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ONLINE – Inclusive Public Engagement for Geneticists: Building meaningful community partnerships, Co-creating educational programs that engage deaf and ASL-signing students
May 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Public engagement requires us to interrogate our language and the thinking behind it. What ideas are embedded in our language about genetics? What messages are we sending? How are people being impacted? In approaching these questions with humility, we have an opportunity to dismantle barriers that are excluding people from engaging with genetics, learn about assumptions that can cause harm, and create inclusive environments in our labs and classrooms.
Join pgEd for a program with our colleagues from Gallaudet University and the ASL Education Center who have challenged our thinking, expanded our minds, and illuminated pathways for engaging with deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
This webinar is part of our ‘Inclusive Public Engagement for Geneticists‘ partnership with the Genetics Society of America (GSA). Our joint programs aim to better equip scientists to engage in discussions about genetics with all communities, with special emphasis on those who have been marginalized, economically disadvantaged, or otherwise excluded from conversations about science.