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 Trans Day of Visibility: a reading list
 Highlights from the Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference
 Workshop on Increasing Minority Participation in Mathematics: Reflections on A Park City Mathematics Institute program
 Should I Stay or Should I Go?
 Here, There and Back Again: Developing PreService Teachers’ Racial Consciousness Abroad
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Workshop on Increasing Minority Participation in Mathematics: Reflections on A Park City Mathematics Institute program
[Applications for PCMI “Shape of the River: Workshop on Equity in Mathematics Education” are open until March 7, 2018.] Guest Post by Martha Shott Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Sonoma State University Question: What are you hoping to get … Continue reading
Here, There and Back Again: Developing PreService Teachers’ Racial Consciousness Abroad
Guest post by Dr. Mike Egan of Augustana College. Here “If the streets shackled my right leg, the schools shackled my left. Fail to comprehend the streets and you gave up your body now. But fail to comprehend the schools … Continue reading
We can be better
As many of us look forward to the sense of community at the Joint Meetings this week, we should remember that conferences include many situations that are fraught with the danger of harassment and alienation, especially for people in our … Continue reading
Posted in ableism, bystander intervention, conferences, introduction
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Complicit Function Theorem
This week, I was separated by small degrees from two separate acts of terrorism motivated by hate. (1) Students and faculty/staff on my campus had set up a local version of The Clothesline Project, in which survivors of sexual violence … Continue reading
Discussing Justice on the First Day of Class
I have written in other public fora that math is not apolitical, that the implicit messages in our silence on these issues is damaging to students, and that mathematics has particular bigoted elements in its history and present framing that … Continue reading
Posted in introduction, social justice
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i/e Spotlight: CIMPA, ICTP, IMU, EMALCA, et al.
by Adriana Salerno (from Beijing) So far in this blog, we have focused mostly on issues of diversity and inclusion affecting mathematicians in the United States. But as an immigrant myself, I feel it is important to remember that we … Continue reading
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Get Off The Road
Many reliable mathematical models of the environment say we are destroying this planet with $CO_2$ (carbon dioxide) or at least making it uninhabitable for human culture as we know it within a couple of generations. What responsibility do we, as … Continue reading
Supremum/Supremacy
I’m going to say something political that some of you may not like. In the spirit of The Oatmeal, I’m going to ask you to read to the end before you decide that I cannot possibly have said what I … Continue reading
Inquiry and Equity
Education is, at its heart, about justice. It is the institution that empowers individuals to improve the conditions around them, to be intentional and involved citizens, to live meaningful and fulfilling lives. Or at least it should. Cultural institutions like … Continue reading
Posted in inquiry, racism, sexism
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