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DoSER at the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting

AM 2021 Virtual

Scientific Sessions

Indigenous Knowledge, Science, and Ethical Frameworks for Collaboration

This session explored research and engagement projects led by Native American and Indigenous scholars working in diverse ethical, scientific, and public health disciplines. 

Speakers:

Kelou Fox, University of California, San Diego

Nanibaa’ Garrison, University of California, Los Angeles

Krystal Tsosie, Vanderbilt University

Respondent: Lee Bitsoi, Fort Lewis College

Moderator: Curtis Baxter, AAAS DoSER

Krystal Tsosie, Nanibaa' Garrison, Kelou Fox, and Lee Bistoi presenting at the 2021 Annual Meeting
Krystal Tsosie, Nanibaa' Garrison, Kelou Fox, and Lee Bistoi | Lilah Sloane-Barrett, AAAS DoSER

The Dynamic Past: How Science Helps Give Voice to Silenced Stories

This session explored how tools of science, including new technologies, techniques, and collaborations in a variety of fields have supported the reclamation and revitalization of culture, heritage, and identity for communities of African descent. 

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Speakers:

Whitney Battle-Baptise, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Jocelyn Davis, Africatown-C.H.E.S.S.

Jada Benn Torres, Vanderbilt University

Respondent: Robert Turner, pastor of the Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church

Moderator: Rob O’Malley, AAAS DoSER

Rob O'Malley, Whitney Battle-Baptise, Jada Benn Torres, and Robert Turner speak at the 2021 Annual Meeting
Rob O'Malley, Whitney Battle-Baptise, Jada Benn Torres, and Robert Turner | John Slattery, AAAS DoSER

Pursuing Environmental Justice Through Science and Religion

During this session, panelists analyzed the effects of environmental degradation and discrimination on vulnerable populations. They also discuss how elements of various faith traditions, combined with forefront science, can assist environmental justice efforts. 

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Speakers:

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Green Squash Consulting

Neddy Astudillo, GreenFaith

Ingrid Waldron, Dalhousie University

Respondent: Rajul Pandya, Thriving Earth Exchange Program, American Geophysical Union

Neddy Astudillo, Ingrid Waldron, Rajul Pandya, and Ibrahim Abdul-Matin speak at the 2021 Annual Meeting
Neddy Astudillo, Ingrid Waldron, Rajul Pandya, and Ibrahim Abdul-Matin | Katy Hinman, AAAS DoSER