Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) efforts within the planetary science community have become a focus point of several NASA Assessment/Analysis Groups (AGs). The EDI Working Group (WG) was formed by the AGs and its steering committee consists of members of each AG steering committee and several affinity groups. The WG has helped gather community input in the form of a series of Professional White Papers (WPs) in preparation for the Planetary Science Decadal Survey (Planetary2023). These WPs will be submitted by their individual authors in support of the Planetary2023’s Statement of Task Part 9:The state of the profession including issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility, the creation of safe workspaces, and recommended policies and practices to improve the state of the profession. Where possible, provide specific, actionable and practical recommendations to the agencies and community to address these areas.
Link to the Table of DEIA WPs for Planetary2023: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t5hpGpVIWokwaymDITyMaYAVWJ4viFTsXDJVwTQb9gQ/edit?usp=sharing
We request that the planetary science community read and consider each of these important WPs. The WPs each have links for individual co-signatures. Again, the intention of this table is to amplify the priority of each of these WPs, as the topic of State of the Profession is a high priority for the entire planetary science community. Note that the State of the Profession deadline is September 15, 2020, so individual endorsements and co-signatures before that time are encouraged.
If you are the author of a DEIA-related white paper not on our spreadsheet and you’d like to be included, please contact both of the WG Co-Chairs, Moses Milazzo ([email protected]) and Christina Richey ([email protected]) as soon as possible.