W2_7 Walking the Tightrope: Practical Ideas for Building Inclusive Spaces for Women in Geography
Organizers: Patricia Solis (Texas Tech University) & Rickie Sanders (Temple University)
Join us for the fourth annual workshop in a series of themes addressing career advancement and success for women in Geography. The basis of this year’s workshop is to facilitate discussion among men and women to find practical ways to overcome and thrive despite challenging climates on our campuses, workplaces, and in society at large. How can we build truly inclusive spaces that recognize the multiple subjectivities of women across categories of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, able-bodiedness, and other axis of difference? How can we respond to challenges to inclusion or expressions of hate from within our work settings, and in both virtual and real spaces? How can we effectively promote self-care and solidarity during difficult times? In this highly interactive session, we will explore how to think about promoting a career in less than ideal institutional contexts while getting beyond setbacks.