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The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Aligning Actions at Crossroads Workshop

The Aligning Actions at Crossroads: An Intersectional Approach to Addressing Harassment in the Mathematical Sciences workshop to improve the culture and climate in the mathematical sciences will take place in conjunction with the 2022 Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM Research Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday, June 16, 2022. When members of the community are ostracized, harassed, or made to feel unwelcome, then the success of mathematics as a whole is put into jeopardy. Recognizing that there are additional and particular hostilities faced by gender minorities, such as women mathematicians who identify as neuro-diverse, gender-diverse, or gender fluid; women mathematicians who identify as racial minorities; women with visible or invisible disabilities; and women with other minority identities and status, the workshop will incorporate the lived experience of individuals with multiple marginalized identities.

The 2022 Aligning Actions at Crossroads Workshop will feature:

  • A welcome from AWM President Kathryn Leonard (Occidental);
  • An introductory lecture in the intersection aspects of systemic oppression by an expert in intersectional harassment, Yolanda Flores Niemann;
  • Two Interactive Bystander Intervention sessions presented by Power Play (University of New Hampshire) and moderated by Stephanie Goodwin (Incluxion Works, Inc.);
  • An introduction to the creation of action plans and working sessions on developing action plans for your department;
  • Resources for you, your department, and your institution to guide conversations;

An agenda for the workshop can be found here.

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