Shades@Broad is an identity-based affinity group whose mission is to advocate for and support the recruitment, development, and success of ethnic minorities at the Broad. Shades@Broad includes three subcommittees: Asian-Asian Americans (AAA), LatinX, and African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean (A4C).
By partnering with allies, Institutional leadership, and other Broad affinity groups, our goal is to cultivate an inclusive community that will attract and retain future and current Broadies of color. We further aim to advance Broad scientific research by promoting ethnically diverse scientific perspectives and approaches.
There are many ways to get involved with Shades@Broad.
1. Share your perspective at our open meetings
Join us for our open meetings where we discuss different topics relating to ethnic diversity and inclusion. Agendas are circulated a week in advance. Click here to subscribe to our calendar.
2. Join the steering committee or subcommittee
Are you passionate about Shades' mission and would like to be more involved in setting the tone and direction of the group? Feel free to self-nominate to be part of the steering committee. We are also always looking for Broadies to join one of our subcommittees to help advance our mission. Consider joining a subcommittee.
3. Attend one of our events
We host small and large events throughout the year to engage the Broad community in dialogue and education about the ethnic minority experience in the U.S. and at the Broad. Please keep a look out for events through our announcements.
What are Shades@Broad’s current priorities?
- Speaker events: Highlighting ethnic minority experiences
- Underrepresented Populations Report
- Advancing Shades’ identity-based subcommittees: A4C, AAA, and LatinX
- Creating a Faculty Diversity Working Group
- Hosting “Let’s Talk” lunches to provide a safe space to share experiences and discuss race-related topics. Some lunches are targeted to people of color; at others, all Broadies are welcome.
- Facilitating the Community Book Reading Group to explore diverse experiences and perspectives through books and discussions.
- Ancestral Diversity in Data Working Group
Watch Ana Paula-Silva, PhD, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Sibille Lab presenting on Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA Variants and Their Association With Brain Structural Measures in Bipolar Disorder.