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Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)

JEDI is an important topic in the scientific community.  Several workshop opportunities are available during OSM 2022.

Establishing a Space for Women of Color in Ocean Sciences Virtual Workshop

Date and Time: 3/2/2022, 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Location: Room 20

Women of Color (WOC) are statistically more likely to experience microaggressions, disrespect, mansplaining, white fragility, and cultural misappropriation in the workplace. Compared to their male counterparts, WOC are 45% more likely to leave STEM jobs. Recently diversity and inclusion efforts have infiltrated the STEM community leading to the formation of trainings that address biases and are usually deemed mandatory. These trainings though are disproportionately taught by cisgendered white men and lack true understanding of the social oppression experienced by WOC, causing attendees to leave disheartened and without results. This virtual WOCshopTM (workshops developed and conducted by WOC) aims to combat these issues by providing solutions-oriented hands-on training. Come to participate in dynamic groups and individual exercises, hear true anecdotes by WOC in the field, and learn how to create inclusive and equitable workplaces that welcome diverse perspectives for the future of ocean sciences. Participants of this WOCshopTMwill leave with tools in hand to become effective active bystanders empowered to establish A WOC Space at their respective workplace. This WOCshopTM is for EVERYONE that would like to increase the quality of experiences and the presence of WOC in ocean sciences!

Lead Organizer: Kelly Luis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, kelly.m.luis@jpl.nasa.gov

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Pacific Islander Networking Event

Date and Time: Monday, February 28th, 8:30–9:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, 3:30 pm HST (March 1st at 11:30 am ChST)
Registration link: https://forms.gle/c1eL4hpZWpqwTTGR8

We are pleased to announce the OSM 2022 Pacific Islander Networking Event. The goal of this event is to facilitate professional connections between established career scientists and marginalized early career scientists. We invite undergraduate and post-baccalaureate attendees who identify as Native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islander to register for this event which will be held Monday, February 28th 3:30 HST/5:30 PST/8:30 PM EST (11:30 AM Tuesday, March 1st ChST).

Registrants will be asked to 1) submit career and/or research topics they would like to discuss as well as 2) identify potential senior scientists with whom they would like an opportunity to network. Additionally, registrants will have an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves and their interests at the beginning of the event. Following this, there will be ample time for networking and conversing between all of the attendees.

For more information contact OSMlunchPI@gmail.com

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