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WIE Ethical Engineering Series | Intersectionality and Inclusion in STEM

Women in Engineering

The University of Strathclyde’s Women in Engineering Society is putting on a series of events  to discuss different topics related to Ethical Engineering: climate change, white saviourism, inclusion, and feminism.

These events are open to all, and attendance to more than one is encouraged! We will be building our personal ethical frameworks as it applies to engineering with important lessons and conversations about each specific topic.

About this event

How can we all work together towards a more inclusive workplace where no one feels alienated for falling outside the norm? To subvert the traditional maleness, whiteness, cis-ness, heteronormativity, and ableism of engineering, we need to go beyond “why is diversity important” and talk about what inclusion truly means and practical steps of how to achieve it.

It’s also important to discuss how members of different marginalized identities can lift each other up and how we can learn from each other. The concept of intersectionality helps us understand how different aspects of our identities create layers of discrimination and privilege. We would like to acknowledge and highlight Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, lawyer and professor of UCLA and Columbia, who first introduced and majorly developed the theory of intersectionality.

Speakers

  • Rachel Morgan-Trimmer, Neurodiversity Consultant
  • Lara Lalemi, Chemistry PhD Student, University of Bristol
  • Dr Marco Reggiani, Research Associate, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Edward Hart, Brunel Fellow, University of Strathclyde

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