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✊🏾📖 Diversity Meets Biodiversity: ‘Black in Natural History Museums Week’ Set for 2023

✊🏾📖 Diversity Meets Biodiversity: ‘Black in Natural History Museums Week’ Set for 2023

In these final days of 2023 Black History Month, we look forward to an upcoming week in October spotlighting Natural History and Natural Sciences career opportunities. This article, a recap from the 2022 event, offers an inside take. The 2023 event is set for the week of October 15-21, The general program is linked in this preview.  – Editor

“One of my personal life missions is to create more spaces for Black people in natural history museums (NHMs), spaces for them to be able to be their full selves,” said Adania Flemming, a Ph.D. student, and researcher at the Florida Museum of Natural History. “Despite the history of NHMs, I want Black people to feel empowered to share their stories and those of their ancestors who have had much input in NHMs, though often untold.” 

Flemming founded Black in Natural History Museums (BiNHMs). According to its website, the organization’s mission is to “… inspire Black professionals worldwide to re-imagine their relationship with the biodiversity of our planet while showcasing the vast number of career opportunities available in Natural History Museum and related areas.

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