Workshops

Inclusive Astronomy 2

Mon 14 Oct 2019
Tue 15 Oct 2019
Location:

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Contact Information:

Have questions? Please contact the local organizing committee.

Description:

It has been four years since the 2015 Nashville Inclusive Astronomy meeting, an event that brought astronomers together with sociologists, policy makers, and leaders in the field to discuss issues affecting underrepresented groups in astronomy. The Nashville Recommendations, which emphasize equity and intersectionality, build upon a rich history of work to broaden participation and improve climates. We now have the opportunity to bring together the astronomy community to discuss the current state of the profession and make recommendations for the 2020s and beyond. Specifically, we will discuss community expectations on inclusivity and representation, evaluate our progress towards meeting equity goals, and address the needs of marginalized groups in the workforce. We will advance these broad goals by focusing on barriers in professional development (e.g., training, jobs, promotion, tenure) and barriers to accessing resources (e.g., funding, telescopes, facilities, data).

We invite the community to present their work towards identifying and removing these barriers and to participate in the next steps towards making astronomy fully inclusive. All students, astronomers, social scientists, policy makers and advocates: Come take part in a community discussion to build upon the 2015 Nashville Recommendations, reflect on the state of the profession, address issues affecting underrepresented groups, and envision how to improve astronomy into the 2020s.

Alyson Brooks (Rutgers University)
Sheryl Bruff (STScI)
Van Dixon (STScI)
Jules Fowler (STScI)
Scott Gaudi (Ohio State University)
Moiya McTier (Columbia University)
James Paranilam (STScI)
Laura Prichard (STScI), Co-Chair
Neill Reid (STScI)
Lauren Chambers (consulting member, ACLU of Massachusetts)
Jackie Monkiewicz (consulting member, Arizona State University)