Round-Up of JMM 2021 Sessions on Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice

The 2021 Joint Meetings of the Mathematical Societies (JMM) will be held virtually January 6-9. Continuing our tradition, this post highlights events at this virtual meeting related to diversity, equity, and justice. In particular, I built the list below be reading the program and noting invited presentations and sessions having either titles indicated that some aspect of diversity/equity/justice would be the focus of the talk or sponsorship by group including NAM, AWM, Spectra & Math Alliance.

Please note that this list will not be comprehensive. I have not looked within sessions for individual talks, and I certainly hope that we continue to #DisruptJMM by discussing these issues across the whole program. If you catch a session that I missed, you are welcome to comment about it below or message me; please forgive me for what I have missed or typos I have introduced.

I have recently learned that this kind of list grows has a past debt to Bill Hawkins, who would distribute a similar list in person at conferences.

For each session or group of sessions listed below, click on the hyperlinks to be re-directed to an online JMM Scientific Program page containing additional details about the individual talks. I believe that all times are listed in Mountain Standard Time.

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Each of these four sections lists events in chronological order.

[Last update based on comments: 01/05/2020 5:15pm Pacific.]


Invited Addresses

Wednesday January 6, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Session: Lecture
Anti-racism in mathematics: Who, what, when, where, why, and how?
Erica Graham, Bryn Mawr College
Followed by a panel 9:50 a.m.-10:45 a.m. also featuring Pamela Harris and Kamuela Yong

Wednesday January 6, 2021, 3:20 p.m.-4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Navigating collaboration.
Chelsea Walton, Rice University

 

Thursday January 7, 2021, 5:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
NAM Cox-Talbot Address
Leveraging Data Science at HBCUs to Advance Innovation
Talitha Washington, Clark Atlanta University and the Atlanta University Center

 

Friday January 8, 2021, 10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
The Hamilton-Jacobi equation, past and present.
Ryan Hynd, University of Pennsylvania

 

Saturday January 9, 2021, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
NAM Claytor-Woodard Lecture
An Invitation to Noncommutative Algebra.
Chelsea Walton, Rice University

 

Saturday January 9, 2021, 3:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture
Turning cancer discoveries into effective treatments with the aid of mathematical modeling.
Trachette Jackson, University of Michigan

 


AMS Special Sessions

Wednesday January 6, 2021

8:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
AMS-AWM Special Session on Women of Color in Applied Math and Analysis, I

8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on If You Build It They Will Come: Presentations by Scholars in the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, I

8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Outreach: Engagement Opportunities and Best Practices, I

2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
AMS-AWM Special Session on Women of Color in Applied Math and Analysis, II

2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on If You Build It They Will Come: Presentations by Scholars in the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, II

2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Outreach: Engagement Opportunities and Best Practices, II

 

Thursday January 7, 2021

8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
AMS-AWM Special Session on Women of Color in Topology and Algebra, I

8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on If You Build It They Will Come: Presentations by Scholars in the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, III

1:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m.
AMS-AWM Special Session on Women of Color in Topology and Algebra, I

 

Friday January 8, 2021

8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
AMS-NAM Joint Special Session on Celebrating the Mathematical Legacy of Dr. James A. Donaldson, I

1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
AMS-NAM Joint Special Session on Celebrating the Mathematical Legacy of Dr. James A. Donaldson, II

1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Women Advancing Mathematical Biology Through Computational and Analytical Techniques. (Associated with MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture Trachette Jackson)

 

Saturday January 9, 2021

8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on ADJOINT (African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop) Research Showcase I

2:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on ADJOINT (African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop) Research Showcase I

 


MAA Paper Sessions

Wednesday January 6, 2021

8:20 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Promoting Women in Mathematics, I

2:15 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Promoting Women in Mathematics, II

 

Friday January 8, 2021

8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Supporting Mathematics in the Developing World

9:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on The EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) program: Pure and Applied talks by Women Math Warriors, I

1:00 p.m.-1:55 p.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Teaching Math Modeling and Sustainability

1:00 p.m.-2:55 p.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on The EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) program: Pure and Applied talks by Women Math Warriors, II

 

Saturday January 9, 2021

9:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Promoting Women in Mathematics, III

 

 


Other Events

Wednesday January 6, 2021

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Committee for Minority Participation in Mathematics (CMPM) Virtual Collaboration Hour

2:15 p.m.-3:35 p.m.
MAA Townhall
Ethics and Mathematical Practices

3:45 p.m.-5:05 p.m.
MAA Panel
Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Mathematics at Two Year Colleges and Similar Institutions

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion
Developing a culture that promotes the full range of career paths.

 

Thursday January 7, 2021

9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
MAA Workshop
Increasing Engagement in and Support for Equity Work

1:00 p.m.-4:55 p.m.
NAM Haynes-Granville-Browne Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
AWM Panel
Equity, Ethics, and Bias in Mathematics Research

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
AWM Panel
AWM Through the Decades

3:00 p.m.
Interview with the Authors of “Asked and Answered: Dialogues on Advocating for Students of Color in Mathematics”
Pamela Harris
, Williams College
Aris Winger
, Georgia Gwinnett College
Note: This is not part of JMM2021. Register separately here.

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Spectra Reception for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Mathematicians

 

Friday January 8, 2021

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
AMS Update to the Community on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts

9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel
Math Support Centers: The Need for Support, the Student Experience, and the Return on Investment.

1:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Current Events Bulletin

2:30 p.m.-3:35 p.m.
Presentations by MAA Haimo Teaching Award Recipients

  • Stories my students taught me.
    David Austin, Grand Valley State University
  • What are the right questions?
    Elaine A. Kasimatis, California State University – Sacramento
  • I. Uncommon Inspirations for Teaching II. The Price of Equity in Mathematics
    Dave Kung, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, MAA Project NExT Director

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
AWM Graduate Student Poster Session Reception

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
AWM Awards Ceremony and Business Meeting

1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, I

 

Saturday January 9, 2021

8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
AWM Workshop on Women in Analysis (WoAN), I

10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Spectra Brainstorming Session

2:15 p.m.-5:05 p.m.
AWM Workshop on Women in Analysis (WoAN), II

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2 Responses to Round-Up of JMM 2021 Sessions on Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice

  1. Avatar Andrew Ross says:

    Thank you for making this list!
    The session “AMS Special Session on Mathematics Courses Designed to Develop Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching High School”, Wednesday January 6, 2021, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
    https://www.jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm2021/2247_program_ss64.html#title
    has 3 presentations that involve issues of equity and social justice, mixed with other issues:

    3:15 p.m.
    Developing Statistical Knowledge for Teaching with an emphasis on Equity Literacy.
    Andrew M. Ross*, Eastern Michigan University
    Stephanie Casey, Eastern Michigan University
    Melody Wilson, University of Michigan
    (1163-97-525) https://www.jointmathematicsmeetings.org/amsmtgs/2247_abstracts/1163-97-525.pdf

    3:45 p.m.
    Mathematical Modeling Curriculum Material for Secondary Teacher Education.
    Brynja R Kohler*, Utah State University
    William S Tidwell, Utah State University
    (1163-97-375) https://www.jointmathematicsmeetings.org/amsmtgs/2247_abstracts/1163-97-375.pdf

    4:15 p.m.
    Examining MKT in Mathematical Modeling through PSTs’ Participation in Simulations of Practice.
    Cynthia O Anhalt*, The University of Arizona
    Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University
    (1163-97-396) https://www.jointmathematicsmeetings.org/amsmtgs/2247_abstracts/1163-97-396.pdf

  2. Avatar Susan Goldstine says:

    Thanks for the resource!

    I’m guessing you meant to warn that the list will NOT be comprehensive? (“Watch out, this list is TOO complete!”)

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