2023 Workshop: CEDAR DEI
This interactive learning session will focus on Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive topics that impact the CEDAR community with the goal of better understanding and having an open discussion about DEI-related topics. Of particular interest is the importance of continuing CEDAR DEI initiatives now and into the future. Thus, the focus of this years’ workshop will center around DEI education, advertising the CEDAR DEI Task Force (being accountable to the community), getting feedback from the community about where the CEDAR community is, and where we want to be, as well as further planning DEI activities for the next year and charting a path forward with actionable tasks. We also seek to have speakers talk about DEI topics such as the following: historical events including but not limited to, Juneteenth; micro-aggressions; imposter syndrome; systematic oppression; allyship; demographic studies; one’s involvement with DEI work at their home institution, lab, or campus. The workshop seeks to have 4-8 speakers informing the community on these topics, as well as sharing their lived experiences. This workshop also invites presentation on any of the topics discussed above, as well as any DEI-related topic submitted in the community input papers submitted to the most recent Decadal Survey on Solar and Space Physics. It is our hope that ALL will interactively engage and learn from our speakers through this discussion.
Over the past few years the CEDAR community has embraced the need to make CEDAR more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. In response to last year’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) workshop, the CEDAR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force has been working hard over the past couple of years on community suggested DEI Action Items (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rl29P-lmXHlFon_2oxm2PYNdrBGKOGhKISx…) that arose from that workshop. Further, the “Statement and Call to Action on Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion by the CEDAR DEI Task Force” (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kimmOV-95pJud2smbYrx0UrPdcOpvEKrfeQ…) now has over 120 signatories. It is thus necessary to continue the DEI discussion within the CEDAR community and keep the momentum going! Continued support of DEI shows that we as the CEDAR community are invested in DEI initiatives now and into the future, and are open to challenging ourselves to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where all can thrive.