The Marine Paleobiology Lab stands with the Black Lives Matter movement. We are committed to working to create a more just and equitable society in which Black and Indigenous people are safe from the violence and discrimination that have been perpetrated against them throughout our country’s history. We recognize that systemic racism has barred access to institutions of higher education for many people of color and has erected additional barriers to their success within these institutions. These barriers persist today and it is the responsibility of all members of the lab, department, and university to confront, challenge, and dismantle them. More broadly we are committed to ensuring a safe and inclusive environment in which all students and lab members can be their full selves without fear of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, immigration status, religion, age, marital status, parental status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic background, educational background, disability, or military service or veteran status. In all of our activities the Marine Paleoecology Lab endorses and adheres to the Paleontological Society policy on non-discrimination and code of conduct.