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Digging into some of the literature in advance of a talk I am giving next week on LGBTQ+ and STEM. #lgbtSTEM

Will tweet some 'highlights' from the literature: mdpi.com/2076-0760/6/1/…
LGBTQ+ rights in STEM are not better with age, and it is not just about waiting for the older generation to die off. #lgbtSTEM

mdpi.com/2076-0760/6/1/…
There's a great graph in the paper by Cech and Pham. This is the "workplace experience" of employees in US based STEM federal agencies. 3 = positive, 2 = neutral, 1 = negative. LGBTQ+ have a systematically worse of experience. #lgbtSTEM

mdpi.com/2076-0760/6/1/…
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@DrKatrin_Rabiei @ManelWatchUS @_WomenSpeakers_ @LoggheMD @JusticeInMed @WomenSurgeons Ideas – multifaceted approach:
1. Need to Increase awareness; call it out each time. Use #manel alerts – i.e. let Twitter friends know of #manels and they can tweet about each one. Allies can work together. @DrSinhaEsq @JulieSilverMD #ILookLikeASurgeon #genderequity #inclusion /1
@DrKatrin_Rabiei @ManelWatchUS @_WomenSpeakers_ @LoggheMD @JusticeInMed @WomenSurgeons @DrSinhaEsq @JulieSilverMD 2. Are there women in Neurosurg groups? Women surgeons group in Sweden? Create @swedish_s manel #genderequity subgroup? #WomenInNeurosurgery #ILookLikeASurgeon
3. First panel okay with one woman (not ideal, but to help make change); clarify must be > 1woman on panels in future /2
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This hasn't gotten much attention and I admit I'm disappointed.

There's a lot of talk about #inclusion and #diversity in #science, right along with countless heated discussions of #unconscious #bias permeating all of science. But talk and discussions won't solve the problem>
Taking steps to promote inclusivity & discourage bias will.

Why is it important to talk about this here if this is just a relatively small workshop?

1. To draw attention to what we can DO; talk is cheap.
2. to describe how a workshop like EMCL can contribute significantly to professional growth, making attendance to similar events typically accessible only to a privileged few .

Specifically:

3. Workshops like these are naturally tight-knit. Teams work closely for a week.>
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Let’s talk about race and gender bias in hiring. It’s a topic where many well-meaning people have faulty thinking.

1. Your system can be biased, even when you are not.

2. We need to decouple bias from morality. Bias is not a moral failing any more than writing a bug in code is.
3. You ARE biased. We all are. It’s part of being human. This is why scientists have systems for reducing bias in studies.

One more time: nobody is calling you a racist or a sexist. Ok?

Once we removal moral connotations from discussions about bias, we can think scientifically.
4. A fair hiring process does not require any group to receive special treatment.

But, and this is what trips people up:

5. It’s impossible to DESIGN a fair process without talking about underrepresented groups.

Why? To reduce bias, you have to identify and think hard about it
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A little thread telling you one of my motivations for this #CitizenScience collaboration between @AutisticaUK and @turinginst.

It’s about how non-autistic folk can adjust our behaviour to make places easier for #autistic people to live and work.

Job ad: turing.ac.uk/work-turing/re…
In 2016 I was selected to attend #OpenCon @open_con - a conference to support #EarlyCareer researchers in #OpenData #OpenAccess and #OpenEducationalResources.

We were asked to watch a couple of videos before arriving in #DC to make sure we were all on the same page.
The video/webinar that stuck with me the most was the one on #Diversity, #Equity and #Inclusion in the #Open community.

And in particular the section by @pennyb which starts around 15:30

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So I wanted to close tonight by talking a bit about how I got involved in #diversity #equity #inclusion efforts in #STEM and otherwise, and some general considerations for getting involved, especially as a white, hetero, cisgender individual.
If you had told me 20 years ago that I would be involved, I'm not sure I would have believed you. I was a pretty ignorant and inherently biased individual bc of where and how I grew up. But luckily people can grow. A couple things happened that changed my path.
Gainesville and UF were a huge part of it. I've lived in other colleges and cities, but it's been different here. Even with all their problems, the town & university have more diversity than anywhere I'd been & people were openly discussing big important related issues together.
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What I learnt across 3 days attending sessions on accessibility and disability at the Internet Governance Forum: intgovforum.org/multilingual/

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- accessibility for disabled users is a long way down the list of priorities
- accessibility for those of us with invisible/cognitive differences is even further down that list
- accessibility is something of a dirty word for both designers and clients. It's seen as an imposition, compromising "good" design and stifling creativity and creative freedom.
- very few people recognise what an accessible web site or app actually looks like
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For many of the rabbis here, far away from established Jewish community, this may be the only kosher catered meal they eat all year #kinus
This year has seen continued growth in Chabad centers around the world. Recent centers include Chabad in Barbados, the 11th to open in the Caribbean: chabad.org/news/article_c… #Kinus
Other new centers include Chabad in Ivory Coast
chabad.org/news/article_c… #Kinus
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Yes, @VidyaKauri Saron blocked me after I asked her about what @680NEWS broadcasted.

I tried to reach her by phone.

Note that I’ve also called out Saron and Jennifer Keesmaat for appropriating my ideas and touting them as their own. No #accountability there either.
#electionTO
When you suggest that Desmond is being anti-woman I ask you what aspect of deceptive practices do you identify with being a woman?

#accountability #integrity #transparency is lacking in Government, why is this acceptable for anyone?
Why would this be acceptable for Candidates?
Know that many things are done privately to address issues before something becomes public. We get all the facts, all the #receipts before issues need to be addressed.

We take #accountability & #transparency seriously.
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Toronto my name is #28 in the Mayor column on your ballot.

They excluded me from Debates and tried to exclude me from being heard, but my name is on every ballot. every. ballot.

#TOpoli #electionTO #TORONTO #TOvote #voteTO #exlnTO #TOelxn #CommunityWellness #inclusion
#Ward1 Toronto my name is #28 on your ballot in the Mayor column.

They excluded me from Debates and tried to exclude me from being heard, but my name is on every ballot. every. ballot.

#TOpoli #electionTO #TORONTO #TOvote #voteTO #exlnTO #TOelxn #CommunityWellness #inclusion
#Ward2 Toronto my name is #28 on your ballot in the Mayor column.

They excluded me from Debates and tried to exclude me from being heard, but my name is on every ballot. every. ballot.

#TOpoli #electionTO #TORONTO #TOvote #voteTO #exlnTO #TOelxn #CommunityWellness #inclusion
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@mcourcel @GautamNath @Michael_TO2018 @MayorTorontoTom @jpformayor @jimruelformayor Thanks for asking @mcourcel!

Accessibility is a right- not an option!

My entire #CommunityWellness #inclusion Mayoral platform centres #accessibility as a priority.

Overview
accessible housing
#farefreeTTC
@mcourcel @GautamNath @Michael_TO2018 @MayorTorontoTom @jpformayor @jimruelformayor My #CommunityWellness #inclusion Mayoral platform continued @mcourcel, accessibility is an election issue!

#ElectoralReform

I am an advocate for accessibility & disability rights.
Our City has been inaccessible for too long.
#Accessibility enforcement.
@mcourcel @GautamNath @Michael_TO2018 @MayorTorontoTom @jpformayor @jimruelformayor I chose YouTube & Twitter to share my Community wellness inclusion Mayoral platform because it guaranteed me audio for Community members who are Blind or have low vision and closed captioning for Community members who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Together we succeed @mcourcel!
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LIVE on #Periscope: Leading Like a Woman pscp.tv/w/boh5DzFXTEVS…
What are your experiences of gender-based comments as children? #WomenEd #MTPTproject
How often do we reject our femininity & isolate ourselves from other women/ girls because of toxic comments about 'being girly'? #MTPTproject #WomenEd
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The important point to keep in mind regarding section 33 of the Charter of Rights & Freedoms is why it was included. Think about what was going on at the time and why the Charter was even created.

Sect. 33 is a white supremacy tool that was included to make white men feel safe.
Now that this fact has been said, let’s get to the heart of addressing the attempt to abuse power in order to maintain white supremacy.

It’s 2018, time to rule section 33 unconstitutional when used to subvert Canadians’ inalienable rights to a free & democratic society.

#TOpoli
History has taught us many lessons.

Some people learn from them and some people don’t.

During the time when then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and other white male elected Representatives were working on ensuring that underrepresented and marginalized Communities were protected
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A friend recently asked me why I'm so adamant that a #callforpapers must have a #diversity #inclusion section. Wouldn't a blind, merit-based selection process lead to better content? They were convinced by my answer, which I share here. Thread:
#webdev #tech #drupal #drupaleurope
Consider three sessions covering the same broad subject area. Speaker A's proposal is short and only covers the basics. Speaker B's proposal contains spelling and grammatical errors and unconventional English. Speaker C's proposal is well-written, comprehensive, and in-depth. 1/
Speaker A is a woman who has #impostorsyndrome and is harassed by anonymous men on Twitter who belittle her decade-long expertise. She writes a short and basic proposal because she is no longer confident in her skill. Speaker C is a man whose expertise is seldom questioned. 2/
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Dear people who identify as having #disabilities fam,

I’m writing to you as your Mayoral Candidate because the media & supporters of status quo are doing their very best to exclude Black Candidates voices- as usual.

Have you been co-signing maintaining the status quo?

#TOpoli
Have you compromised your needs and made agreements against the interests of #accessibility #inclusion, in order to maintain the status quo?

Are you amplifying voices presented to you by the establishment?

#TOpoli #ElectionTO #TORONTO #OurCityHallToo #OurTorontoToo #OurCityHall
Have you turned away from your public chants of “#accessibilityNOW, #inclusion, #equity, #universalDesign, etc...” during this Election period & are instead prepared to publicly/quietly push what the establishment has been pushing just to get the results you’re against?

#TOpoli
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@petedako @Citytv @CBCToronto @CTVToronto @TheAgenda @PnPCBC @TheCurrentCBC Thanks Peter!

It’s interesting, this time 4 years ago several debates had already taken place. I also learned that many of the debates were specifically held for specific Candidates- a way to use the airwaves to promote if you will.

My platform includes electoral reform.

@petedako @Citytv @CBCToronto @CTVToronto @TheAgenda @PnPCBC @TheCurrentCBC It’s possible to ensure an inclusive, accessible, democratic Election.

I believe the demonstration of #inclusion #accessibility #democracy in our Election is part of ensuring #CommunityWellness

Vote D!ONNE Renée on Election Day for Mayor of TORONTO!
#TOpoli #TORONTO #ElectionTO
@petedako @Citytv @CBCToronto @CTVToronto @TheAgenda @PnPCBC @TheCurrentCBC Outcomes of #CommunityWellness include:
👉🏿a healthy society
👉🏿a wealth of opportunities
👉🏿the ability to just be
👉🏿equanimity
👉🏿an engaged citizenry
👉🏿initiative
👉🏿inclusive mindsets
👉🏿a thriving society
👉🏿a thriving economy full of innovation, creativity, LOVE
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Life ‘seemed’ easier when I was with my white people.

Inequitable treatment continued.🙈🙉🙊
Homelessness continued.🙈🙉🙊
Black people were being brutalized & killed by the State.
Injustice continued.🙈🙉🙊
Mediocrity maintained the status quo.🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♀️
Wilful oblivion
White privilege allows wilful oblivion.

I never understood this wilful oblivion when I was with my white people.

My white people were my family, including literal actual family.

I questioned, “Was it this wilful oblivion that allowed:

👉🏿 over 400 years of slavery
👉🏿116 yrs of residential schools
👉🏿48 yrs of apartheid
👉🏿35 yrs of the Chinese Head Tax
👉🏿5 years of Auschwitz
👉🏿our current gov’t
👉🏿indifference”

#TOpoli #TORONTO #ElectionTO
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Thank you for the recognition, support and kind words @SamTecle!

You too are a force, a gift to our City brother!

We will not be silenced. We will win! Together we succeed!
#TOpoli #TORONTO #ElectionTO
Brother @SamTecle, I watched the video of the 2014 Mayoral Debate again and am reminded how Jane-Finch boldly stood up for & with me!

Together we succeed!

#CommunityUnity #TOpoli #TORONTO #ElectionTO #OurTorontoToo #OurCityHallToo #OurCityHall
What the Jane & Finch Community audience publicly & actively did was the example of what we should be doing.

Jane & Finch’s example was the example of outrage for the nonsense going on during that election.
I expected to see this response at other ‘debates’.

#TOpoli #ElectionTO
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Catching up on #TheBoldType & this conversation about "diversity hires" is important.
So first of all, they bungled this a little by basing this situation on a scenario that does not EVER exist.

Affirmative Action is not a tie-breaker.
That's based on a long-held misinformation campaign dating back to the 80s.
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This November, millions of Americans’ access to health care is on the line. Each day from #100DaysOut to midterm elections, we’ll share the story of a Little Lobbyist who needs YOU to be a #HealthCareVoter for them. THREAD 0/100
#100DaysOut “Meet our kids and think of them when you vote. Our children deserve that.” @ElenaHung202 bsun.md/2LTlco6

This November, Xiomara's access to health care is #WhatsAtStake. She needs you to be a #HealthCareVoter. 1/100

bit.ly/2K3XYtQ
#100daysout Timmy would’ve lost his insurance in the NICU if he hadn’t been born just 6 days after the #ACA banned lifetime caps on care. bit.ly/2sAzoJV

Timmy's access to health care is #whatsatstake this November. Be a #HealthCareVoter. 2/100

bit.ly/2OrNcRt
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Dear white sisters & brothers in #TORONTO,

I’m asking you a question that may make you uncomfortable, that may make you recoil, that may make you hide, &/or that may make you retaliate in various ways.

You are the majority of people who vote.
Your vote has impacted our lives.
Yes white sisters & brothers, your. Your vote has impacted our lives.

#TORONTO #TOpoli #ElectionTO

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This thread is not about making you feel guilty. Know that I write this with love to you because I love you & want better for our City. In order for our City to thrive we must work towards certain goals together.

We must ensure #CommunityWellness!

#TORONTO #TOpoli #ElectionTO
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Georgia was #Democratic until 2002 when #Diebold touchscreen voting machines were installed. Did everyone miraculously turn #Republican? Or did Democracy boldly die in #gapol with #DieBold #NoAccountability? medium.com/@jennycohn1/ge…
#ConnectingTheDots Facts of Georgia's voting since 2002 and #Diebold are mindblowing to me. Now the person running for #GaGovernor is overseeing the election. We need #PaperBallotsInGa @karenhunter @MadisonSiriusXM @amjoyshow @EricHolder @TomPerez @GAWINList
I am the #Democratic nominee for GA State Senate District 9 Gwinnett Co., the most diverse county in SE USA. I am proud that #diversity and #inclusion is now on the ballot for the district! Donate to my campaign and help me #FlipGaBlue cherylemoses.com #gapol
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#storytime: [Thread] The dark sides of “social” enterprises - #Ableism in disguise

The other day, I was referred to the owner a social enterprise in order to apply job in my profession. The org seemed impressed by my portfolio and I eventually got invited to a job interview.
It all sounded promising and I was excited to meet with the company. Everything went well until they asked about my expectations. I was a bit surprised, since I was already in the job interview, but I highlighted that I’m looking for employment or at least continuous remote work.
Much to my shock, the only thing this organization had to offer was a “sheltered workshop”, where I would be working for free and maybe one day, some employer might hire me on a subsidized job, where I can only be paid minimum wage.
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Thread:

1.

Like many of you, I'm deeply inspired by the #MarchForOurLives speakers. These students modelled a couple of key changemaking principles, relevant to #cities and #urbanism, worthy of serious contemplation.
2.

@davidhogg111, a white male Parkland student noted that media didn't give his fellow #Black students equal space in the convo, Naomi Wadler, a brilliant Black girl addressed ways racialized victims are not equally valued + most of the students acknowledged their #privilege.
3.

This degree of self interrogation, meaningful inclusion, and courage to challenge movements from within is how we achieve true #inclusion and #justice for all.
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