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Program and Virtual Workshop Information

June 24: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) (UTC -7)
June 25: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) (UTC -7)

Click here to access the Preventing Harassment in Science virtual workshop program.

The workshop will be streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel. Registrants will receive an e-mail prior to the workshop from Houston Meeting Info with virtual connection information.

During the virtual workshop, Slack will be used for participants to interact with the speakers, organizers, and each other. Questions for the presenters can be typed into Slack, and the session moderator will read them out loud. The link to the Slack group will be sent out in an email to all registrants prior to the workshop.

For technical problems, e-mail [email protected].
For all other questions, e-mail [email protected]
Once the workshop starts, you can also post your questions in the Slack group on the #help channel.

Closed captioning will be available during virtual delivery of the workshop.


Preventing Harassment in Science Program Description

Day 1: June 24, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) (UTC -7)

Day 1 is divided into two parts. The morning session opens with several talks about actions that people and institutions have taken and can take to reduce harassment. This includes a talk on building effective codes of conduct, a presentation from the NASEM Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education, and examples of how to build a prevention program at an institution from the ground up.

The afternoon session includes two panels to address how both institutes and individuals can contribute to preventing harassment. One panel will focus on discussion of how institutions respond to harassment, both negatively (“Passing the Harasser”) and positively (i.e., enacting positive change related to anti-harassment policies). The second panel will focus on grass roots anti-harassment initiatives started by individuals, such as peer support networks and peer-led, anti-harassment trainings. Discussion will be centered on how these individuals started their groups or initiatives and how they gained support and momentum.

Day 2: June 25, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) (UTC -7)

Day 2 is divided into four parts. The first session is a panel that discusses effective anti-harassment training techniques. If you are building anti-harassment training or trying to decide what types of trainings to give or attend, this panel of experts will offer their insight.

The next session is focused on the planetary science community. Everyone is welcome to attend this session to either listen or participate in a conversation about existing barriers and current community composition, and then ideas about how to increase inclusivity in this specific field. Topics covered in this session include culture studies conducted in planetary science, research on who is missing in this workforce, a discussion on accessibility, and the promotion of the recently created Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion working group in planetary science.

Third, we will air the documentary “Can We Talk?” by Kendall Moore, followed by a Q&A session. This documentary focuses on the lack of belonging felt by many people of color in STEM fields and how this pushes many people out of the field. The documentary explores these themes through conversations with underrepresented people of color about their experiences in STEM. The goal of this session is to increase awareness of issues and barriers that people of color face in STEM and to encourage difficult conversations about the subject.

Finally, Dr. Clancy will facilitate a 90-minute workshop on how to increase inclusivity in your community. Whether you lead an institute, a classroom, a research group, or a study group, you will be able to apply the knowledge learned in this workshop to your space.

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