UNEION (UCAR|NCAR Equity and InclusiON) Training Series
Join a cohort of your colleagues from across NCAR|UCAR to read, learn and talk about topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. This 4-part program is offered as an introduction to the ways in which gender and race can affect our experiences in society and the workplace, and offers practical tools for intervening in problematic situations. Each session will focus on a different topic, with some required readings and videos (about 1-2 hours' worth) before each session. Sessions will include a combination of hands-on activities and discussion about the readings and their relevance to the group's experiences.
Because the subject matter builds on each session and we are creating a community, you must be able to attend ALL FOUR sessions.
Session Topics and Schedule:
Session 1: Friday, October 2, 1-2:30, ML Fleischmann Bldg Board Room
Our place in society: Unconscious bias, and an introduction to the idea of privilege and the many different types (e.g. gender, race, socioeconomic status, heterosexism)
Session 2: Monday, October 19, 1:30-3:00, CG 1214 North Auditorium
Gender: how people identify their gender, how gender can affect workplace experience, and sexual harassment
Session 3: Thursday, November 19, 1-2:30, ML Fleischmann Bldg Board Room
Race: the idea of race as a social construct, microaggressions, the effect of society's attitudes towards race, and people of color's workplace experiences
Session 4: Thursday, December 10, 1-2:30, ML Fleischmann Bldg Board Room
Putting it into practice: hands-on training in "bystander intervention," or tools for how to interrupt a problematic situation and stand up for colleagues and friends in the moment.
Register: EOD Training Catalog: https://eod.ucar.edu/
(UCAS login>EOD Training Catalog>Search: UNEION>Details>Enroll).
Once registered, be sure to make session dates on your calendars.
Contact: Carolyn Brinkworth, firstname.lastname@example.org, x1137