Share reflections with STEM BIPOC women, gender diverse folks, and allies on the recent shootings in Georgia
REDI would like to amplify the following Community of Care event, organized by a small group of BIPOC women within STEM at UBC:
Community of Care event for STEM BIPOC women and gender diverse folks (and allies)
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
On March 31st, we will host a space for community reflection and processing related to the recent shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. Following the well-attended event run by the Equity and Inclusion Office on March 19th, a small group of BIPOC women within STEM at UBC thought it would be valuable to create an additional space for reflection because we all process at different times and in different ways. Although BIPOC women make up a significant proportion of the UBC community, people within certain groups may still feel isolated and experience barriers to talk about these issues within their departments. We hope this STEM focused event at UBC can help to build a community of support and bridges with other BIPOC women and gender diverse folks within STEM, where issues of race, ethnicity and ancestry are often not addressed or discussed. We plan to create a safe space where BIPOC women and gender diverse folks can share their lived experiences, support mechanisms within STEM, self-care strategies, and suggestions on how to build a community that will endure even after these difficult times.
Event Organizing Committee
Malabika Pramanik (Department of Mathematics)
Melissa Lee (Department of Statistics)
Michele Ng (Department of Computer Science)
Maï Yasué (Equity and Inclusion Office | Skylight)
Ashley Moore (Equity and Inclusion Office)