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The International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE) is built upon the foundation that participation by diverse members around the world is essential for our discipline. We strongly condemn any form of racism, discrimination, or harassment and are deeply saddened by the toll these actions have taken on our members of color.

At this time, we must be especially cognizant of the pain our colleagues in the Black community are feeling and deplore the systemic racism, violence, and oppression that have, for centuries, afflicted communities of color and obstructed their full participation in science and many other disciplines. As an international scientific society, we believe that those of us who hold the privilege must not only confront racism in our everyday lives, but also take actions that enact change. The ISCE is committed to enacting this change through sustained efforts to ensure that chemical ecologists of color feel welcomed, included, and valued within our society and beyond.