AWM Moving Towards Action Workshop

Join AWM at the JMM 2020 in Denver, Colorado for this important event!

When members of the mathematics community are made to feel unwelcome in our profession, the success of mathematics as a whole is put into jeopardy. This workshop is focused on understanding and creating welcoming environments (providing actionable information and process change plans to mathematics department interested in driving cultural change at their respective institutions) so as to invite more people to enter and persist in STEM disciplines.

The Moving Towards Action workshop to improve the culture and climate in the mathematical sciences will take place in conjunction with the 2020 Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Left to Right: Vicki Magley (UConn), Rebecca Renard-Wilson (Think. Create. Engage.), Tuba Özkan-Haller (Oregon State), Stephanie Goodwin (Wright State)

The 2020 Moving Towards Action Workshop will feature

  • A welcome from AWM President Ruth Haas (Hawaii)
  • An introduction to the findings and recommendations of the NASEM “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences,” by report co-author Vicki Magley (UConn)
  • An interactive session to build skills for recognizing unintended barriers that your university may have in place, led by Rebecca Renard-Wilson (Think. Create. Engage.)
  • An interactive Bystander Intervention session presented by Power Play (University of New Hampshire) and moderated by Stephanie Goodwin (Wright State University)
  • Working sessions on developing action plans for your department, led by Tuba Özkan-Haller (Oregon State University)
  • A poster session to showcase initiatives and discuss what has worked
  • Resources for you, your department, and your institution to guide conversations
  • A panel focusing on the nuts-and-bolts of implementing change at your institution: what to be ready for, and how to stay motivated, featuring Rosalie Bélanger-Rioux (McGill University), Mary Anne Holmes (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Emerita), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), and Michael Young (Iowa State University).


Space and financial support is limited to 30 participants. Applications close October 1, 2019.
Visit the website to learn more and apply to attend!
Questions? Contact Maeve McCarthy

AWM would like to thank the NSF for their sponsorship.

[Editorial Comment: We would normally expect a post to go beyond advertising a workshop, but the goals of the workshop and its approach to changing the culture of mathematics feels so novel and important that I wanted to help get out the word.]

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