In light of the longstanding national movement to dismantle systemic racism, a number of neuroscience students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison formed a small learning-action group committed to racial justice in our spaces and communities . This is a group specifically intended to examine topics of race - including those at the intersection of gender, sexual orientation, and ability - and develop actions that leverage our own privilege.
Antiracism discussion resources
Forming your own antiracist group
Looking to have conversations about power, privilege, and racism in academia? Browse through our resources section.
One of our biggest actions is organizing a Science Expo, in partnership with Madison East High School. Our goals are 1) to introduce students to scientists that look like them, and 2) link students with opportunities to engage with research at UW-Madison. Interested in volunteering? Head over to the Science Expo section.
Looking to take your discussions a step further and form your own antiracist learning-action group? Check out the tools we've used to build ALAN. All of our tools are free to use.
Research Opportunity Catalog
There are plenty of labs on campus, but many students don't know 1) which ones are currently looking for research assistants, 2) how to play the "application game", or 3) why working in a lab is a valuable experience. We're building a living document with lab availabilities and application tips that we'll share with affinity groups. To learn more or add your lab to the list, go to the catalog section.