faculty in June 2020. In that call to action, approximately 50 Black engineering faculty convened, shared personal stories, and decided to do something in solidarity with people who demanded changes in oppressive systems.
As we engaged, we realized that many of us have experienced systemic racism, often in our jobs and in our roles as professors. We decided it was time to work collectively to bring awareness to our concerns and to make our engineering professional environments places where we, as Black engineering faculty, are respected and treated equitably.
Drawing on the 400+ members of the Academic and Research Leadership (ARL) Network, Black in Engineering is focused on convening the Black engineering professional community in social justice efforts, providing spaces for us to share our experiences, celebrating who we are, educating those who wish to join our Movement, and connecting with sponsors and allies.
Whether you are a Black engineering faculty, student, staff, researcher, practitioner or advocate, we welcome you to our village to promote change.
This website’s purpose is to support black faculty, researchers, practitioners and students in engineering and to serve as a resource for community building, sharing experiences with implicit bias and systemic racism, providing action items to address racial injustice, and identifying collaborators and sponsors.
We will not be silenced. We are ready to speak.
Thank you for listening.
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