Diversity and inclusiveness workshop 1: Examining how dominant white culture manifests in citizen/community science

12. January 2021by Tim Woods

During 2021, ECSA will host a series of workshops looking at different aspects of diversity and inclusiveness in citizen science. This series is being co-organised by four partners: ECSA, the ECSA & Living Knowledge Network working group on empowerment, inclusiveness and equity, D-NOSES and Cos4Cloud.

This first workshop will be led by the Natural History Museum in London and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and will take place on 27 January (16:00-18:00 CET). It aims to support citizen science practitioners to review their projects and programmes to see where they are perpetuating ‘white supremacy culture’, name instances of oppression, and work towards antidotes. During this workshop, participants will:

  • discuss what we understand by the term ‘white supremacy culture’, how it is defined and oppressions it encompasses
  • reflect on how these oppressions manifest themselves within citizen science programmes, both at the project and organisational level
  • explore antidotes to these, with the Natural History Museum in London and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County sharing how they are adapting their communication and work culture and practices to move towards anti-racist citizen/community science.

This event is free to attend, and you can register to take part here.

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Tim Woods