Gender inclusive science community

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ASA_Equity_Statement

Science Matters Nov 11 plus slides

Following the ASA’s public statement of support for members speaking up for a gender inclusive community earlier this week, I am pleased to say that today the Presidents of the American Astronomical Society, the Canadian Astronomical Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and the Astronomical Society of Australia jointly signed and sent a letter to Dr Alvaro Giménez, Director of Science and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency. This letter presents the common views of our four Societies around the incident being referred to on Twitter as #shirtstorm or #shirtgate, and encourages ESA to strongly promote gender inclusive policies and practices to more broadly and effectively raise awareness of these issues.

Andrew Hopkins President, ASA