Dr. Ruby Mendenhall and three rising Class of 2021 Seniors, Tolulope Adejuyigbe, Roaa Marei, and Nilah Marshall join C2ST to discuss how non-white STEM students experience racism in college and beyond. Dr. Mendenhall will detail how racial microaggressions affect BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students’ health and sense of belonging in STEM. The students will also serve as guest moderators and hosts.
Microagressions include a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority. By moving away from less-inclusive terms like “marginalized” and “minority,” we humanize the language applied to our peers. This program seeks to address the impacts of cultural insensitivity on the BIPOC population and what can be done to better support their inclusion and success in STEM fields. Register now to participate in a frank discussion on the experiences of BIPOC students in STEM and why advocacy is critical. Learn what you can do to become a better ally!
Thursday, June 10th from 4:00 – 4:45 pm CT, C2ST Facebook Live & C2ST TV YouTube Live.
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