Systemic racism exists in all arenas, including academic neuroscience. The Neuroscience Training Program (NTP) believes that dismantling the beliefs and policies that perpetuate inequities requires intentional and enduring actions from each and every member of the UW–Madison neuroscience community. Because scientific excellence thrives when diversity is celebrated, we strive for a world where ALL scientists can lead fulfilling lives without having to overcome discrimination.
To further our collective progress towards this goal, I pledge:
- to consider my own biases and hold myself accountable for my actions and words, even if uncomfortable
- to intentionally and consistently act to address inequities that I witness or experience
- to engage in life-long learning in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion through training and other activities that are documented on a yearly basis.