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One year organizing in the mathematics community

Guest post by the Just Mathematics Collective As we reach the one-year mark of the Black Lives Matter rebellion of Summer 2020, many of us are reflecting on the actions we promised to take last summer and on what we’ve … Continue reading

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The First Spectra Conference

Spectra is proud to announce that the first Spectra Conference will be hosted virtually by the Institute for Computation and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) on August 18th-20th, 2021. The goal of this conference is to create a meeting for LGBTQ+ … Continue reading

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Happy Pride

As Pride Month comes to an end, I few resources related to supporting queer mathematicians.   (1) A research paper by Cech and Waidzunas that asks: Do lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) professionals face parallel experiences of disadvantage … Continue reading

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Who will celebrate you?

Guest post by Noelle Sawyer You’ve reached the end of your mathematical career. There is a celebratory conference in your honor. Who is speaking? Who is invited? Your career is cut short, but it was stellar. A prize is named … Continue reading

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Women of Color: Who Tells Their Stories? (and why it matters)

Guest post by Courtney Gibbons The AWM EvenQuads deck is a lovely idea. Bringing more women in mathematics into the spotlight is a laudable effort. To be sure, the intention deserves recognition. However, it is also necessary to recognize that … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Building Gender and Sexuality Allyship in the Mathematics Community

Guest Authors: Student Authors: Alexander Asemota, Kevin Harris, Quiyana Murphy Organizer Authors: Alexander Diaz-Lopez, Pamela E. Harris, Vanessa Rivera Quiñones, Luis Sordo Vieira, Bianca Thompson, Shelby Wilson, Aris Winger, Michael Young This summer, we participated in Math SWAGGER, a virtual … Continue reading

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Hopes for a new Editor-in-Chief

In June, as part of #ShutDownSTEM, I challenged the AMS to replace me as Editor-in-Chief of this blog. In particular, I challenged them to replace me with a Black mathematician by reconsidering how this position is valued. It is clear … Continue reading

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Get ready for LGBTQ+Math Day

Guest post by Anthony Bonato Representation matters. Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice. As a gay man and as a mathematician, those words resonate with me. Speaking from my experience and those of colleagues and students, LGBTQ+ mathematicians … Continue reading

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Applications requested for Editor-in-Chief of the Inclusion/Exclusion Blog

The AMS invites applications for an Editor-in-Chief of the Inclusion/Exclusion blog. This blog increases awareness of the experiences of marginalized and underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences, with the goal of building a more inclusive, supportive, and diverse mathematical community. … Continue reading

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