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Webinar: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences
Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 12:30
Tuesday, September 29, 2020. 12:30 PM. Webinar: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences. Kuhlei Dutt, Columbia University. Sponsored by GFDL. More information here.
Meeting ID meet.google.com/bds-xvke-yky
Phone Numbers:+1 617-675-4444
PIN: 409 488 785 9064
The geosciences are among the least diverse STEM fields, with little to no change in racial diversity over the last few decades. The less diverse a field, the greater the reliance on stereotypes and implicit biases, which in turn disproportionately impacts marginalized groups such as women, people of color, and LGBTQ+. Progress towards diversification can only come with a concerted shift in mindsets and a deeper understanding of complex topics such as race, especially in a predominantly White field. This session will provide insights and guidelines on advancing diversity and inclusion in the geosciences, with a focus on understanding systemic racism in the geosciences.