Science is not performed in isolation - it is influenced by the people who perform it, and the world in which it is performed. Certain groups of people face bigger barriers to success when on their journey in science.
This meeting is open to everyone; you are encouraged to participate and attend regardless of your background. Even if you do not belong to a minority group, allies are very important! The aim of this meeting is to educate ourselves, listen to minority voices, and learn about perspectives and topics that we might not have considered before.
This is also a place for us to collect resources that further understanding in the above topics. You can find our amalgamation of resources >> here! <<
You can read up on the origin story of our Equitea meetings >> here! <<
Our meetings typically occur on the last Friday of every month from 2 to 3pm. This may be subject to change (especially when external speakers are being hosted), so please double-check the schedule below for up-to-date meeting dates/times!
You can read up on past meetings, including notes and resources discussed, >> here! <<
|Date, Time||Meeting Topic(s)||Speaker(s)||Chair(s)||
|Wed 25th Jan, 4 - 5pm||What's in an Image?: Looking to an Equitable Future for Astronomy||
Divya PersaudLink opens in a new window (external)
M. O'Brien & CEHLink opens in a new window
|Details for eventLink opens in a new window|
|Mon 20th Feb, 2 - 3pm||TBC||
Our committee is responsible for organising and chairing these meetings. They come from both the student (postgraduate) and staff (postdocs included) bodies, and their work on this is entirely voluntary. The committee changes every new year.
You can check out the members of the past committees >> here! <<
|Role||Name (pronouns)||Other links|
|Staff Lead||Heather Cegla
(she/her | they/them)
|h.cegla [at] warwick.ac.uk||🌎 webpage|
Marina Lafarga Magro (she/her)
|marina.lafargo-magro [at] warwick.ac.uk||🌎 webpage|
|g.jones.6 [at] warwick.ac.uk||🌎 webpage|
|Speaker Liaison (Student)||
Mairi O'Brien (she/her)
|mairi.o-brien [at] warwick.ac.uk||🌎 webpage|
Amena Faruqi (she/her)
|amena.faruqi [at] warwick.ac.uk||🌎 webpage|
Azib Norazman (he/him)
|azib.norazman [at] warwick.ac.uk||🌎 webpage|
|f.meru [at] warwick.ac.uk||🌎 webpage|
|Committee Member (Postdoc)||
Vatsal Panwar (he/him/his)
|vatsal.panwar [at] warwick.ac.uk||🌎 webpage|
|Committee Member (Student)||Ares Osborn
|e.osborn [at] warwick.ac.uk||🌎 webpage
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|d.j.a.brown [at] warwick.ac.uk||🌎 webpage|
By attending our Equitea meetings, you agree to abide by the following guidelines.
- This is a space for everyone to learn and grow.
Remember, no-one is perfect, If you make a mistake, remember to apologise and learn from it. If someone says something that is incorrect, please make sure to correct them kindly, rather than berating them.
- The voices and needs of the most vulnerable in any given conversation should be prioritised.
As such, please be conscious of how much space you’re taking up in a conversation. Please be extra conscious if you hold a privileged or dominant identity when discussing a form of inequality or oppression. Listen to and amplify the voices of those who have the lived experience; do not talk over them.
- Disagree with ideas, not people.
Use "I" statements to speak from your personal perspective, rather than making generalizations.
- Avoid playing devil’s advocate.
Specifically, do not argue for contrarian positions that you do not actually hold.
If an individual continually breaches this code of conduct, they will be barred from attending these meetings.
This Code of Conduct was inspired by the Code of Conduct for the University of Michigan Astronomy Department's Equi-tea meetings.