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Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion Field Guide

Ethics, diversity & inclusion events

AGU’s ethics, diversity, and inclusion events at Fall Meeting 2019 will provide attendees the knowledge to help transform workplace culture at scientific institutions. Improving workplace culture will allow all to thrive, which will ultimately help drive innovation, discoveries and solutions for the next 100 years.

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Presidential Forum Speaker: Dr. Mae C. Jemison

Pursuing the Extraordinary
Monday, 9 December, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Moscone North, Hall E, LL

AGU is proud to host Dr. Mae C. Jemison as our Presidential Forum speaker at Fall Meeting 2019. Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. Aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, STS-47 Spacelab J mission in September 1992, she performed experiments in material science, life sciences and human adaptation to weightlessness.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching nonprofit initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system to another star within the next 100 years. Jemison is building a multi-faceted global community to foster the cultural, scientific, social and technical commitment, support and financial framework to accomplish the 100YSS vision-An Inclusive, Audacious Journey (that) Transforms Life Here on Earth and Beyond.

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Dr. Mae C. Jemison, Presidential Forum Speaker

What is Safe AGU?

AGU is committed to promoting a safe work environment in the Earth and space sciences and ensuring that all AGU program activities are free from discrimination, bias or harassment of any type. One way we do that is through our Safe AGU program at AGU meetings, which includes workshops for attendees. The Safe AGU program was designed to promote safety and offer support to meeting attendees who may feel harassed, threatened or unsafe in any way when participating in AGU meetings.
Volunteers and staff at AGU events wearing Safe AGU buttons have been trained to assist those who experience unsafe or inappropriate behavior at Fall Meeting. In many cases, AGU works with co-sponsoring organizations to deploy similar programs, for example, Safe OSM at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, at jointly organized meetings.

Need help?

Individuals with concerns – including situations that may not rise to the level of an ethics complaint – can reach out to AGU Ethics for assistance. Inquiries are confidential.

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