In early June 2020, CASW and ComSciCon were preparing for a fall workshop to train 13 science graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in science writing through workshops and writing exercises based on CASW's fall science programming. And then #ShutDownSTEM was announced: a rapidly mobilized one-day strike to pause the ordinary business of science and confront racism in the academy.
The ComSciCon-SciWri participants organized quickly to tell the story of the moment. CASW is proud to share the stories produced by the #ShutDownSTEM newsroom: https://casw.org/casw/shutdownstem-newsroom
(Photo collage of ShutDownSTEM interviewees by Candice Limper.)