July 2022 Update

ROOT & SHOOT – OVERVIEW AND PROGRESS TO DATE February 2021 – September 2021 In February 2021, the NSF released a Dear Colleague Letter (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21049/nsf21049.jsp) “LEAding cultural change through Professional Societies (LEAPS) of Biology” with a request for proposals with a focus on leveraging the influence of professional societies to Read more…

May 2022 – Steering Committee Updates

The ROOT & SHOOT Steering Committee met on Wed., May 4, 2022 to: Reflect on the events from the April Retreat (Public Event; RCN Leaders Conversations; Movement Consulting Training; Experts Committee Conversations) Obtain feedback for Conference Improvement Working Group recruitment Discuss the SACNAS/MANRRS travel and membership awards Brainstorm materials for Read more…

Rooting Out Oppression Together. Equity Assessment of ASPB and CSPB Activities and Processes, a PlantBio22 workshop

Professional societies exist to support all their members, and scientific conferences and journals are intended to serve all equitably. We want to hear from you about your experiences navigating your professional spheres, so that we can collectively identify and work to address processes that are inequitable or opaque. We are Read more…