This year, we are honored to announce the recipients are the teams who created “Call for a Robust Anti-Racism Plan for the Geosciences” and “No Time for Silence.” There are a number of geoscientists of color on both teams. The first was led by Dr. Hendratta Ali, Associate Professor, Geosciences, Fort Hays State University, Geolatinas Advisor. The latter was led by Dr. Vernon Morris, member of AGU Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences and Director, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary arts and Sciences, Arizona State University and Emeritus Professor, Atmospheric Sciences Program, Howard University .
When we saw George Floyd’s murder in May, we were horrified. We continue to see persistent systemic racism that permeates every aspect of our society and disparately treats Black and Brown people in the U.S. and around the world.