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Webinar on Internship Equity
co-hosted by the SMM and WDC
on Thursday, August 26th
4:00 PM-6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (8:00 PM -10:00 PM UTC)
About the Event:
While we all rely on the ocean for half our oxygen, our climate, and our economy, not everyone has a voice in marine science and conservation, a field which has little racial diversity.
Recognizing and removing the barriers preventing access to this field is critical to the health of our planet. In this webinar, two organizations will present their experiences, outlining how they evaluated the barriers to accessing opportunities in this field and how they are working to remove them. Join Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Executive Director for Whale and Dolphin Conservation in North America and Dr. Tara Cox, Professor of Marine Sciences at Savannah State University, to hear about the steps they have taken to increase access to the field.
This webinar is the first of three talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the marine mammal conservation field, and leads up to a DEI workshop just prior to the 24th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, to be held on December 13-17, 2021 in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
This event is free to attend and all are welcome.
Dr. Tara Cox – Professor of Marine Sciences at Savannah State University
Regina Asmutis-Silvia – Executive Director at Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s North American office
Additional speakers TBD
Please help to inform and guide our discussion!
We would appreciate your participation in a DEI Webinar Participant Survey. This anonymous survey will take approximately five minutes to complete. Results will be shared at the webinar, but please note this is an informal survey and the results will not have any statistical significance and will be shared as discussion points only.
Please direct any questions about the webinar to Regina Asmutis-Silvia and Melissa Walker at email@example.com
Thank you for being a part of the conversation. We look forward to seeing you there.
Eric Archer and Tara Cox
Co-Chairs, SMM Ad hoc Diversity and Inclusion Committee