Today’s guest blogger is China Ching, an educator and media activist who recently saw some “Secret Life” videos at a SACNAS conference.
“I think anyone can be a scientist.”
I recently attended the SACNAS (Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) Conference and was absolutely blown away. To be in a convention center with nearly 4000 amazing minds who looked like my brother, my cousins, my uncles, my aunts… like me. It was incredible. My own work focuses mainly on media and community health, and so much of what we look at is about trying shrink the gaps, catching up. I think what was so amazing to me about being at this conference (and, by extension, both Richard and Alexandrea’s videos) was that they were all about another place, without limits. It was so powerful to see people who were so unafraid of their brilliance. It’s a different kind of hope and possibility.
And I love, love, love that Prof. Robinson said he worked hard. We never hear that enough.