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Abstract Title: People of Color Discussion and Writing Space
Abstract: Building off of last year's People of Color (POC) Discussion Space during PERC 2017, we plan on using this parallel session in two ways. One is to continue to form community among POC. Safe spaces are important because they often provide an opportunity for individuals in the group to vocalize shared experiences and utilize their agency to act and speak on their own behalf. They also aid in creating solidarity among the group. Thus, this intimate session is intended for individuals who identify as a Person of Color. NOTE: People of Color is a term with many different interpretations. We do not want to impose our own ideas of race on individuals' identity. Because we also cover agreed upon rules of engagement for this session, we ask that participants make every effort to arrive within 10 minutes of the session start time. The second goal of this session is to take the discussion further by collaboratively summarizing the discussion from last summer and articulating action items for the broader PER community to consider.
Abstract Type: Discussion Symposium
Session Time: Parallel Sessions Cluster I
Room: Meeting Room 2

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Alexis V. Knaub
Michigan State
and Co-Presenter(s)
Geraldine Cochran, Rutgers University