African Americans in STEM Celebration Event
WaMPS is excited to announce its first African Americans in STEM Celebration Event on February 22nd, from 12:00 - 1:00!
This event will be held in person in BPS 1400 during the regular PGO seminar, with free food and drink provided.
This event aims to celebrate Black History Month by creating a more formal space to discuss issues of race and diversity within academia. The event will be an open discussion with WaMPS building a safe space where participants can feel vulnerable and share their experiences or ideas (for more on safe spaces, see Supplemental Material below for more on safe spaces). To help guide the conversation, WaMPS has identified three articles that participants are encouraged to read and think about before attending. These can be found linkedbelow. The readings are not meant to be a prerequisite but a guide to help generate discussion (so if you're busy and can only read one, that's totally okay!). There will also be a few moderators, including our first year liaison Ian, who will occasionally ask the group questions/help to push the conversation along.
As an organization focused on equity for underrepresented people in the physical sciences, we appreciate any feedback you may have about the event if you're willing to share it ahead of time. Our goal is to maximize the ability to educate and learn from each other. With your support and passion, we can do that.
For more information or to provide feedback, feel free to contact Ian.