A call to action: Striving for racial justice in academic biology (7-part series)

An initiative sponsored by the Society for the Advancement in Biology Education Research (SABER) focused on promoting awareness, understanding and commitment to change academic biology environments to be more inclusive and strive for racial justice in STEM education.

This 7-part series includes four discussions and three research seminars with the intended audience of biologists and biology education researchers.

All talks will be posted on the SABER website following the event.

All 1-hour sessions will be virtual and administered through Zoom; sessions will be recorded and posted on the SABER website for viewing afterwards. We are excited that speakers will be compensated for their time and this event is co-sponsored by Arizona State University’s HHMI Inclusive Excellence Project, SEISMIC Collaboration, and University of California Santa Barbara.

Race REALLY matters. Discussion.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 11 am central

Actionable steps toward equity in STEM. Discussion.

Thursday, Sep. 10, 12 pm central

Lessons from a hot spring: Authentic transformation in the higher education classroom. Discussion.

Monday, Sep. 21, 11 am central

Language matters: Considering racial microaggressions in science. Discussion

Thursday, Oct. 8, 1:30 pm central

But is it really “just” science? Engaging critical race theory to unpack racial oppression with implications for Black student science engagement. Seminar.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 11 am central

Black women and belongingness: An interrogation of STEM education as a white, patriarchal space. Seminar.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2 pm central

An exploratory investigation of the experiences of Black immigrant women in undergraduate STEM. Seminar.
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2 pm central


Above are listed on the on CELT’s programming schedule via ISU’s Events Calendar website