Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect

We’re talking about diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR). Will you join us?

Join us to advance DEIR within our own community through this series of facilitated conversations with Susan Raines, PhD and Joe Risby, MSCM.

We’ll learn new skills to understand the experiences and perspectives of others. Then we’ll put these skills to use as we share our own experiences and discuss ways to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect in our own section. 

Session 1 – February 18, 7 – 8:30 pm, Implicit Bias and Its Impact

Session 2 – February 25, 7 – 8:30 pm, Communicating Across Value Sets

Session 3 – March 2, 7 – 8:30 pm, Intersectionality and Inclusion

Did you know that the ACS includes advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect in our community as a core goal of our organization?

Goal 5 – Embrace and Advance Inclusion in Chemistry
Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect; identify and dismantle barriers to success; and create a welcoming and supportive environment so that all ACS members, employees, and volunteers can thrive.ACS will exemplify diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect and highlight their importance to the profession at every level by embracing and celebrating our differences in our programs, products, services, and leadership. We recognize that the world has not been an equal nor equitable space for everyone, and science is no different. ACS will evaluate the impact of administrative and governance actions intended to enhance inclusion and will build sustainable processes for addressing inequities. The Society will speak out against injustice, establish professional standards, and provide training for creating an inclusive culture, both internally and externally. ACS will recruit, retain, develop, and recognize members, employees, and volunteers from all backgrounds by building an inclusive culture. ACS will support partnerships aimed at creating equal opportunities and a sense of belonging in science.

About Susan and Joe:
Susan Raines, PhD, is an Associate Director at Kennesaw State University’s School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development.
Joe Risby, MSCM, is a Program Coordinator and Conflict Management Coach at Kennesaw State University’s School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development. Together, Susan and Joe have led numerous facilitated “tough topics” conversations for organizations looking to improve their workplaces and communities.