Join the Aspire Alliance for its final seminar in the Equity in Action series, Inclusive Colleagues & Leadership: Disrupting Oppressive Systems through Ally Development and Commitment.
Friday, April 23, 1:00-2:30pm EST
CLICK HERE TO REGISTERThroughout the professional development sessions, we’ve focused on how faculty behaviors towards students can impact the ability of STEM to become more inclusive and diverse. Yet as much as these formal practices and behaviors impact the experiences of URG students, so do their observations of faculty behavior and the allocation of rewards and recognition within STEM departments as workplaces. This session directs our attention toward faculty treatment of each other as leaders and as colleagues. We’ll review and discuss research that bridges organizational psychology and diversity science to explore the persistence of implicit bias that derails the careers of URG scientists through epistemic exclusion and the diversity innovation paradox. Both infiltrate the evaluation of research and the likelihood of funding for minority scientists. We’ll also dive into the ways in which colorblindness and microaggressions in STEM workplaces create systems of exclusion and marginalization for URG members. Most importantly our session will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect and practice disrupting these oppressive systems through ally development and commitment.
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