Science has the power to change the world for the collective good and scientists have the power to bring about this change. However, having and acting with power is often associated with majority-demographic privilege. In such moments, the minority scientific community may ask how much power they have to bring about a change? Do their voices matter? Can they make an impact as a minority? We propose a town hall to explore hurdles that minority earth and space scientists face and successes at creating a more diverse and inclusive field. The town hall will demonstrate engagement activities of an invited panel (6-8) of diverse scientists from different career stages sharing their experiences of championing science through community outreach, mentoring, and science communication efforts. The invited panelists will share their experiences and work with the audience to develop a roadmap for incentivizing science outreach efforts and promoting a cultural shift which reinforces and recognizes the power of minority scientists in advancing sciences. Stories of individual triumphs and tribulations will be followed by moderated Q&A with the audience. The collective interactions will be used to develop a white paper highlighting science outreach effort that discuss the benefits of hearing and representing everyone’s voice in our pursuit of sharing and communicating science. This town hall will also serve as an engagement activity for a few AGU Voices for Science 2019 cohort members.
From Monday, 09 December 2019 12:30 PM
To Monday, 09 December 2019 01:30 PM