GLOBE Implementation Office Hosts First Community Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force Meeting in Boulder, Colorado, USA
From 18-21 February, the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) hosted the first community Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force Meeting in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Community members from Argentina, Columbia, Croatia, Ghana, the Philippines, and the United States attended the event.
Event participants included 18 community members, three GIO staff members (Dr. Tony Murphy, Dr. Julie Malmberg, and Katie Chapman), and two facilitators from the University Corporation for Atmosphere Research (UCAR) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the American Geophysical Union (Dr. Carolyn Brinkworth and Dr. Jill Karsten). In addition, for part of the meeting, four UCAR/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Equity and InclusION (UNEION) Lead Learners participated (A.J. Lauer, Dr. Jeremiah Sjoberg, Josh Young, and Kristen Aponte).
The purpose of the meeting was for community members to come together and work on a plan for GLOBE program diversity, equity, and inclusion. The plan will be presented to the GLOBE community at the 25th Anniversary GLOBE Annual Meeting (which will be held in Washington, D.C., 12-16 July). The group will be meeting, via webinar, on a regular basis between now and the annual meeting to help ensure that the variety of voices of GLOBE community members are heard and valued.
As a fun highlight of the meeting, it snowed in Boulder! It was the first time that three attendees had ever seen snow!
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office