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The CDEI ordered gender pronoun buttons for people to use for in-person gatherings, when those happen again. They are available on both campuses. Please help yourself. There is a bowl in the Smith Lobby and a bowl on the front desk of APO in Clark. We’ll refresh the supply periodically. Also, the LGBTQ+ small business…

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New WHOI Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer July 30, 2021 Dr. Natalie Nevárez named in new position Woods Hole, MA – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the world’s independent leader in ocean discovery, exploration, and education, today announced the appointment of Dr. Natalie Nevárez as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Nevárez will begin…

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Wandering the halls of WHOI, you may have noticed small rainbow stickers sprinkled throughout the buildings. The stickers depict a ship’s silhouette, set against the colors of the new pride flag, designed by Daniel Quasar. These small stickers help Queer folks identify spaces where they can expect to feel comfortable and in the company of…

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From Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee: Juneteenth is often cited as African-American Independence Day, a special day of recognition by many municipalities and states. The observances commemorate June 19, 1865, the day the Emancipation Proclamation was finally enforced in Texas, the last of the seceding states to be occupied by the federal army. At the time,…

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June 4th GLOW & CDEI co-hosted an Allyship Panel in honor of Pride Month and the upcoming Juneteenth.  We had over 130 participants and a fantastic discussion with our panelists and audience. We began with this video on What is Allyship and Why is it Important?  In just under three minutes, it frames what it…

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Students at Falmouth and Mashpee high schools have created a series of short videos interviewing African-American STEM professionals from the area in a variety of careers including epidemiology, primatology, biology, landscape architecture, engineering, fisheries management, science education, and more. Come to the premiere to hear their inspiring stories. Time & Day: Thursday, June 17 from…

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Written by Ben Weiss, edited by Sheri White & Jen Karolewski. This June, we are excited to celebrate Pride Month and WHOI’s long awaited re-opening. Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose global challenges, local vaccination efforts and increased understanding of the virus have dramatically driven down case counts in the area. The LGBTQIA+ community…

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In honor of Pride Month and Juneteenth, GLOW and the WHOI CDEI (Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) will be co-sponsoring a virtual panel discussion on Allyship on Friday, June 4th at noon. Register in advance for this meeting HERE The CDEIO has an Allyship Toolkit on their Resources webpage. Here is a TED talk on “3 ways to…

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We’ve added some new articles to our reference collection, search the list for “mentor” to learn more about inclusive mentoring and helpful information to consider when mentoring members of minoritized groups.

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This month in Through the Porthole, we explore different paths toward a graduate degree in oceanography! Lei Ma and Lydia Babcock-Adams share their experiences coming from a pure science undergraduate and from a marine science Master’s program. Lei speaks to her journey toward graduate school through her time as a microbiology undergrad at Brown University, and how…

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