|TBD||Conversation About Mental Health | N305 & Zoom link here||Group Discussion|
Welcome to the Steward
Observatory Diversity Journal club
The Diversity Journal Club is a space created to engage with the Steward Observatory community at all levels on topics of equity, inclusion, and diversity. As well to address the needs of our community and discuss meaningful changes we can make to make Steward a more welcoming and inclusive community.
Logistics: The Diversity Journal club happens once every month. The topic of each session is either selected at previous meetings or chosen by a volunteer that wants to discuss the article. The selected article/articles has to be sent out at least three days before the day of the meeting.
If you want to be added to the email list please send an email to the organizers.
Code of conduct:
1. This is a space for everyone to learn
2. We will work together to prioritize the voices and needs of the most vulnerable in any given conversation.
3. Disagree with ideas, not people; use "I" statements to speak from your personal perspective, rather than making generalizations.
4. Be conscious of how much space you're taking up in a conversation; be extra conscious if you hold a privileged or dominant identity when discussing a form of inequality or oppression.
5. Avoid playing devil’s advocate: specifically, do not argue for contrarian positions that you do not actually hold.
6. Personal stories should be respected; what is shared in discussions should not be discussed outside of the group without that individual’s permission.
Resources on campus:
These are some resources available at the UofA campus:
|September 21st, 2021 @ 3:30||CAPS Resources & Mental Health (slides)||Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS)|
|1/29/21||Systemic Racism in Science Communication||Dr. Dione (Dee) Rossiter|
|12/3/20||TEAM-UP Report Part 5 (slides)||Sam Scibelli|
|11/5/20||TEAM-UP Report Part 4 (slides)||Carlos Vargas|
|10/8/20||TEAM-UP Report Part 3 (slides)||Kevin Hainline & Everett Schlawin|
|9/10/20||TEAM-UP Report Part 2 (slides)||Sam Scibelli|
|8/27/20||TEAM-UP Report Part 1 (slides)||Allie Hughes|
|6/4/20||Link to Town Hall Notes||DJC Organizers|
|2/18/20||The Nonbinary Fraction: Looking Towards the Future of Gender Equity in Astronomy||Erin Maier|
|12/12/19||Experiences as a Person of Color in Astronomy||Special guest: Dr. Keith Hawkins|
|10/18/19||Diversity in the classroom||Special guest: Dr. Jorge Moreno|
|12/6/18||TMT response to protests||Special guest: Christine O'Donnell|
|11/01/18||Resources on Campus||Organizers|
|10/24/18||Science & Gender Discussion||Special guest: Dr. Gurtina Besla|
Collection of Resources on Race
How diversity make us smarter?
Diversity in science why it is essential for excellence?
Compilation of resources on diversity, inclusion, intersectionality
Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy
A Graduate Program Works To Diversify The Science World
For women in science, busting barriers is just part of the job
Univeristy of Michigan's EQUI-TEA
LGBT+ Inclusivity in Astronomy: A best practice guide
Equity and Inclusion Training
Race and White Privilege
Women in Astronomy
The Diversity Journal Club is organized
by graduate students and post-docs:
Samantha Scibelli : firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicolas Garavito-Camargo: email@example.com
Carlos Vargas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Maier: email@example.com