LGBTQ+ Representation in the Geosciences... Showing Our Students That They Belong!

Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm
Afternoon Mini Workshop


Alicia Mullens, De Anza College

The Geosciences, and science in general, has not always been the most approachable professional and academic field for members of marginalized communities to get started in. Despite the recent increase in visibility and acceptance, members of the LGBTQ+ community still fall within this category, and are still in need of support and a sense of belonging in the Geosciences. This workshop will seek to provide demonstrations and ideas to participants on how schools across the United States have made their Geoscience classrooms a more inviting and welcoming space for the LGBTQ+ community. The workshop will also make space for participants to share their experiences, both positive and negative, about supporting the LGBTQ+ community in their classes.