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#ShutdownSTEM - 10 June 2020


On June 10, 2020, we will #ShutDownSTEM, and #Strike4BlackLives.

The Optical Society (OSA) is joining academic institutions and science and engineering societies in the grassroots movement #ShutDownSTEM on Wednesday, 10 June in support of Black Lives Matter. We ask you to join us in this day-long focus on racism in our community through education, action, and healing. [Learn More Here]

Read the Full Statement from OSA Leadership on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Take Action


Take time to invest in your own education, learn more and network with other scientists and engineers committed to change.


Real change does not come from statements or protests alone, it requires actions by each and every person. 


Take advantage of resources that help you and your community prioritize healing. 




Science lives in a society affected by, and in many ways built upon, systemic racism. As OSA Ambassadors, we are committed to fighting for justice, equality, integrity, and inclusivity in the scientific community and beyond. We recognize we need to do more by sustainably supporting, amplifying, and promoting Black scientists, engineers, and students. Black lives matter.

The 2016 - 2020 OSA Ambassadors

Voices of #ShutDownSTEM