Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color about Diversifying STEM Fields: Interactive session focusing on Social Belonging and Allyship

Session ID#: 100634

Session Description:
In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn about two important components to STEM retention for underrepresented people of color (UR-POC), sense of belonging and allyship. Through the use of film and various interactive exercises, participants will explore how to create and support belonging for diverse groups within institutional settings and how to be an ally to UR-POC. Allies will learn how to understand their role/s and how to better support UR-POC when they are confronted with various obstacles ranging from psycho-emotional situations to systemic.

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