The goal of any Skeptics group should be to fight against beliefs that are both false and damaging, a category that clearly includes all forms of racism.
We are therefore taking the following actions to help do our part:
- The next Skeptics in the Pub Online talk will be about the resurgence of race science. This is a talk we had planned before the recent protests.
- The talk on 2 July will turn the lens on the Skeptics movement itself, examining issues of diversity within our community.
- During the 4 June talk, we did not ask for donations towards Skeptics in the Pub Online’s running costs or wider goals, and instead collected for a Black Lives Matter charity. Between the audience (including GMSS members), Skeptics in the Pub Online itself, and local groups (including GMSS), we raised around £2700.