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Black In Neuro Week 2021 Events

    • Monday, July 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
    • (EDT)

    Check out our amazing roster of events below:

    Black In Neuro Week 2021 overview. July 26- Aug 1 A border of blue and purple neurons surrounds a Black background with blue and purple text boxes. The schedule of events are Jul 26: Black Neuro Roll Call, Jul 27 Black Neuro Research, Jul 28 Neuro Racism, Jul 29 Black Neuro Mentors, Jul 30 Black Neuro Careers, Jul 31 BINtersections, Aug 1 Black Joy In Neuro.

    All events will include professional, live captioning and ASL interpretation.

    • Friday, July 30, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

    In this panel, we'll highlight Black & Brown Neuroscientists who have had success in careers outside of academia, namely industry and science communication. They'll offer insight on their unique trajectories and provide representation and encouragement for our members and attendees.


    • Esther Odekunle, PhD (GlaxoSmithKline)
    • Kunal Ghosh, PhD (Inscopix)
    • Sonnet Davis, PhD (Denali Therapeutics)

    • Friday, July 30, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

    Representatives from our industry partners will present about their companies and what it takes to work there, giving an insight into the daily life for employees at these establishments. These sessions will focus on fulfilling earlier pledges by said partners to recruit, develop and retain Black talent.

    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • (EDT)

    Tune in for a wonderful podcast hosted by Dr. Asma Bashir, host of Her Royal Science, who will be interviewing various members of the Black In Neuro community about their experiences in the field and society as it relates to their intersections as #BlackAndDisabledInNeuro, #BlackAndQueerInNeuro, #BlackManInNeuro, #BlackWomanInNeuro, #BlackFirstGenInNeuro, #BlackParentInNeuro, and more.

    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Meet with members of the Black In Neuro community who share your own unique intersections! We'll have the following breakout rooms, which you can rotate between as you please: #BlackParentInNeuro*, #BlackFirstGenInNeuro, #BlackAndDisabledInNeuro / #BlackNeurodivergentInNeuro, #BlackAndQueerInNeuro, and #BlackImmigrantInNeuro. This event is restricted to Black In Neuro members. 

    *Note: the parents room is kid-friendly, so feel free to bring your little ones! 

    This event will include professional, live captioning and ASL interpretation.

    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

    As we celebrate #BlackJoyInNeuro, we are offering a FREE, fun dance class to ease stress. Led by Aggie Nonsizi. 

    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

    Come relax with #BlackInNeuro! We'll be doing face masks, listening to calming music and zen-ing out with some yoga led by Dr. Jamele Watkins.

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