ARiA “Persist” Kick-off Webinar

January’s focus is on Persisting to sustain your diversity efforts. Come join us for the kickoff webinar, and sign-up for a breakout discussion.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: A Post-Election Conversation

We’re thrilled to welcome Ta-Nehisi Coates, one of our country’s best thinkers and writers, for a virtual conversation about the state of our country post-election, truth telling, and the idea that stories and mythology can persuade and change attitudes when facts alone cannot. Coates’ novel, The Water Dancer, will serve as a starting off point for his conversation with Adam Serwer, staff writer at The Atlantic.

Virtual Film Screening: Coded Bias

Join us to celebrate the theatrical premiere film of the critically acclaimed Sundance documentary Coded Bias, a groundbreaking film that explores the threat artificial intelligence poses to civil rights. As it turns out, artificial intelligence can encode racial and gender bias, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected. Meet the brilliant scientists and badass activists on the front lines, challenging big tech towards the ethical use of the technologies that will define our future.

ARiA ACT Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are small group – 6 attendees and 1 facilitator – discussions that review the topic/them and encourage critical thinking and a deeper understanding through honest, open dialogue. In November, we focus on ACTING to eliminate racism in academia. We consider this through 3 lenses – inclusive language, inclusive workforce, and bias & technology – focusing on how to change attitudes, practices, and policies.