Equity & Inclusion in PHAS present “Creating an Inclusive, Anti-Racist Environment”, a workshop run by astrophysicists Dr. Kartik Sheth and Dr. Renée Hložek.
Kartik and Renée are passionate and engaging speakers, with many years of hands-on experience working on improving the representation of under-represented groups in academia. This workshop will raise awareness of the issues currently faced by the black, indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) community in academia, especially in physics and astronomy, and outline five steps that we as a department can follow to eliminate racism for future generations. It will be action oriented, with the goal of collaboratively developing a set of concrete initiatives that can be implemented within the department to create change sooner rather than later.
Please register below by Thursday, October 1st. There are no fees for registering, and no fees for attending the workshop.
Date: Friday, October 2nd, 9:00am – 12:30pm via Zoom
Registration fee: free.
- Chapter 1-4 of How to be an antiracist – book by Ibram Kendi: Available as ebook through UBC library: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ubc/detail.action?docID=6062443 (if the UBC copy is not available, the Burnaby Public Library allows preview of introduction and chaprter 1-3)
- White Fragility – article by Robin DiAngelo: https://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/viewFile/249/116
Further readings can be found on the Resources: Reading page.