Diversity & RISE

Diversity & RISE
Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion at GSA 2020 Connects Online

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Visit the RISE and Diversity Booth

Tues., Wed., Thurs.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT
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Let’s Make this a Respectful Inclusive Scientific Event (RISE)

GSA takes pride in offering safe, professional, inclusive events in which participants with diverse backgrounds and points of view feel welcome and can count on being treated with dignity and respect. By attending this meeting, you agree to comply with GSA’s Events Code of Conduct and make this a Respectful, Inclusive Scientific Event (“RISE”). Here are some simple ways you can make this a positive, engaging, and welcoming experience for everyone:

Show Respect

  • Keep questions concise and on topic
  • Be considerate, and and listen with an open mind
  • Be constructive - critique ideas, not people
  • Avoid saying or doing anything that is or is likely to be perceived as harassment or bullying

Be Inclusive

  • Demonstrate that you welcome a diversity of individuals and their identities
  • Show that you value different perspectives
  • Be mindful of potential biases and avoid comments and behaviors that are likely to make others feel unwelcome or uncomfortable based on any identity-based factors. Harassment and bullying are never acceptable regardless of intent

Think Twice About Recording and Sharing Presenters’ Content

  • Presenters and conveners may choose not to allow photographs or audio/video recordings of their work and may not authorize others to distribute such information via social media or other channels
  • Find out what is deemed acceptable before taking pictures, making recordings, or sharing content for any purpose outside of this event

Speak Up and Act Responsibly

GSA takes all concerns seriously and will take action against individuals found to have violated the Events Code of Conduct. Such action may include but is not limited to requiring offenders to leave the event without refund.

Make a Land Acknowledgement

A land or territorial acknowledgement is a statement made that recognizes the ancestral place of Indigenous peoples who historically occupied the current institution or space. Learn more and how to make your own.

Attend Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion Events

Monday, 5 October
Diversity in the Geosciences Committee Meeting, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT
Monday, 26 October
On To the Future Networking Event, 5:45-6:30 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, 27 October, Day of Action
Film: Can We Talk? 10 a.m. - 12 noon EDT
Special Lecture: The way forward: Toward an anti-racist and equitable geoscience community, 12:15-1:15 p.m. EDT
Pardee Symposium: The Next Generation of Geoscience Leaders: Strategies for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, 1:30-5:30 p.m. EDT
Diversity in the Geosciences Celebration, 5:45-6:45 p.m. EDT
GSA Women in Geology Panel, 5:45-6:45 p.m. EDT
LGBTQ Social, 7-8 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, 28 October
GSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Networking Event, 5:45-6:45 p.m. EDT

Accessibility and Accommodations

Closed captioning will be available for all technical sessions, Pardee Symposia, Feed Your Brain lectures, and the Presidential Address. Presentations will be recorded.