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Notes: Please design your talk to be 30 mins with 30 mins discussion.
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DateSpeaker's Name(s)Email(s) (all speakers)TopicReading Materials
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2/8/19EveryoneBrainstorming Session
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2/15/19Anna Rosen and Jamila PeguesActive Discussion: Equity and Inclusion - Past, Present, and Future
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2/22/19Daniel CastroHow do we achieve significant and lasting change regarding equity and inclusion?
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3/1/19Jessica MinkInclusive Astronomy + 4: A Unified Approach to Removing BarriersReading material (Bold will be discussed, normal is more detailed, italic is commentary:
Nashville Recommendations Executive Summary (2015+):
https://tiki.aas.org/tiki-index.php?page=Inclusive_Astronomy_The_Nashville_Recommendations
Recommendations in Detail: https://tiki.aas.org/tiki-index.php?page=Nashville_Recommendations_in_Detail
Physics Today report on the conference: https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201508/astronomy.cfmAAS Endorsement of Inclusive Astronomy Vision: https://aas.org/media/press-releases/aas-endorses-vision-statement-inclusive-astronomy
What has been done (2017+): https://tiki.aas.org/tiki-index.php?page=Inclusive_Astronomy_Recommendations_Followers_List

What the AAS proposes to do with regards to graduate education (2019)
Executive Summary: https://aas.org/education/aas-task-force-diversity-and-inclusion-graduate-astronomy-education
Full Report: https://aas.org/files/resources/aas_diversity_and_inclusion_task_force_final_report.pdf

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3/8/19Kelly Lockhart and Sergi Blanco-CuaresmaBiases in Machine Learning"AI can be sexist and racist — it’s time to make it fair": https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05707-8
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3/15/19Nick Murphy; David Jamesdjj@cfa.harvard.eduAccessibility Barriers at the CfA; discussion about Codes of Conduct for large projectsDisability is not a disqualification (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6271/418);

Examples of large consortia Codes of Conduct are:

Astropy (https://www.astropy.org/code_of_conduct.html)

Dark Energy Survey (https://www.darkenergysurvey.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DES-inclusivity-policy.pdf)

LIGO (https://dcc.ligo.org/public/0115/M1400285/003/lsc_harassment-final.pdf)
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3/22/19Spring BreakSpring Break; http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/175411468181441236/pdf/WPS7387.pdf; https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/bolivia-being-female-and-indigenous-conveys-multiple-disadvantages; https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/980593/1/Koketso_MA_F2015.pdf (Chapter 2 only)
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4/26/19Christine Benoit & John Johnsonchristine.benoit@cfa.harvard.edu, jjohnson@cfa.harvard.eduMental Health Issues in Academiahttps://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/3/15/chan-destigmatizing-depression/
http://astrobetter.com/wiki/Mental+Health
https://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.3.20170531a/full/
https://hbr.org/2019/02/5-ways-bosses-can-reduce-the-stigma-of-mental-health-at-work
http://www.micab.umn.edu/current/mental_health/Mental%20Health%20in%20Graduate%20Education.pdf
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4/5/19Saku Vrtileksvrtilek@cfa.harvard.eduEducating girls in developing countries
https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/education/publication/missed-opportunities-the-high-cost-of-not-educating-girls;
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https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/980593/1/Koketso_MA_F2015.pdf (Chapter 2 only);
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4/12/19Stephanie Douglas and Allyson BierylaAccessibility in EducationRequired: https://blog.learnosity.com/2017/11/15/accessibility-in-education-creates-opportunities/ ; https://www.accessiblesyllabus.com/text/ Suggested: http://astrolab.fas.harvard.edu/accessibility.html ; https://www.adaptivedesign.org ; https://www.autistichoya.com/p/ableist-words-and-terms-to-avoid.html ; https://www.davidson.edu/accessibility ; https://usabilla.com/blog/how-to-design-for-color-blindness/ ; http://www.perkinselearning.org/technology/blog/how-write-alt-text-and-image-descriptions-visually-impaired
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4/19/19Rosanne D.Changes at the CfAhttps://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/bolivia-being-female-and-indigenous-conveys-multiple-disadvantages;
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4/26/19Kelly BlumenthalEducation Reform
strongly suggested: https://www.ted.com/talks/kandice_sumner_how_america_s_public_schools_keep_kids_in_poverty/transcript?language=en#t-818335 ;
https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/49/7/569/236862#94372037 ;
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education-k-12/news/2018/03/02/447321/education-opportunities-prison-key-reducing-crime/
ever-so-slightly-less-strongly suggested:
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/01/mentorship-in-public-schools/423945/ ;
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/juvenile-solitary-confinement/548933/ ;
https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/youth-risk-neglected-education-incarcerated-juveniles/ ;
https://peopleforeducation.ca/report/what-matters-in-indigenous-education/#chapter1
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5/10/19Rosanne D. + EIJC OrganizersActive Discussion: Changes at the CfA Part II; EIJC Summary/Future Directions
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