Community Conversations

Community Conversations is a series designed to build bridges, encourage broad participation, and foster an inclusive and welcoming environment. All Neurobiology faculty, postdocs, students and staff are welcome.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Stay tuned for Spring 2021 events!

 

PAST EVENTS

 

Free Speech and Cancel Culture in Academia Mon. Nov. 16, noon-1 p.m. on Zoom

 

Combatting Misinformation Tues., Oct. 20, noon-1 p.m. on Zoom

Why do we see so much misinformation? Why do people accept and believe incorrect data? And what we can do to combat misinformation both in our scientific and social communities?

Revisiting ‘Re-Imagining our Community’. Wed., June 24, 2020 noon-1 p.m. on Zoom

We will discuss how we can strengthen our Neurobiology community to create a welcoming space designed for success of all.

 
Re-Imagining our Community. Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, noon-1 p.m.

In this first session, we will discuss how we can strengthen our Neurobiology community to create a welcoming space designed for success of all.

Is it ok?  Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, noon-1 p.m.

Is it okay to ask a colleague a question about their identity? Have you given a compliment that generated an unexpected negative reaction? Have you received an identity-based comment that felt hurtful? Join us to discuss these questions and how we can work towards matching our intention and its impact.

Becoming an Ally.  Mon., Dec. 9, 2019, noon-1 p.m.

Learn how to "step in" to create a culture of respect and civility. We'll explore how we can intervene when we see behavior that feels disrespectful or harmful.

Let’s be Honest.  Tues., Mar. 3, 2020, noon-1 p.m.

Have you ever struggled to approach difficult topics with colleagues, mentors, or mentees? Learn and practice how we can have direct, open, and honest conversations in a respectful manner.