Kendall Moore, PhD
Professor, Journalism & Film/Media
University of Rhode Island
Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields (50 min.)
Can We Talk?
The film series Can We Talk? explores the issue of ‘social belonging’ in the context of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and the effect it has on the lives of underrepresented people of color (UR-POC) who are pursuing an education or career in STEM; or, have decided to leave because of an overwhelming feeling of not belonging. The film has screened at venues across the U.S., at scientific conferences, colleges and universities, federal agencies, and for non-profit organizations. In post-discussion screenings, it has become explicitly clear that institutions want to expand the STEM workforce to include UR-POC, but how to do that, moving forward, requires a better understanding of the lives lived (currently and historically) of UR-POC.
What we offer
The film is not currently for sale or rent. We work with your organization, school, or institution, to provide interventions and training around your unique set of challenges and assets. We offer screenings, workshops, moderated panels, and facilitated ‘difficult-to-have’ conversations.
Workshop topics include:
-Creating a personal STEM narrative
-Representation Matters: Encoding and Decoding Predominantly White Spaces
-Creating Inclusive Labs
-Understanding the Importance of White Allyship
-The Social Psychology of Teaching and Mentoring People of Color
Please contact us today for a consultation.