Reply To: DEIJ Events

Reply To: DEIJ Events

Beth Orcutt

On behalf of the The Oceanography Society JEDI committee (, I am writing to invite you to attend the TOS JEDI townhall at OSM – Friday Feb 25, 2022 – 11AM-12PM eastern. More info here and below:

In brief, this town hall will be a place to hear from society members/OSM attendees about their recommendations on how science societies could be helping really move the needle on issues related to the need to increase justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity in our fields.

TH30 TOS JEDI Committee Town Hall: Building Support for JEDI Efforts from Individuals to Institutions

The geoscience community has long been recognized as one of the least diverse scientific communities. In recent years, the ocean science community has increased efforts to promote Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) at a variety of levels, both individual and institutional in scale. For example, The Oceanography Society (TOS) has recently constituted a standing JEDI committee. This hybrid town hall will feature a discussion moderated by TOS JEDI members, that is focused on three main questions: What are the major challenges that exist and how are they being addressed? What efforts have been successful for increasing JEDI in ocean sciences? What support can TOS and other societies provide to bolster success and alleviate challenges to integrate JEDI in the ocean science? The session will address JEDI work at different scales, from individual efforts to institutional change. Participants will be able to interact in a variety of ways, including polling applications, in person or virtual discussion, and submitting comments and videos before the meeting that can be shared in the town hall. Opportunities will be provided for anonymous discussion and feedback. The target audience is TOS membership and anyone else in the ocean science community interested in contributing to JEDI progress. The intended outcome of the Town Hall is an expanding network of ideas, actions, and participants working on increasing JEDI. The results from the discussions will be included in a forthcoming JEDI column in Oceanography magazine. Convened by members of the TOS JEDI Committee,James Pierson, Mona Behl, Erin Meyer-Gutbrod

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