Creating a More Just, Healthy, and Equitable Future

By: CEQ Chair Brenda Mallory In February–Black History Month—Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and I traveled to Mississippi to visit some of our nation’s most sacred and cherished civil rights sites. We stood in the home, now a part of our national park system, of the civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers. We…

Readout of White House Virtual Celebration of Afro-Latino Heritage

Yesterday, as part of Black History Month programming, the White House hosted a virtual Celebration of Afro-Latino Heritage, where Administration officials highlighted how President Biden has prioritized equity and diversity in his Administration. The program consisted of two panels and remarks from Ambassador to Spain Julissa Reynoso, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of…

Remarks by President Biden on his Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Serve as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Cross Hall 2:02 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Today, as we watch freedom and liberty under attack abroad, I’m here to fulfill my responsibilities under the Constitution to preserve freedom and liberty here in the United States of America.  And it’s my honor to introduce to the country a daughter of former public school teachers, a…

CEQ Chair Brenda Mallory Delivers Remarks During WHEJAC Public Meeting

Today, White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Brenda Mallory delivered virtual remarks at a White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) public meeting. Today’s meeting comes after CEQ released a beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) last week, taking a major step toward addressing current and historic environmental injustices and…

OSTP and NSF Honor Presidential Awardees for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring

On February 11, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology’s (OSTP) Deputy Director for Science and Society Dr. Alondra Nelson and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan recognized the latest cohort of Presidential Awardees for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). This year’s ceremony for fifteen PAESMEM awardees (12…

OSTP and Smithsonian Institution Host Virtual Event “Water Unites Us: A Celebration of Women & Girls of Color Who Lead In Science & Technology”

On Friday, February 11, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and The Smithsonian Institution hosted a virtual celebration to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and Black History Month. OSTP’s Deputy Director for Science and Society Dr. Alondra Nelson and Smithsonian Institution Under Secretary for Education…

Remarks from OSTP’s Dr. Alondra Nelson and Dr. Jane Lubchenco – Water Unites Us: A Celebration of Women and Girls of Color Who Lead in Science and Technology

On Friday, February 11, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and The Smithsonian Institution hosted a virtual celebration to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and Black History Month. OSTP’s Deputy Director for Science and Society Dr. Alondra Nelson and Deputy Director for Climate and Environment…

Readout of Roundtable Discussion with Cabinet Officials

Today, the White House hosted a historic convening of Black Cabinet members as part of Black History Month celebrations. The convening included a discussion moderated by Senior Advisor to the President Cedric Richmond.  During the discussion, officials noted their commitment to the President’s whole-of-government approach to advancing racial equity and support for underserved communities through…

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