MBARI’s Resources on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)

This page offers a curated list of resources to learn more about MBARI’s justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion framework. We will continue to provide updates on our ongoing JEDI work as they come up.

Defining justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion

Justice: Dismantling barriers to resources and opportunities in society, especially in STEM fields, so that all individuals and communities can live a full and dignified life.

Equity: Allocating resources to ensure everyone has access to the same opportunities. Tackling equity issues requires naming and acknowledging that advantages and barriers exist and an understanding of how past inequities contribute to present-day impacts.

Diversity: All the differences between us that determine which advantages or barriers we encounter in our lived experience. We seek to cultivate diversity across gender identity, ability, ethnicity, sexuality, education, and other demographic factors as well as diversity in lived experience and ways of thinking.

Inclusion: Fostering a sense of belonging by centering, valuing, and amplifying the voices, perspectives, and lived experience of those who have historically and contemporarily experienced more barriers based on their identities.

Unconscious bias and Implicit Association Tests (IAT)

Tackling JEDI issues begins by naming and acknowledging the biases we have all acquired as a result of pervasive social structures. We recommend taking one or several of the Implicit Association Tests (IAT) to understand some of your own unconscious bias relating to skin-tone preference, sexuality preference, the link between gender and science, age preference, the link between gender and family versus career, racial preference, weight preference, disability preference, and others.

Read more about unconscious bias research here.

Recommended reading, watching, and listening

Read our statement on systemic racism here.