A Statement of Solidarity

We #StandWithChanda — to do her work as a scientist and speak her mind without fear of retribution. We support her and affirm our desire for a day when academics of color can work without being constantly harrassed, attacked, marginalized, and erased. We recognize the need for physicists, astronomers, and the academy to stand with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein against this cheap act of intimidation.

Dr. Sarah Tuttle, McDonald Observatory/University of Texas at Austin
Nicholas Murphy, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Goni Halevi, UC Berkeley
Adam M. Jacobs, Stony Brook University
Alex Hagen, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Christina Richey, SDSE and NASA HQ,
“Dr. Prescod-Weinstein is a vital member of our community, both in terms of the fantastic science she does and in terms of her life-long fight for diversity and inclusion in our field and in our society. It’s horrifying to see this blatant attack against her, and it should be removed from the website immediately. All those associated with the post should be ashamed of their behavior.”
Wouter Deconinck, College of William & Mary
Thomas Sean Rice, University of Michigan
Brendan Miller, College of St. Scholastica
Alessondra Springmann, University of Arizona
Eric S. Perlman, Florida Institute of Technology
Jennifer L. Hoffman, University of Denver
”I #SupportChanda because she’s living proof that top-notch science and social activism are not mutually exclusive.”
Hannah Jang-Condell, University of Wyoming
Joshua Tan, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Michael Busch, SETI Institute
Michelle Dolinski, Drexel University
Emil Rivera-Thorsen, Stockholm University
Adrienne Leonard, University College London
Michele L. Smith, NASA GSFC
Dr. Serina Diniega, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Madeleine Elfenbein, University of Chicago
Paul Mirel, Wyle STE
Johanna Teske, Carnegie Institution for Science
Manolis Kargiantoulakis, University of Virginia
Dr. Katie Morzinski, University of Arizona
Brooke D. Simmons, University of Oxford
Julie A. Rathbun, Unversity of Redlands
Zach Pace, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gautham Narayan, NOAO/UA
Diana Parno, University of Washington
Alice, Carnegie Mellon University
Craig Hetherington, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Rajesh Ramaneti, Universiteit Hasselt
Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington
Heather Bloemhard, New Mexico Tech
Dr. Caroline Simpson, Florida International University
Linda M French, Illinois Wesleyan University
Alejo Stark, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Stijn Vanderheiden, Administration of the Flemish Gouvernment
Dr Zuleyka Zevallos, Swinburne University,
Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein has committed a great deal of energy and unpaid labour to promote excellence and inclusion in the fields of astronomy and physics. An attack on her professional character due to her activism to increase awareness of racism and other forms of discrimination in science is an inexcusable form of unethical journalism. The scientific community should rally behind Dr Prescod-Weinstein and lift up her scholarship and tireless service to improve diversity in research.”
Adrian Lucy, Columbia University
Jesse Shanahan, Wesleyan University
Lucianne Walkowicz, The Adler Planetarium
Professor Jorge Moreno, Harvard & Cal Poly Pomona
Peter M. Frinchaboy, Texas Christian University
Christopher James Agostino, UC Berkeley
Brad Holden, UCSC
Lauren Tompkins, Stanford University
Dr. Rebekah Dawson, UC Berkeley
Paul Katz, Columbia University
Neill Reid, STScI
Anna Hidalgo, Columbia University
Andrea Crow, Columbia University
Prof. David Gorin, Smith College
Dela, NYC Department of Education
Matthew L Stevans Jr., The University of Texas at Austin
Robert McNees, Loyola University Chicago
Dimitri Dounas-Frazer, University of Colorado Boulder
John Debes, Space Telescope Science Institute
Monica Cook, Georgia State University
Richard Scalzo, Australian National University
Karen Kessel
Michael Jewell, Wayne State University
Dr. Matt Anderson, Brown U
Foster J. Pinkney, University of Chicago Divinity School
Heidi L. Stauffer, University of California, Santa Cruz
Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada, University of Hawai’i
Takamitsu L. Tanaka, Stony Brook University and New York University
Dr. Tom Head, Edith Cowan University
Rae Paris, Michigan State University
Dr. Angelle Tanner, Mississippi State University
Leo C. Stein, Cornell University
Samantha Kostmayer
Lindsay J LeBlanc, University of Alberta
Elena Long, University of New Hampshire
Jennifer L. Klay, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Kim Coble, Chicago State University
Joseph Barranco, San Francisco State University
Tallie Ben Daniel, UC Davis & Jewish Voice for Peace Academic Advisory Council
Dr. Carla D. Martin, Harvard University
Dr. Elisabeth Mills, NRAO
Eric Boyer, UCSF
Katharine Beutner, University of Hawai`i
Ryan Cybulski, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Naoko Kurahashi Neilson, Drexel University
Ed Winstead, Baruch College
Dr. Dionna Williams, Johns Hopkins University
Scott Kurashige, University of Washington Bothell
Elissa Sato, UC Berkeley
Kevin Nixon, University of Toronto
Morgan Tingley, University of Connecticut
Dr. Jessica Kirkpatrick, Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy
Kate Clancy, University of Illinois
Tatiana Rodriguez
Leslie Rogers, California Institute of Technology
Tehani Finch, GSFC
Anne Marie Wissman, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Corey Welch, PhD, Iowa state university
Beth Reid, UC Berkeley
vlad, CUNY
Elizabeth K. Switaj, College of the Marshall Islands
Luz Calvo, Cal State East Bay
Dr Carolyn Brinkworth, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Rick Ayers, Univ of San Francisco
Dr. Kelly Feinstein-Johnson, NCIS
Camille Avestruz, Yale University
Martin, University of Queensland
Timothy Stewart-Winter, Rutgers University-Newark
Victor M. Gehman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hiranya Peiris, University College London
Nicholas M. Battafarano
Elizabeth Tasker, Hokkaido University
Dr. Adrian Liu, UC Berkeley
Sarah Ballard, University of Washington
Adam Dylan Hefty, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Terry Park, Wellesley College
Catherine Espaillat, Boston University
Bianca C. Williams, University of Colorado Boulder
Dr Matthew Nichols, EPFL
Dr Katherine Inskip, University of Sheffield
Johan Richard, CRAL
James Sheldon, University of Arizona
Adam Burgasser, UC San Diego
Ku’ualoha Ho’omanawanui, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Tanya Urrutia, Leibniz Institut für Astrophysik, Postdam, Germany
Lea Hagen, Penn State University
Niayesh Afshordi, Perimeter Institute/ University of Waterloo
Kiese Laymon, Vassar
John Carson, University of Michigan
Jessica Metcalfe, Argonne National Laboratory
Jane Gregory, University of California, Berkeley
Subini Annamma, University of Kansas
Andrew Robinson, Carleton University
Dr. Toby Anekwe
Cynthia Wu, SUNY Buffalo
Nicole E. Cabrera Salazar, Georgia State University
Christopher Hirata, The Ohio State University
Krystal Klingenberg, Harvard University
Anita M. DeRouen, Millsaps College
Petra Rivera-Rideau, Virginia Tech
Vijay Iyer, Harvard University
Risa Wechsler, Stanford University
Ian Roederer, University of Michigan
Danny Barringer, Penn State
Michael Childress, Australian National University
Jillian Bellovary, AMNH / Vanderbilt University
Dr. Sam Lawler, NRC-Herzberg
Gerald Seidler, University of Washington
Eddie Bruce-Jones, University of London, Birkbeck College
Treasure Shields Redmond, Southwestern Illinois College
Cynthia Froning, UT Austin
Emily Rice, CUNY
S. Charusheela, University of Washington, Bothell
Kevin Flaherty, Wesleyan University
Rabia Belt, Stanford Law School
Todd Shepard, Johns Hopkins
Joe C., University of Michigan
Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Ronit Stahl, Washington University
Corey Datz-Greenberg
K. Brooks, UTSA
Katherine Lennard, University of Michigan
Sarah Dowling, University of Washington Bothell
Juliana Chang, Santa Clara University
Kelly Kennington, Auburn University
Theresa, University of Washington
Paul Gowder, University of Iowa
Marie Stango, University of Michigan
Sarah Kavassalis, University of Toronto
Jeremy Jones, Georgia State University
Zahra Fakhraai, University of Pennsylvania
Nina Bonaventura, McGill University
Dr. Deborah Morton, Pennsylvania State University
Angela Speck, University of Missouri
Jesse Carr, University of Michigan
Olga Brudastova, Columbia University
Dr. Aleks Diamond-Stanic, University of Wisconsin-Madison
”I #StandWithChanda because we need to: A) Understand dark matter B) Dismantle systemic racism”
Edward Montiel, Louisiana State University
Nicola Curtin, Clark University
Lee J Rickard, University of New Mexico
Sean Padilla, Happy Nomad Booking
Stalin Mafla, Ex — Stony Brook University
Ashlee N. Wilkins, University of Maryland
Bob Gluck, University at Albany
Sarah Jane Schmidt, Ohio State University
Stephanie Driessel, University of Washington Bothell
Michele Bannister, University of Victoria
Michael Jennings, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
V.V. Ganeshananthan, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Dr. Katherine Kretke, Southwest Research Institute
Meredith Schweig, MIT
Jessica Mink, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Victor Mendoza, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Emilio Manuel Camu, University of Utah
Saif Ansari, NYU
Dr. Lia Corrales, MIT Kavli Institute
Dr. Michael Heffley, Baker College
Margaret Vega, University of Missouri
Sebastian Black, Vassar, Columbia
Rose, Vanderbilt University
Wendy Sung, University of Michigan
Jim Fowler, The Ohio State University
Graham Nessler, Florida Atlantic University
Gina Passante, California State University Fullerton
Austin McCoy, University of Michigan
Nissim Kanekarm National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, India
Grace Player, University of Pennsylvania
Jacinda Townsendm Indiana University
Dr. Chad Rogers, Washington University in St. Louis
Kerstin Perez, Haverford College
David S. Armstrong, College of William & Mary
Paul E. Robinson, Westchester Community College
Celia Barnes, Lawrence University
Stephanie Douglas, Columbia University
Emma Garrett, Rutgers University
Rabbi Noah Kitty, Congregation Etz Chaim
Christopher H Greer, University of Arizona
Joseph B. Jones Esq., University of Michigan
Sara Feldman, University of Michigan
Vanessa Bailey, University of Arizona
Gwendolyn Kelly, Ashoka University
Charles Thomas, CSU Dominguez Hills
Danielle M. Olson, MIT
Matthew R Buckley, Rutgers University
Megan Shabram, Penn State
Matthew Diasio, University of Virginia
Sera Markoff, API, University of Amsterdam
Kunio Sayanagi, Hampton University
Dr. Bryan Mendez, University of California at Berkeley
Bill Lavin, retired
Kyla Schuller, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Shelley Streeby, UCSD
Jennifer Cohen, Whitman College
Dr. Badr Albanna, Fordham university
Amanda Marshall, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Arizona State University
Margo A. Batie, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kisha M. Delain, University of St. Thomas
Dr Jolyon Bloomfield, MIT
Dr. Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Wells College
Emily Nagin, University of Michigan
Dr. Angie Wolfgang, UC Santa Cruz
Jean Beaman, Purdue University
Scott Franklin, Rochester Institute of Technology
”Dr. Prescod-Weinstein is an insightful scientist who has made meaningful contributions to astrophysics and social justice. I appreciate her contributions to both.”
Danielle Purifoy, Duke University
Chris Mihos, Case Western Reserve University
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, University of Pennsylvania
Shanta Carson
T.M. Jackson, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Bruce B. Birkett, Matheno, Inc.
Eleanor Close, Texas State University
John Lurie, University of Washington
Professor Katie Terezakis, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anita Wamakima, MIT
Phoebe Rusch, Quisqueya Christian School
JJ Eldridge, University of Auckland
Dana M Asbury, Yale University
w. chris johnson, university of memphis
Sally Dodson-Robinson, University of Delaware
Lisa Rutzick, Seattle
Julie Castillo-Rogez, JPL/Caltech
K.-Michael Aye, LASP, CU Boulder
Addie Rolnick, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, Wheaton College, Norton MA
John C Martin, University of Illinois Soringfield
Elliot Sefton-Nash, Birkbeck, University of London
Vasuki Shanmuganathan, University of Toronto
Abigail Stevens, University of Amsterdam
Prof Haley Gomez, Cardiff University
Kaneesha Cherelle Parsard, Yale University
F. Krauss, ECAP, FAU
Thomas Murphy, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Matt Mechtley, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Laura Blecha. University of Maryland
Amy Kimball, CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science
Mónica Feliú-Mójer, UCSF
Le’Trice Donaldson, York College -CUNY
Dr. Elizabeth Wehner
Zoe Kosmicki, GSU
Adam Miyashiro, Stockton University
Alex Tevlin, University of Toronto
William C. Keel, University of Alabama
Dr Amanda Yoho, Case western reserve university
Luke, Harvard University
Anna Pederson, University of Memphis
Logan S. Casey, University of Michigan
Tim Michaels, SETI Institute
Lauren Woolsey, Harvard
Meredith Rawls, New Mexico State University
Lauren Hetherington, University of Toronto
Kelly Edwards, University of Washington
Seth Zenz, Imperial College London
Jill Knapp, Astrophysics, Princeton University
Ellen Zweibel, University of Wisconsin — Madison
Prof. Scott Trager, University of Groningen
Nancy Parrish, graduate of University of Memphis
Rebekkah Yisrael, University of Memphis
Brandon Swift, University of Arizona
Anna Pancoast, UC Santa Barbara
Whalen Dillon, North Carolina State University
”As a graduate student in Ecology I have heard the “we don’t have this problem” and “has anything ever been reported?” specifically in relation to issues of harassment. I believe that is wrongheaded and leaves a door open that we should be actively barring. So, I stand with Chanda and many others for speaking truths, raising awareness, and encouraging me to apply that training as a scientist to *think* like a scientist. The evidence is there, we only need to look.”
Prajval Shastri, Indian Institute of Astrophysics
Alex Rigas, Columbia University
Katie Mack, University of Melbourne
Caroline Roberts, Georgia State University
Kamen Todorov, ETH
Tonia Venters, Private Citizen
Matteo Bachetti, INAF
Karin Sandstrom, UC San Diego
Anais Maurer, Columbia University
Dr. Amanda Heiderman, University of Virginia/ NRAO
Eilat Glikman, Middlebury College
”Academic freedom, and personal freedom, should never be subject to such ruthless and cynical attacks. I support Chanda’s right to speak and fight and do her work openly and free from attack.”
Adric Riedel, Caltech
Emily K. Hobson, University of Nevada, Reno
Lauren Anderson, Connecticut College
Ian Dobbs-Dixon, New York University Abu Dhabi
Mark Neyrinck, Johns Hopkins University
Allison Towner, University of Virginia
Ramin Skibba, University of California, San Diego
Chris Monahan, The University of Utah
Moha Azimlu, Harvard-smithsonisn center for astrophysics
Keely Finkelstein, UT Austin

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