Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Organizing Collective Committee
A healthy climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to solving the challenges we face in our field. The DPP is committed to providing an inclusive space where scientists can exchange ideas and share their interests in plasma physics, regardless of their origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. We acknowledge, as a community, that the lack of an open and welcoming climate is a serious problem, and we commit to taking immediate action in support of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
The DPP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Organizing Collective Committee (DPP DEI OCC) was assembled in 2019 to better ascertain current DPP DEI health and move forward in creating actions that will improve the DPP climate. The committee is currently working to collect and disseminate DPP survey data to identify equity gaps. As we are not subject matter experts in issues of climate and inclusion, the committee is working to identify external professional experts who can help us take effective actions.
Check out our Town Hall video below that gives a bit more of the details.
DEI OCC Gatekeeper Mini-conference I, II, & II: *Fully-hybrid* with virtual and in-person discussion groups and live speakers, Morning and afternoon sessions
The mini-conference focused on how “gatekeepers” — those responsible for hiring into the workforce and admissions into graduate programs — can enact systemic change at the graduate level. Evidence-based practices with a proven track record are incorporated into this innovative workshop. Sessions are designed to share, re-imagine, and demonstrate effective actions to elevate our Division climate and effectiveness.
[Click here for Session abstracts and downloads!]