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Intersection of Climate & Social Justice Part 3:Diversity & Equity in STEM
May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Please join us on May 21st from 12-1PM EST for our next event, The Intersection of Climate & Social Justice Part III: Diversity & Equity in STEM. This third part of the Intersection of Climate and Social Justice series, will aim to educate and inform our community about the factors that have led STEM fields, and environmental and climate fields specifically, to be among the least ethnically and racially diverse across all disciplines. The presentation will cover the various consequences of this lack of diversity for communities of color, for scientific and technological innovation, and for climate justice.
Join us for a discussion on what we can do to broaden the participation of people of color in STEM, including environmental & climate science, and sustainability fields.
Our speaker Rosalyn Negrón is a socio-cultural/urban anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology at UMass Boston, specializing in Latino Studies. She is an Affiliate Faculty at the Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, and the Critical Ethnic & Community Studies graduate program. She is also a member of the Core Team for UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab. Rosalyn is a generalist, transdisciplinary scholar whose work is bound together by an overarching interest in the role of social environments on the decisions that people make for their social, economic, and physical well-being: educational choices, migration and health decisions, identity negotiations, and linguistic choices. She is the Principal Investigator for the STEM Education Equity & Diversity (SEED) study at UMass Boston, which was funded by the National Science Foundation. The study focuses on relationship between multicultural identities, social networks, and under-represented minority student success in STEM. More information about Rosalyn’s work can be found here.
Zoom details will be sent to registered attendees 48 hours and 30 minutes before the event.