2018: AAAS Force for Science Toolkit: Creating a Safe and Welcoming Environment for LGBTQ+ People in STEM

This workshop will guide participants in how to recognize and disrupt heteronormativity, homophobia, and transphobia in their own institutional contexts to improve educational/professional climates for LGBTQ+ individuals. Content will include concepts and terminology focusing on interactive group work. It seeks to inform and develop the skills of anyone interested in advocacy for LGBTQ+ students, educators, researchers, and industry professionals, and to provide an intersectional perspective complementing other efforts to develop STEM careers as spaces inclusive of all diverse identities.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM Austin Convention Center – Force for Science Toolkit Room

Daniel Cruz
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Martina Ramirez
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Haowei Wang
California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Stephanie Farrell
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Allison Mattheis
California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Rochelle Diamond
National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP), Pasadena, CA