Events


White Fragility Book Club Debrief with Dr. Nolan Cabrera 
July 27, 2020 12-1PM
Dr. Cabrera will briefly describe his concept of White Immunity, or the social inoculation that White people receive as a result of being White in a systemically racist society. It is his development over White Privilege, and he will directly relate to White Fragility is his talk/discussion.


STEMinar Speaker: Jade S. Sasser
July 21, 2020 12-1PM
Associate Professor in the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at UC Riverside. Her work explores how large scale environmental problems such as climate change and air pollution intersect with women's bodies, health, rights, and reproduction. Her first book, On Infertile Ground: Population Control and Women's Rights in the Era of Climate Change, was published in 2018 by NYU Press, and recently won the Emory Elliott Book Award from UC Riverside's Center for Ideas in Society. Currently Dr. Sasser is engaged in three research projects: the first explores the impact of climate change-related emotions on young people's current and future reproductive plans; the second investigates the roles of gender and power in everyday household fuel use, specifically biomass use, in Vietnam, Ethiopia, and Madagascar; and the third project, in partnership with the NAACP, analyzes the role of gender justice in American climate justice organizations' work.

STEMinar: Professor Jade Sasser

Decoding Diversity and The History of BLM  for CCE Townhall
July 17, 2020.  11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Hanna Song and Monique Thomas


Asian-Americans in an Anti-Black World
July 13, 2020. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A Q&A with Professor Claire Jean Kim


From Recruitment to Selection: An open forum on Caltech Undergraduate Admissions
July 9, 2020. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nikki Chun and Jarrid Whitney


Writing Diversity Statements
Erin-Kate Escobar, Assistant Director at the Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity. Diversity statements for postdocs applying for faculty positions.
The learning outcomes were as follows:
1. Define what diversity statements are and methods to approach writing one 
2. Take away some new ideas to incorporate best practices towards more inclusive classrooms
3. Know more about your own personal philosophy


Black Wall Street and Black Wealth
Monique Thomas, Program Coordinator at Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity and Leo Green, Postdoctoral Scholar in bioengineering at Caltech facilitated an hour-long workshop which is the first program in our Black Wealth summer series.
In the early 20th Century, the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was referred to as Black Wall Street. It was a prosperous, African-American community. That would all end in violence during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.  Watch the video to learn more. 

Black Wall Street

Professor Danielle Wiggins: Policing, the Carceral State & Black Community

Suggested Readings/Bibliography 

VIDEO

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Tim Wise: Maintaining our Commitment to Justice in Unjust Times
June 11, 2020
A session with Tim Wise and his views on anti-racism in higher education and beyond. Tim provides a historical background to better understand current events and suggests ways for us to move forward in creating an anti-racist world. 


BLM and History of Racism for ISP

A session for our international population to understand Black Lives Matter and the historical underpinnings of racism in the US.
June 4, 2020
Monique Thomas 

Data Driven: Striving for Diversity & Inclusion in Surveys
May 28, 2020
Hanna Song

Slides for Caltech Campus: HERE
Data Driven: Striving for Diversity & Inclusion in Surveys