We will be starting a monthly journal club on Anti-racism and Inclusion in the School of Physical Sciences. Every month, we will select one article to read, and have a guided discussions about the article. Everyone in the School is welcome and encouraged to participate.

If you are interested in leading a future discussion, please contact Professor Mu-Chun Chen (muchunc [at] uci.edu).

Schedule of Upcoming Sessions

2020/11/20, Friday 1pm Pacific Time
Jesse Kreger, Graduate Student, Math

Jesse will lead a discussion based on the following articles:

AMS Blog Post: Why I’m leaving a Research I University for a Liberal Arts College, by Edray Goins (Sep 15, 2017)
Link

New York Times, For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’ (Feb 18, 2019), by Amy Harmon
Link

Past Sessions

2020/10/16, Friday 1pm Pacific Time
Garrett Yoshitomi, Graduate Coordinator, Chemistry

Garrett will lead a discussion based on the following video:

Talks at Google: So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo (Feb 6, 2018)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnybJZRWipg

Discussion Questions: So You Want To Talk About Race Journal Club Discussion Questions

2020/9/4, Friday 1pm Pacific Time
Dr. Michael Smy, Researcher, Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Smy will lead a discussion based on the following New York Times Magazine article:

New York Times Magazine, America’s Enduring Caste System  by  Isabel Wilkerson (July 1, 2020)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/magazine/isabel-wilkerson-caste.html?smid=em-share

Discussion Questions for the Breakout Rooms: 20200904_Breakout

2020/8/14, Friday 1pm Pacific Time
Doug Tobias, Professor and Chair, Chemistry

Professor and Chair Tobias will lead a discussion based on the following TED Talk and New York Times article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/opinion/facial-analysis-technology-bias.html
New York Times Opinion, When the Robot Doesn’t See Dark Skin (June 21, 2018)
By Joy Buolamwini

Discussion for the breakout rooms: 20200710_Breakout

2020/7/10, Friday 1pm Pacific Time
Jesse Wolfson, Professor, Math

Professor Wolfson will lead the discussion based on the reading:
“The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2014/06)
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

Discussion Questions for the Breakout Rooms: 20200710_Breakout