Get ready for the upcoming international LGBTSTEM Day on July 5, celebrating LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering and math!
The ASTC Advocates for Diversity Community of Practice is hosting a webinar that highlights ways in which science centers and museums are committed to establishing an inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community.
Tuesday, June 18, 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET (find your local time)
Click here to register for “LGBT+STEM: Getting in the Mindset”
Webinar participants will:
- Meet five dedicated professionals from science institutions contributing to the global push to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion across the STEM field.
- Learn about the global LGBTSTEM Day on Friday, July 5.
- Explore ways in which organizations can reach this audience through community partnerships.
- Discuss the importance and process of making correct pronoun use part of our work culture.
- Learn about the development of unique events, campaigns, and projects that engage the LGBTQ+ community at science centers and museums.
Audience: This webinar is designed for science center, museum, and cultural institution professionals from all career levels, particularly advocates for equity, diversity and inclusion interested in providing support for these efforts across the STEM field.
Fee: There is no fee for this webinar; those who register will receive a link to the recording after the event.
Rike Moon has a background in neuroscience and works as a Program Manager at Science World British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She manages mentor initiatives and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in her organization.
Anne Holland is the Community Engagement and Exhibits Manager at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Her current focus is on a community dialogue framework that focuses on working with visitors and patrons, rather than for them.
Jenna Gant has been with the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina, as part of the Innovation and Learning Department, for nearly three years. They oversee the development of curriculum for school programs and facilitator training, while co-leading the museum’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion task force.
As Exhibits Project Supervisor for the Fleet Science Center, Ashanti Davis has participated in the planning and execution of unique experiences and public programs on the gallery floor. She is also an ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Alumni Fellow and one of the leaders of her organization’s People and Culture group, which explores what diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility mean for the Fleet Science Center’s communities.
Ryan Dodson is the Gallery Experience Supervisor at the Fleet Science Center and is in charge of coordinating volunteer gallery facilitators.